Aquila, Priscilla and Appollos

 

Aquila and his wife Priscilla were experienced travelers.  The couple had been converted to Christ while residing in Rome; however, when persecution broke out they left the capital and traveled to Corinth in Greece.  Corinth was a cosmopolitan city, a major shipping center and stop for travelers in the Mediterranean Sea.  While at Corinth they met Paul and found a connection not only in Christ, but also in their trade as tentmakers.  They then joined Paul in his missionary efforts of proclaiming the Gospel.  Later, they traveled with Paul to Ephesus in Asia Minor (Turkey).  There they established a home that served as a hospitality center for new converts to Christ.

Apollos was one of their many Jewish students in the faith.  He eloquently and fervently spoke and taught “the things concerning Jesus.”  He also became a traveling missionary gong from Corinth to the province of Achaia.

You are able to read about their activity in Acts 8.

Prayer: Triune God whose very name is holy, teach us to be faithful hearers and learners of Your Word, fervent in the Spirit as Apollos was that we may teach it correctly that we might follow the example of Aquilla and Priscilla for the good of the Church you established here and entrusted into our humble care; for you, O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, live and reign, one God, now and forever.

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