Acts Chapter 18 

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Acts 18

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

35 thoughts on “Acts Chapter 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.

    Though Paul was entitled to support from the churches he planted, and from the people to whom he preached, yet he worked at his calling. An honest trade, by which a man may get his bread, is not to be looked upon with contempt by any. It was the custom of the Jews to bring up their children to some trade, though they gave them learning or estates. Paul was careful to prevent prejudices, even the most unreasonable. The love of Christ is the best bond of the saints; and the communings of the saints with each other, sweeten labour, contempt, and even persecution. Most of the Jews persisted in contradicting the gospel of Christ, and blasphemed. They would not believe themselves, and did all they could to keep others from believing. Paul hereupon left them. He did not give over his work; for though Israel be not gathered, Christ and his gospel shall be glorious. The Jews could not complain, for they had the first offer. When some oppose the gospel, we must turn to others. Grief that many persist in unbelief should not prevent gratitude for the conversion of some to Christ.

  2. 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.” How encouraging??? We have no idea how many people in this region the Lord has on his side and are just waiting for our invitation. Be encouraged today and keep going as Paul, putting fresh heart into one another as verse 23 MSG says “After spending a considerable time with the Antioch Christians, Paul set off again for Galatia and Phrygia, retracing his old tracks, one town after another, putting fresh heart into the disciples.”

  3. THY KINGDOM COME
    THE REST OF THE GOSPEL STORY

    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.

    We live in a cultural religious society. Some people know some of the TRUTH about the Gospel of JESUS, The religious world is searching for more and we must Study to show ourselves approved unto GOD.

    Willing to teach and expound unto them the way of GOD more perfectly. We must KNOW what we TEACH and TEACH what we KNOW.

    “That I may KNOW HIM” is my prayer for each of us in JESUS name.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  4. 9,10
    The Lord graciously spoke to Paul in the night by vision, assuring him that there was nothing to be afraid of. The apostle should continue to preach the word, assured of God ‘s presence and protection. There were many people in the city who belonged to the Lord in the sense that He was working in their lives and they would ultimately be saved.
    11
    Paul stayed in Corinth eighteen months teaching the world of God. Valuable background material concerning this period is found in 1 and 2 Corinthians

    A.L.M.A.S.

  5. 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

    You are The GOD of our city!!!!!

    Let me not forget Lord that the city of Fort Worth is yours!!! You have placed every individual @ POFW for such a time as this. You’ve brought me and my family from the state of Ohio to Arkansas and currently the state of Texas❤ praise GOD, to labor with my brother and sister in Christ ALL for Thy KINGDOM…. S.O.U.L.S/A.L.M.A.S reaching for your people!

  6. 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

    Matthew 28:20
    Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.KJV

    Hebrews 13:5
    Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. KJV

  7. Acts 18: 9-10 [Amp] And one night the Lord said to Paul in a vision , Have no fear, but speak and do not keep silent; [10] For I am with you, and no man shall assault you to harm you, For I have many people in this city. [ Isa. 42:5] Fear not; for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east
    [ where they are dispersed] and gather you from the west. Be not afraid of them [ their faces]. If God be before us , than who can be against us ! He is our provider and protecter. He is the light of the world. He is here to saveand heal the world. Amem.

  8. 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.

    We are living in the end times. As the church we need not hold our peace. For as God commanded Paul, this is the same message to church today

    Scripture assures us that no weapon formed against us shall prosper. Then when the enemy comes in like a flood we will raise a standard against them.

    Shout it from the roof tops! Preach the gospel to everyone whether they receive it or not, but preach it!

    I love thy Kingdom!

  9. Coming Together As A Team
    Acts 18:24,26-27
    Appolos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus…..He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately. When Apollo’s wanted to go to Achaea, the brothers encouraged him…On arriving, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed.

