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And it came about that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper country came to Ephesus, and found some disciples, 2 and he said to them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" And they said to him, "No, we have not even heard whether there is a Holy Spirit." 3 And he said, "Into what then were you baptized?" And they said, "Into John's baptism." 4 And Paul said, "John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in Him who was coming after him, that is, in Jesus." 5 And when they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Acts 19:1-5 (NAS)

What Are You Baptized Into?

In those days, John baptized with a baptism of repentance telling them to believe on the one who was coming.  After Jesus rose from the grave, beginning in Acts 2, people were immersed or dipped (which is the meaning of the Greek word "baptizo"):

  • Into Christ Jesus (Romans 6:3);
  • Into His death (Romans 6:3);
  • For the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38, Mark 16:16);
  • In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19);
  • To receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38);
  • To be clothed with Christ (Galatians 3:26-27); and
  • Having faith in the working of God, and in Christ (Colossians 2:12, Galatians 3:26).

What would you do if you found someone today who was baptized into someone other than the baptism of Jesus?  Would you help them to be baptized into Christ as Paul did?

And when they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Acts 19:5 (NAS)

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Section 2: The Spirit Begins to Be Poured Out
2A.  The two miraculous events.
2B.  How is the Spirit to be poured out on all flesh?
2C.  Purpose of the Holy Spirit being poured out.
2D.  Warnings with respect to the Spirit, and false spirits.