Acts Chapter 18

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Acts 18

1 After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth;

2 And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them.

3 And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers.

4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

5 And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ.

6 And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean; from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.

7 And he departed thence, and entered into a certain man’s house, named Justus, one that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue.

8 And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized.

9 Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:

10 For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.

11 And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

12 And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat,

13 Saying, This fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law.

14 And when Paul was now about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness, O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you:

15 But if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look ye to it; for I will be no judge of such matters.

16 And he drave them from the judgment seat.

17 Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. And Gallio cared for none of those things.

18 And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow.

19 And he came to Ephesus, and left them there: but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews.

20 When they desired him to tarry longer time with them, he consented not;

21 But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus.

22 And when he had landed at Caesarea, and gone up, and saluted the church, he went down to Antioch.

23 And after he had spent some time there, he departed, and went over all the country of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples.

24 And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.

25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.

26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.

27 And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace:

28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

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38 thoughts on “Acts Chapter 18

  1. 28. For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

    We don’t have to grasp at straws or stretch the truth or even get creative with interpretation; the scriptures themselves explain and prove that Jesus is Christ!

  2. Don’t be afraid!

    One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision and told him, “Don’t be afraid! Speak out! Don’t be silent! For I am with you, and no one will attack and harm you, for many people in this city belong to me.” (‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭18‬:‭9-10‬ NLT)

    Don’t stop now, keep being a witness. No matter where you find yourself at. People are hungry for a move of GOD in their lives. And it’s you that they’re looking at so you can lead them to Christ.

    “For many people in this city belong to Him.” For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1‬:‭7‬ KJV)

  3. Verses 8-11 MSG ” In the course of listening to Paul, a great many Corinthians believed and were baptized. One night the Master spoke to Paul in a dream: “Keep it up, and don’t let anyone intimidate or silence you. No matter what happens, I’m with you and no one is going to be able to hurt you. You have no idea how many people I have on my side in this city.” That was all he needed to stick it out. He stayed another year and a half, faithfully teaching the Word of God to the Corinthians.” Don’t stop….Never let anyone or anything silence your belief or praise. You may think no one is listening; but, the one that God is reaching for is. We need to encourage one another and lift each other up in prayer.

  4. 9 Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:

    10 For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.

    11 And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

    It is time to speak the Word of God with boldness and understand that God is on our side. It does not matter what the problem is we need to let God have control and speak what he wants us to.

  5. Room for improvement
    25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.
    26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.

    There is always something else to learn in the Word of God. I have heard it all for many years the Word of God is alive. We understand the Word is God. However, in a simpler term, how is the book made of paper and leather alive? The Lord reveals deeper meanings to those who diligently seek for Him. I am looking forward to reading Acts again to learn more perfectly what the Lord has to reveal to me.

  6. Acts 18:25 (NASB Strong’s)
    25 This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the things concerning Jesus, being acquainted only with the baptism of John;

    The word spirit here is the same word used for spirit in Acts 1:8 (NASB Strong’s)
    8 but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”

    This is the same word neuma. He was speaking and teaching accurately, or perfectly the things concerning Jesus. However he was only acquainted with John’s baptism.

    This verse challenges me to believe that we should all have the humble spirit of Apollos. No doubt was God using him, blessing him, and he was in the process. Yet there was more. I believe God is saying there is more for even the born again believer. There are depths to God, revelations, and knowledge that God can reveal through his word, and through our walk with him.

    Apollos didn’t turn away these who wished to explain to him more perfectly about the things of God. He was open to receive it.

    1 Corinthians 2:9 (NASB Strong’s)
    9 but just as it is written,
    “Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard,
    And which have not entered the heart of man,
    All that God has prepared for those who love Him.”

  7. 10 For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.

    There is many people in the city of Fort Worth, and it’s a city that keeps growing by year, one of the fastest growing cities in America. And it’s a population we need to reach for the gospel, all they need is to feel the touch of the revival fire God has for them and this city will turn around towards God.

