Acts 18:24-28 –A teachable heart

It is so easy sometimes to think we know it all.  We come to church on Sunday, and hear the message, and as we do, we say, “I knew that.”  This is especially a problem for those who have been in church for a long time.  I admit, I have been guilty of that kind of attitude more than once, and I still struggle with it sometimes.  And maybe the things we know are accurate.  But that doesn’t mean that we no longer have things to learn.

Apollos was that way.  Apparently, he knew about Jesus, and his knowledge was accurate to a point, but it was incomplete.  And so Aquilla and Priscilla “explained to him the way of God more adequately.”  (26)

I think the important thing was that Apollos was teachable.  He didn’t shrug off their teaching, saying, “I already know it all.”  Rather, he drank it all in, and as a result, his ministry became more powerful.  I’m also sure that his life became more fruitful as well.

How about you?  You may be a mature Christian that knows much about scripture.  But do you still have a teachable heart?  Are you humble enough to admit you don’t know it all yet?  Only with that kind of heart, will we continue to grow as Christians and bear the fruit that God desires from us.

 

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About bkshiroma

I'm from Hawaii, but have been in Japan as a missionary/English teacher since 1995. I'm currently going to a church called Crossroad Nishinomiya, an international church in Nishinomiya, a city right between Kobe and Osaka. Check out their website: crossroad-web.com 私がハワイから来ましたけど1995年に宣教師と英会話の教師として日本に引っ越しました。 今西宮にあるクロスロード西宮という国際の教会に行っています。どうぞ、そのホムページを見てください: crossroad-web.com
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