GPS: January 17, 2016

By January 17, 2016Devotional

Today’s Scripture:

Acts 19:1-7

While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul passed through the interior regions and came to Ephesus, where he found some disciples. He said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?” They replied, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” Then he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” They answered, “Into John’s baptism.” Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, in Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied— altogether there were about twelve of them.

Food For Thought:

The theme in this passage of Scripture is the Holy Spirit. Think about how the Holy Spirit has worked in your life. How would you describe the Holy Spirit to a non-believer? How do you see the Holy Spirit at work in powerful ways in our world?


Holy God,

creator of light and herald of goodness,

at the waters of his baptism

you proclaimed Jesus your beloved Son.

With the baptized of every time and generation,

may we say yes to your call to repentance

and be led to the life of abundance we experience

in your kinship and your love. Amen.


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