Making disciples will include meeting people with whom you have things in common. Paul’s connection with Aquila and Priscilla begins a journey of the gospel that is astounding.
Just tracing it in Acts 18, you can see them going on with Paul to Ephesus where Paul leaves them. A man named Apollos needed further instruction concerning Jesus to which Aquila and Priscilla were able to do.
Apollos continues on! Can you see the effects of discipleship? Teaching is vitally important.
Another character in the story interest me. Again, Paul would not have planned to be brought before the proconsul in Corinth but it seems that somehow it resulted in a new disciple.
In verse 17, Sosthenes, the leader of the synagogue, was beaten by the mob of Jews. In 1 Cor. 1:1, he is with Paul and he calls him a brother. You just never know what the Lord is up to when you follow him. It’s an adventure for sure. And suffering is never far behind.
Look for people with whom you have commonalities. Get to know them. Sow the seed of the gospel. Turn this world upside down by teaching Jesus. May it be like the spread of a virus!
That seems to be the case at Thessalonica. They became imitators Paul and his companions and of God and they became examples of a faith to imitate: * 7 so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.
8 For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth *everywhere, so that we need not say anything. – 1 Thessalonians 1:7-8
Tuck the gospel seed away in some soil today. You will never know how it will bear fruit!
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