Saturday, April 18, 2015

P is for Priscilla...

Priscilla and Aquila

Where you seen one of them, you seen the other.  A Christian couple who were friends and possibly converts of the apostle Paul during his ministry at Corinth.  They became an outstanding husband/wife team who ministered in the early church.  They are always mentioned together in the new testament.  

They were originally from Rome then moved to Corinth, then Ephesus supporting themselves by tentmaking while serving Christ.  Priscilla and Aquila were Paul's loyal friends and trusted coworkers.  They accompanied Paul to Ephesus and remained there after he returned to Syria. They used their home as a place of worship for Christians to gather.

Lessons we can learn from their lives are:
-Couples can have an effective ministry together.
-The home is a valuable tool for evangelism.
-Every believer needs to be well educated in the faith, whatever his or her role is in the church.

'Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus. Who for life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.'   Romans 16:3, 4

until next time...nel

1 comment:

  1. I'm really enjoying your A-Z posts. Such a breath of fresh air.