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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45 thoughts on “Acts Chapter 18

  1. 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.
    amen!!!!

  2. We got to convince the lost……”Church”……………………………….

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

    “Endure”…………………………………………………………………….

  3. The end of verses 9-11 MSG says “….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.” Stay encouraged and know that God is with you!

  4. ILove to eat More Word

    “When Priscilla and Aquila heard him preaching boldly in the synagogue, they took him aside and explained the way of God even more accurately.”
    ‭‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭18:26‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    This eloquent man named Apollos proved to be a very humble man. Normally men of his stature are arrogant and proud, because the Word says “knowledge puffeth up”, but Apollos would be an exception to the rule. With his humble attitude he was able to learn the Word more perfectly.

  5. 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.

    Paul was filled with Holy boldness and was willing to allow God to use him, even if it was hard on him. When we are filled with the boldness we need to live for God great things will happen!

  6. Acts 18:16
    And he drave them from the judgement seat.

    We all know in the end Jesus will be the one is ok for them to stay here or not
    that is why we must obey the Lord and word too in order to make it to heaven More Jesus and More Bible. Amen

  7. 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.

    Even Paul needed encouragement sometimes; he was human, after all. Let’s not neglect to encourage one another and help each other on this journey; we’re in this together.

  8. 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.

    Many people know the Scriptures and think they truly know Jesus, but we must be ready to expound to them more fully the truth of the Oneness of God, Jesus name baptism and the Holy Ghost.

  9. BE BOLD SHARE HIS WORD!!!!

    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.
    Paul seems to be a man of many talents. this scripture is to show that those violent reactions to accusations are not really necessary, but by declaring the word of God and the Truth without hesitations is the answer even if we were to die doing it, for to die for Jesus Christ is to gain eternal life in Him. Paul gives everyone not only the instructions of the how to live for Christ but also lives it as an example to follow. Let us in POFW be the church that does that exact think not only hand out the instructions but live it so they who are confuse, lost, or back sliders will find their way home. In Jesus NAME. AMEN & AMEN.

  10. 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.” (NLT)

    When I read this verse I think of NAYC and the experiences I’ve had. A few years ago before I ever went I always thought gosh my church must be the only Pentecostal church in the whole world. I didn’t nessecarily feel alone in my faith but the only Prntecostals I knew were the ones who attended my church. But just as God encouraged Paul, it is so very encouraging to attend an event like NAYC, to see there really are thousands upon thousands of young people just like me all over the place! Beyond that, the experience of seeing them all worship in one accord is truly awesome.

    Be encouraged young people, we are not alone but there is an army of believers behind us/you, and the greatest thing is that the number is ever increasing! Praise God!

  11. KNOW THE SCRIPTURES

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

    The WORD of GOD is the eternal authority in and of all things. The WORD of GOD was in the beginning of time as we know it and will remain after time as we know it. The WORD of GOD is a persons greatest most valuable asset. It is quick and powerful, it is sharp, but most importantly the WORD of GOD is eternal.

    If we are ever to affect someones life eternally we need to speak the WORD of GOD to them. The scriptures of JESUS should be our source and resource for sharing JESUS with this lost world of eternal souls.

    JESUS help us to know your WORD and share your WORD with others as we share you with them.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGIve
    IReap

  12. obey the word of God and trust him to take care of you, spread his word and testify, it makes your life worth living, God is awesome

  13. 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.

    Do not be afraid, be encouraged, for the Lord is with us always!
    Just as Paul received encouragement, we have the opportunity to be encouraged by God daily in prayer and the reading of his word! And just as God gave encouragement, we also have the opportunity to give encouragement to others around us, we never know what someone might be going through. Let’s lift each other up in Christ, instead of putting each other down!!

  14. “Then they [the Greeks] all seized Sosthenes, the leader of the synagogue, and beat him right in front of the judgment seat. But Gallio paid no attention to any of this.”

    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭18:17‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    Sosthenes attempted to build a case against Paul. When this plan failed they beat him. Later in 1Cor 1:1 we find that our Merciful God extended salvation to Sosthenes. He is now referred as ” our brother”

    “PAUL, SUMMONED by the will and purpose of God to be an apostle (special messenger) of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes,”
    ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭1:1‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    APPLICATION: if our ways please the Lord he will make our enemies at peace with us. And if God be for me what should I fear. Give #MORE!! 

    “When a man’s ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

  15. 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.”

