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Baptism in the Holy Spirit

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is different from Baptism in the water.

Mat 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Luke 3:16 John answered them all, "I baptize you with water. But one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

1. What did Jesus call the Baptism in the Holy Spirit?

Luke 24:49 I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high."

2. How do we know that the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is important and necessary for Christian to receive?

Acts 1:4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: "Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about.

Acts 1:5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit."

3. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is for whom, and what does it give them?

Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

4. We can see in these verses that everyone who were Baptized in the Holy Spirit had the same common experience. What is it?

Acts 2:4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

Acts 10:44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message.

Acts 10:45 The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles.

Acts 10:46 For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God. Then Peter said,

Acts 10:47 "Can anyone keep these people from being baptized with water? They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have."

Acts 10:48 So he ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked Peter to stay with them for a few days.

Acts 19:1 While Apollo’s was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples

Acts 19:2 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."

Acts 19:3 So Paul asked, "Then what baptism did you receive?" "John's baptism," they replied.

Acts 19:4 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."

Acts 19:5 On hearing this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus.

Acts 19:6 When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied.

Acts 19:7 There were about twelve men in all.

5. Whom did Peter preach about?

Acts 2:36 "Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ."

6. What was the effect of Peter’s preaching on those who heard him?

Acts 2:37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?"

7. What were those convicted by the Gospel told to do?

Acts 2:38 Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

8. What gift did Peter say those who repent would receive?

Acts 2:38 Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 2:39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off for all whom the Lord our God will call."

9. How do we know ‘ the Promise ‘ that Peter talked about in verse 39 is the Baptism in the Holy Spirit?

Acts 1:4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: "Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about.

Acts 1:5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit."

Luke 24:49 I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high."

Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

10. How do we know that the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is not only for the Apostles and the early Christians, but also for us today?

Acts 2:39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off for all whom the Lord our God will call."

11. How can we receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit?

Luke 11:9 "So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

Luke 11:10 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

Luke 11:11 "Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead?

Luke 11:12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?

Luke 11:13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"

 

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