The birth of the Church in Corinth.
Acts 18

Paul was a Roman citizen, so he could travel freely.

     Paul went from Athens to Corinth. He met Aquilla and Priscilla who were in Corinth because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. All three were tentmakers, so Paul joined them and spent every Saturday reasoning in the synagogue trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.
     When Timothy and Titus joined them, Paul devoted himself exclusively to preaching to the Jews.
     The Jews became abusive and Paul shook off his clothes and told them: "Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it. From now on I will go to the Gentiles."
     Paul went next door to the house of Titius Justus who was a synagogue leader. He and his entire household believed in the Lord and many Corinthians believed and were baptized.   
     The Lord spoke to Paul and said: "Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city."
     Paul stayed in Corinth for a years and a half. The Jews made trouble, but Gallio (Proconsul of Achai) stopped them.

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