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the Spirit’s first gift

We often focus on the more controversial aspects of Acts 2:1-47. We question whether the Holy Spirit continues to work in the same way today, or if the miracles found in the passage have ceased; and we wonder if such gifts... read more »

you choose Q: where were the disciples when the Holy Spirit came?

Q: Where were the disciples when the Holy Spirit came on The Day of Pentecost?  —Pat A: No one knows for sure where the disciples were gathered.  Some have believed that it was the upper room mentioned in Acts 1:13.... read more »

you choose Q: does one have to “tarry for” [wait for the baptism of] the Holy Spirit?

Q: Does one have to “tarry for” [wait for the Baptism of] the Holy Spirit?  —Iona A: The baptism of the Holy Spirit is not something to be sought after conversion, nor is it something to be sought after in the form of... read more »

you choose Q: should everyone speak in tongues as evidence of receiving the Holy Spirit?

Q: Should everyone speak in tongues as evidence of receiving the Holy Spirit?  —Femi A: Because the gift of tongues was one of the miracles that occurred as the Holy Spirit ushered in the age of the church at Pentecost,... read more »

you choose Q: “are tongues for every believer in Jesus?”

Q: As a Christian, is it important to speak in tongues? Is speaking in tongues meant for every Christian? Thanks.  —Oloruntoba A: Here’s what we know about speaking in tongues: • The first occurrence of speaking in... read more »