  8. MORE CONVINCING

    28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

    The WORD of GOD is the greatest most powerful source and resource of GOD. Most powerful because it is settled eternally. Establishing and Confirming JESUS is Christ and LORD.

    The WORD of GOD is to the believer an authoritive convincing force to show mankind the TRUTH and POWER of GOD.

    The VISION of the believer is that this unlimited source of LIFE, the WORD of GOD is ever revealing and always speaking to testify and affirm JESUS is LORD and Christ.

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  9. 9 One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision and told him, “Don’t be afraid! Speak out! Don’t be silent! 10 For I am with you, and no one will attack and harm you, for many people in this city belong to me.” 1 S o Paul stayed there for the next year and a half, teaching the word of God.

    The calling of the Lord. One will know when its your calling to be an evangelist, pastor or any other position the Lord wants you in. These callings are to endure and last for a long time, Paul was at a location for 1 1/2 years. Its a commitment on our part to lead our ministry.

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    21 But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus.

    One of the most important things that men and women of God should learn in their vocabulary is, “if God will .” Just these three simple words, would free men and women of God of a lot of unnecessary stress, burden, and worries over uncontrollable circumstances. Every day, we should use these three words.

    Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. (‭James‬ ‭4‬:‭13-17‬ KJV)

  11. 5 And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ.
    6 And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean; from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.

    Pressed in the spirit and they didn’t like what he had told them.
    Not all People but some will get offended when told the truth, even when it comes from GOD. OPPOSITION should NEVER hinder us from telling the TRUTH.

  12. 28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

    Friday evening with the young adults, I liked how Bro. Cosner said this about ministry, “You don’t have to be a minister, to minister.” We don’t need to hold a fancy title or service just to teach His word. The scripture holds all the power, it’s simply our job to flip through the pages and show the scriptures to others and they will as this verse says be “mightily convinced.” Use us Lord, that we would be obedient and willing to show others the truth of Your word.

  13. The blood on my hands
    Acts 18:6 And when they opposed and reviled him, he shook out his garments and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”
    A friend of mine died outside of the teachings of our theology. When I was baptist, he visited my church. When I became Pentecostal, he never visited. He had a belief in God but that was all. I remember one point in time when I went to visit my friends and he was mocking at me saying it’s the preacher man. He seemed intoxicated. Months passed by and I enlisted to be in the navy. He eventually enlisted too and said I was the reason he did. We ran together before we graduated to stay in shape before leaving. I never saw him again after June 2002. He went to boot camp around thanksgiving 2002. By late December, he was hospitalized from an infection. At the time, it wasn’t known of much but it seems that he had MRSA, a staph infection that is resistant to many antibiotics. Today it is treated with vanclomycin, but it appears if they had that at the time, it didn’t work. On January 3rd, 2013 he passed away. I remember where I was, who called me, and the approximate time. My friend slipped into eternity. I am not the judge. I don’t know if he is in heaven or hell. According to our theology, he wasn’t born again. We may be wrong on the technicalities of it all. He could have had death bed repentance. Unfortunately, he was comatose for weeks before he passed. He didn’t have a chance for that. God is the only judge and I pray he found mercy, but my knowledge of the word makes it challenging to be optimistic. If he is indeed in hell, his blood is on my hands. Countless times I could see it on my hands. I can’t ask for his forgiveness, but I had to forgive myself. I may be Guilty of his resting place in eternity.

    We must realize the cost of salvation and the cost of rejecting it. Do we really do all we can to pull people out of the pit of hell?

  14. 28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

    The only one true God. His name is Jesus.

