I noticed something about Apollos as I read through this today. In Acts 18:25 it says “he spoke and taught accurately the things of the Lord, though he knew only the baptism of John.” Then we read that Aquila and Priscilla heard him and explained the way of God “more accurately” to him. Apollos went from teaching “accurately” to “more accurately.” What does this mean? What he taught before meeting Aquila and Priscilla was true but it was lacking many important things; Aquila and Priscilla were able to give him a more complete view of God’s plan and purposes. So, maybe what we know of God is accurate, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t be “more accurate.”
Acts 19 records one of the biggest (maybe the biggest) revivals and moves of God seen through Paul’s ministry. Paul called it a “great and effective door” but with “many adversaries” in 1 Corinthians 16:9. In Acts 19:9-10 it says that Paul was, “reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus. And this continued for two years, so that all who dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.” How do you preach in one school for two years and cause the gospel to reach everyone in the whole region? The answer is one word: “discipleship.” Paul’s wasn’t trying to get everyone in the region to come to his “training course” at the school. He was training disciples that would take the gospel to the region and they did. Are we making disciples in our churches or just members? We are to multiply not just be added to. Think on this for a moment.
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan