Paul and Barnabas
Spring April AD48 - Acts 13:1-3
Paul starts his first of three missionary trips, which spanned a 10 year period. Paul and Barnabas start this one together. Later Paul and and Barnabas split up and do separate trips. Paul with Silas and Timothy and Barnabas with John Mark.
The effect of this first missionary trip in spreading the Good News about Jesus should never be underestimated.
Paul studied under some of the greatest teachers of the time. Paul was a disciplined learner and excelled in his search for knowledge. As great thinker and communicator Paul was able to pass his knowledge to to others both in speech and the written word.
Barnabas and Paul (Saul) Sent Off
In the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas,
Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up
with Herod the tetrarch Herod Antipas - Galilee and Perea 4BC-39AD
and Saul. 2While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting,
the Holy Spirit said, ''Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work
to which I have called them.'' 3So after they had fasted and
prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.
Paul and Barnabas were two great early Christians among many.