While reading the book of Acts today there was a lot that stood out to me, so I’ll be sharing my notes with you.

The world is full of many religions that believe in all sorts of things. Indeed, even within Christianity, some might believe some things and not others. When I read this passage today, from Acts, about Paul’s encounter with the twelve disciples of John, near Corinth, something occurred to me.

And asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?”
They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”
So Paul asked, “Then what baptism did you receive?”
“John’s baptism,” they replied.
Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied.

Acts 19:2-6 (NIV)
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