Last Sunday I be preached from Acts 18:22-28. In the text Apollos is presented as a mighty preacher of Scripture but is lacking in his understanding of the gospel. A godly couple, Aquila and his wife Priscilla hear Apollos and pull him aside for discipleship. Verse 26 actually reads, "When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained the way of God more accurately."
One issue that I did not not have enough time to cover but is a worthy rabbit to chase is whether the presence of a man and woman explaining Scripture to another man violates the principle in 1 Timothy 2:12. In 1 Timothy 2:12 Paul tells Timothy that a woman should not exercise teaching authority over men in the church. So does the actions of this married ministry team go against this text?
No, I do not believe so for two reasons. First, this is a private setting of instruction rather than the corporate gathering of the church that Paul had in mind when instructing Timothy. Second, this is a team effort of husband and wife- not one woman exercising teaching authority over a man- and presumably Priscilla lived in Biblical submission to the headship of her husband. In other words she followed his lead (though she may have been the more talkative person). Therefore I do not believe Priscilla and Aquila's actions contradict Paul's instruction.
God does gift both men and women to teach Scripture in His Church but 1 Timothy 2:8-14 and Titus 2:1-8 clearly show the proper application of that gift. Today more than ever there is a need for men to lead out in the teaching of God's Word in the home and in the church. Such men, like Apollos need discipleship, encouragement, and sometimes a kick in the tail!