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Acts 19:1-7

And it happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the inland country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples. And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” They said, “Into John's baptism. And Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking in tongues and prophesying. There were about twelve men in all.

Up and running again, LORD willing, after dealing with a couple of technical difficulties and waiting upon the LORD for assurance that I am off in the right track. In short, I am proposing to examine the Scriptures for a better understanding of the role of the Holy Spirit. My position is that the LORD, working through the Holy Spirit led me to the solution of the main technical challenge. I laid that out as a fleece a day or two ago and the solution presented this afternoon (6/10).

I assume that on that July, 1951 Lord’s Day, that I was baptized by Brother Larson in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost but I don’t remember. Many other aspects of that day are still relatively vivid, 71 years later. A hot humid day, a brand new stock tank borrowed for the event, my parents, brothers and sister and the other members of those gathered to the Name of the LORD in Knoxville, IL. But I don’t remember the most important aspects of that moment.

So join me on my search. The answer is in the Word of God.

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Morning Psalm 98, Noon Psalm 119:105-112 , Evening Psalm 30, If you follow this regimen, you will pray through the Psalms every 47 days or just under 8 times per year.

An alternate Reading Plan is based on 7 chapters/day from 7 sections of the Scriptures. My groupings are: Genesis-Joshua, Judges to Esther, Job to Song of Solomon, Psalms breaking 119 into convenient sets, Isaiah to Malachi, Matthew to Acts, Romans to Revelation.

Or set your own reading schedule up in convenient groupings as fits your study habits. But a daily time in the Word of the LORD is an absolute.

Suggested Supplementary Reading

The Christian’s Creed: Embracing the Apostolic Faith by Dr. Stanley D. Gale. There is also a workbook available.

John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.
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