Acts 18:27-28.. 27 And when he [Apollos] wanted to go across to Achaia [Corinth], the brethren encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him; and when he had arrived, he greatly helped those who had believed through grace, 28 for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, demonstrating by the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.
Apollos already had a knowledge of the Old Testament, but was further trained in Ephesus by Priscilla and Aquila in 51 AD as described in 2 Timothy 2:2 “The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” He wanted to go to the church in Corinth so he could minister there so the disciples encouraged him and provided letters of introduction for him.
In Corinth he was big help to those who had believed by grace. His knowledge of the scriptures allowed him to demonstrate from the Old Testament that Jesus was the promised Messiah. Apollos effectiveness was recognized by Paul’s mention of him frequently [1 Corinthians 1:12; 3:4,5,22; 4:6; 16:12; Titus 3:13] The multiplication of disciple making is demonstrated by Barnabas discipling Paul, who discipled Priscilla and Acquila, who discipled Apollos. For disciples of Barnabas click here.
All disciples have been discipled to some degree, but I would encourage everyone to further their training so they can be effective as Apollos. If no one dropped the baton of discipling the city of Jacksonville, Florida and the USA could be turned around in 16 years. See multiplication table by clicking here.
Will you drop the baton or pass the baton of the gospel of Jesus?
Henry Luke 2/1/2018
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