My Journey Through Seminary

And afterward,

I will pour out my Spirit on all people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy,

your old men will dream dreams,

your young men will see visions.

Even on my servants, both men and women,

I will pour out my Spirit in those days.

Joel 2: 28 – 29, NIV

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The Book of Acts

Today I am sharing a memory verse (above) and definitions of some of the terms used in Acts.

Agnostic: A person that believes it is not possible to know if God exists

Ascension: The going up of Jesus to heaven 40 days after His resurrection

Baptism in the Holy Spirit: The event in which a believer is first filled with the Holy Spirit with the initial, physical evidence of speaking in tongues (in a new language). God’s will is for each believer be filled with the Holy Spirit

Blasphemous: Disrespectful to God

Edifies: Builds up

Epistle: A letter written by early Christian writers and included as books of the Bible

Mount of Olives: The place from which Jesus ascended and the place to which he will return

Passover: Yearly feast to commemorate God’s delivering Israel from Egypt and death

Pentecost: Means fiftieth, Old Testament harvest festival, New Testament birthday of the church

Repentance: Changing your mind and turning away from a previous sinful way of life

Tongues: Speaking in other languages as the Spirit enables

Trinity: Term to describe the nature of God in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit

Yom Kipper: The holiest day of the Jewish year, also called The Day of Atonement


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  1. michelle warner says:

    thank you for the great post, i know who im passing this on too

  2. Thank you for the definitions of some of the terms used in Acts. You help me to understand the scriptures more clearly.

  3. Vikki Cousin says:

    Thank you, for reminding me, I have always loved Joel 2: 28 – 29.

  4. md kennedy says:

    Thanks for the “enlightenment.” I honestly did not know what a lot of these mean!

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