    When I was in 5th grade i wanted it fit with everyone and be like the “cool girls” and when I did get in the group I didn’t really talk about Jesus and try to get them to come to church. But 1 day I some how got the courage and invite my friends to church. They started laughing at me and started bullying me and I felt lost and hurt that my “friends” would do that. And for years I was to afraid to speak about God because I didn’t want to lose my friends.But thanks be to God he pulled me out and gave me new friends that love and respect my relationship with God and even though they don’t believe the same things I do I know 1 day they will because God can use me to change there lives! And just like God said to Paul don’t be afraid to speak about God he has you in his hands, he is our protector and like he said he has other people in the city he has other people for us that want to hear about Gods word and he will use us to bring them to church! Thank you Lord for saving me and using me to change this generation even if it is 1 person at a time! 🙂

  16. Acts 18:5-6, 9-11 (NLT)
    5,And after Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul spent all his time preaching the word. He testified to the Jews that Jesus was the Messiah.
    6, But when they opposed and insulted him. Paul shook the dust from his clothes and said, “Your blood is upon your own heads – I am innocent. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”

    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.”
    11, So Paul stayed for the next year and a half, teaching the word of God.

    We, at the POFW church, cannot let the opposers and insulters stop us from sharing the Gospel with others in the city of Fort Worth. For the Lord has many people in this city who belong to him.
    Even Paul needed a “pep talk” from the Lord. So be encouraged today. “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Gal. 6:9

    The Harvest is coming. Be ready!

  17. 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.

    Unfortunately, not everyone we share the gospel with is going to accept it. We must do our part – share the gospel, live the gospel to those around us, and if they do not accept it, be willing to invest our time in those who are hungry for God. Too many times we invest all our time around those who have no interest in God and never take time to seek out someone that is hungry and waiting on us to share Jesus with them.

    It’s time to get out of the box, and leave our comfortable surroundings and step into new territory and avenues to reach the lost of our city.

  18. 28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

    Hallelujah!!! I still remember the preaching that Pator preached about knowing our scriptures with the Rock being example of how many verses we know. I have that rock in my room to remind me of how important it is for my family and me it is to know scriptures by our heart. The devil knows that scripture and tries fools the ones that “think” they know scriptures but yet the devil flips it or blinds them to where their not able to see the revelation of the scriptures. My rock is growing because I have dedicated myself to keep the scripture in my heart and for my children to grow up knowing scriptures. I want our foundation to be nothing but scriptures that can testify to others of how big, great and might God is. Jesus is my life, I can’t breathe without Him. Every time my kids get hurt or are in pain I help them pray in the name of Jesus because the devil is not going to destroy or get near my family!!!! Hallelujah!!! I love u Jesus!!!

  19. Acts 18:5 When Silas and Timothy came from Macedonia Paul devoted himself exclusively to preaching testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Messiah. But when they opposed Paul and became abusive he shook out his clothes in protest and said to them, your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.

  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.

    There is an old proverb that says, “It takes a whole village to raise a child.” This situation is similar in that Apollo had already learned so much in his faith from the Jews but there was more for him to learn. So the rest of the village, the Christians Priscilla and Aquilla, stepped up to teach him the rest of the gospel. This is another major reason that unity is so important in the church. When raising a new believer, we must all believe the same doctrine as a church to guide that believer to the truth. Just one person believing in something flawed has the potential to bring that new believer to destruction.

  21. 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.

    God had just promised Paul that no man would hurt him, and immediately the enemy raises his ugly head and accuses him, but when all is said and done, the accuser, the chief ruler of the synagogue, gets the beating. And Paul continues on his mission of teaching and preaching this gospel. No matter what comes our way when we witness this truth, we must keep serving, keep telling our testimony. The more God intervenes during persecution, the more testimony we have to tell of God’ s favor and grace.

  22. 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.

    We must speak more boldly to those around us. Let the fire burn within us and let the light show forth. We are the greatest generation that is living.

  23. 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.

    Do not be afraid ,if the lord is with us then who can stop us , now see there was much immorality and wickedness and many different things surrounding him. But yet he had great faith and a boldness in God , meaning that yes he will go threw trials , suffer , and have to be Persecuted For the lord , but our father will not let his people get hurt , we need to stop being Afriad and go out and preach more Jesus , it don’t matter if it’s a school bible study a small church function , youth rally , camp , if it’s in the streets , at Starbucks , or at chipotle we need to spread his word unto all nations why cause the world is hungry for a never ending love and they don’t know what true love is and we can show them . Let’s go and teach ,preach, out reach Jesus with a boldnes and with no fear , fear is just figments of imagination in are minds we need to give everything to the lord and trust him better yet give your whole life away to him .

  24. 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

  25. John the Baptist had called for repentance in view of the fact that the Messiah would appear soon Apollo’s knew of and accepted this teaching. He had not herd of Jesus o

  26. 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.

