Total Immersion

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Pentecost Total Immersion – Baptism and Fullness Over the past few weeks I’ve been praying an odd prayer in the morning as I walk to my bus stop to get to work. I ask the Spirit to immerse me anew in Jesus. It’s odd because I know, intellectually, that the baptism of the Spirit is a one time deal, when one is converted. I know that I am “in Jesus”. That’s my state. That’s how the Father sees me. Nevertheless, I feel the need to have more of Jesus. To be drenched with him, like a sponge soaked...
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Power and Witness

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Pentecost Power and Witness – Acts 1:8 “Once when [Jesus] was eating with [the disciples after the resurrection], he commanded them, “Do not leave Jerusalem until the Father sends you the gift he promised, as I told you before. John baptized with water, but in just a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking him, “Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?” He replied, “The Father alone has the auth...
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Happy Pentecost

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Happy… Pentecost?We say Merry Christmas. We also say Happy Easter. But we don’t say Merry or Happy Pentecost.Pentecost is rarely found, if ever, on the calendars that we put on the wall in our homes. It got lost, ignored, somewhere between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. I guess there was more commercial value for those two...But it seems that even the religious crowd was not anymore interested in it. The simple fact that Easter and Christmas have obtained the social status of “religious holid...
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