Apollos Learns the Rest of the Story

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In today’s Bible reading, from Acts 18, we read about an eloquent man named Apollos; he was very familiar with the Scriptures and was very passionate. (Acts 18:24-25)

The problem was, Apollos didn’t know the whole story. What he knew, he knew very well. But he didn’t know what he didn’t know. So Priscilla and Aquilla took Apollos aside and taught him the rest of the story.


There are a couple of takeaways from today’s reading that I want to highlight.

Regardless of how well you know your Bible, you can always know more. A growing faith requires humility and “teachableness” so we can learn with both our heads and our hearts.

Secondly, Paul said some controversial things about the roles of women and men in the church. I won’t go into it here, but I will point out that both Priscilla and Aquilla were involved in teaching Apollos “the way of God more accurately”. And note that Dr. Luke lists Priscilla’s name before her husband’s.

Spend a few minutes thanking God for the people who have had an important role in your faith walk.