Justus and Crispus

Justus and Crispus of Corinth

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Justus and Crispus
ACTS CHAPTER 18

Acts 18:7-11 Justus and Crispus

ACTS 18:7  7 And he departed from there and entered the house of a certain man named Justus, one who worshiped God, whose house was next door to the synagogue.

After "he departed from" (Acts 18:7) the synagogue, how far did Paul have to go?
Just "next door to the synagogue," to the house of "house of a certain mane named Justus, one who worshiped God" (Acts 18:7).

ACTS 18:8  8 Then Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his household. And many of the Corinthians, hearing, believed and were baptized.

Who among others followed Paul out of the synagogue to Justus' house?
"Crispus, the rule of the synagogue" (Acts 18:8). Christians should never exclude anyone as being beyond the Lord's reach through our witnessing.

ACTS 18:9-11  9 Now the Lord spoke to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not keep silent; 10 for I am with you, and no one will attack you to hurt you; for I have many people in this city.” 11 And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

Why did the Lord speak to "Paul in the night by a vision" (Acts 18:9)?
Apparently, Paul had been "afraid" (Acts 18:9), either keeping or considering keeping "silent" (Acts 18:9), and concerned about his safety. It is possible that he had received or heard of threats and begun to wonder if the Lord wanted him to move elsewhere.

Who are the "many people in this city" (Acts 18:10) God mentioned to Paul?
Had they been Christians already known to Paul, the Lord would not have mentioned them to Paul. They were unlikely to have been Christians unknown to Paul since Paul was the instrument the Lord was using to preach the Gospel in Corinth; they were most likely the people the Lord intended to soon convert.

How long did Paul remain in Corinth to teach "the word of God among them" (Acts 18:11)?
"A year and six months" (Acts 18:11)

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