Friends. More Friends, and Even More Friends with Paul in Ephesus.


CB1We are not finished with Paul’s board of close associates and travelling companions yet!

Gaius of Macedonia and Aristarchus of Thessalonica (Acts 19:29).  These two Christian men were so dominant in the group that when the silversmith’s held their riot in Acts 19, in an effort to express their anger, and in Paul’s absence, the raving mob grabbed these two as a token of their spite towards Paul (Acts 19:28- 31). For this, I believe that these were two important men, in association with Paul. In an attempt to see them released from any danger when Gaius and Aristarchus were being dragged into the theatre, Paul stepped forward and was about to confront the frenzied masses. “The disciples,” however, stopped Paul from making his presence known. Paul was obviously no coward, but for the sake of his mortal safety, the twelve, or members of the twelve disciples held the apostle…

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