  15. A VOW

    18 And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow.

    Vow – a solemn promise.
    synonyms: oath, pledge, promise, bond, covenant, commitment, avowal, profession, affirmation, attestation, assurance, guarantee; word, word of honor; formal troth

    A lot of people of this world do not understand ours standards as Pentecostals. There is always the questions, why don’t you wear pants? why don’t you cut your hair? why will you follow the old testament? Times have changed since then… we have heard it all. You see, what they do not see is by God, by the revelation of One God, Jesus Christ, and the anointing of the Holy Ghost, we have A VOW. Therefore, our appearance must match that VOW. Yes, we have all the scriptures to sustains our standards and our way of life. It is a choice, it is a VOW, it is not just an appearance it is OUR WAY OF LIFE. JESUS IS OUR LIFE SOURCE. HE MOLD US, HE CHANGED US, HE LIFTED US FROM THAT MUDDY GROUND, CLEANED US UP AND SET US UP ON SOLID GROUND. THIS IS OUR VOW. Just like Paul had shaven his head so all knew his vow. WE KNOW OURS AND WE DO IT WITH JOY; for it gives us pleasure to give joy to our Heavenly
    Father and Creator. As He looks upon us, His Bride, His Church. What a LOVING GOD WE SERVE.

  16. 24 And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.

    25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.

    26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.

    Here a mighty man of God had a teachable spirit. Apollos was jealous to teach and be a witness yet he was willing to learn too. We must keep a teachable spirit and continue to learn MORE.

  17. 9 One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. 10 For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.”

    Don’t let others stop you from what God has sent you to do. God is our provider and he has everything in his hands, and he will take care of you. We can’t stay silent because of what others thing about us, we have to stand up and speak out about what God will and has done! God will always be with us and will never leave you! 🙂

  18. 9 Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:

    10 For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.

    There is no reason to have fear with God on our side! He will protect and provide for us in our time of need, he will bring us peace and joy in our time of sorrow! With God nothing can stand against us!!

  19. 28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

    He used the scriptures! Why not use God to show Who God is to others!

  20. 24 And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.

    25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.

    26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.

    27 And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace:

    28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

    Even those who are very knowledgeable of the word can lack revelation. It is our job, through love, to reveal to them the truth of Jesus name baptism and the enfilling of the Holy Ghost. It would be unwise for us to write someone off just because they know the Word that. We should take time to make sure they have the revelation of Jesus Christ.

  21. 9 One night the Master spoke to Paul in a dream: “Keep it up, and don’t let anyone intimidate or silence you.

    10 No matter what happens, I’m with you and no one is going to be able to hurt you. You have no idea how many people I have on my side in this city.” MSG
    What do we have to fear God has our back. As we heard preached yesterday “My father is always working” our Father is working when we don’t know it, God has our back and he is there for us. We are the ones that leave God he don’t leave us. Don’t let someone tell you not to witness to hurting souls, don’t be intimidated by your co-workers and friends. God help us to continue working for the harvest of souls that is going to come in.

  22. 9 Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:

    God is an on time God and a God of encouragement. He knows about our human frailty and that we are not superhumans. It is amazing how His word speaks life in the middle of our struggle and encourages us to go forward in our road with God. The Lord promised to be with us till the end. The road may seem tough at times but how great is He that encourages us through His word.

    Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. (‭Joshua‬ ‭1‬:‭9‬ KJV)

  23. One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision and told him, “Don’t be afraid! Speak out! Don’t be silent! For I am with you, and no one will attack and harm you, for many people in this city belong to me.” So Paul stayed there for the next year and a half, teaching the word of God. (‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭18‬:‭9-11‬ NLT)

    Sometimes God will send you down a path that can be dangerous. However, just like the two messages spoke on Sunday by Rev.Cosner….we need to focus on the grapes and not the buts and don’t let anything stand in your way of the promises God has given to you and this goes for as well as not letting things/people getting in your way of what God is instructing you to do.

    The other message that was preached was “MY FATHERS ALWAYS WORKING” and God is always working and in this scripture He says “For I am with you, and no one will attack and harm you, for many people in this city belong to me.” (‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭18‬:‭10‬ NLT)

    So just like God is always working and with us we should as well. We should not be lazy in anything we do for God….No Cruise control at all, full throttle in all we do for God!

