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Acts 19 - The Disciples Who Had Not Heard of the Holy Spirit!

We have this today from the Unashamed of Jesus blog,

Acts 19- Receive The Holy Spirit

In Acts 19, the early church in Ephesus had not yet even heard of the Holy Spirit and had only the baptism of John. Paul supplied what they were missing.

Without me you can do nothing, Jesus said. We have big things, daunting things, to do in this world; and we can’t do them without the Lord.  “If we want to see the power of God in the Church,” concludes the blogger, “we need the Holy Spirit!” Amen.

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By Request, ‘God’s Own Child, I Gladly Say It’

Here’s one I’d never heard before, from the 17th century–God’s Own Child, I Gladly Say It, sung here by a traditional children’s choir. Requested by TheWhiteRabbit.

‘Down to the River to Pray’

There’s a haunting quality to this old hymn, don’t you think? Down to the River to Pray, sung by Alison Krauss.

Water Slide… Baptism?

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All right, you’re not gonna believe this.

When St. Paul said, “Let all things be done decently and in good order” (I Corinthians 14:40), he probably was not thinking of anything like what’s going on at the Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.

There they have installed a great big water slide, and you zoom down the chute into a pool to get baptized ( http://babylonbee.com/news/elevation-church-debuts-water-slide-baptismal/ ). The pastor might also squirt you with a super-squirter.

The idea is to get as many people baptized as quickly as possible.

Somebody’s church has more money than is good for it.

I mean, why don’t they just stand on the roof and throw water-balloons at the passersby below?

I’ve heard of “seeker-friendly” churches, but this is ridiculous.