Priscilla and Aquila (Acts 18:1 – 4, 18 – 28) Bible Lesson. Teen Bible Lesson.
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1. What skills do you have from a hobby or interest that you could use to make money in a full-time job?
2. How could your present job be “tentmaking” to support your family while you engage in God’s kingdom work?
3. What surprises you the most?
- that the apostle Paul supported himself by making tents
- the Priscilla, a woman, was so active in ministry and her name was even mentioned before her husband’s
- that Apollos (with all his fervor and knowledge) did not understand Christian baptism
4. What best illustrates Priscilla and Aquila’s virtues as servant-leaders?
- their tentmaking business partnership with Paul
- their invitation and willingness to travel with Paul
- Paul’s leaving them in Ephesus to start forming a new church there
- their ability to teach Apollos
- their hospitality toward Paul in Corinth and Apollos in Ephesus
5. In their lives, Priscilla and Aquila encountered Paul and Apollos – one was a teacher to them and one they taught. Who was one of your early mentors? Whom have you in turn mentored – or could you mentor?
6. What are the primary gifts God has given you for Christian service?
7. What type of role do you have in the church? What role would you like to have? What keeps you from that?
8. Priscilla and Aquila were a model of partnership in marriage. Regarding the possibility of discovering a mate (if you are unmarried), it’s important to me to find someone . . .
- who knows how to make tents
- who shares my faith and values
- whom I find attractive
- who compliments my personality and gifts
- with whom I can serve the Lord
- who likes to do everything I like
9. If you are married, how can you as a couple use your gifts to serve God and others? How would finding a ministry or service project to share affect your marriage?
- disastrous – we don’t have much free time as it is
- mostly bad – it would keep our focus off of our marriage
- mostly good – it would force us to spend more time together
- wonderful – a common fulfillment would bring us together
- we are already doing this
10. How does your church balance evangelism with the strengthening and equipping of believers?