Paul's Passing Thoughts

Acts Lesson 48

Posted in Uncategorized by Andy Young, PPT contributing editor on March 24, 2015

Acts Series

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Lesson 48 – March 24, 2015 (click here to listen)





Tonight’s Text – Acts 18:1-17

Brief review

  1. Paul arrives at Corinth
    1. Historical and geographical context
    2. Aquila and Priscilla
      1. Similar skills
      2. Helped with tentmaking.
      3. Jews
    3. “Reasoning” in the synagogue
      • πειθω – “peitho” – to convince by argument
      • (Hebrews 13:17)
  2. Silas and Timothy join Paul
    1. “Pressed in the spirit”
      1. συνεχω “soon-echo” – moved with the press of a crowd
      2. Ministry to Jews expands
    2. Jews’ response to Paul
      1. They opposed themselves
        • αντιτασσομαι (anti-tass-oh-my) – acting riotous
      2. They blasphemed – spoke evil of Paul
    3. Paul’s emphatic response
      1. Shaking his clothes
        • symbolic display of shaking off uncleanness
        • More intense than just shaking off shoes
      2. Provoking the Jews to jealousy
  3. The synagogue next door
    1. Paul comes to stay with Justus
    2. Crispus becomes a believer
      1. Leader of the synagogue
      2. His whole “house”
  4. The Lord encourages Paul
    1. Grammatical analysis
      1. Keep up the good work
      2. I got your back
    2. The practical outworking
      1. Gallio’s keen judgment
      2. Corinthian’s retaliation against the Jews

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