BE IN THE WORD (This Week’s Verses):
And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome) and came unto them. And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers. (Acts 18:2-3)
And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow. (Acts 18:18)
And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly. (Acts 18:26)
Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus. (Romans 16:4)
The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house. (1Cor 16:19)
Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. (2Tim 4:19)
BE EDUCATED (Additional Resources):
- WHO’S WHO AMONG BIBLICAL WOMEN LEADERS. Rachel Held Evans discusses an egalitarian view of gender.
- ALL THE WOMEN OF THE BIBLE: PRISCILLA. Bible Gateway’s description of the women in service.
BE DOERS, NOT JUST HEARERS (Practical Application):
- Sit down with your husband and discuss your marriage ministry? How can you minister to others as a couple?
- If you are unmarried, make a list of your godly friends. Are you able to live a life of ministry with others?