Acts 2:1-4 (NIV)
1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
Acts 19:1-2 (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.”
- What does it mean to be filled with the Holy Spirit?
- What does it feel like?
- How many times can you be filled with the Holy Spirit?
- Explain your understanding of Acts 19:1-2.
- What conclusions can you draw from Paul’s encounter?
- In Acts 19:1-2, how was Paul serving the disciples in Ephesus?
- Do you think Paul’s service allowed them to experience healing?
- Paul once persecuted Christians, do you think serving Christians and leading non-Christians to Jesus allowed Paul to experience from the wounds created from his time as a persecutor?