Lecture 2: From “Pentecost to Patmos, Part I”
Perhaps one of the least sung hero’s is Barnabas (the encourager). He is the one who spotted Paul (Soul) and encourage him to continue in light of his earlier persecution of the Christian community. Barnabas is the first pastor to the gentile church in Antioch. Chapter 15 discusses the question of faith alone at The First Church Council in Jerusalem. The book of Acts (also known as the Act’s of the Apostles) covers the first 30 years of church history. The greatest takeaway during this period is the transition transforming the Jewish religion to Gentile religion.