Acts 18: Paul finishes the Second Missionary Journey

Reposted from Pastor Wolfmueller

(28 verses, 3:58 to read)


What I am about to READ

  • Paul’s first stay in Corinth and return to Antioch.


  • 18:1-17, Paul’s one-and-a-half year stop in Corinth.
  • 18:18-22, Paul’s return to Antioch through Ephesus and Caesarea.
  • 18:23-28, Apollos meets Priscilla and Aquila, and becomes a helpful preacher of the Gospel.


  • Here’s the map:

  • Paul makes a short stop in Ephesus. He will return there on his third missionary journey and stay for more than two years.
  • We normally think of Paul coming and going quickly, but he had a number of extended stays, including this stay in Corinth where he helped build and establish the church.
  • Corinth was known for its sexual immorality, and sixth commandment sins would be a trouble even for the church (see 1 Corinthians 6-7).


  • We have a “red-letter” verse in this chapter, 18:9-10, Jesus comes to Paul in a vision to strengthen him and give him courage. We don’t think of Paul as a cowardly man, but he must have been afraid of the things that would happen in Corinth. Jesus and His word of promise was Paul’s confidence and strength.

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-Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller


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