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BE TEACHABLE

Text: Acts 18:23-28

Apollos

Eloquent

Mighty in the Scriptures

Instructed in the way of the Lord

Fervent in spirit

Teaching accurately what he knew

Acquainted only with the baptism of John

Priscilla and Aquilla

They heard Apollos

They took him aside

They explained the way of God more accurately

We too must be willing to learn

There is more that we do not know, than what we do know

We must humbly acknowledge that our understanding is limited

We must be open to new facts and explanations

Footnotes:

We may accurately know many things

We may not be familiar with other important truths

Our understanding is always limited to what we have learned so far

Three tests for Discerning Spiritual Truth

1. Spiritual understanding must always be subject to the clear teachings of Jesus as recorded in scripture.

Be cautious of any “new revelation”

or a “secret insight” (see 1 Tim 6:3-5; 1 John 4:2-3)

2. Spiritual truths will always magnify Jesus Christ

All things are from Him and through Him and for Him and for His glory. (Ro 11:36)

3. Spiritual truths will always strengthen and build up the church.

The church is built by Christ (Mt 16:18)

Is bought by Christ (Acts 20:28

And is the bride of Christ (Rev. 19:7-10; C.21-22