Why's it so tough to take a risk on other people? How do you know whether or not to take a risk in relationship with someone who has let you down before?
These and other questions were addressed in the message this past Sunday. Check the outline and the video below!
“26 When he came to Jerusalem, he tried to join the
disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he really was a
disciple. 27 But Barnabas took him and brought
him to the apostles. He told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and
that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he
had preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus. 28 So Saul stayed with
them and moved about freely in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the
Lord.29 He talked and debated
with the Hellenistic Jews, but they tried to kill him. 30 When the believers learned of this, they
took him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus. 31 Then the church
throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of
peace and was strengthened. Living in the fear of the Lord and encouraged by
the Holy Spirit, it increased in numbers.”
WHAT KEEPS US FROM TAKING A
1. Fear tames
the risk-taker, while faith requires risk.
keeps us from taking a risk.
is never an expression of love.
HOW CAN YOU BE A BARNABAS
1. Take time
to hear the story.
WHO CAN YOU BE THERE
FOR IN YOUR LIFE?
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