Disciple

Acts 18:2-3

There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them,  and because he was a tent maker as they were, he stayed and worked with them.

Acts 18:26

He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately.

Because of  Priscilla and Aquila’s love of the Lord, they invited people into their home.  When Paul was traveling he was invited to stay with them for a while.  During that time Paul taught them more about the Lord until it was time for him to move on.  Paul was discipling Priscilla and Aquila during this time.  Some time passed and a man by the name of Apollos came into town and was boldly speaking of Jesus.  “He had been instructed in the way of the Lord and spoke with great fervor” as it says in Acts 18:25.  But his knowledge was limited.  When Priscilla and Aquila heard him they invited him into their home.  They shared with him what they had learned from Paul.  Those that knew him encouraged him and wrote to the other disciples and Apollos went to a neighboring city where he spoke about Jesus strongly and with confidence.

In this story you see where Paul discipled Priscilla and Aquila, then they discipled Apollos, others discipled Apollos by encouraging him and writing a letter so others would accept him and he went on to disciple in a neighboring city.

This story teaches us much wisdom.  Do we invite others into our home?  Do we invite others into our lives? Do we share with them what we have learned about God and Jesus? Do we encourage them to live boldly for Him and tell others so they will listen?  And do we allow others to disciple us?  We may believe that we know but there is always more to learn.

Lord, Thank You for your teachings.  Thank you for placing people in my life that have taken me under their wing and shared You with me.  Thank you for giving me a heart to be open.  Help me to see those that I need to disciple. Amen!

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