We all need encouragement. We need someone in our lives who
challenges us to be more righteous, to be faithful no matter what. We need
someone to push us when we stop walking the right way and to help us stay
focused on the narrow path. We need someone to stand with us when others
question or threaten. Christians in the first century needed such a someone,
too--and they had him in the person of Joses. This man was such an encouraging
soul that the apostles named him Barnabas, son of encouragement.
Barnabas: The Disciple
Who Was Nicknamed Encouragement is the subject of the 2013 POWER
Lectureship book. Following a general introduction to the man, lessons cover
several areas in which we need to be encouraged to remain faithful: daily prayer, family devotionals, daily Bible study, church discipline, using our
time wisely, etc. Several lessons focus on encouraging specific groups of
Christians: women, singles, couples, deacons, teachers, the grieving, and more.
Thirty-six chapters that will encourage us—and show us how to be a Barnabas to