1. Barnabas and Saul were separated to begin a missionary journey,Acts 13:2.2. Both were great teachers. Saul would become know better as Pauland become the leader of the two, Acts 13:9.3. One John Mark Helped
Act 13:5 NKJV And when they arrived in Salamis, they preachedthe word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. They also hadJohn as their assistant.Who was John Mark?1. Had previously been with Barnabas and Saul, Acts 12:25.2. He was young.3. He was a cousin or nephew of Barnabas, Col. 4:10.4. He would later desert the mission, Acts 13:135. Barnabas kept faith in him.6. John Mark would later write a Gospel Account.7. 2Ti 4:11 NKJV Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring himwith you, for he is useful to me for ministry.
Paul and Barnabas begin their journey in Barnabas’ homecountry of Cyprus.Act 13:6-7 NKJV Now when they had gone through the island toPaphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew whosename was Bar-Jesus, (7) who was with the proconsul, SergiusPaulus, an intelligent man. This man called for Barnabas and Sauland sought to hear the word of God.• Rome had set up Senatorial and Imperial Provinces.• Caesar August had changed Cyprus into a Senatorial province.• Leader of Senatorial province was call a Proconsul.• Even prominent leaders want to hear the Word of God!
Teaching is not easy, It is not for a Babe in Christ.Heb 5:12-14 NKJV For though by this time you ought to be teachers,you need someone to teach you again the first principles of theoracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food.(13) For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the wordof righteousness, for he is a babe. (14) But solid food belongs tothose who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use havetheir senses exercised to discern both good and evil.Teachers must be careful what they say.Jas 3:1 NKJV My brethren, let not many of you become teachers,knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment.
Christians Must Teach1Pe 3:15 NKJV But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, andalways be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reasonfor the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;2Ti 2:24-25 NKJV And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but begentle to all, able to teach, patient, (25) in humility correcting thosewho are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, sothat they may know the truth,2Ti 2:15 NKJV Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, aworker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing theword of truth.
False Teachers are no match for Holy SpiritAct 13:8-11 NKJV But Elymas the sorcerer (for so his name istranslated) withstood them, seeking to turn the proconsul away fromthe faith. (9) Then Saul, who also is called Paul, filled with the HolySpirit, looked intently at him (10) and said, "O full of all deceit andall fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, willyou not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord? (11) Andnow, indeed, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you shall be blind,not seeing the sun for a time." And immediately a dark mist fell onhim, and he went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand.
Act 13:12 NKJV Then theproconsul believed, when hesaw what had been done,being astonished at theteaching of the Lord.
Mar 11:18 NKJV And the scribes and chief priests heard it and soughthow they might destroy Him; for they feared Him, because all thepeople were astonished at His teaching.Mat 22:29-33 NKJV Jesus answered and said to them, "You aremistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God. (30)For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage,but are like angels of God in heaven. (31) But concerning theresurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to youby God, saying, (32) I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, THE GODOF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB ? God is not the God of thedead, but of the living." (33) And when the multitudes heard this,they were astonished at His teaching.