Friday, February 10, 2012

Bible Study: The Acts of the Holy Spirit - A Study of the book of Acts - Chapter 18

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Acts. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses and encourages you through this material. Stay strong. Live in the Spirit. Encourage each other. Pray. Jesus is coming…


Take a few minutes to pray and savor chapter 18 of the book of Acts. Read it with the thought in mind that this is the first display of the power of the Holy Spirit working through man – aside from Christ, that is. Imagine what the Spirit can do through you if you let Him! Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations…

18:18-28 – see 1 Corinthians 16:19; Romans 16:3-5; 2 Timothy 4:19.

18:18 – this ended Paul’s Nazirite vow. See number 6:1-21.

18:19-21 – He will return about a year later. See 19:8.

18:23 – Paul’s 3rd missionary journey.

18:25 – instructed – taught orally.

18:26 – Priscilla and Aquila weren’t intimidated by Apollos’ boldness. they shared privately what they learned from Paul in verses 2-3. They didn’t embarrass him by correcting him publicly.

Apollos was teachable.

18:27-28 – Apollos was a great evangelist.

• The book of Acts teaches us much about what the Holy Spirit is capable of doing through a mortal life. What have you learned about how He wants to work through you today? What will you do to give up a bit of control to Him?
• What attributes of God do you see in this book?
• What verse of scripture seemed to be God speaking directly to you? What is He teaching you in these verses? How does He want you to respond?

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