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Overcoming the Temptation to Quit: Acts 18:1-11

Posted 7/12/2020

Sermon Series from Acts

Acts 18:1-11

1  After this, he left Athens and went to Corinth,
2  where he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome. Paul came to them, 3  and since they were of the same occupation, tentmakers by trade, he stayed with them and worked. 4  He reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath and tried to persuade both Jews and Greeks.5  When Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul devoted himself to preaching the word & testified to the Jews that Jesus is the Messiah. 6  When they resisted & blasphemed, he shook out his clothes and told them, “Your blood is on your own heads! I am innocent. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.” 7  So he left there & went to the house of a man named Titius Justus, a worshiper of God, whose house was next door to the synagogue. Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, along with his whole household. Many of the Corinthians, when they heard, believed and were baptized.The Lord said to Paul in a night vision, “Don’t be afraid, but keep on speaking and don’t be silent. 10 For I am with you, and no one will lay a hand on you to hurt you, because I have many people in this city.” 11 He stayed there a year and a half, teaching the word of God among them.

 

 Have you ever said…

“I have come to the end of my rope…”
or
“That’s the straw that broke the camels back.”

Paul’s arrival in Corinth found him feeling down and weary!

   
3  I came to you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. 1 Cor 2:3 (CSB)   

But He did not Quit!

1. God Gave Paul People to Encourage Him!
New Friends helped him,  v. 1-4, 6-7, 8

  Pricilla & Aquilla, Paul “found them…”

  Ill:  Adam - Gen. 2:18; Elijah - I Kings 18-19, 19:3,8.18; Elisha – 2 Kings 6

Old Friends joined him, v. 5-8

  Silas & Timothy

2. God Gave Paul His Promise to Sustain Him!

 9  The Lord said to Paul in a night vision, “Don’t be afraid, but keep on speaking and don’t be silent. 10  For I am with you, and no one will lay a hand on you to hurt you, because I have many people in this city.” Acts 18:9-10 (CSB)

•His Presence, v. 10 “I am with you”
•His Protection, v. 10 “no man…”
•The Potential, v. 10 “Many people…”
 
3. Pressed into Service: Spirit to Empower Us!
 
Don’t Quit!
•Elijah was tempted to quit!
•Elisha’s servant wanted to quit!
•Paul was tested and could have quit!
•YOU are tempted to Quit!

  Don’t Isolate  – LET others Encourage You   and Encourage others!

  Hold Fast to God’s Promises!

19  Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20  teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:19-20 (CSB)