Who Am I?

Who am I? Read or listen to the following statements and try to determine who each is referring to:

  1. I am one of the most influential men in the New Testament. Who am I?
  2. I probably did not write any of the books of the New Testament. Who am I?
  3. I am, however, indirectly responsible for many of the books of the New Testament. Who am I?
  4. I am not one of the apostles or one of the major, chosen deacons or leaders of Acts 6. Who am I?
  5. Without me you probably would not be able to read Paul’s epistles, Acts, or the Gospel of Mark. Who am I?
  6. I am best known because of the special title early Christians gave me. Who am I?
  7. I am someone that was able to push others forward, building them up. Who am I?
  8. I always strengthened the church and expanded the kingdom of God. Who am I?
  9. I am able to turn unprofitable ministers into profitable ones. Who am I?
  10. Next to Jesus (in the Book of Acts) I am probably the only other minister described as doing good. Who am I?
  11. Because of my life and ministry the believers were first called “Christians.” Who am I?
  12. My nickname is mentioned twenty-four times in Acts. Who am I?
  13. My real name is Joseph. Who am I?

Have you figured it out? How many questions did you go through before you came to your conclusion? I am writing about Barnabas. He was such an encourager. I want to emulate his qualities. “For he was a good man (good in himself and also at once for the good and advantage of other people” (Acts 11:24, AMP).

Barnabas was an encourager. Am I? Are you?

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Are You Almost or Altogether Persuaded?

“King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest. Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds” Acts 26:27-29.

  • To almost be clean is to be dirty.
  • To almost believe is to doubt.
  • To almost tell the truth is to lie.
  • To almost win is to lose.
  • To almost be right is to be wrong.
  • To almost be straight is to be crooked.
  • To almost be saved is to be lost.