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Read Acts 19:1-7


Read Acts 19:1-7

19While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples 2 and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?”
They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”
3 So Paul asked, “Then what baptism did you receive?”
“John’s baptism,” they replied.
4 Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.” 5 On hearing this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. 7 There were about twelve men in all.


Some people suggest that the Acts of the Apostles, should rather be named: "Acts of the Holy Spirit".  In this passage - the Holy Spirit is given to gentiles in Ephesus.  The Power at Work in Jesus, in Creation, is now available to all people.


Let your Holy Spirit fill my heart with your Word, your Presence.

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