Fresh evidence of God’s pure love

And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” They said, “Into John’s baptism.” And 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, Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. (Acts 19:2-5 ESV)

сказал им: приняли ли вы Святаго Духа, уверовав? Они же сказали ему: мы даже и не слыхали, есть ли Дух Святый. Он сказал им: во что же вы крестились? Они отвечали: во Иоанново крещение. Павел сказал: Иоанн крестил крещением покаяния, говоря людям, чтобы веровали в Грядущего по нем, то есть во Христа Иисуса. Услышав это, они крестились во имя Господа Иисуса, (Деяния 19:2-5 Russian)

O Most Holy God, our dear Heavenly Father ~ thank you Lord for this wonderful new day that already bursts with fresh evidence of your pure love for all creation. Give leaders of nations the extra wisdom they need in order to maintain peace so that the faith of our Lord Christ Jesus may be taught to those searching for eternal life. Help all who preach the gospel to do so with the boldness and wisdom of Christ like the apostle Paul, so that they will not be afraid to ask the important questions that lead to the truth that must be received and obeyed. Thank you Father for the gift of your Holy Spirit that we receive upon our baptism into Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

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