    God can always use a humble and teachable spirit. We read that Apollos was an eloquent mighty in the word and fervent in the spirit. He could’ve have said I know this. I’ve heard this gospel since a while. However we read that he is taken by Aquila and Priscilla and they expounded the way of God more perfectly. God prepared the way of these individuals to cross each other and used these men for his glory. If we allow God to have his way in our lives we can do great things for His honor and glory. We see that the end result was that, “For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.”

    This was after Paul had said I’m going over to the Gentiles when the Jews would not listen to him. God always has a plan. And there might be some people that only you can reach. Humbleness and a teachable spirit will allow God to work in your life to do great things.

  27. Friends Day – Family / Strangers

    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.

    I have heard it said for many years saving ones family is some of the hardest soul winning that can be done. Why? I have heard it said because those closest to us know us best. They knew what kind of brat we were when we were young. They knew us when we cheated on the math test. They heard us say we wish someone was dead after a bully pick on us or a family member corrected us.

    Maybe it is our perspective between strangers and relatives. We might see a complete stranger walk into the sanctuary and not respond to the presence of God. We might introduce ourselves and offer to help them pray for something in their lives. It could be this stranger decides to allow us to pray with them. God moves mightily and this person’s life is transformed. Now suppose one of our relatives enters the same door and does not respond to the presence of God. Can we approach them with the same meekness and gentleness or does our mind fill with the sinful ways of this person? Maybe we focus on the sinfulness and stubbornness of loved ones who are not totally committed to Jesus. However, we should first remove the plank from our own eyes before taking the speck out of theirs Mathew 7:5.

    Maybe we have a preconceived notion as the kind of Christian Uncle John can be. Maybe that is not what God has for them. While the stranger can be anyone in God’s Kingdom. Let’s try to see our family in a new way — God’s way. Can we pray for ourselves to love our loved ones unconditionally? We probably love them in some way, but not with God’s love. Without this kind of love, nothing we do will work.

  28. 24 Meanwhile, a Jew named Apollos, an eloquent speaker who knew the Scriptures well, had arrived in Ephesus from Alexandria in Egypt. 25 He had been taught the way of the Lord, and he taught others about Jesus with an enthusiastic spirit and with accuracy. However, he knew only about John’s baptism.

    This goes to show, once you start doing God’s work, and he wants to use you as a messenger, God will give you the ability to speak eloquent. With God, we will prepare and be ready to give that message so others can understand the word.

  29. 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:

    Achaia translates to trouble. He went to the trouble. The brethren in trouble accepted him. He helped them greatly. They were in trouble and believed through grace.

    Sometimes people spend so much time in trouble that the only reason they think they can believe in God is because it’s a miracle to have come this far with so much trouble! When we see brothers and sisters of Christ in trouble we don’t have to avoid or ignore it, but if we go to the trouble we can be a “much help” to them. We can boost their faith. Remind them what they believe this for and why it’s worth it. We talk about showing Christ to a lost and dying world but in doing that we can’t forget to be Christ to our brothers and sisters while they are struggling/dying in the faith.

  30. 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.

    Sadly today over 2000 years later Men of God are still trying to convince the Jews that Jesus is Christ! One of the greatest assets we have in the Apostolic church is the knowledge of who Jesus is! We know that HE IS CHRIST!! Upon that revelation all the doctrine stands.

  31. 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.

    Jesus forgive me for overlooking anyone that doesn’t know your full truth. Especially those that are fervent in spirit. Preaching only what they were taught. There will be no debate if we truly love you.

  32. Act 18:26 — Act 18:28
    He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately.
    And when he wished to cross to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived, he greatly helped those who through grace had believed,
    for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the Scriptures that the Christ was Jesus.

    A few things that stand out in these verse was, that Apollos even though he was educated and smart he was still humble. He was was humble enough to listen and accept correction from other leaders. He could of been proud and arrogant, but he wasn’t. Also the wisdom of Priscilla and Aquila, how they took Apollos to the side, not called him out in front of everyone to make Him look bad and embarrass him. They were wise enough to see further down the line what the consequences could be and took the correct action, because that could of easily destroyed Apollos, but instead he became a great help in discipleship.

  33. 9 Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:

    God won’t just come when it seems convenient for us. We must learn to work on God’s schedule. Paul had to abide by this as he was working in his ministry. He learned the importance of working on God’s time. Too many times we miss the mark because we are too busy trying to work things out on our own. God is waiting for us to stop what we are doing and listen to what he would have us to do. Let’s not get caught up in the traditions of this world, but let us see what thus saith the Lord.

