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Wealthy Business People

Paul and ApollosThough the Saint Luke the Evangelist's description was not completely clear, it would seem probable that Saint Apollos had no knowledge of the risen Lord until Aquila and Priscilla who were two wealthy business people informed him. He had merely been impressed with the preaching of John the Baptist who foretold the coming of one mightier than himself, the Lord Jesus Christ. Dr. Michael Green the British author and evangelist, (1930-present) told us that Priscilla and Aquila were wealthy and generous people who owned homes in a number of cities. They were prepared to have lodgers like Saint Paul and Saint Apollos and they were willing to open their home up further to the Christian community with all the inconvenience that must have sometimes involved.✞

Open Home

Roman Era HouseA household of faith church met in Priscilla and Aquila's homes in Corinth, Ephesus and Rome. Clearly they kept open house, and went to the trouble of writing commendatory letters for their visitors upon departure, putting them in touch with Christians friends elsewhere. They did not forget absent friends either, but were diligent in sending greetings. There must have been something infectious about their Christian faith and their relationship to one another which impressed visitors to their home.

Learned Way

The WaySaint Apollos learnt "the Way" from his stay in Priscilla and Aquila's home. "The Way" was an early description of the Christian path and its disciples. Jesus said in John 14.6 "I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man comes to the Father, but by me." Acts 24.14 also described the Christian church as "The Way" when Saint Paul said, "I admit that I worship the God of our ancestors as a follower of the Way, which they call a sect." "The Way" by the way, is also a description of the pilgrimage route called "the Way of St James" from France into Spain. Although Saint Apollos was already an able expositor of Scripture, we read that he learnt to show from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Messiah.✞

Priscilla Aquila
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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