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Paul and Barnabas: 1
Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

Paul and Barnabas are by far the most famous two-man apostolic team ever. This apostolic team was directly formed by the Holy Ghost. They didn’t team up by their own choice or desire.
Acts 13:2 NKJV
“As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.”

The Holy Ghost specifically called the two of them to do a special work for Him.
Almighty God gave them identically the same vision.
They responded to opposition in the same manner.
They came to Antioch in Pisidia, during their first missionary journey.
Acts 13:14 NKJV
“But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day and sat down.”

God opened a great door for the duo, to preach the gospel.
Acts 13:15 NKJV
“And after the reading of the Law and the Prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying, “Men and brethren, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.”

Paul preached a lengthy sermon and the next week almost the whole city gathered to hear them again.
Acts 13:44 NKJV
“On the next Sabbath almost the whole city came together to hear the word of God.”

The Jews became jealous because of the great crowds. They began to oppose and contradict the gospel message.
Acts 13:45 NKJV
“But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy; and contradicting and blaspheming, they opposed the things spoken by Paul.”

The apostolic duo rejected the contentious Jews and turned to the Gentiles with one accord.
Acts 13:46 NKJV
“Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold and said, “It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken to you first; but since you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.”

May you discover your divine helpers. May the Lord connect you into strategic partnerships, in Jesus’s name.

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