Focus on Your Family: Aquila & Priscilla

Acts 18:1-4
After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. 2 There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, 3 and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them. 4 Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.

 

1. They stayed together through some very difficult times.

2. They grew spiritually together.

3. They helped others grow spiritually.

Acts 18:18-19
18 Paul stayed on in Corinth for some time. Then he left the brothers and sisters and sailed for Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchreae because of a vow he had taken. 19 They arrived at Ephesus, where Paul left Priscilla and Aquila. He himself went into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews.

4. They knew the importance of church

1 Corinthians 16:19-20
19 The churches in the province of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Priscilla greet you warmly in the Lord, and so does the church that meets at their house. 20 All the brothers and sisters here send you greetings. Greet one another with a holy kiss.

5. They loved to share the gospel with others.

6. They used what they had for the glory of God

7. Aquila was not threatened by his wife’s involvement or leadership.
– Lead your home. Love your wife. Train your children.
– Not dominate but direction. Not a rank but responsibility. Not a position but privilege.