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Acts 18 Part 2–Living the Great Commission

Paul stayed in Corinth for a year and a half.  It was a time of growth for the church.  It was not without trial.  Paul was arrested and brought before authorities but as God promised He was protected.  He did not even have to say a word.  Then it became time to go, and Paul took Aquilla and Pricilla with Him.  They ministered together and then He left them at Ephesus.  He went back to Antioch and other churches to build the faith and the churches. 

Paul was always a man on mission.  It never mattered where he was, that place was where he was called to minister. It is the same with us.  Sometimes God calls us to minister in a certain place, and other times he simply says as you are going make disciples.  The Great Commission prompts us to always be ready to make a difference. Jesus’ parting charge was, “All authority has been given to me, now go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Teaching them all that I have commanded you and know that I am with you always, even until the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20

That is what Paul was doing, and that is what we are also called to do.  Whether in one spot or across the globe, we must be ready to give an account of what we believe and ready to do our part to make disciples.

God Bless You

11 And he stayed a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

12 But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews[b] made a united attack on Paul and brought him before the tribunal, 13 saying, “This man is persuading people to worship God contrary to the law.” 14 But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, “If it were a matter of wrongdoing or vicious crime, O Jews, I would have reason to accept your complaint. 15 But since it is a matter of questions about words and names and your own law, see to it yourselves. I refuse to be a judge of these things.” 16 And he drove them from the tribunal. 17 And they all seized Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him in front of the tribunal. But Gallio paid no attention to any of this.

Paul Returns to Antioch

18 After this, Paul stayed many days longer and then took leave of the brothers[c] and set sail for Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila. At Cenchreae he had cut his hair, for he was under a vow. 19 And they came to Ephesus, and he left them there, but he himself went into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews. 20 When they asked him to stay for a longer period, he declined. 21 But on taking leave of them he said, “I will return to you if God wills,” and he set sail from Ephesus.

22 When he had landed at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church, and then went down to Antioch. 23 After spending some time there, he departed and went from one place to the next through the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.


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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