“When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the brothers and sisters encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. When he arrived, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed. For he vigorously refuted his Jewish opponents in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Messiah.” (Acts 18:27–28 NIV11)
- Learned man
“explained” – ektitheœmi – to place outside, put forth; to expose an infant; to set forth, declare, explain,
“adequately” – akriboœs – accurately, diligently, circumspectly, strictly; precisely, distinctly,
- thorough knowledge of the Scriptures
- He had been instructed in the way of the Lord
- taught about Jesus accurately
“knowledge puffs up while love builds up.” (1 Corinthians 8:1 NIV11)
- His humility led him to listen
- His humility led him to listen to ‘lesser’ people
- His humility led him to change his opinion, and teaching
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