After all that happened in Athens Paul moves on to Corinth. A major city that was majorly immoral, Corinth was an important and ancient city even by the time Paul arrived here in 18.1. On arrival Paul found a Jew name Aquila…with his wife Priscilla. Evidently they’re in Corinth because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome and Paul found he had much in common with them (v.3). As was his custom Paul reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and tried to persuade Jews and Greeks.
Paul would later reference his time here and the subject of his teaching in 1 Corinthians 2:
“When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come with superior eloquence or wisdom as I proclaimed the testimony of God. For I decided to be concerned about nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified.”
Paul turned up to a major city, an important city, a strategic city and was concerned about nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. Interestingly, as he was looking to establish his ministry there he found that there were those present with whom he had natural points of contact. Aquila and Priscilla were Jewish, Roman, and tentmakers, and therefore perfect people for Paul to cleave to. No doubt there was much mutual support in this trio.
Are there people in your life like that?
Are there people with whom you have multiple points of contact that make them ideal for you to build a relationship with as you minister to others for the Lord?
We all need a team, we are all needed by others, and the more points of contact we have with our team, the more joy and satisfaction there will be in our ministries.