Paul gets help. In Corinth, Paul meets Priscilla and Aquila who welcome him into their home to work alongside with them as they reach the people of the city. Silas and Timothy rejoin Paul and for a year and a half, these five established the Corinthian church. To me, this speaks of missionary teamwork. Getting along with your coworkers is so important. How many missionary fields have been hurt because of personnel problems? Interpersonal skills are highly valued in the workplace, how much more are they valued doing God’s work? There is a reason unity and love for one another are emphasized in the New Testament. Getting along not only creates greater ministry capability, but it also enhances the testimony of the workers. Apollos enters the picture when the missionary effort moved to Ephesus. Although he had been instructed in the way of the Lord, he only knew the baptism of John. Instead of shunning him, Priscilla and Aquila gently took him aside and taught him “the way of God more accurately”. His gifts became a huge asset to the growing church. Here again, each team member chose to get along and work together. The result: the gospel spread.
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