5. The Holy Spirit given to the apostles.
After his death and resurrection, Jesus gave his disciples
the ability to work with the Holy Spirit, as he had done:
"In a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in
one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent
wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they
were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that
separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were
filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues
as the Spirit enabled them." (Acts 1:5; 2:1-4).
The Holy Spirit was later given to other followers of Jesus
in the same way that it had been given to the apostles. Cornelius
is an example (in Acts 10:44-46). The Holy Spirit could be
passed on to others by the laying on of the apostles' hands
(see Acts 8:18-20).
God's purpose with the Spirit in New Testament times was to
strengthen the apostles as they gave witness to the gospel
message, and to enable them to recollect the words that Jesus
had spoken to them: "The Counselor, The Holy Spirit,
whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things
and will remind you of everything I have said to you."
1. the Sky
2. God's Home
Heavens and Earth
The "third heaven"
1. The People
2. The Language
3. The Letter
1. Holy Spirit in creation
2. Holy Spirit inspires God's
3. Jesus was born by the power
of the Holy Spirit
4. Jesus was filled with the
5. The Holy Spirit given to
6. The Holy Spirit with the
1. A building in which people
2. A 'household' or family
3. The dwelling of the believer