Apollos’ Example

Acts 18:27-28 says, “And when he [Apollos] wished to cross the 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, for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the Scriptures that the Christ was Jesus.

What can we learn from Apollos’ example?  We should also be eager to help those who by grace have believed.  They’re our brothers and sisters in Christ, part of the body, and we need one another.  We should also approach our apologetics with Scripture as our supreme authority of truth.  Apollos needed to do nothing else but to show by the Scriptures that the Christ was Jesus.  Granted, he was refuting the Jews who used the same Scriptures, but in any case, it’s the word of God that ultimately has any authority.  We are, in a way, speaking for God when we speak from His word.  And I’d rather do that than rely on my own understanding.

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