Thursday, May 11, 2006

Proving it

Reading Acts:
Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John. He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately. When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. On arriving, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed. For he vigorously refuted the Jews in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ. - Acts 18
Loving the story of the Holy Spirit at work in the early church... it was full of struggle and challenge, but also packed with the preaching of God's word, which is matched by people rapidly becoming disciples...
Its great to see the example of Spirit-filled people like Apollos, Stephen and Philip explaining from the scriptures that Jesus is the Christ. There's an example I want to follow.

2 comments:

  1. I'm loving studying Acts in Team meetings at the mo - I took us through chs 11 & 12 this week and decided I want to be like Barnabas!

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  2. Yeah, me too... first Stephen, then Philip... then Barnabas, and then I found Apollos...

    Barnabas was such a legend the way he helped the church at Antioch... teaching them... getting Paul for them... quality. Still leaves me a bit perplexed on when he and Paul went their separate ways.

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