Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Bible Study Notes in Acts- Chapter 18

Acts 18

-Paul arrives now in Corinth and receives the vision of the Lord in the night to stay at that point speaking out unafraid and boldly in the Name of Jesus Christ. Further, he is told that no one will attack him in order to harm him for God has many people for Himself in that city (Acts 18:9-10).

-The leaders of the synagogue and many Gentiles in Corinth come to believe in Christ (Acts 18:1,4-11). *Application* God always fulfills His word; His promises are magnificent, great, and sure (2 Peter 1:4). Trust in what He reveals no matter how hard the situation may appear.

-During Gallio’s proconsul a disturbance is brought before the judgment seat but is dismissed. Sosthenes, the new leader of the synagogue post Crispus’ conversion to Christianity, is beaten but Paul stayed out with the brethren’s protective efforts. He stays many more days and meets  the believers, Priscilla and Aquila, there doing tent making together for provision (Acts 18:2-3,12-18a).

-Paul departs Corinth finally going to Cenchrea and Ephesus, Caesarea, Jerusalem, and back to Antioch (Acts 18:18b-22).

-After spending some time there back at the home bases, he ventures out on a third missionary journey starting by land through Galatia and Phrygia. In Ephesus, Apollos the Jewish Alexandrian who was an eloquent speaker and knew Jesus from John the Baptist’s testimony and studying the Scriptures is introduced. He was taught Christ’s completed work through Priscilla and Aquila. He had great power and giftedness as the Lord was upon him to refute the Jews in public (Acts 18:23-28). *Application* God gifts certain people for His mighty purposes. Sometimes these need growth and understanding. Who knows, you may influence the next great Christian leader of the future generation by your simple acts of Christian obedience. Think about that for a bit.

Verses to Memorize: Acts 18:9-10

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