(1-17) Paul in Corinth
Paul did get slightly perturbed that the Jews refused to believe in Jesus the Christ, but he didn’t let their unbelief discourage him from witnessing to other groups of people – namely, the Gentiles. Even though there were many people who sought to kill him, God assured Paul that He was with him. He told him not to be afraid, but to go on speaking the Gospel and not be silent. When God gives us something to do, we do not need to be afraid of doing it. God will be with us and give us the strength to accomplish the plans and the purposes He has for our lives.
(24-28) Apollos Speaks Boldly in Ephesus
Apollos was a Jewish believer who was passionate about spreading the Gospel; however, he only had limited knowledge about the Bible. When Priscilla and Aquila took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately, he was able to become an even better and more effective witness for Jesus the Christ. It is important for us to study and take time to learn from others the Word of God so that we will always be ready to give an accurate answer for our faith.
Favorite verse: (9) And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent.