Thank you everyone who could make it last night! We had a great time. Keep up the good work.
First in this chapter Paul speaks to the Jews in Corinth. After they reject the message he says, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am clear of my responsibility." (v. 6) He moves on to teaching the word of God to Gentiles. Paul then receives a vision from God telling him to stay in Corinth and to not be silent. Paul stay for a year and a half preaching. Have you ever felt God told you to do something? What happened?
Paul sets sail for Syria. Right before he said he cut off all his hair. This was part of the Nazarite vow which is in Numbers 6:1-21. This willingness to still do unnecessary Jewish traditions shows how Paul wanted to reach out to the Jewish community. He is doing it to create opportunities to present the Gospel. Apollos is a will learned man who knew how to debate and prove the Scriptures. He goes to Achaia and refuted the Jews in public debate. How you ever had to defend your faith? When is it appropriate to engage in a debate or to present the Gospel?
We all have different gifts given from God. What do you sense God has equipped you with to serve?
Are you willing to use that gift?