The early part of chapter 18 deals with Paul’s evangelistic work in Corinth, another Greek city. In this, he works alongside Aquila and Priscilla. Silas and Timothy also came to Corinth from Macedonia. They first preached in the synagogue of the Jews but upon being blasphemed, they went to the Gentiles. Ironically, Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue believed. Paul continued at Corinth a year and six months. During that time, the persecution by Jews continued and Paul was brought before the court of Gallio, the proconsul of Achaia. Gallio drove them away. Paul returned to Antioch. As the chapter ends, Paul begins his third preaching journey going to Ephesus.
- Aquila and Priscilla
- Silas and Timothy
Preaching the gospel in Corinth
Tentmakers from Rome
Come from Macedonia
Lived next door to synagogue
Ruler of synagogue
Alexandrian at Ephesus
- Galatia, Phrygia and Ephesus
In Achaia, Greece
Paul on return trip to Antioch left Aquila and Priscilla there
Places where Paul preached on 3rd journey
There is a time to leave hostile critics and move on in the work of the Lord to others who listen.
There will also be those who are indifferent and do not wish to have anything to do with God’s people to help them.
The Gospel can be taught to honest hearts in a gentle and kind manner.