Paul's Passing Thoughts

Acts Lesson 49

Posted in Uncategorized by Andy Young, PPT contributing editor on March 30, 2015

Acts Series

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Lesson 49 – March 31, 2015 (click here to listen)





Tonight’s Text – Acts 18:18-28

Brief review

  1. A work begins in Ephesus
    1. Paul’s vow
      1. Imperfect verb tense indicates it is on-going
      2. Clue found in verse 21
        • Desire to keep a feast
    2. Aquila and Priscilla accompany Paul
    3. Paul does not abandon the Jews
      1. He finds a synagogue
      2. Positive response
        • They want Paul to stay longer
    4. Aquila and Priscilla entrusted to finish the work.
      1. Become key figures in NT assemblies
      2. (1 Corinthians 16:19, 2 Timothy 4:19)
  2. One journey ends, another begins
    1. Arrival in Caesarea and ascent to Jerusalem
      1. Paul greets the “assembly”
        • not just the “important” ones
      2. ασπαζομαι (ah-SPAD-zoh-my) – to enfold in the arms.
    2. Arrival in Antioch signifies the end of the 2nd missionary journey.
    3. Visiting the regions of Galatia and Phrygia.
      1. Hindered by the Spirit the first time.
      2. επιστηριζω (epi-stay-RID-zo) – To establish further.
        • Compare with Acts 14:22, 15:32, and 15:41.
  3. An introduction to Apollos
    1. Important to know
      1. Jew – born in Alexandria
      2. Eloquent
        • λογιος (log-EE-os) Full of words.
      3. Mighty in the scriptures
        • δυνατος (doo-NA-tos) – Powerful. To have the ability.
      4. Instructed in the way of the Lord
        • κατηχεω (kah-tay-KEH-oh) – To sound down into the ears
      5. Knowing only John’s baptism
      6. Fervent in spirit
        • ζεω (DZEH-oh) To be hot, or boiling.
    2. Spoke boldly with the religious leaders
      1. He taught accurately.
      2. Intimate knowledge of scripture
    3. Aquila and Priscilla fill in the gaps.

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