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Priscilla: A Woman Of Faith & Love

Romans 16:3-5 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus: who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles. Likewise greet the church that is in their house.

Priscilla is commonly identified with her husband, Aquila. Together, they were a first-century Christian missionary couple described in the New Testament. Priscilla stands out as one of the most prolific female missionaries of the Scriptures. Priscilla, a woman of Jewish heritage, is a significant figure in the New Testament and a great contributor to the early Christian church. She and her husband Aquila played significant roles in supporting the Apostle Paul. Priscilla was many things, teacher, disciple, and leader in the early Christian church, alongside her husband.  They opened their home fully as a place to worship and to have fellowship.

As we delve into her story in the Bible, we can learn many things, and as such – of value to us today in our Christian Walk! Let’s see the finer points and the message we can learn from Priscilla and Aquila as well.

Tentmakers and Missionaries:

Priscilla and Aquila were tentmakers by trade. They used their business skills not only for their livelihood but also to further the gospel. Their portable tents served as both homes and places of worship. Their shared mission was to teach people about God. They traveled, worked, and ministered together, demonstrating a beautiful partnership in spreading the Good News.

They were a team, part of the body of Christ! We are all called to work cohesively in the body of Christ, performing as we are “called” to do His bidding, His will, His plan, and His doctrine.

We all have a distinct calling. We are NOT all the same – however we are the same in the love of Christ and sharing His Gospel. His truth. His Word. The light, the life and the way to His Kingdom is what we each share irrespective of our calling, or our individual gifts.

Friendship with Paul:

Priscilla, Aquila, and the Apostle Paul, formed a close bond. Their friendship was marked by mutual respect, loyalty, and a shared passion for Christ. When Paul arrived in Corinth, he met this dynamic couple. They worked side by side, risking their lives for the sake of the gospel. Paul later acknowledged their sacrifice and dedication.

Teaching Apollos:

In Ephesus, Priscilla and Aquila encountered a gifted speaker named Apollos. Although Apollos knew about John the Baptist’s baptism, he lacked a complete understanding of the gospel. Priscilla and Aquila invited Apollos to their home and provided further instruction. They humbly corrected his teaching, emphasizing the fullness of God’s message. This teaches us that learning is a lifelong journey, and we can always grow in our understanding of Scripture. Ask yourself – What is the Relevance Today in our lives and other Christians?

Partnership and Ministry:

Priscilla and Aquila exemplify the power of teamwork in ministry. As Christians today, we can learn from their collaborative spirit. Whether married or not, we can partner with others to impact lives for Christ. Consider how you can use your skills, resources, and relationships to advance God’s kingdom. “Teamwork” we are all part of the same team – Team CHRIST! All glory and honor to Him and HIM alone. Use your gifts wisely, and in accordance to His plan, not your own!

What is your gift? Writing? Speaking? Teaching? Singing? One-on-one? What ever it is – you are called to His purpose and plan!

Lifelong Learning:

Priscilla’s willingness to teach Apollos reminds us that spiritual growth involves continuous learning. No matter how much we know, there’s always more to discover in God’s Word.

  1. Are you open to learning from others?
  2. How can you deepen your understanding of Scripture?

Meditative Questions:

  1. What specific talents or resources has God given you to serve Him and others?
  2. How can you foster deeper partnerships in your Christian journey?
  3. What areas of your faith need further exploration and understanding?

“Dear Heavenly Father, we thank You for the example of Priscilla and Aquila. May we learn from their dedication, humility, and love for You. Help us to be lifelong learners, eager to grow in our faith. Strengthen our partnerships as we seek to impact the world giving You all the glory, as we are all one body, In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

About C D SWANSON

C D SWANSON is an Author of 22 plus books, freelance writer, contributor to various websites, including The Bottom Line Ministries/Faith News. She's an active member of Faithwriters- and has her online website/ministry for over 15 years. It is her greatest joy to write what’s in her heart, and thus her favorite form of expression is in her devotionals. She and her husband share a deep love of God and dote on their fur baby Mickey. Retired Director from Long Term Healthcare Industry, she continues to be an advocate for many. To check out other writings of this author you can go here:

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4 comments

  1. That’s an interesting question: How can you foster deeper partnerships in your Christian journey? That one has got me thinking and praying Camille. Thank you.

  2. one of my favourite things is to study characters from scriotre

    totally awesome article

  3. should say scripture

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