Paul is in Corinth, the largest city in Greece at the time, when Silas and Timothy catch up to him. He’s in the synagogue, every Sabbath, preaching Christ.
“But when they opposed Paul and became abusive, he shook out his clothes in protest and said to them, ‘Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.’“v.6
He stays in Corinth for a year and a half after being comforted and encouraged by the Holy Spirit to fear not, that there are many people in Corinth that belong to God.
In this chapter we are introduced to Priscilla, Aquila and Apollos, disciples of the faith. Priscilla and Aquila house Paul during his stay in Corinth and travels with him when he departs. Paul leaves them in Ephesus where they meet and sharpen the bold Apollos.
“…[Apollos] spoke with great fervor and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John…When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately.” v.25-26
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Paul rarely traveled alone. As he moves from city to city, he continues to make disciples and take people with, even planting them in other cities. This didn’t only work towards the benefit of the church on a whole, but also to Paul himself. Engaging in a community, having faith-full companions to spur each other on, is invaluable.