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How Can I Know If I’ve Been Baptized With the Holy Spirit?

aired September 19, 2018

Episode 13 Show Notes

From the Show

Lamentations is really an amazing book. It’s about the failure of humanity to remain faithful to God reflected in the history of Israel’s exile form the promise land. Lamentations is about the failure of Israel to keep God’s covenant with the result of being exiled as God threatened. And it’s like Adam all over again, right? God gives them a command “do this and you will live; fail to do it and you will die” and they failed to do it…

And so Lamentations teaches us about the situation of the world as a whole, our need for Christ is paramount. We’ve been exiled east of Eden because of the failure of our first parents that we just keep repeating. Our whole human experience is a world east of Eden. We need the Messiah to come and fulfill that promise that God made to Adam and Eve after their sin in Genesis 3:15.
—Michael Horton

Questions in this Episode

1. How can I know if I've been baptized with the Holy Spirit?

2. Why is the book of Lamentations in the Bible? What am I supposed to get out of reading it?

3. How do you get people in interested and involved to start a new service for people who are unchurched?

4. Did Jesus believe that he was God?

5. Does 2 Corinthians 5:14–15 give us hope that everyone will eventually believe in Jesus and be saved?

6. In John 15:13 Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” Did Jesus really expect us to be willing to give up our lives for others?



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