When that word reach Jerusalem, rather than have them come to Jerusalem to validate their conversion, the apostles sent Barnabus. This was the first instance of one being sent who was not an apostle.
We read that Barnabus encouraged the believers in Antioch and many were brought to the Lord. There is no record of Barnabus instituting the same things that were in Jerusalem. He simply encouraged the believers.
He was not concerned with anything other than their remaining true to the Lord.
What is the lesson for us there?
But that is not all that he did… More on that tomorrow.