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Acts 18 - AMP

2 There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, recently arrived from Italy with Priscilla his wife, due to the fact that Claudius had issued an edict that all the Jews were to leave Rome. And went to see them, 3 And because he was of the same occupation, he stayed with them; and they worked , for they were tentmakers by trade. 4 But he discoursed and argued in the synagogue every Sabbath and won over Jews and Greeks. 5 By the time Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul was completely engrossed with preaching, earnestly arguing and testifying to the Jews that Jesus the Christ. 6 But since they kept opposing and abusing and reviling him, he shook out his clothing and said to them, Your blood be upon your heads! I am innocent . From now on I will go to the Gentiles (the heathen). 7 He then left there and went to the house of a man named Titus Justus, who worshiped God and whose house was next door to the synagogue. 8 But Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed , together with his entire household; and many of the Corinthians who listened believed and were baptized. 9 And one night the Lord said to Paul in a vision, Have no fear, but speak and do not keep silent; 10 For I am with you, and no man shall assault you to harm you, for I have many people in this city. 11 So he settled down among them for a year and six months, teaching the Word of God . 12 But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia (most of Greece), the Jews unitedly made an attack upon Paul and brought him before the judge's seat, 13 Declaring, This fellow is advising and inducing and inciting people to worship God in violation of the The Jews were claiming that Paul was advocating a religion not recognized by Roman law as Judaism was.Law . 14 But when Paul was about to open his mouth to reply, Gallio said to the Jews, If it were a matter of some misdemeanor or villainy, O Jews, I should have cause to bear with you and listen; 15 But since it is merely a question about words and names and your own law, see to it yourselves; I decline to be a judge of such matters and I have no intention of trying such cases. 16 And he drove them away from the judgment seat. 17 Then they all seized Sosthenes, the leader of the synagogue, and beat him right in front of the judgment seat. But Gallio paid no attention to any of this. 18 Afterward Paul remained many days longer, and then told the brethren farewell and sailed for Syria; and he was accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. At Cenchreae he cut his hair, for he had made a vow. 19 Then they arrived in Ephesus, and left the others there; but he himself entered the synagogue and discoursed and argued with the Jews. 20 When they asked him to remain for a longer time, he would not consent; 21 But when he was leaving them he said, I will return to you if God is willing, and he set sail from Ephesus. 22 When he landed at Caesarea, he went up and saluted the church , and then went down to Antioch. 23 After staying there some time, he left and went from place to place in an orderly journey through the territory of Galatia and Phrygia, establishing the disciples and imparting new strength to them. 24 Meanwhile, there was a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, who came to Ephesus. He was a cultured and eloquent man, well versed and mighty in the Scriptures. 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and burning with spiritual zeal, he spoke and taught diligently and accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he was acquainted only with the baptism of John. 26 He began to speak freely (fearlessly and boldly) in the synagogue; but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him with them and expounded to him the way of God more definitely and accurately. 27 And when wished to cross to Achaia (most of Greece), the brethren wrote to the disciples there, urging and encouraging them to accept and welcome him heartily. When he arrived, he proved a great help to those who through grace (God's unmerited favor and mercy) had believed (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Christ as Lord and Savior). 28 For with great power he refuted the Jews in public , showing and proving by the Scriptures that Jesus is the Christ (the Messiah).

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Mark A. Barber avatar
Apollos the Eloquent
Shared by: Mark A. Barber on Feb, 2017
Summary: Being eloquent isn't as important as who you are eloquent for.
Scripture: Acts 18:24-28
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 39
Beverly Holstein avatar
Shared by: Beverly Holstein on Jan, 2017
Summary: Paul was able to keep pressing because he knew how to shake it off!
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Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 66
Craig Condon avatar
Our Gifts from God
Shared by: Craig Condon on Sep, 2016
Summary: Each and every one of us is a gift from God. In addition, God has given each of us different gifts. He wants us to use these gifts to do his work in our world. With these gifts we can do mighty things.
Scripture: Acts 18:12-28
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 72
David Owens avatar
Closed Doors and Open Hearts
Shared by: David Owens on Jul, 2016
Summary: This sermon is a brief survey of Paul's Second Missionary Journey. I try to draw lessons from Paul's experiences that can apply to our journey with God.
W Pat Cunningham avatar
The Need for Contemplation
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Apr, 2016
Summary: Our mission to others must be underlaid with a foundation of personal devotion to Jesus Christ.
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
The Corinthian's Conversion
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Feb, 2016
Summary: To establish that the Corinthian’s conversion was consistent with the “pattern of conversions” outlined in the Book of Acts. Their conversion experience included hearing the gospel, believing it and being baptized.
Mark Schaeufele avatar
Knowing When To Move On
Shared by: Mark Schaeufele on Jan, 2016
Summary: One thing we should remember in ministry is that God is in control.
Series: AD
Scripture: Acts 18:1-17
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,619
James Lee avatar
Great Families Build Great Churches
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2015
Summary: I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.
James Lee avatar
“Lord I can’t do this anymore”
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2015
Summary: I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.
