Friday, August 9, 2013

another teacher

Good morning sisters and brothers,
Today's reading introduces an important, but less covered figure in the story of the early church. Paul mentions Apollos several times in his letters, so we know that his ministry was effective and widespread. It also gives us a hint how important Priscilla and Aquila were.

God bless,

 Acts 18:24-28
24 Now there came to Ephesus a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria. He was an eloquent man, well-versed in the scriptures. 25He had been instructed in the Way of the Lord; and he spoke with burning enthusiasm and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John.

26He began to speak boldly in the synagogue; but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained the Way of God to him more accurately. 27And when he wished to cross over to Achaia, the believers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. On his arrival he greatly helped those who through grace had become believers, 28for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the scriptures that the Messiah is Jesus.

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