“Do not be afraid . . . for I have many in this city who are my people.” —Acts 18:9–10
In Acts 18, we see a tender snapshot of the family of God. Look closely. Study the faces of the believers who are named.
There’s Paul, of course. We also meet Aquila and Priscilla, tentmakers who took Paul in and later traveled with him; Silas and Timothy, wise Christian leaders (Acts 6:3, 15:22) and co-laborers with Paul; Titius Justus, a worshiper of God who lived next door to a Jewish synagogue; Crispus, a synagogue leader turned Christ-follower; and Apollos, who possessed wisdom and knowledge without training and boldly preached the gospel of Christ.
This is not to mention the many believers throughout Corinth who Christ claimed as His own—what a strange assembly of saints. Yet this is what the Church looks like.
We are married and single, white collar and blue collar. We are well trained and self-taught. We have means, and we have need. We are from every city on the globe and every background under the sun. What united believers in Corinth unites us still. We are Christ’s.
Make it Personal
What makes you different from other Christians you know? What do you have in common?