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Barnabas: The Son of Encouragement

Barnabas was a prophet, teacher, apostle and close friend of Paul.

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Esau: The Man Who Sold His Birthright

Esau was the oldest of the twin sons of Isaac and Rebecca. Jacob was the other twin, who later became Israel. Although Esau was the first of the two twins born, Jacob grabbed his heel while he was still in the womb. Symbolically, this meant he would always seek to have the rights that were traditionally given to his firstborn brother.

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Ananias and Sapphira: The Need for Honesty in Marital Finances

With the current decline of strong marriages, the case of Ananias and Sapphira can teach us where many couples go wrong. The first persons to suffer for their sins in the early Church was a married couple. And this pair can represent husbands and wives in any age group, ethnicity and era.

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