Scripture printed text: Acts 18:1-3, 18:18-26, Rom 16:3-4
Luke records Paul’s visit to Corinth and there he met a husband and wife named Aquila and Priscilla. These were Jews who left Italy by deportation of Claudius Caesar. Paul lived and worked with them as tent makers. Paul stayed in Corinth for a while, and when it was time for him to depart, he took Aquila and his wife Priscilla with him and they sailed to Syria. Paul left them in Ephesus and journey onto his next site. These two were model Christians, godly couples who were valuable assets to the apostle’s ministry.
The couple met a Jew named Apollos who was had understanding of the story of Jesus and of the Old Testament. He was eloquent, articulate and enthusiastic as he preached the truth as he knew it. However, Apollos catches their attention, as they observed him speaking. They were impressed with Apollos’s teaching and his boldness speaking the word of God. But they recognize that he lacked knowledge about the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and baptism. So Aquila and Priscilla mentored him in his knowledge about Christ and the Spirit.
The Apostle Paul mentioned serval people who helped him in his ministry work for Christ. Aquila and Priscilla were known for being fellow workers with him. They were a wealth of resources and they even risked their lives on Paul’s behalf partnering with him in ministry.
Church, let us model after people, individuals and spouses who partners in ministry work. Thank God for giving us people who love the Lord and avails themselves to work alone side of the leadership to get the word out for Christ. People who are willing to laid down their lives for the gospel sake. Let us pray and ask God to prepare our hearts for sacrificial ministry. Because people are vitally important to ministry. God’s church is not made up of brick and mortar, but made up of people who are co-dependent on one another and on Christ. Can God use you for His spiritual service? After all He died for the opportunity for us to serve.