    As people who care about each other grow together and work toward a common goal, they get to know each other better. They begin to recognize and appreciate each player‘s unique qualities. And that leads to the development of a team “fit”. A good team fit requires an attitude of partnership. Every team member must respect the other players .They must desire to contribute to the team, and they must come to expect a contribution from every other person. Above all, they must learn to trust each other. Trust makes it possible for people to rely on one another. It allows them to make up for each other‘s weaknesses instead of trying to exploit them. It Enables one team member to say to the other, you go ahead and do this task because you are better at it than I am, without shame or manipulation. Trust allows the people on the team to begin working as a single unit, to begin accomplishing the things that they together recognize as important.

  10. Acts 18:24-28 When Paul returned to Antioch he left Aquila and Priscilla in Ephesus. They ecounter a follower of John the Baptist named Apollos. They inform him of progress of God’s work and revelation through the apostles. Apollo’s is eloquent and zealous, and ministers successfully both in Ephesus and Corinth.

    I Cor.3:4-6 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am Apollos; are ye not carnal? Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos , but ministers by home ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

    We must come together as a Team, as we care about each other we grow together and work toward winning souls .

  11. 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.

  12. 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: 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. And he drave them from the judgment seat.
    Acts 18:14‭-‬16 KJV
    https://bible.com/bible/1/act.18.14-16.KJV

    This reminds me of how people are today. Who are we to judge others. God did not put us here to be the judge of other men or woman, but yet we judge people on their appearance; how they worship; even on how they believe in God. It’s not our to judge, but to teach the gospel of Christ. To study and show ourselves approved. Thank you Jesus for being our guide and teacher.

  13. 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.

    But when Gallio became governor of Achaia, some Jews rose up together against Paul and brought him before the governor for judgment. They accused Paul of “persuading people to worship God in ways that are contrary to our law.”

    But just as Paul started to make his defense, Gallio turned to Paul’s accusers and said, “Listen, you Jews, if this were a case involving some wrongdoing or a serious crime, I would have a reason to accept your case. But since it is merely a question of words and names and your Jewish law, take care of it yourselves. I refuse to judge such matters.”

    The crowd then grabbed Sosthenes, the leader of the synagogue, and beat him right there in the courtroom. But Gallio paid no attention.
    Acts of the Apostles 18:9‭-‬15‭, ‬17 NLT

    It seems the crowd was out for blood. The Jews may have started the ruckus, but once the hostility filled the air, they couldn’t contain it. What was meant to harm Paul was turned back upon their own heads, resulting in harm to one of their own.

    Over a year before this all happened, Jesus had appeared to Paul and reassured him that he would be protected. Paul never even had to offer a defense. I imagine he walked calmly out through the irate crowd even as they turned on one another.

    Jesus always keeps His promises. He knows the end from the beginning. When He speaks to us, He has already seen the outcome. His promises are based in His own foreknowledge and are, therefore, infallible.

    We can stand calmly on every assurance, even if it was given a long time ago. Time cannot lesson the power of His Word. We must never think that we misheard Him just because the promise has not yet come to pass. What He has spoken, He will do.

  14. Acts 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.

  15. 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. 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.

    We sing a song in church, I’m here to worship, and part of that song says…aint no rock gonna take my place, so I’m reading this, and it occurred to me that us as Gentiles are like the rocks, God’s chosen people are the Jews, they are who Jesus came back for, but they pretty much rejected him. and the people they sent to spread the news, but Jesus saw a need and that need was in the Gentiles, and he started bringing them into the fold, because they were greatful to have finally been accepted, he said he would raise up a rock to praise if we don’t! Thank you Jesus for making me a rock!

  16. Acts 18:4 Each Sabbath found Paul at the synagogue, trying to convince the Jews and Greeks alike. 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 preach to the Gentiles.”

    Paul persuaded the people to follow and accept Jesus as the Messiah. Imagine Paul telling them “do it for your soul, your children’s soul and your salvation”. Yet, some believe and others refused to believe. You can preach until you turn blue, and many will not believe. Eventually Paul gives up, and lets them know, I have given you the Word, and have warned you.

