Church of England Diocese of Oxford Woodley, St. John the Evangelist

Sunday 2nd August - Action Heroes: Barnabas

Our second reflection in our Action Heroes series is about Barnabas.

There are times in our lives, when a word or deed by another can make all the difference to how we see things and whether we give up or not. Have you experienced that in your life?

In our reading today from Acts 11, we come across Barnabas, whose name means ‘son of encouragement”. Barnabas appears quite a few times in the book of Acts. Every time he does, his words and actions are to encourage and build others up, regardless of the impact on himself.

Hymns: O, God you search me and know me, We pray.