They invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately. (Acts 18:26)
In our biographical study of Priscilla and Aquila we have gathered information about them in the New Testament. Now let’s correlate it into an outline by developing an historical portrait.
1. Aquila was raised in Pontus in Asia Minor. Priscilla’s origin is not mentioned. They were Jews.
2. It’s not clear when and how they became Christians.
3. They were ordered, along with all the Jews in Rome to leave the city so they moved to Corinth.
4. Their trade was tent-making. Wherever they lived they were successful enough to have the church meet in their home. They were gracious in allowing Paul to join them in their business.
5. When Paul left Corinth for Ephesus they joined him. They no doubt started a branch of their tent-making business there and succeeded sufficiently to have a house large enough to have the church meet in it.
6. Along the way they were students of “the way of God” and understood it well enough to teach others, even scholars like Apollos.
7. They were committed enough to risk their lives to protect Paul.
8. This possibly necessitated their move back to Rome, where again they provided a place for the church to meet in their home.
9. As self supporting lay leaders they served so faithfully that Paul and “all the churches of the Gentiles were grateful to them.”
Now that we have correlated the information into an historical portrait of the lives of Priscilla and Aquila, reflect on what you have learned from their example and crystallize in your mind and heart some applications you can make to your own life.