06 Aug 2021

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The one coming after John

Acts 19:1-7

The one coming after John

1亚波罗在哥林多的时候,保罗经过内地一带,来到以弗所。他遇见几个门徒,2 问他们说: “你们信的时候,受了圣灵没有?”他们说:“没有,连圣灵赐下来这件事,我们也没有听过。”3 保罗问:“那么你们受的是什么洗呢?”他们说:“是约翰的洗礼。”4 保罗说: “约翰施的是悔改的洗礼,他告诉人民当信在他以后要来的那一位,就是耶稣。”5 他们听见了,就受洗归入主耶稣的名下。6 保罗为他们按手,圣灵就降在他们身上,他们就用各种的语言讲话,并且说预言。7 他们一共约有十二人。

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.




Lessons Learn

Here we are also taught that John’s baptism was a sign of repentance and forgiveness, and that our baptism today is the same, except that Christ has already been revealed and our salvation completed in his death and resurrection. By faith in Christ we may take possession of all that baptism represents.