Acts 18:1-28

by Andrew Hillard

We’ve all been there. We know what God is calling us to do and what He is calling us to say, but we’ve got some questions. What if I say the wrong thing? What if I don’t have the answers to their questions? In the midst of this extended section following the missionary work of Paul, Luke introduces us to a Jewish man named Apollos. He’s described as “an eloquent man, competent in the Scriptures” (Acts 18:24). He had learned about Jesus and was eager to share the good news with others.

We might be tempted to think that if we had the resumè of Apollos, that if we were “competent in the Scriptures,” then we wouldn’t question what God calls us to do, but despite what his impressive credentials might suggest, Apollos didn’t have all the answers. His teaching revealed that his understanding had some gaps, but Priscilla and Aquila saw his gifting and his passion for the gospel, so they pulled him aside to explain God’s way more accurately. God hasn’t called us to have it all figured out. He’s called us to be faithful with what He’s given us right now, to share the good news we have with others, to instruct and encourage and sharpen one another, and then go share the good news again. God knows what we know, and much better than we do, He knows what we don’t know. So when He calls us, the best question for us to ask is, “Where?”

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