  24. 9 Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:

    10 For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.
    God has given us provision for Fort Worth. We have no reason to fear the people here!

  25. 3 And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers.

    It was Jewish custom to teach their children a craft or art of trade. It was typical for you to learn what your parents did. This leads me to believe that if we desire for our children to grow in the knowledge of the Kingdom we must teach them the kingdom. Let them share in serving the church and in the ministries we serve in. This will aid in their walk with God. It should make it a easy transition for them to go from babes in Christ to adult servants.

    The scripture says that they where tentmakers. I believe if we teach our children through action and instruction of how to build our lives to be the “tent” or house of God they will grow and develop themselves in a manner that is pleasing to God. As a church it is importatnt for us to show out children and new believers how to be tentmakers. That they too can build a place worthy of the King of Kings.

  26. 24, And a certain Jew named Apollo, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.
    25, This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.
    26, And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue; whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded (to explain; make plain; interpret; clarify) unto him the way of God MORE perfectly.
    27, And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace;
    28, For he mightly convinced the Jews, and that publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

    This made me think of the saying, “If each one will reach one.”
    Aquila and Priscilla expounded the Word of God MORE perfectly to Apollos. Once he knew the full truth, he was able to go into Achaia and tell the Jews by shewing the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

    Like many people, I went to many different denominations of churches growing up. I only knew about God through what I was taught by these ministers. I am so thankful that one day my older sister invited me to a little white Pentecostal church, where the Word of God was expounded MORE perfectly to me. Over the years, I have had many opportunities and privileges to expound the Word of God MORE perfectly to someone else and see their lives changed through the Word of God.

  27. Talk about preaching with boldness, and with confidence that no one will hurt you. God’s got your back…………………………………

    9 Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:

    10 For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city
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    How would you like to be called eloquent and mighty in the scriptures by “GOD”…..

    24 And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.

    Then doing an extremely tough task of convincing the Jews, that Jesus Christ is the Christ! “Doing the Impossible”……………………………………………………………

    28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

    “For with God, all things are possible”……………………………………………………….

  28. Pure boldness after this!

    Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city. (‭Acts‬ ‭18‬:‭9-10‬ KJV)

  29. 24 And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.

    25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.

    26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.

    27 And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace:

    28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

  30. Acts 18:5 And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spurit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ.

    v.28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publickly,shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

  31. He refuted the Jews with powerful arguments in public debate. Using the Scriptures, he explained to them that Jesus was the Messiah. (‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭18‬:‭28‬ NLT)

    The word is powerful. We should make sure we use it to support any argument we may be apart of. It’s sharper than any two edged sword and can refute any argument. We are victorious with the word!

  32. “And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean; from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.” The man of God (Jesus) was attempting to help, however self was in the way. One must be mindful of what the man of God is saying, for one will give an account to the Judge (Jesus) for ones decisions. Dear God, let me clearly hear; “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done”. In God we trust! What a mighty God we serve! Thank God for his word. God bless America, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  33. Relationship Goals

    God’s design is for families to serve Christ together in a New Testament church. As we find our place in the Lord’s work, every member of the family is blessed and the local church is strengthened. Aquila and Priscilla demonstrate what a married couple should be in a New Testament church. We are first introduced to this family during Paul’s ministry in Corinth (Acts 18:1-3). Tentmakers by trade, this husband and wife lived for Christ in one of the most worldly cities of the Roman empire. God used this couple to encourage a young preacher named Apollos (Acts 18:24-28). There can be no doubt that Apollos was a mighty preacher; yet much of his effectiveness can be attributed to the influence of Aquila and Priscilla. We are told “they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly”. Imagine the good that could be accomplished for the cause of Christ if every Christian couple felt the responsibility to help a young preacher. Most believers will never have the eloquence or education of an Apollos, but they could encourage the man of God. When we minister to the preacher, we share in the fruit of those to whom he ministers.

