Moving Beyond Your Limitations

SERIES – Moving Beyond Your Limitations
Acts 18:24-28 NLT
24 Meanwhile, a Jew named Apollos, an eloquent speaker who knew the Scriptures well, had arrived
in Ephesus from Alexandria in Egypt.
25 He had been taught the way of the Lord, and he taught others about Jesus with an enthusiastic
spirit and with accuracy. However, he knew only about John’s baptism.
26 When Priscilla and Aquila heard him preaching boldly in the synagogue, they took him aside and
explained the way of God even more accurately.
27 Apollos had been thinking about going to Achaia, and the brothers and sisters in Ephesus
encouraged him to go. They wrote to the believers in Achaia, asking them to welcome him. When
he arrived there, he proved to be of great benefit to those who, by God’s grace, had believed.
28 He refuted the Jews with powerful arguments in public debate. Using the Scriptures, he explained to
them that Jesus was the Messiah.
A survey was taken in which Church members were asked, “what qualities do you like most about a
pastor?” The answer was overwhelmingly, HUMILITY!
1 Corinthians 3:22 NLT – whether Paul or Apollos or Peter, or the world, or life and death, or the present
and the future. Everything belongs to you,
Apollos impressive resume:
1. He was EDUCATED
2. He was ELOQUENT
3. He was EXPERIENCED
4. He was ENTHUSIASTIC
When you heard John the Baptist preach, you experienced GUILT
When you heard Jesus preach, you experienced GRACE
A great teacher is a teacher who never forgets how they were when they DIDN’T KNOW.
Acts 18:1-3 NLT – 1 Then Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. 2 There he became acquainted with a
Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, who had recently arrived from Italy with his wife, Priscilla. They had
left Italy when Claudius Caesar deported all Jews from Rome. 3 Paul lived and worked with them, for
they were tentmakers just as he was.
1 Corinthians 3:6 NLT – I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who
made it grow.
James 4:6 NLT – But he gives us even more grace to stand against such evil desires. As the Scriptures
say, “God opposes the proud but favors the humble.”

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