Lesson Nine

“An Effective Teacher”

Scripture Reference: Acts 18:13-18-21; 24-28; Romans 16:3-4; 1 Corinthians 16:19

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Priscilla means worthy or honorable.

Priscilla was a woman wise in many ways of life as a wife,

homemaker, hostess, teacher and friend.

ONENESS IN MARRIAGE – Priscilla was the wife of a Jewish Christian named Aquila.

They are always mentioned together in the Bible Priscilla and Aquila were partners in faithful service. They were united with the same spiritual values in life. They knew the experience of God’s saving power, and shared and taught it to others. Aquila and Priscilla worked together in harmony. They had great knowledge of the Scriptures and taught well.

ONENESS IN MINSTRY – Paul first met Aquila and Priscilla in Corinth. They learned to love Paul. They were all tentmakers. Paul stayed and worked with Aquila and Priscilla for awhile (Acts 18:3). While there, Paul preached to the Jews in the synagogue – He preached that Jesus was the Christ.  The Jews did not accept this preaching of Christ. Paul shook his garment and said, “From now on, I will preach to the Gentiles” (Matthew 10:11-15; Acts 13:44-52). Later, Paul left Corinth and sailed to Ephesus, taking Aquila and Priscilla with him. While Paul continued on his journey towards Jerusalem, Aquila and Priscilla stayed in Ephesus.

ONENESS IN MENTORING ∙ An educated Jew named Apollos came to Ephesus (Acts 18:24, 25). Although he was much learned in the Scripture and spoke with enthusiasm, he did not fully understand that Jesus was the Christ. Apollos knew only the baptism of John. After hearing Apollos speak, Priscilla and Aquila took Apollos aside and explained the Word of God to him more clearly (Acts 8:26). In a quiet humble way, they taught Apollos about salvation through the cross. They taught him about living the Christian life and they explained truth of the crucified, risen and glorified Saviour. Apollos was quick to learn the truth that Jesus was the Christ. Apollos went on his travels rejoicing because of his new friends who had shared God’s Word with him. When Apollos preached now, he could prove by the Scriptures that Jesus was Christ, the Son of God.

ONENESS IN MISSION – As husband and wife, and humble tentmakers, Aquila and Priscilla greatly enriched the ministries of Paul and Apollos. They were all workers for the Lord each doing his and her part to preach and teach the gospel to others. 1 Corinthians 16:19, speaks of Aquila and Priscilla having a church in their house. They united saints together in fellowship and worship. Paul congratulated Priscilla and Aquila for their service and courage, “who for my life laid down their own necks” (Romans 16:3,4). In some way, Aquila and Priscilla had risked their lives for the sake of Paul. Paul was very grateful for them. The churches were also thankful for Aquila and Priscilla’s faithfulness to Paul. Aquila and Priscilla served God “acceptably with reverence and godly fear” (Hebrews 12:28).

A Thought to Remember – It is important to serve God together as husband and wife. Working together in spiritual harmony will glorify the Lord and encourage others.

Lesson to Learn – Be careful of giving too much time in trivial areas and neglecting priorities. Priscilla was a wise and busy woman, but she did not neglect her responsibilities to home and her husband. Discuss the good and bad of a busy life. It is important to have your husband’s and children’s blessings upon things you do for God. You and your husband should be a team as Aquila and Priscilla. TEAM -Together Everyone Accomplishes More!