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