One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer–at three in the afternoon.  Now a man crippled from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts.  When he saw Peter and […]

To describe what happened at Pentecost (Acts 2), Peter explains the Baptism of the Holy Spirit as a fulfillment of Joel’s end-time prophesy. * “I will pour out my Spirit on all people.  Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dreams, your young men will see visions.  Even on my servants, both men and women, I will […]

“Those who refuse to be governed by God will be governed by tyrants.”  William Penn If you search the Internet, you’ll find slight variations of the quote above.  Some even assign the quote to someone other than William Penn. Either way, what really matters is the meaning behind the quote.  As we approach July 4, let […]

What does it mean to be filled with the Holy Spirit?  It is not the same thing as the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.  While it’s true that the believers were filled with the Holy Spirit at Pentecost when they were Baptized in the Holy Spirit (Acts 2: 1-4), they were filled with the Holy Spirit at […]

THE ROLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT The Baptism of the Holy Spirit has been a controversial subject for many years.  Some believe that a person is baptized in the Holy Spirit the moment he or she is saved.  Others believe that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is an experience separate from salvation.   I believe in letting scripture interpret […]

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WHAT DO THE GIVING OF LAW OF MOSES AND PENTECOST HAVE IN COMMON? Shavuot or Feast of Weeks is an annual celebration of the wheat harvest and the Law of Moses that occurs 50 days after First Fruits of the barley harvest (Leviticus 23: 9-17).  Pentecost is another name for Shavuot and is associated with the […]

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Since the anniversary of Pentecost was just a few days ago, I thought this would be a good time to study the Book of Acts.  Acts is a sequel to the Gospel of Luke, and Luke is the author of both.  The recipient is “Theophilus.”   In his Gospel, Luke puts the events of the life, death, […]

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