Today’s reading from my new church’s Text project (linked below) has been the source of great study over the past 100 years. Why 100 years you ask? Because 100 years marks the birth of the Pentecostal movement. I’m sure most of you know what the Pentecostal movement is, so I won’t dwell there — but for those who might not, Pentecostals believe that Holy Spirit baptism is always accompanied by speaking in other tongues, as appears in this text.
You may agree with this, or you may not. Perhaps you think that the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is primarily about bringing the fruit of the Spirit to fruition in one’s life (i.e., Sanctification). Or maybe you think something supernatural should happen upon Spirit baptism, but not necessarily tongues.
Whatever the case may be, I would like to hear what you think the Spirit has done in your life and what that has meant for you.