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The Acts of the Apostles
Chapter 18

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Glad you could return for more Daily Bread Bible Study of The Acts of the Apostles. We've been getting acquainted with the soul of Paul in our studies lately, and we've come to find that he's really quite the character, and definitely an important part of the roots of the Christian church. Let's go see what happened to him next as he traveled through Macedonia (Greece). He also had a very close relationship with the Holy Spirit.

When Paul left Athens, he went to Corinth, (still in Greece, but in a region called Achaia) and he met a Jewish man named Aquila, who was born in Pontus (now northern Turkey), and had recently come to Corinth from Italy, with his wife Priscilla, (because Caesar had commanded that all Jewish people leave Rome). Paul was a tent-maker by trade, and he stayed with Aquila and Priscilla because they had the same occupation, so they worked together.

Every Sabbath, Paul went to the synagogue and shared the word of God, persuading the Jewish people and the Greeks. When Silas and Timotheus arrived from Macedonia, Paul was touched in the spirit, an testified to the Jewish people that Jesus is the Christ. They spoke against Paul and blasphemed, so he shook his clothes and said to them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean; from now on I will go to the Gentiles.

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Paul left there and went into a man's house, named Justus, who worshipped God and whose family was frequently at the synagogue. The chief ruler of the synagogue, named Crispus, believed in the Lord, with all his family, and many of the Corinthians who heard, believed and were baptized.

Acts 18:9-10

9 Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:
10 For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.

And Paul did just that. (When you stop and think about it, even with devotion as deep as Paul's, having been stoned close to death, probably makes one just a tiny bit hesitant at times to go out and convince people such as the Jewish people who were so set in their ways and pride prevented them from hearing.) Paul adhered to the be not afraid Bible verse message.

Paul stayed in Corinth for 1½ years, teaching the Word of God to them. Then when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jewish people there, united and rebelled against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat, saying, this fellow persuades men to worship God contrary to the law. When Paul was about to speak, Gallio said to the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness, O you Jews, it would make sense for me to bear with you: But if it's an argument of words and names, and of your law, you take care of it; I'll be no judge of such matters. And he drove them out of the court.

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Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat, and Gallio paid no attention. (There's that protection that Jesus told Paul of in the vision.) After that, Paul stayed there for a good while still, and then left the brethren and sailed from there into Syria, and he took Aquila and Priscilla with him. He shaved his head in Cenchrea, because he made a vow (see Daily Bread, Numbers, The Vow of the Nazarite).

When he came to Ephesus, he went alone into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jewish people. Here's an emotion of Paul's that we can all identify with. You know when there's something that you know for a fact, and even though you prove it, people still won't believe you? That's what Paul was probably feeling with the Jewish people. And even though in Corinth he shook his clothes and said he'd go to the Gentiles from now on, he just couldn't just give up on all the Jewish people. That's because his love for the Lord was bigger than his pride. How very admirable.

They wanted Paul to stay there longer, but he wouldn't agree to it, but bid them farewell, saying, I must go to Jerusalem for Pentecost, but I'll come back to visit you again, if God will.

He sailed from Ephesus, and when he landed at Caesarea, and had gone up and greeted the church, then he went to Antioch. That completes Paul's second journey, which was from the years 49-52 A.D. After he had spent some time there (about a year), Paul began his third journey and went all over the country of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples in the Churches that he had started.

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Now, back in Ephesus there was a certain Jewish man who came there, named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and educated in the scriptures. This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being zealous in the spirit, he spoke and taught diligently the things of the Lord, but understanding only the baptism of John. He started to speak enthusiastically in the synagogue: and when Aquila and Priscilla heard, they took him and explained to him the way of God more perfectly.

And when he was prepared to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, urging the disciples there to welcome him. When he arrived, he greatly helped those who had believed through Grace. And he strongly refuted the Jewish people publicly, showing by the scriptures (Old Testament) that Jesus was Christ. (Tell Me the Story of Jesus)

As you study through the Book of Acts, you kinda get a feeling for what kind of people live in each place that Luke talks about. Later in the New Testament, Paul writes letters to different places that he visited, to further encourage, strengthen and admonish the people.

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Remember, the times were ancient and people didn't readily have copies of the Gospels to study with and strengthen them as we do today, and you can sense their appreciation of Paul's presence because he had such spirit and vitality in bringing the Word of the Lord to the people.

Come on back again, and join as we continue along with Paul on his third journey to gain the Gentiles for Christ, right here at Daily Bread.

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There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.

How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare