“I have many people in this city”
To show how friends in the truth can encourage and help us along the way to the Kingdom.
PAUL FINDS AQUILA AND PRISCILLA
Another city that Paul came to in his travels was Corinth. In Corinth he met a Jew named Aquila and his wife who was named Priscilla. Priscilla and Aquila loved the Bible.
PAUL WORKS WITH AQUILA AND PRISCILLA
Aquila and Priscilla earned their living by making tents Paul was a tent-maker too. He stayed with Aquila and Priscilla and they worked together, they talked about the word of God.
PAUL TEACHES FIRST IN THE SYNAGOGUE; THEN GOES NEXT DOOR
E very Sabbath day Paul would go to the synagogue in Corinth and preach the truth.But the people there did not want to listen when he told them that Jesus was the promised Savior. So Paul left the synagogue and went to the house next door. Justus,the man who lived there worshiped God and he did not mind Paul using his house.Many people from Corinth came there and heard the Gospel preached.Even the chief ruler of the synagogue, Crispus,believed and his household too and they all were baptized.
PAUL ENCOURAGED BY A VISION
Then God spoke to Paul in a vision and said” Do not be afraid,but speak. Do not keep quiet. For I am with you and no man shall hurt you for I have many people in this city”
Paul knew then what God wanted him to do. He sated there at Corinth for a year and a half and kept on teaching the Word of God among them. He was not afraid for he knew that God was working through him to save many people there.
There are two letters in the Bible which Paul later wrote to the believers at Corinth- first and second Corinthians.
WHAT PAUL THOUGHT OF AQUILA AND PRISCILLA
Paul became very fond of Aquila and Priscilla. He loved them dearly. They went with him sometimes on his journeys.
At one time they even risked their lives to save Paul’s life.He called them” my helpers in Christ Jesus’. The ecclesia often held their meetings in the home of Aquila and Priscilla.
Priscilla and Aquila were very happy together because they both loved to learn about God. They were both waiting for the Kingdom of God. So was Paul. This is why they were so happy together and such good friends . We also should only choose friends who love the things of God.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have Paul call us his helpers when he is raised from the dead again? If we learn the things of the Bible and do them, then we can be sure that he will do this.
* Paul stayed with Priscilla and Aquila at Corinth.
* They were tent makers like Paul.
* Paul preached the Gospel from the home of Justus and many believed.
* God encouraged Paul in a vision by night.
*Paul loved Aquila and Priscilla dearly.
* We should only chose friends who love the things of God.