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Acts 18 Part 1–Time to Settle In

Paul and the gang had moved from city to city.  He preached to the Jewish people first and then to the gentiles.  The experience saw many saved, but Paul had been pushed out of each community.  Then as Paul reached Corinth, He met up with Aquilla and Pricilla.  the team were tent makers and lovers of God.  They worked together and began to make a difference in Corinth.  Paul had received continued resistance by the Jewish leaders and was ready to make his exit.  But God had a different plan.  It was God’s plan that Paul stops and build the church in Corinth.  He wanted Paul to build a church to act as a hinge post.

Paul stayed in Corinth for 18 months.  In that time, He helped to build a thriving and exciting church.  In Paul’s letters to the Corinthians, it is apparent that he loved the church and saw them as His spiritual kids.  He gave them great teaching on living a life worthy of the Gospel.  We learn of Love, stewardship, gifting, and being new creations in the Lord.  We learn that we must not follow men, but God.  We frown on division and praise ambassadorship.  Paul’s work in Corinth was a great time of development for him, the team, and the church.  I am so glad that God had Paul settle down.

God Bless You

After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them. Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.

When Silas and Timothy came from Macedonia, Paul devoted himself exclusively to preaching, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Messiah. But when they opposed Paul and became abusive, he shook out his clothes in protest and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”

Then Paul left the synagogue and went next door to the house of Titius Justus, a worshiper of God. Crispus, the synagogue leader, and his entire household believed in the Lord; and many of the Corinthians who heard Paul believed and were baptized.

One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. 10 For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.” 11 So Paul stayed in Corinth for a year and a half, teaching them the word of God.


This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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