We all need an Apollos and to be one at times!
Acts 18:28 “When he arrived, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed. 28 For he vigorously refuted his Jewish opponents in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Messiah.”
It wasn’t that the believers in Achaia were not witnessing. They had told of Jesus. However, they were under attack from the Jews and the believers were no match for them.
Apollos stepped into their area of difficulty to do what they were struggling to do.
Apollos gave everything, he was not afraid to become angry and throw his whole weight behind what he was saying. With passion, and an attitude of ‘I am not backing down’ he knew he was right and he strained to make sure he was understood.
Apollos was not just using energy, he was able to prove that what was being said was wrong. He understood the opposition, he could analyse and reveal the errors.
Apollos confronted every opposing argument and then brought every accusation down. He was able to attack as much as the opponents. His tactic was not just defence.
Apollos could see behind the Jews arguments. The meaning of refute carries the ability to expose blame, he showed their true colours.