Paul and Barnabas were first century believers. They were very different kinds of people. They were both very valuable. They were both used by God to build and bless the fledgling Church.
Paul needed Barnabas-
But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. And he declared to them how he had seen the Lord on the road, and that He had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus. Acts 9:27
Paul was the arch-persecutor of the early Church. After Paul met the Lord, Paul needed someone to allow him into the Church. Barnabas was the trusting, faithful, merciful, believer who brought Paul to the Apostles. God used Barnabas and his innocent trusting manner to overcome the suspicions and fears of the Church. Paul needed Barnabas. God used Barnabas to welcome and bless Paul.
Barnabas needed Paul-
Now when Peter had come…
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