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Acts 18: 18 At the end of 18 months, Paul said good-bye to the believers in Corinth. He wanted to travel to the east and south to Syria by ship; so, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila, he went to the nearby port city of Cenchrea, where he fulfilled a vow he had made by cutting his hair. 19 The three of them sailed east to Ephesus where Paul would leave Priscilla and Aquila.[1]

Priscilla and Aquila were Jewish exiles, who like Paul, were tentmakers. When Paul arrived in Corinth, he lived and worked with them. As they were making tents, they most likely had many discussions and they would have learned the Gospel from Paul.

This couple is a model of Christian teamwork, especially in a marriage. They had an eye on eternity and invested in people. They first sought to build up Christ’s church. Their home seemed to be open to others as they were available for conversation and teaching. They were also willing to move around for the sake of the Gospel. They had been forced out of Rome by a degree of Caesar but now were moving to Ephesus.

This couple was radically committed to ministry and every where they went, lives were touched. They would have a great impact on Paul, Timothy, and Apollos. Their actions had ripple effects. While in Ephesus, they would teach Apollos, who in turn, would go and pastor in Corinth.

Two horses pulling together can pull the equivalent of three horses separately. I believe this is also true in working as a team under Jesus to spread the Gospel. How much ministry takes place in your marriage? Maybe you never considered that your marriage could be part of a ministry, but Priscilla and Aquila can give you a model.

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[1] The Voice Bible Copyright © 2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc. The Voice™ translation © 2012 Ecclesia Bible Society 

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