Apollos the mentee

The first story that I want to share about Kingdom Mentorship involves Aquila and Priscilla. They were a husband and wife team who mentored a Jew named Apollos. The story can be found in Acts 18:24-26. Apollos was a teacher, a man who loved God and taught others. He taught, however, John the Baptist’s baptism. John’s baptism called for repentance from sin. Apollos taught this boldly in the synagogue and when Aquila and Priscilla heard him they pulled him aside and taught him about Jesus’ baptism.

Their teaching was an act of mentorship. The level of mentorship was at the teacher level. Aquila and Priscilla taught Apollos about Jesus Christ and you will see later in the verse that Apollos adjusted his teaching and went on refute the Jews and teach from the scriptures about Jesus Christ.

Have you been bold enough to share Jesus? Apollos was the perfect subject. Based on his prior teaching of John’s baptism, I am sure that God wanted him to grow into the knowledge of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Anyone who wants God, God will see, the Holy Spirit will draw, and God will make the Word available. Apollos didn’t reject the instruction. He received it and went on to preach boldly for Jesus. Your mentorship should be directed by the Holy Spirit. Priscilla and Aquila were used of God to impact the life of Apollos so he could share the gospel on a larger platform.

Your obedience to God as a mentor blesses you and blesses others. Seek God as to how he wants you to be mentored, as Apollos in this case, or serve as a mentor, as Priscilla and Aquila in this case. You are supposed to be on both sides of the equation. You should be a mentee and a mentor! I hope this post helps. Grow in God with Sow the Word Teaching Ministry. Please share any thoughts or comments.

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