    Paul gave repeated testimony to the influence of this couple in his own life and ministry. In Romans 16:3-4 they encouraged Paul, and they helped all of the churches where he ministered. The story of Aquila and Priscilla is the story of influence, influence given to God and used for His glory.The very next verse in Romans 16 says, “Likewise greet the church that is in their house.” In 1 Corinthians 16:19 Paul writes, “Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.” Not only had they encouraged the man of God, but they were also encouraging the people of God. Because of intense persecution, local churches were forced to meet privately in homes. This is the record of a couple that had the work of God so deeply in their hearts that believers actually assembled in their house. If they had children, this must have made a lasting impression on those young people. One couple can be used to influence not only their own family but others in the family of God.

    The parting reference we have to this couple is found at the end of Paul’s ministry in II Timothy 4:19, “Salute Prisca and Aquila…” Many years after we are first acquainted with them Aquila and Priscilla are faithfully serving the Lord Jesus. This Christian couple did not start strong and get weaker; they kept their testimony for Christ to the very end. May God help us to see, in this record inspired by the Holy Spirit, a pattern that may be followed. Every married couple will give their attention and resources to something. Another couple is introduced in the book of Acts, their names are Ananias and Sapphira. They went through the public motions of serving God, yet we are told plainly in Acts chapter 5 that they “kept back part”. Aquila and Priscilla kept back nothing. All was yielded to God in their family.

    What is the difference? Ananias and Sapphira lived only for themselves. Aquila and Priscilla lived to serve God and encourage others. The way of Ananias and Sapphira is the way of death. The way of Aquila and Priscilla is the way of life – a life invested in eternity.

  34. 9 Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:

    10 For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.

    11 And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

    12 And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat,

    13 Saying, This fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law.

    We cannot be afraid to speak because people’s spiritual lives depend on them hearing the gospel preached to them. We are ministering to every individual that we meet, so we cannot be afraid or ashamed of the gospel. If we are ashamed to share Him, he may be ashamed of us when judgement comes.

  35. v 5 Was JESUS THE MESSIAH???
    According to numerous witnesses the answer is resounding affirmative ” JESUS IS THE MESSIAH and LORD”
    “He is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance ” 2 Peter 3:9

  36. And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus. This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John. And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly. And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace: For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ. (‭Acts‬ ‭18‬:‭24-28‬ KJV)

    These two people took in this devout religious man and changed his life and the lives of others. They lead him and opened the scriptures more perfectly. That means he already knew what they said and they just gave him the revelation of Jesus Christ. They discipled him. We too should be discipling people. Whether they know the scriptures previously or not we should be opening the scriptures to people. Thank you home Bible study teachers.

  37. For I am with you, and no one will attack and harm you, for many people in this city belong to me.” (‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭18‬:‭10‬ NLT)

    For our lord said to us,for Iam with you my children,for the lord didn’t tell Paul that his opponents wouldn’t try to stop him,for only that they wouldn’t be successful trying to get him,for the lord told Paul no one will attack you to hurt you,for the lord said,for I have many people in this city,for that Paul have had often doubts about the survival and health of the corinthian church,for only Paul had gone a year and a half!!!!! In Jesus Name Amen!!!!

  38. Tentmakers !!!! 1. AFTER these things Paul departed from Ath’-ens, and came to Cor’-inth; 2. And found a certain Jew named A-quil’-a, born in Pon’-tus, lately come from It’-a-ly, with his wife Pris-cil’-la; (because that Clau’-di-us had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them. 3. And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers. 4. And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks. 5. And when Si’-las and Ti- mo’-the-us were come from Mac-e-do’-ni-a, Paul were pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Je’-sus was Christ. I LOVE YOU JESUS !!!!

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