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Don’s Daily Devotions

Join us as we read the scriptures and a daily devotion written by Don Crisp. We pray these messages will bless us all at this time.

Acts chapter 18 v 24-28:

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Acts chapter 18 v 24-28:

V24:  We learn of Apollos, who comes from Alexandria in Egypt, a centre of learning and philosophy, and arrives in Ephesus. He is a gifted speaker, knowing and revering the OT Scriptures. 

V25:   He has received some Christian teaching – we don’t know where, or from whom – and is ” fervent in spirit”  – eager to speak of what he knows about Jesus, but as yet there are gaps in that knowledge – ” he knew only the baptism of John” – the preaching of repentance, the pointing to Jesus, but not seemingly the fullness of the Gospel.

V26:   He boldly speaks of what he does know in the synagogue, where Priscilla and Aquila – left in Ephesus by Paul in v19 – hear him, recognise the gaps in his knowledge, talk to him privately to explain ” the way of God more accurately”. It seems this brings him to full faith in Christ, by God’s grace.

V27-28:  After this, Apollos wants to travel to Greece. The Ephesian believers encourage him, and write to those in Achaia to commend him. Again, we have evidence of contact between churches, even those far apart.  Arriving in Achaia ( Corinth  we learn from ch 19 v 1.) this gifted man is a great help to the believers there, powerfully speaking from OT Scripture to show that Jesus is the promised Messiah. So, God is building His church, not just through the Apostles but through other believers as He gifts them and uses them – it is still so today.