From Pastor Perry

01/06/2014 Acts 18:1-4

Acts 18:1–4 (ESV)
Paul in Corinth
18 After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. 2 And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. And he went to see them, 3 and because he was of the same trade he stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade. 4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and tried to persuade Jews and Greeks.

Today’s is short, but with an interesting side note.  The main point I wanted to hit on is that we see today that Paul was a tentmaker by trade.  The Lutheran Study Bible states: “Tent making” or “leather making.” This could refer to material for tents or canvas for sails. Paul probably learned his trade as a youth; Pharisees regularly had an occupation, and Paul often worked to provide for himself.  Maybe this is useless information, but I think it is interesting.   Paul was not lazy, but a worker whether making tents or sharing the gospel.

I pray: O Lord, I don’t know why you give us in information about Paul being a tentmaker, but I thank you for it because it makes Paul real.  If he were not in the ministry, he did have a trade.  It is important for us to have skills, trades, and hobbies.  Paul was not lazy, but a worker whether making tents or sharing the gospel.  Help us to use our occupations, trades, hobbies, education,... to further the Gospel of the Lord.  Amen.

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09.10 | 11:35

I really love v.13 in this passage. It is both encouraging and comforting.

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