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Acts 18:24-26 – Priscilla and Aquila Instruct Apollos

Summary

When Apollos, an enthusiastic believer from Alexandria, comes to Ephesus, he receives instruction from Priscilla and her husband, Aquila.

Analysis

Although Apollos is eloquent, enthusiastic, and "well-versed in the Scriptures," his teachings show him to be in need of further instruction. Priscilla and Aquila teach him so that he might speak "more accurately." This passage shows Priscilla as a leader. The mention of her name before the name of her husband (also in Acts 18:18; Romans 16:3; 2 Timothy 4:19) is a way of honoring her. She and Aquila worked with Paul and carried on without him when he moved on in his journey.

Acts 18:24-26

Ministry of Apollos

24 Now there came to Ephesus a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria. He was an eloquent man, well-versed in the scriptures. 25He had been instructed in the Way of the Lord; and he spoke with burning enthusiasm and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John. 26He began to speak boldly in the synagogue; but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained the Way of God to him more accurately.

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