John Gaston avatar
Priscilla & Aquila: Partners in Ministry
Shared by: John Gaston on Dec, 2015
Summary: Priscilla & Aquila were simple, unknown Christians who came to know Christ, sought revival, and discipled others in the faith. Priscilla is a key example of women included in ministry.
David Ward avatar
Stay Awhile
Shared by: David Ward on Oct, 2015
Summary: From Paul's experience in Corinth, we find 3 keys to persevering through discouragement.
Scripture: Acts 18:1-17
Denomination: *other
Views: 277
Paul Basehore avatar
What do calls look like?
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Aug, 2015
Summary: Your professional calling is how you make a living for yourself; your spiritual calling is how you make a life for another
Series: Calling
Leon Dasrath avatar
Understanding your gifts
Shared by: Leon Dasrath on Aug, 2015
Summary: Understanding the gifts that Jesus has given us, empowers you in ministry and life
Series: Acts of God
Scripture: Acts 18:23-28
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 776
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
I Have Much People In This City
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Aug, 2015
Summary: To establish that God has people in every city - and needs our help to call them unto salvation. We are reminded not to trust in our skills in preaching - but in the power of the gospel of Christ to save.
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
The Difference That Makes The Difference
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Jul, 2015
Summary: To establish that God calls upon ministers, teachers and leaders to make a difference in their messages, in their methods and in their ministries. The difference is the substance of the message, and not the style of the presentation.
Denn Guptill avatar
The Birth of a Generous Church
Shared by: Denn Guptill on Apr, 2015
Summary: This message was preached at our 20th Anniversary and reflects on the birth of the Corinthian Church and Cornerstone
Scripture: Acts 18:1-8
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 587
Brandon Morrow avatar
The Seasons
Shared by: Brandon Morrow on Mar, 2015
Summary: This was a sermon given to an adult congregation over Acts 18:12-23 during our Traditional Worship service.
Scripture: Acts 18:12-23
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 494
Perry Greene avatar
Sharing the Load
Shared by: Perry Greene on Sep, 2014
Summary: Recently we had an incident in worship that inadvertently evoked some strained relations within the congregation. This lesson deals with HOW to treat one another in such instances.
Daniel Habben avatar
When Silence Is NOT Golden
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Aug, 2014
Summary: Jesus urges Paul to keep preaching in Corinth. Likewise Jesus wants us to keep telling others about him.
Scripture: Acts 18:1-11
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 597
Michael McCartney avatar
Priscila and Aquila
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Jul, 2014
Summary: The ultimate judge of a person’s character is their ability to exceed expectations with little recognition from others or when praise is not given. The Bible is filled with unsung heroes of the faith whose names may be obscure to us but to God they are His heroes of the faith.
GUY GLASS avatar
Shared by: GUY GLASS on Mar, 2014
Scripture: Acts 18:1-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 865
GUY GLASS avatar
Shared by: GUY GLASS on Mar, 2014
Scripture: Acts 18:18-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,131
David Taylor avatar
The Gospel Message and Motivation
Shared by: David Taylor on Mar, 2014
Summary: Open Doors The Gospel Message and Motivation
Series: Open Doors
Scripture: Acts 18:5-11
Views: 270
James Barnes avatar
Impacting Our Town For Christ!
Shared by: James Barnes on Feb, 2014
Summary: This is a sermon encouraging us to impact our town for Christ because we see how Paul impacted the city of Ephesus with the Gospel.
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Scripture: Acts 18:8-41
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,795
Michael McCartney avatar
Press in like Priscilla
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Nov, 2013
Summary: To press into the spiritual realm means we strive to be mature in Christ and in how we view things in life. It means we are in tune with God and His agenda for our lives and for the Kingdom of Heaven. It means we push through the tough times of life and in our faith and we don’t quit.
Jason Smith avatar
I Will Be With You
Shared by: Jason Smith on Sep, 2013
Summary: No matter how equipped we may feel or how much courage we lack, it is always a helpful reminder to know that God promises to be with His people.
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Scripture: Acts 18:9-10
Views: 2,904
Christian Cheong avatar
Acts 18 - Stand Firm
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Aug, 2013
Summary: Believe that your labour is never in vain. Ministry is an investment. Sow and expect to reap a harvest. Believe you are never left alone. Discouragement cannot defeat you unless you allow it.
Scripture: Acts 18:1-11
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,007
William R. Nabaza avatar
Crispus, synagogue leader
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2013
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Does your work or profession hinder you to accomplish greater things for GOD? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that profession is nothing if it will not acknowledge GOD first. IV. TEXT: Acts 18:8
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Scripture: Acts 18:8
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 636
Sherm Nichols avatar
I Can’t Understand The Bible!
Shared by: Sherm Nichols on Jan, 2013
Summary: God gave us a word that’s understandable and useable by just regular people!
Scripture: Acts 18:31
Views: 1,374
allan kircher avatar
Peace in a fearful time
Shared by: allan kircher on Nov, 2011
Summary: We use the word AWESOME to describe ice cream cones while at the same time we sing it over and over again in praise choruses with the attitude of cheer leaders in a pep rally.
Series: Acts
Scripture: Acts 18:9-22:30
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,426