    Many would just trust on their own salvation, on their belief, and take their chances with another god. In a sense they have taken “responsibility” for our own salvation.

    Mathew 27:25 And all the people yelled back, “We will take responsibility for his death—we and our children!”.

  17. “One night the Lord said to Paul in a vision, “Do not be afraid anymore, but go on speaking and do not be silent; for I am with you, and no one will attack you in order to hurt you, because I have many people in this city.” So he settled there for a year and six months, teaching them the word of God [concerning eternal salvation through faith in Christ].”
    ‭‭ACTS‬ ‭18:9-11‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    “ For we cannot be silent
    We can’t sit by
    We must take this city
    For the cause of Jesus Christ

    We are bold; We are strong
    We are ready to march on
    Through Christ
    We will take this city” – Mark Codon

  18. Acts 18:7-8
    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.

  19. 9 Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:

    God give us confidence and boldness to speak Your Word! Everyone must hear the truth so speak through us Lord!

  20. 21 As he left, however, he said, “I will come back later, God willing.” Then he set sail from Ephesus.

    We have all at some point in our lives, we have made plans without considering what God thought about it. There’s a saying “God Willing and The Creek Don’t Rise”, seems as though it came from our friend Paul. “God Willing”. We all should take a moment and consider what God truly thinks about our plans!

  21. 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.

    This man was influential in teaching people and them receiving the words that he spoke. He was receptive for the deeper revelation he received and wasn’t afraid to teach the new revelation so others would see as well.

    My daily prayer is for God to lead us to influential people – people that will be great soul winners influencing their family, friends, and neighbors adding to the church DAILY. My second prayer daily is that God would lead us to people that our financially influential so the vision could be carried out completely.

  22. 25 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.

  23. 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 has many people around us and there are more than we may realize. Some may just be away from him at the moment and need a word of encouragement to get back on track. Dont think we are alone in this metroplex or this region. He is raising up his church getting ready for his return.

  24. Acts 18
    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.

  25. 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.
    I believe that Word is for the POFW also. Do not be afraid to share this great news with anyone because God has many people in our city. People that He is trying to reach with His love and Word!

  26. 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.

    Known for his works and his relationship with the Lord

  27. iLove the Kingdom
    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 Ephesu

    Determination, it’s all about determination in doing what you Gotta do to get the job done. Thank you Jesus for helping us make it through this day at church in a day.

  28. Each Sabbath found Paul at the synagogue, trying to convince the Jews and Greeks alike.
    Acts of the Apostles 18:4 NLT

    What if… What if the spirit of Paul over took us and we zealously and tenaciously stood at the mosques, Buddhist temples, synagogues, and preached with love the strong doctrine of Jesus Christ??

  29. Working for the kingdom of God is important. If we are to win souls to Christ, we must be willing to work. Don’t allow the distractions of this world keep you from going all out in kingdom work.

  30. 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.

    Even the greatest men of God are also, just men. You might be the greatest leader of a ministry but God knows our humanity and how frail we are. Even the greatest also needs a word of encouragement when life just happens. The Lord knows when we need an uplifting and a motivation to keep going on

  31. “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

    God is with us wherever we may go. We shouldn’t be afraid to speak of the gospel of Jesus to those around us wherever we go.

  32. 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.

    The Lord is always with us, In everything we do for the Kingdom.

  33. 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.

    Women Evangelist

    To deny women in ministry is to deny the Bible itself. I grew up in a very man dominated for of Apostolic doctrine. Many things I didn’t understand but I took as law because that’s the way it was.

    Even though it seemed unfair towards women and there role in the church, I followed the “rules”. Women only cook, clean and sing.

    So wrong that I was that I’ve come to realize through scripture. If the Apostolic church I came from we’re to receive revelation about this, that great ministries would birth. Thank you God for a more perfect understanding of your word!

  34. 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.

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