St Paul in Corinth

Coming to Corinth on his second mission journey, Paul met and stayed with Aquila and his wife, Priscilla, two Jewish refugees who had been expelled from Rome.

Coming to Corinth on his second mission journey, Paul met and stayed with Aquila and his wife, Priscilla, two Jewish refugees who had been expelled from Rome. He stayed in the area for about a year and a half, working for a time as a tentmaker and preaching the Gospel. Luke says that Paul made many converts there, including a synagogue official named Crispus. Paul himself remembered that Crispus was one of the few people he baptized in Corinth, adding, Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach (cf. I Cor 1:17). We cannot conclude that Paul thought baptism was unimportant. Perhaps he thought his job was to sow the seed and someone else was to reap the result. Paul considered himself a preacher. 

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