Study Guide

Acts of the Apostles Chapter 18

Chapter 18

Paul In Corinth

  • Paul leaves Athens, heads over to Corinth, and meets a Jewish couple named Aquila and Priscilla who have just been kicked out of Rome.
  • The couple happens to be tentmakers (like Paul), so the three of them work together making tents and enjoying the sights in Corinth.
  • Every time the Sabbath rolls around, Paul heads over to the synagogue to start telling everyone about Jesus. The guy does not stop.
  • In the meantime, Silas and Timothy meet up with him from Macedonia.
  • Paul isn't making any headway with the Corinthian Jews, so he decides to go talk to the Gentiles in town.
  • Paul has better luck among the Gentiles and manages to convert lots of people.
  • One night, God speaks to Paul in a vision and tells him not to worry. Corinth is a safe place for him because there are lots of sympathetic Christians hanging around.
  • God is right. Corinth is so safe that Paul stays there for a year and a half.
  • Later, some of the Jews drag Paul off to the Roman governor, Gallio.
  • But Gallio doesn't think much of their concerns. He basically tells them to figure it out themselves because the Christians aren't breaking any Roman laws.

Priscilla And Aquila Take The Reins For A Second

  • Finally, Paul leaves Corinth and heads for Ephesus with Priscilla and Aquila.
  • He leaves the couple in Ephesus, and travels on to various places.
  • In Ephesus, Priscilla and Aquila run into a Jewish-Christian guy named Apollos.
  • Apollos is really into Jesus and speaks pretty well, but a couple things he says about baptism aren't exactly right. So Priscilla and Aquila pull him aside and explain where he's going wrong. Problem solved.
  • The newly-schooled Apollos heads to Corinth to help out there. Way to pitch in, Apollos.

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