When Paul came to Corinth from Athens, he discovered this dynamic husband and wife team. We can learn some great attributes from this couple to incorporate into our lives.
This unique woman is a study in steadfast resoluteness.
Her story is found in Matthew 15:21-28 and Mark 7:24-30.
When we open the book of Job, we are transported into an ancient world. However, it is one that reflects human fears, joys, hope and the deep questions of life today. Every human being who has ever suffered deeply can relate to Job, especially those who have felt they have suffered unjustly.
Among people known to us, when a name is mentioned, a face immediately comes to mind. Although we cannot see the actual face of Jesus while we are here on earth, the mention of His personal name stirs feelings and emotions about Him (II Corinthians 4:6).
To “wrestle with the angel” has become a proverbial expression for wrestling with problems. People want God’s blessing, but refuse to ponder, grapple, and fight through to victory.
Barnabas was a prophet, teacher, apostle and close friend of Paul.
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.
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.