September 1st, 2019
1. Verses 1-2 refer to Paul moving to Corinth where he met up with the married couple Aquila and Priscilla who had been forced to leave Rome as Jews by government decree. A FRIEND IS DEVASTATED OVER A REQUIRED MOVE TO A NEW AREA AND QUESTIONING HOW GOD COULD BE IN THIS--NAME OTHER BIBLE CHARACTERS WHO HAD TO ENDURE SUCH THINGS, BUT IT TURNED OUT FOR THE GOOD.
2. Aquila and Priscilla and Paul were all tent-makers by trade. This is how they made their living. Still, in verse 5 it says that after Silas and Timothy arrived in Corinth "Paul began devoting himself completely to the word ...." WHAT ABOUT A CHRISTIAN WORKER'S INCOME--SHOULD THE WORKER LIVE ONLY ON WHAT A CHURCH OR SUPPORTERS GIVE, OR SUPPLEMENT WITH OTHER WORK, OR TOTALLY LIVE FROM OUTSIDE WORK? COMPARE Acts 18:3 with I Corinthians 9:3-18; II Thessalonians 3:7-9; and I Timothy 5:17-18. DEFEND YOUR POSITION WITH SCRIPTURE .
3. COMMENT on verse 6 where Paul says, "Your blood be upon your own heads! I am clean. From now on I shall go to the Gentiles"--COMPARE ACTS 13:46. WHEN MAY IT BE TIME TO CHANGE COURSE IN A MISSION OUTREACH AND WHY?.