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Paul in Corinth

Paul, Priscilla and Aquila share the gospel in Corinth.
Contributed by Sweet Publishing
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From Athens Paul travelled to Corinth, a major city in the Roman Empire at a crossroads of important trade routes. – Slide 1
Paul made friends with a Jewish couple, Priscilla and Aquila who had been forced to leave from Rome when Claudius Caesar banned Jews from the city. Pricilla and Aquila were tent-makers, which was also Paul’s trade. – Slide 2
Paul lived and worked with Priscilla and Aquila. Each Sabbath, Paul went to the synagogue, trying to convince both Jews and Greeks that Jesus is God’s chosen Saviour, the Messiah. – Slide 3
After a while, Paul was joined by Silas and Timothy who arrived from Berea. They continued to boldly tell others about Jesus. – Slide 4
After a while, some of the Jews in the synagogue opposed and insulted Paul. Paul shook the dust from his clothes and said, ‘Your blood is upon your own heads. I am innocent. From now on I will go preach to the Gentiles.’ – Slide 5
Paul left and went to the home of Titius Justus, a Gentile who worshipped God and lived next door to the synagogue. Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, and his household believed in the Lord. – Slide 6
Many others in Corinth also heard Paul, became believers, and were baptised. – Slide 7
One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision, ‘Don’t be afraid! Speak out! Don’t be silent! For I am with you, and no one will attack and harm you, for many people in this city belong to me.’  – Slide 8
So Paul stayed there for the next year and a half, teaching the word of God. – Slide 9
When Gallio became governor of Achaia, some Jews plotted against Paul and brought him before the governor. They accused Paul of ‘persuading people to worship God in ways that are contrary to Jewish law.’ – Slide 10
As Paul started to make his defense, Gallio turned to Paul’s accusers and said, ‘Listen, you Jews, if this were a case involving some wrongdoing or a serious crime, I would listen to your case.  – Slide 11
‘But since it is merely a question of words and names and your Jewish law, take care of it yourselves. I refuse to judge such matters.’ The case was dismissed. Paul stayed in Corinth for some time after that. – Slide 12
Paul then said good-bye to the Christians in Corinth and and went to the nearby port of Cenchrea. There he took a vow, (probably that of a Nazarite - Leviticus 6). After the time of the vow was over, he shaved his head according to Jewish custom. – Slide 13
Then he set sail for Ephesus, taking Priscilla and Aquila with him. – Slide 14
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