1-2The congregation in Antioch was blessed with a number of prophet-preachers and teachers:Barnabas,Simon, nicknamed Niger,Lucius the Cyrenian,Manaen, an advisor to the ruler Herod,Saul.One day as they were worshiping God—they were also fasting as they waited for guidance—the Holy Spirit spoke: “Take Barnabas and Saul and commission them for the work I have called them to do.”

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