Acts 18


Acts 18:11

And he settled there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

The word of God is the good news of Jesus. See entry for Word of God.


Acts 18:15

but if there are questions about words and names and your own law, look after it yourselves; I am unwilling to be a judge of these matters.”

No doubt Gallio had heard about the troubles caused the last time a Roman governor got entangled in a trial with an innocent man accused by the Sanhedrin. Unlike Pilate, Gallio had no intention of allowing himself to be manipulated by the chief priests.


Acts 18:27

And when he wanted to go across to Achaia, the brethren encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him; and when he had arrived, he greatly helped those who had believed through grace,

Believed through grace. The grace of God is received by faith (Eph. 2:8). It is not earned through labor or law-keeping.


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