The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
SERMON TOPIC: The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
Speaker: Gavin Paynter
Date: 19 January 2014
Topic Groups: HOLY SPIRIT, BAPTISM, GIFTS SPIRIT
Sermon synopsis: There are 3 different Greek prepositions that describe our relationship with the Holy Spirit – ‘para’, ‘en’ and ‘epi.’
John 14:16-17 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with (para) you and will be in (en) you.
1. “Para hymin” is “with you” - a coming alongside.
2. “En hymin” is “in you” - living in you.
3. EPI - But there is a third relationship that a believer can have which is separate and distinct from the first two. In Acts 1:8 Jesus promised, “but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon (epi) you” (NASB) The word 'epi' in the Greek means ‘upon’ or ‘over’.