Acts 19:1-7 (NIV)
1 While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples 2 and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” 3 So Paul asked, “Then what baptism did you receive?” “John’s baptism,” they replied. 4 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.” 5 On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. 7 There were about twelve men in all.
- Do you think you are “in the game?” Another way to ask it is “do you think you are a ‘player or a spectator’ in the Christian faith?
- This passage indicates that the Ephesian disciples in this passage already loved God. That is, they had already invited God into their lives. Was there still room for their relationship with God to grow through further invitation?
- Who were these disciples directing their new invitation towards?