Category Archives: The Holy Spirit

The First Church Scandal

(Series: “The Early Church of Jerusalem” post #9) I don’t care how smoothly a church is humming along, it isn’t immune from scandal. The problem is that people can’t help but be people. They are sin-marred individuals who are card-carrying … Continue reading

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The World’s First Megachurch

(Series: “The Early Church of Jerusalem” post #8) A megachurch is generally defined as being any Christian congregation that has a sustained weekly attendance of 2,000 people or more in its worship services. Using that as a definition, we find … Continue reading

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Tongues as a Prayer Language?

(Series “The Early Church of Jerusalem” post #7) In my previous post, I explained that Acts 2:1-13 teaches that the Biblical definition of speaking in tongues is speaking in a known foreign language that you have never learned. I also … Continue reading

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4 Basic Questions About Speaking in Tongues

(Series: “The Early Church of Jerusalem” post #6) I’ve been writing some posts lately on the beginning of the church age, and I’ve now reached a place where I’d like to devote a couple of posts to the issue of … Continue reading

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Filled With the Spirit

(Series: “The Early Church of Jerusalem” post #5) The group of approximately 120 of Christ’s followers who experienced the famous day of Pentecost were filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4). This means that each of those believers became indwelt with God … Continue reading

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Peter’s Famous Answer

(Series: “The Early Church of Jerusalem” post #3) To say that Peter’s Pentecost sermon was powerful and impacting would be an understatement. His listeners were so “cut to the heart” (Acts 2:37, N.K.J.V.) that he didn’t even have to give an … Continue reading

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The First Sermon of the Church Age

(Series: “The Early Church of Jerusalem” post #2) The “church age” began in grand style. The day was the Jewish feast day known as Pentecost (Acts 2:1), and approximately 120 of Christ’s followers were gathered together in a room in … Continue reading

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