First Called Christians
Luke, the author of the book of Acts, tells us when the apostles sent Barnabas from the church in Jerusalem to the church in Antioch, he saw the grace of God. What does that mean, he saw the grace of God? What does the grace of God look like? How can you tell when you are seeing the grace of God? Have you ever seen the grace of God? When was the last time you can definitely say you saw the grace of God? I have spoken on several occasions about the importance of being able to recognize the grace of God, in your life. I have encouraged us to write them down, keep a list. I believe if you do this it will have the same effect on you that it did on Barnabas, it will make you glad. It will give you joy, encouragement, hope and increased faith and trust. I see at least seven ways in our text that Barnabas saw the grace of God. See how many of these you have seen.