The Lord reassured the apostle Paul that He would be with him as he carried out his ministry—even as He is with us in ours.

BibleGateway: Acts 18:1-11

ESV Text: Acts 18:1-11

Acts 18:1–11 (Listen)

Paul in Corinth

18:1 After this Paul1 left Athens and went to Corinth. And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. And he went to see them, and because he was of the same trade he stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade. And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and tried to persuade Jews and Greeks.

When Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul was occupied with the word, testifying to the Jews that the Christ was Jesus. And when they opposed and reviled him, he shook out his garments and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.” And he left there and went to the house of a man named Titius Justus, a worshiper of God. His house was next door to the synagogue. Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, together with his entire household. And many of the Corinthians hearing Paul believed and were baptized. And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent, 10 for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many in this city who are my people.” 11 And he stayed a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

Footnotes

[1] 18:1 Greek he

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KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 1:38

     1 After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth; 2 And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them. 3 And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers. 4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks. 5 And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ. 6 And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.

     7 And he departed thence, and entered into a certain man’s house, named Justus, one that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue. 8 And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized. 9 Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: 10 For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city. 11 And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 492 :
Lord of the Living Harvest

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1. Lord of the living harvest 
That whitens o’er the plain, 
Where angels soon shall gather 
Their sheaves of golden grain, 
Accept these hands to labor, 
These hearts to trust and love, 
And deign with them to hasten 
Thy kingdom from above. 

2. As lab’rers in Thy vineyard, 
Lord, send them out to be 
Content to bear the burden 
Of weary days for Thee. 
To ask no other wages 
When Thou shalt call them home 
Then to have shared the travail 
Which makes Thy kingdom come. 

3. Be with them, God the Father; 
Be with them, God the Son; 
And God the Holy Spirit, 
Most blessed Three in One. 
Make them Thy faithful servants 
Thee rightly to adore 
And fill them with Thy fulness 
Both now and evermore. 


Hymn: WS 780 :
Dear Lord, to Your True Servants Give

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1. Dear Lord, to Your true servants give  
The grace to You alone to live.  
Set free from sin to serve You, Lord,  
They go to share Your living Word,  
The gospel message to proclaim  
That all may know Your saving name. 

2. They gladly go at Your command  
To spread your Word o’er sea and land.  
Be with them, Lord, and make them strong  
To heal sin’s ills, to right the wrong.  
Your rule is over wind and wave,  
And mighty is Your arm to save. 

3. When all their labor seems in vain,  
Revive their sinking hopes again;  
And when success crowns what they do,  
Oh,keep them humble, Lord, and true  
Until before Your judgment seat  
They lay their trophies at Your feet. 


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