Abraham Lincoln is said to have asked someone, “If you call the tail of a dog a leg, how many legs does a dog have? Five, of course the man replied. No, said Lincoln as he chuckled, “It still has four legs; calling the tail of a dog a leg doesn’t make it one.”
It’s not enough to be called a Christian; you must actually be a Christian. There’s no such thing as a non-practicing Christian. You need more than a name, a name is not enough.
(Jam. 1:14) Some have said Apollos was Christian, no doubt because he was a gifted man, a greater communicator, mighty in the Scriptures, a scholar of the Old Testament Scriptures fervent in Spirit.
Preaching Accurately – v.18-24
Husband and Wife: (Priscilla and Aquila)
Traveling companions of Paul
Established a church in their house – I Cor. 16:19
Cutting his hair indicated a conclusion of his vow – Acts 21:23-26
Paul became all things to all men – I Cor. 9:20,21
Apollos – Who is he? v.24
An eloquent man
A through knowledge of the Old Testament Scriptures
Instructed in the way of the Lord
He spoke with fervor
He taught accurately the things concerning Jesus – v.25
He spoke boldly
Was Apollos a Christian?
Preaching More Accurately – v.25-28
The responsibility of Preachers – II Tim. 2:15
Priscilla and Aquila’s role in teaching:
The were tactful –v.26 cf. Phile. 1:7-9
They had a true spiritual maturity
Apollos was only acquainted with the baptism of John – v.25
The story of Hugh Latimer (1490-1555)
Apollos had not known the significance of Christ’s death and Resurrection, or the coming of the Holy Spirit.
Apollos later learned these new redemptive truths – I Cor. 3:4-9
There are many different kinds of people needed in the Lord’s work of the gospel - II Cor. 3:9
There is a lack of workers in God’s field. Therefore we need to pray earnestly that the Lord will send more workers to our church. Matt. 9:37,38
Pastor Nick Iamaio Reformed Presbyterian Church
207 South First Street, Fulton, NY 13069
Web Site fultonrpc.org