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FRIDAY MORNING MANNA
September 5, 2014
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit: Have we received it?
Apollos and the Filling of the Spirit. – First, a quick background of Apollos:
Greek Apollos, a contraction of Appolonious [or Apollodurus]. A Jewish convert to the message of John the Baptist, described as being diligent, fervent, and “an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures” (Acts 18: 24, 25), born in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. After his conversion he became an itinerant evangelist (chs 18: 24, 27: 19:1).
While preaching at Ephesus he met Aquila and Priscilla, Christian Jews who instructed him in the tenets of Christianity (ch 18: 26, 28). After this Apollos went to the Roman province of Achaia, taking with him a letter of recommendation from the church at Ephesus (v 27). While in Achaia he preached with success in the city of Corinth (chs 18: 28; 19:1), and because of this abilities became popular with a certain faction that began to exalt him, as opposed to other groups which exalted Paul, Peter, or Christ (1 Cor. 1: 12). Read more