“Jesus, A Miracle Worker”/Priscilla, Aquila and Apollos

A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus

“Priscilla, Aquila and Apollos”, Acts 18:18) 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 (Paul) in Cenchrea:  for he had a vow.  Numbers 6:18; 1Corinthians 9:20.  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.  Hebrews 6:3.  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.  1Corinthians 1:12; Titus 3:13.  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.  Romans 12:11.  26) And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue:  whom when Aguila 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 publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.  Luke 24:26; 46.

Quest Study Bible – v18, A Nazirite vow:  a self-imposed discipline for special service to God (21:24).  v25, What was the baptism of John?  A confession of sin and repentance (Matthew 3:6-11).  Apollos came from Alexandria in Egypt, where he had perhaps encountered Disciples of John carrying the message of repentance from sin.  With the limited communication of those days, Christianity did not develop uniformly from one area to the next.  A person can believe in Christ and receive the Spirit before being baptized (10:44-48).  v26, Why could Priscilla teach while other women were restricted?  Although Paul later limited the ministry of women (1Timothy 2:11-14),  Some feel he was addressing unique circumstances in Timothy’s church They say that Paul’s restrictions on women were not intended to be universal, as his esteem for Priscilla demonstrated (Romans 16:3-4). They affirm Priscilla’s ministry since she taught with her husband, Aquila, in their home.  They also recognize Paul’s enthusiasm for the vital involvement of women in the church (Romans 16:1-16). 

More to come and God Bless You.           

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