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Paul at Corinth: Nothing But Christ Crucified

Ted VinatieriTed Vinatieri, October 23, 2016
Part of the Acts: You are My Witnesses series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

New Life Community Church, Stafford VA

Acts 18:1-17

1After these things he departed from Athens, and came to Corinth. 2And he found a certain Jew named Aquila, a man of Pontus by race, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to depart from Rome: and he came unto them; 3and because he was of the same trade, he abode with them, and they wrought, for by their trade they were tentmakers. 4And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded Jews and Greeks. 5But when Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was constrained by the word, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ. 6And when they opposed themselves and blasphemed, he shook out his raiment and said unto them, Your blood [be] upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles. 7And he departed thence, and went into the house of a certain man named Titus Justus, one that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue. 8And Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized. 9And the Lord said unto Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak and hold not thy peace: 10for I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to harm thee: for I have much people in this city. 11And he dwelt [there] a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them. 12But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him before the judgment-seat, 13saying, This man persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law. 14But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If indeed it were a matter of wrong or of wicked villany, O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you: 15but if they are questions about words and names and your own law, look to it yourselves; I am not minded to be a judge of these matters. 16And he drove them from the judgment-seat. 17And they all laid hold on Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment-seat. And Gallio cared for none of these things. (ASV)

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