Bible: Acts 11:22-30

11:22 A report 1  about them came to the attention 2  of the church in Jerusalem, 3  and they sent Barnabas 4  to Antioch. 5  11:23 When 6  he came and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain true 7  to the Lord with devoted hearts, 8  11:24 because he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith, and a significant number of people 9  were brought to the Lord. 11:25 Then Barnabas departed for Tarsus to look for Saul, 11:26 and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. 10  So 11  for a whole year Barnabas and Saul 12  met with the church and taught a significant number of people. 13  Now it was in Antioch 14  that the disciples were first called Christians. 15 

Famine Relief for Judea

11:27 At that time 16  some 17  prophets 18  came down 19  from Jerusalem 20  to Antioch. 21  11:28 One of them, named Agabus, got up 22  and predicted 23  by the Spirit that a severe 24  famine 25  was about to come over the whole inhabited world. 26  (This 27  took place during the reign of Claudius.) 28  11:29 So the disciples, each in accordance with his financial ability, 29  decided 30  to send relief 31  to the brothers living in Judea. 11:30 They did so, 32  sending their financial aid 33  to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.

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