St Paul in Corinth
Coming to Corinth on his second mission
Paul met and stayed with Aquila and his wife, Priscilla, two Jewish
had been expelled from Rome. He stayed in the area for about a year and
working for a time as a tentmaker and preaching the Gospel. Luke says
made many converts there, including a synagogue official named Crispus.
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.
thought his job was to sow the seed and someone else was to reap the
Paul considered himself a