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Baptism of the Spirit

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This week Benjamin Chua continues our Acts series. Paul is in Ephesus (Acts 19:1-7) and he meets a group of people who haven’t heard about the Holy Spirit. It becomes a conversation about two different baptisms – John’s baptism and baptism in Jesus’ name. Paul lays his hands on them, prays for them, they receive the Spirit and beginning speaking in tongues and prophesying. Yet, this passage is about so much more than speaking in tongues and prophesy. It’s about identity, belonging, gifting, and how we as individuals and a community experience salvation as a pouring out so others can be invited in, so the church can be built up, and so we can join in to Jesus’ life and invite the world to “Come!” (Rev. 22:17)