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He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately.
This is the story of a couple whose names are Aquila and Priscilla. They had left Rome and moved to Corinth and became good friends with Paul the Apostle, who even took them with him on trips. One day a new man named Apollos, who was a well-learned Bible scholar, entered the town. He was great at public preaching, and after hearing him these seasoned people of the Christian faith took him to their home and taught him even more from Scripture. Because Apollos continued to grow in his faith, you could say that Apollos operates humbly. So much so that Apollos’ life message was “Mentors Are Always Welcomed Here.”
What would the Christian faith look like the world over if every believer, no matter the age, had a sign on their door saying, “Mentors Are Always Welcomed Here”? Apollos arrived out of nowhere on the biblical scene preaching the gospel. It felt like instant success, but it came about largely because he was open to being mentored. As he yielded to the strong hand of seasoned Christian leaders, his anointing only increased. Many believe he is the writer of the book of Hebrews. Either way, his ministry was the result of his openness to being mentored. Yes, in Apollos’ life the sign on his front door could certainly have read, “Mentors Are Always Welcomed Here!”
This AM I have the feeling in my heart that simply asks You as humbly as I possibly can, “Will You please keep mentoring me until You call me to heaven?” Whoever You send to me, I’ll be open for Your mentoring in my life. Amen