Bible Reading: Acts 18: 1-5
Memory Verse: Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others… 1 Peter 4:10
Do you ever make tents in your living room? As kids, we built tent forts and tunnels from cushions and blankets. We didn’t need toys because we built our own.
In Bible times, many more people lived in tent homes or used them for traveling. The tents were larger with multiple rooms. We read that some of these tents were made from black goat hair, much heavier than the tents we camp with.
When Paul went to Corinth, he met a couple who made tents for a living. Aquila and Priscilla, Christian Jews, lived in Corinth because Jews had been kicked out of Rome. Paul had been trained to make tents and began to work with them. This began a great friendship.
Priscilla and Aquilla were strong believers. They worked together in tentmaking, and in sharing about Jesus wherever they lived. They joined Paul when he sailed to Ephesus on a missionary journey. They stayed there to help the new believers.
Once they heard a great preacher named Apollos who loved God but didn’t understand exactly who Jesus was. They didn’t argue with him, but brought him to their house and taught him about who Jesus was. Apollos became a great missionary in the church because of their help.
What about You?
Priscilla and Aquila had special gifts and talents that they used to tell people about Jesus. What kind of gifts and talents do you have?
Who encourages you to know Jesus better?
Heavenly Father, thank you for the gifts you’ve given me. Help me to use those gifts to show people the way to you. In Jesus name, Amen.