Acts 19:1-7

While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when[a] you believed?”

They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”

So Paul asked, “Then what baptism did you receive?”

“John’s baptism,” they replied.

Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues[b] and prophesied. There were about twelve men in all.

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One response to “Acts 19:1-7

  1. John was a foreteller and prepared the way of the Lord by preaching repentance and of the coming Messiah. People were baptized into his doctrine and repented. They were most probably then water baptized at the coming of the Lord, after Christ showed them an example.

    But they had not heard of the Holy Spirit and the baptism of His power and gifts. Paul brought a fuller revelation and empowered them to have the faith to receive the Comforter that Christ had promised.

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