Are you mentoring anyone right now? Is anyone mentoring you? Aquila and Priscilla were already leaders in the church when Apollos showed up. They could have told him to go find his own ministry or to keep quiet and follow their lead. Instead, seeing he was eloquent and “mighty in the scriptures,” they invested in him. This mentoring wasn’t going to serve them in any way, but it would serve the Kingdom of God.
“Now a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man and mighty in the Scriptures, came to Ephesus. This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things of the Lord, though he knew only the baptism of John. So he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately. And when he desired to cross to Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him; and when he arrived, he greatly helped those who had believed through grace; for he vigorously refuted the Jews publicly, showing from the Scriptures that Jesus is the Christ” (Acts 18:24-28, NKJV).
When Apollos was ready to enter ministry on his own, the congregation could write confidently about him to the Achaian disciples. At his new post, Apollos repaid their confidence and their mentoring by “greatly helping” his new flock.
Who is your mentor? Whom do you mentor?
The content of this article comes from “The Warrior’s Bible” (2014) and is copyrighted by Life Publishers International. Used with permission.