We learn about the ministry of Apollos in the book of Acts.
Paul goes on to reference Apollos in his first letter to the church at Corinth.
Apollos returns to us a final time in the book of Titus.
Yet, many of us have never heard Apollos preached in today’s churches, despite Apollos being on par with Paul in the early expansion of the Christian movement.
Here are 3 Apollos Principles We Can Apply to Our Christian Walk Today.
Apollos Principle No. 1:
Apollos learned the scriptures in detail.
Acts 18:24 tells us:
“Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, competent in the Scriptures.”
Apollos was an educated Alexandrian. Alexandria had a library with over 500,000 scrolls. Apollos knew his stuff.
Apollos Principle No. 2:
Apollos didn’t hesitate to share what he knew of God.
Acts 18:26 tells us:
“He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately.”
Here’s the important part. Apollos was teachable. He wanted to know more about the person of Jesus.
Apollos Principle No. 3:
Apollos did what he could to spread the message of Christ.
Acts 18:27 tells us:
“And when he wished to cross to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived, he greatly helped those who through grace had believed.”
Apollos’ help was immediate and useful. He used the skills God had given him in the way that best suited the occasion.
Paul goes on to say in 1 Corinthians 3:6:
“I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.”
Perhaps, if Apollos had been the letter writer we have in Paul, his words might have become part of today’s Bible. Who knows? What we do know is that Apollos lived his life by principles we can respect and emulate.
Let’s be like Apollos. Let’s do what we can to further the kingdom of God.
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