The Baptism of the Holy Spirit (John 1:30-34)
First Scripture Reading: Joel 2:18-32
Second Scripture Reading: Acts 1:1-11
Sermon Text: John 1:30-34
This Reformation Sunday, we will worship in Word and in the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. As you prepare for worship, try to recall what you know about the Holy Spirit as he is revealed in Scripture. If someone were to ask you if you have been baptized with the Holy Spirit, how would you respond? To help guide your thinking, consider Heidelberg Catechism Q/A 53: What do you believe concerning the Holy Spirit?
First, that the Spirit, with the Father and the Son, is eternal God. Second, that he is given also to me, so that, through true faith, he makes me share in Christ and all his benefits, comforts me, and will remain with me forever.
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