Sunday 17 May, 2020

Acts 18:24-28

24 Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor[a] and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John. 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately. 27 When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the brothers and sisters encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. When he arrived, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed. 28 For he vigorously refuted his Jewish opponents in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Messiah.

We are called to make disciples. That’s the goal – the call – one job – that Jesus left us with.  To be disciples making disciple makers! And it can take a variety of forms and have many different stages.

I love this passage because Apollos was a mature Christian. He was teacher and preacher. But he still had holes in his understanding (verse 25). Enter Priscilla and Aquila! Also mature Christians – just a little further “down the road” with Jesus than Apollos was. There was an “Achaia” waiting for Apollos that first required the help of a “Priscilla and Aquila”. That’s discipleship!

Who is my Apollos – that I can help prepare for the next part of their journey? Who is my Priscilla and Aquila – that can speak into my life and prepare me for the task God is calling me to?

Lord please show me today – my “Apollos” and my “Priscilla and Aquila”- so I can grow as a disciple and be a disciple maker.    Amen

Written by Boudy van Noppen

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