24 July 2022 (am) – Acts 18:18-28
|Andy Bruins preaching from Acts on Sunday 24th July 2022.|
Paul leaves Corinth, where he has spent a considerable amount of time, and now makes a return journey to Antioch (stopping quite briefly at Ephesus and Jerusalem) from where, he takes a short trip to strengthen the churches that were planted on his previous trips.
Meanwhile, the spotlight turns to Ephesus, where an Alexandrian Jew names Apollos turns up, is discipled by Aquila and Priscilla and put to fruitful work back in Corinth. – This reminds the reader that Jesus is building the Church through the activity of the “body”, not just a few select individuals.
Q Why is every member of the church important?
Q Read v18. What do we know about Aquila and Priscilla so far? What role have they played together in the advancement of God’s Kingdom? How might they challenge and set an example to Christian couples today?
Q Read v24-26. What do we know about Apollos? How was what he taught incomplete?
Q What was “the baptism of John” all about? How was it lacking? What does this teach us about how we need to be properly equipped for Christian service?
Q What stops us being teachable, like Apollos?