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Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 42/260: Read Acts 18

Is it possible that you have been wrong about some spiritual matter? That you have been unintentionally misled, or perhaps not fully informed?

Consider Apollos. He was “an eloquent man and mighty in the Scriptures.” This had reference, of course, to the inspired writings of the Old Testament. Yet, he was not completely up-to-date. Jesus had come and fulfilled the Scriptures. Apollos had been taught John’s baptism, but had not yet been informed of the new covenant instituted by Christ on the cross.

Aquila and Priscilla heard him and discerned that Apollos was sincere in his belief. Sincerity, however, is not enough. So they taught him privately; they “explained to him the way of God more accurately.”

Is there someone in your life that is honest and sincere, but misinformed? Can you, with love and gentleness, explain to them the gospel more accurately?

“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).

Memory (Copy into a notebook 5-10 times)

Acts 20:28. Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.

Pray

Pray for a spirit of gentleness within you as you reach out to the sincere, yet misinformed, people in your life.

Learning from Aquila and Priscilla

Acts 18:1-4

I. Honorable

    A. In life (Acts 18:2; 1 Peter 4:1-4)
    B. In work (Acts 18:3; 1 Timothy 5:8; 2 Thessalonians 3:10-12; Proverbs 31)

II. Hospitable

    A. Opened their home to Paul (Acts 18:3)
    B. Opened their home to the church (Romans 16:5; 1 Corinthians 16:19)
    C. A commandment of God (Romans 12:13; 1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:8; 1 Timothy 5:10; 1 Peter 4:9)

III. Humble

    A. In teaching (Acts 18:24-26)
    B. “Risked their own necks” (Romans 16:3-4; Philippians 2:5-8)