Rev. Clint Smith
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God had many chosen vessels He used to get the Gospel out and grow His Church. God is no respecter of people; He uses available hearts. He gifts and guides His people in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Throughout our lives God sends experiences, successes, failures, and godly people to cause us to change.
Apollos was a Jew from the port city, Alexandria, Egypt. The Bible says he was a cultured man and mighty in the Old Testament Scriptures.
Apollos had been taught the Hebrew Scriptures and had been instructed in the way of the Lord Jesus. He was skilled but he remained teachable.
Apollos began a missionary journey to Ephesus. He was limited in his knowledge about Jesus. He preached about Jesus, but he only knew of the baptism of John. Apollos preached baptism of repentance. Acts 13:24,25
Apollos, like Paul, took his preaching to the synagogue. This is where he would have an audience with his Jewish brothers. He preached boldly and fearlessly among them.
Aquila and Priscilla heard Apollos preach. They used their gifts of encouragement to help Apollos make a course correction. They privately took him aside and explained the full story of the life of Jesus.
Apollos, equipped with full truth of the Gospel, traveled to Achaia with the full blessing of the Church. He was sent on mission.
Apollos was a great help to those who, through grace, had believed and had followed Jesus as Lord and Savior. He strengthened the Church of God.
Apollos powerfully refuted the Jews publicly, proving by the Scriptures that Jesus is the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
Do you know Jesus personally?
Are you teachable, moldable for discipleship?
If you were wrong, would you be willing to make a course correction to make things right?