Acts presents the evangelizing apostle and
church leader Barnabas as a model of integrity and character.
Calling him a good man (Acts 11:24), a prophet and teacher (13:1),
an apostle (14:14) and one through whom God worked miracles
(15:12), Acts loads him with accolades. The apostles
nicknamed him Barnabas, Son of Encouragement (4:36), and it seems
like he earned it!
Acts 14 verse 3
3 So Paul and Barnabas spent
considerable time there, speaking boldly for the Lord, who
confirmed the message of his grace by enabling them to perform
signs and wonders.