Scottsbluff Church of Christ
Opposition to the Gospel
Acts 18
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  • 1919 Ave N Scottsbluff, NE 69361
    1919 Avenue N, Scottsbluff, NE 69361, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
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Opposition to the Gospel
(Acts 18)

Political Factions
Societal Factions
Educational Factions

A Lesson on the Assurance of God
The Assurance of God's Presence
(Acts 18:1-17)

Corinth
40 Miles from Athens
A Seaport Town
Reputation of Immorality
The Assurance of God's Presence
(Acts 18:1-17)

Aquila and Priscilla
Same Race- Jews
Same Trade- Tent Makers
Same Faith- Christians
The Assurance of God's Presence
(Acts 18:1-17)

An Abusive Audience
1. God Absolves Paul of Guilt
Shake the Dust
"I am innocent!"
The Assurance of God's Presence
(Acts 18:1-17)

An Abusive Audience
2. God Assures Paul
Strengthened in fellow believers
Strengthened in God's presence

The Assurance of God's Presence
(Acts 18:1-17)

An Abusive Audience
2. God Assures Paul
A difficult reception, result, and reasoning

The Assurance of God's Presence
(Acts 18:1-17)

An Abusive Audience
3. God Answers Paul
Trumped up charges
Galllio
The Assurance of God's Presence
(Acts 18:1-17)

God Assures Us
God honors faithfulness by having some receive it, even though others oppose it. God will preserve His people even before government.
The Assurance of God's Presence
(Acts 18:1-17)

We need to maintain our focus on God and His word.
The Assurance of God's Presence
(Acts 18:1-17)

We need to maintain an attitude of love and compassion.
Maintain the rights we have as citizens
Be assured God knows what the church faces.
The Assurance of God's Word
(Acts 18:18-28)

Fulfilling a Vow
The Assurance of God's Word
(Acts 18:18-28)

Fixing a Mighty Preacher

Apollos
An eloquent Speaker
A deficient knowledge
The Assurance of God's Word
(Acts 18:18-28)

Lacked Understanding of the Holy Spirit

John's baptism didn't include the Holy Spirit.
The Assurance of God's Word
(Acts 18:18-28)

Lacked Understanding of the Forgiveness of Sins

No longer in John's baptism, but in Jesus'
The Assurance of God's Word
(Acts 18:18-28)

lacked Understanding of the Baptism of Jesus

A guarantee of both forgiveness and the Holy Spirit
The Assurance of God's Word
(Acts 18:18-28)

What Apollos Did:
He didn't respond in anger
He did respond with eagerness to learn
He was now able to preach the whole truth of God
A History of Opposition

Cain
Sodom and Gomorrah
The Israelite Nation
The Pharisees
Noah and the Flood
Pharaoh
Goliath and the Philistines
Satan
Death and Hell

God has shown Himself more powerful than any opposition time and time again.