Truth Bible-Presbyterian Church "O Send Out Thy light And Thy Truth" Psalm(43:3)
Barnabas was a leader in the early Christian church. His name means ‘Son of
Encouragement.’ He is first mentioned in the book of Acts, for
his outstanding example of generosity when he sold his field and gave
the money to the apostles to distribute to those in need (Acts 4:32-37).
Barnabas was also the one who recommended the great
apostle Paul to the Christian community. Paul, who was originally Saul
of Tarsus, had been known for persecuting and killing Christians. It is
understandable why many Christians are suspicious of his motives after
his radical conversion experience and became a preacher of the gospel.
It was Barnabas who stood by him and introduced him to the apostles in
Jerusalem (Acts 9:27).
Barnabas was no respecter of persons. He stood up
against Paul in defense of a young disciple, John Mark, who had left
them halfway in their first missionary journey. Paul was not willing to
give John Mark a second chance. But Barnabas thought differently from
Paul. He insisted on bringing John Mark along. In the end, Paul and
Barnabas went separate ways, with Barnabas taking John Mark under his
wing. Later on, John Mark proved himself to be profitable to the
Lord’s ministry. And Paul acknowledged that in his epistle (2 Tim
Barnabas truly lived up to his name – a son of
encouragement. Will you be a Barnabas for God’s sake? Team
Barnabas is started for such a cause of encouragement. And we want
especially to fellowship with and to encourage the elderly, sickly and
those in the non-working community. We meet every Thursday (except
public holidays) from 3 to 4 pm. The venue is not fixed. It may be in a
member’s home, around a hospital bed, or out in an open field. Pl
see table below for the specific venue.
There will always be someone in need of your
encouragement. Will you be part of our team? If you need transport,
please contact Karen Lee.
May God bless Team Barnabas. Amen.
Home of Mdm Foo Thai
(Mon to Wed)
5th Retreat: "Drawing Nearer to God" (Psa 73)
Venue: Homestay, Malacca, Malaysia
11th Anniversary: "Praising God's Name" (Psa 8)
Venue: home of Rev & Mrs Dennis Kwok