Strengthening All the Disciples

by LA UBF   10/09/2010     0 reads



JBF Acts Bible Study                                                                                Lecture 23

Strengthening All The Disciples

Acts 18:18-19:7 

Key verse 18:23 

After spending some time in Antioch, Paul set out from there and traveled from place to place throughout the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.

Look at verses 18-22. Why did Paul probably cut off his hair (cf. Numbers 6:18)? What  does this action signal about Paul’s second mission journey? Where did Paul, Priscilla and Aquila arrive? Who did Paul “reason with” in Ephesus? Even though they asked, Paul didn’t “spend more time with them”. Why did he travel on to Antioch instead of staying with them? What can we learn from Paul about conducting Jesus’ mission work?

Look at verses 23. This is the beginning of Paul’s third mission journey. What type of work was the Holy Spirit having him focus on this time? How is strengthening the disciples just as important as evangelizing new places?

Look at verses 24-28. What kind of background did Apollos have (24)? What did he know, what did he not know (25)? What did Priscilla and Aquila notice about his preaching? What did they do for him? How could this meeting have changed Apollos’ life and ministry (27-28)? 

Look at verses 1-7. Who did Paul find in Ephesus? What problem did they have? Who might have evangelized these disciples in the past (25)? What happened when Paul explained the Word of God to them more accurately and deeply? How did Paul’s strengthening change their lives?