A Lesson for September 22nd

Hand reaching down
Did you receive the Holy Spirit?

Acts 19:6 When Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied – 7 altogether there were about twelve of them.

Ordination of Elders and Deacons is one of my favorite events in the life of a congregations. While some denominations only ordain Clergy, Presbyterians also ordain the lay leaders of a congregation. I am always pleasantly surprised when people who had been ordained as an elder years ago come forward to ordain a new elder or deacon. I think: “Aha, I knew you were an elder by the way the Holy Spirit lives through you.”

As Paul reminded these disciples, God gives the Holy Spirit to all believers at their baptism.

How is the Holy Spirit evident in you life?

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