Acts 9:26-27
"When he (Saul) came to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they were afraid of him, not believing that he really was a disciple. But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. he told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus."

Imagine what would have happened if Barnabas hadn't seen in Saul what he could be in Christ. Imagine if he hadn't stepped up, stood up, and spoke up for Saul to the other disciples. This was a big risk for Barnabas. It was a bold move. He puts his reputation on the line for Saul, a persecutor of the church, a murderer of Christians.

Question: do I spend more time with the disciples discussing all the reasons why we shouldn't let someone serve in ministry or do I look at what God is doing through them, and speak up, step up, and speak out on their behalf?
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