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Baptism in the Holy Spirit, part II, notes

Ulimately what was convincing to me on this issue was long study of the Scripture. The folowing men pointed me to what I had been seeing and continued to see in Scripture. It was noted that Merrill Unger's teaching on the baptism in the Holy Spirit (not the gifts of the Spirit) resonated with me and helped the wheels continue to turn on this issue, but that it was Wayne Gr...

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The Baptism in the Holy Spirit: introductory thoughts from Mark 1:8

We just covered this last Sunday part 1 of 2 of our semons on the "Baptism in the Holy Spirit." Part 1 should be posted this week. I began by sharing about my Charismatic/Pentecostal background. I have so much to be grateful for from my experience in the Pentecostal/charismatic church and long to see others experience God the Holy Spirit and all that He has for them. Yet, ...

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Mark 1:8, Part 1, Baptism in the Holy Spirit discussion guide.

The subject of the baptism in the Spirit is one that is taught to mean very different things within Christianity. It is therefore necessary for clarities sake to start off by addressing the position taught by Pentecostals and many Charismatics. Discuss: What have you understood the "Baptism in the Holy Spirit" to be? The Pentecostal position teaches that the baptism of/i...

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Words from a changed heart: Mark 1:7

When one reads the words in our text of John the Baptist, he is reading words that give evidence of a heart that has been transformed. While it is possible for one to speak in religious platitudes and still have a spiritual heart that is dead, our words indicate and reveal what we are like on the inside. Just to be clear, by the inside we do not mean one's internal organs,...

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