Acts 18 Paul Ends Second Journey, Begins a Third

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.

  • Paul
  • Preaching the gospel in Corinth

  • Aquila and Priscilla
  • Tentmakers from Rome

  • Silas and Timothy
  • Come from Macedonia

  • Justus
  • Lived next door to synagogue

  • Crispus
  • Ruler of synagogue

  • Apollos
  • Alexandrian at Ephesus

  • Corinth
  • In Achaia, Greece

  • Ephesus
  • Paul on return trip to Antioch left Aquila and Priscilla there

  • Galatia, Phrygia and Ephesus
  • Judea
  • 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.