  34. Acts 18:9-10 (KJV Strong’s)
    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.

    Corinth was one of the most prominent cities of the Roman World. It’s location near the sea gave it tremendous advantage for trade routes. It was heavily under roman control and boasted a plethora of pagan and hedonistic temples.

    In fact the temple to Aphrodite supposedly was a major center of selling kisses for money. Possibly 1000 of these sellers worked out of the temple. The town was filled with idolatry, and debauchery. For the educated man one would immediately reject the idea of a flourishing church in the midst of such godlessness. However they would be wrong.

    One of the greatest churches in the New Testament came from the city of Corinth. It had its share of troubles but was very influential in impacting the culture and leading people to the one true living God.

    (Arch SB) With its cultural diversity, wealth, paganism and infamous debauchery, Corinth was perhaps not the place onlookers would have expected the church to flourish. Yet it was precisely here that Paul enjoyed one of his most successful ministries — and also here that he experienced some of his greatest challenges with early converts to Christianity.

  35. 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.

    A true worshipper is joined closely to the church. A true worshipper also leaves no room for offense and discord. For the closer you are to someone the harder it is for something to come between you. If we are easily offended or easily enticed to allow things to come between us and God, the people of God, and the Man of God we are too far away. We must reconnect our selves to the spirit by allowing God to renew us in the Holy Ghost. This will fill the bridge that has come between us and the house of God, the people of God, and the man of God)

    Stay close to the House of God.

  36. 11 And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

    Sometimes it takes time to teach to the same people.

  37. “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.” We read many times where people would pick and choose, or only hear or head what they wanted to. The man of God (Jesus) did what he was called to do, and did not merely tickle their ears (tell them only the things that would win him favor). One that will not obey all of the word of Jesus (God), or the man of God that teaches and preaches the word (all of it, cover to cover) should prepare, for one will have to explain why to the Judge (Jesus). Dear God, let me not be so prideful that I lose my soul; “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!

  38. “One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.””
    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭18:9-10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    When you stay true to the Lord and remain faithful, He will supply all your needs. This is just one way God used to reassure Paul that when all looks bad He still had his back. Let’s honor the word of God and lean not on our own understanding. He is the supplier, protector and so much more.

  39. 10 For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.

    Such beautiful words that were spoken to Paul, we have the same promises in the Scriptures promised to us. God said he will never for sake us or leave us and that he would always be with us to the end.
    How is it that we do not take courage and the promises that are in the Bible that God has already told us? Every word in the Bible should encourage us to stand boldly in this present time and take this word to this lost world.
    We should never forget we have a promise from God that he will never leave us nor for sake us and that he will always be with us, that is fight the good fight and endure till the end.

  40. “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

    We must not be afraid to tell the gospel to people or to reach out to them, if we don’t who will? We don’t want them hearing the worlds view of religion. We want them to know the truth and to know about Jesus and the relationship they can have and to continue on to spread the word. We don’t hold on to our blessings we share them so it can be multiplied, well knowing the truth is a blessing and sharing it will multiply into more people know and spreading the truth! So let’s spread the truth and multiply this blessing!

  41. 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 is speaking to Paul through a vision.
    He has a plan and is asking him to continue doing what he is doing that he’ll protect him from harm. Paul is willing to give his life for Jesus.

    Let us speak faith and do the will of God
    He will not leave nor forsake you. As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.

  42. 17The crowd then grabbed Sosthenes, the leader of the synagogue, and beat him right there in the courtroom. But Gallio paid no attention.

    Why on earth would the Jews want to beat their own leader? They wanted to have Paul persecuted not Sosthenes. After seeing that they weren’t going to get their way with Gallio they had to place the blame and take their frustration out on somebody. Gallio told them to “settle the matter yourselves” (vs15) because their dispute had nothing to do with a “serious crime” (vs 14). They literally took matters into their own hands harming one of their own. This behavior displays disunity and shows non-believers like Gallio discord which is more than likely why he “paid no attention” because they were behaving no better than barbarians, something he’s already accustomed to dealing with. Settling matters of church should be done by God, through the man of God, appealed to a higher court. Not to be taken into the hands of the people or brought before a jodge of a court of world order.

  43. 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

    God is faithful to his every word and every promise and I am great full for it

  44. 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.

    It is easy to say to people to not be afraid because God is with us, and he is… but the root, or foundation of this belief is not just trying not to be afraid, for if we concentrate on the fear we won’t go anywhere. The root of not fearing of the things of this world is trusting God. When you trust God in your life and in everything you do, there isn’t a reason for you to be fearful and it can give you the boldness you need to spread the word of God to others.

    Psalms 56:11 In God have I put my trust, I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.

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