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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 v1-5:

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Acts chapter 18 v1-5:

V1:  Paul now travels on to Corinth. The church that was planted there,( and some of it’s later problems) is well known to us through the 2 NT letters he later wrote to them.

V2:  We learn of Aquila and Priscilla, Jewish Christians who have left Rome when the Emperor Claudius banished all Jews from the city. They will become valued fellow workers of Paul, warmly commended in Romans 16 v3-5 – they clearly returned to Rome at some later date, and hosted ( part of?) the church there, and greeted in 2 Timothy 4 v19, when it seems they are now in Ephesus. We do not know when or how they became believers, but clearly there has already been considerable Gospel spread – and fruit – beyond that recorded in Acts.

V3:  Paul now stays with them, and it seems they work together at a shared trade, usually translated “ tentmakers”, though some scholars argue for ” leather-workers” in a more general sense. Every adult Jew was expected to have a trade, and it seems that at times during his ministry Paul partly supported himself by his.

V4:  But always his main business is Gospel business, and he is found in the synagogue in Corinth, seeking to persuade both Jews and Gentile God-fearers there of the way the OT points to Jesus.

V5:  Silas and Timothy now join him. How did they know where he would be? Clearly there was some efficient means of communicating and sharing news between the Christians in various locations, and presumably the believers in Athens, from where he had sent for Silas and Timothy, have directed them on to Corinth. They find Paul, as ever, pointing to Jesus as the promised Messiah, the anointed Christ of God.