After he had spent some time [there], he departed and went over the region of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples.  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.5
A beachhead is a temporary line created when a military unit reaches a landing beach by sea and begins to defend the area while other reinforcements help out until a unit large enough to begin advancing has arrived.6
Operation Neptune began on D-Day (6 June 1944) and ended on 30 June 1944. By this time, the Allies had established a firm foothold in Normandy.
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, [even] to the end of the age. (Mat. 28:19-20).
Apollos eagerly learned from Aquila and Priscilla concerning the way of God more accurately (Acts 18:26)
You therefore, my son [young Timothy], be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also (2 Timothy 2:1–2).
Apollos spoke and taught accurately the things of the Lord (Acts 18:25)
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed, correctly teaching the word of truth. (2Ti. 2:15, HCSB)
Apollos 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 18:27-28)
Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints (Jude 3)
. . . the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith (2Ti. 4:6-7) .
I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do (John 17:4).
|5.||NKJV, Acts 18:23-28|
|7.||Ref-0164, (26:2) Fall 2015, 65-177, p. 175|
|8.||“It speaks to the current modern society which seeks to alter, discount, or disregard God's Word when it speaks to moral or social issues that are contrary to current cultural trends. [Bryan Murphy, The Unalterable Word]”7|
|9.||Witness New Testament scholar Bart Ehermene.|
|NKJV||Unless indicated otherwise, all Scripture references are from the New King James Version, copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.|
|Ref-0164||Richard L. Mayhue, ed., The Master's Seminary Journal (Sun Valley, CA: Master's Seminary). [www.mastersem.edu].|