Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Acts 2:38 - The Gift of the Holy Spirit

Context.

It can be a four-letter-word to some when you bring in points about context that disprove long-held views. The two most important tools to bring to Bible study are context and harmony, context of the surrounding passage and harmony with the entirety of God's Scripture. Whether its a silly example of violation of harmony like taking Matt. 27:5 "[Judas] went away and hanged himself" and following it with John 13:27 "What you do, do quickly" or a violation of context when the questionable televangelist (quoting Acts 1:8) looks directly into the camera, points, and says to the audience "but YOU will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon YOU!" In a Christian culture full of proof texting it becomes even more important for us to be diligent students of the Word that has been given to us.

Max Dawson in Beaumont, TX ran an hour long webcast last night on the phrase "the gift of the Holy Spirit" from Acts 2:38. It was a great study and its worth your time and consideration.

If you're interested in watching the recording you can Click Here. The talk starts 12:27 in to the video.

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