Fcb4: Frederick Christian Blauer iv
I love this teaching set up in the room we are using at the Abbey: a giant whiteboard with pushpin boards on both sides.

I love this teaching set up in the room we are using at the Abbey: a giant whiteboard with pushpin boards on both sides.

By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness:

God was manifested in the flesh,
Justified in the Spirit,
Seen by angels,
Preached among the Gentiles,
Believed on in the world,
Received up in glory.

By  St Paul the Apostle (1 Timothy 3:16) 

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Hell is angry because it has been thwarted! Hell is angry because it has been mocked! Hell is angry because it has been destroyed! It is angry because it has been abolished! It is angry because it has been taken captive! Hell seized a body but discovered God. It seized earth and it encountered heaven. It seized what it saw and was vanquished by what it did not see. O death, where is thy sting? O hell, where is thy victory? By John Chrysostom (via anachronizomai)

The one who is the Prince of Life hung on a wooden tree between two other men, one ended his life in good, the other evil. At the foot of this tree, humanity stood, manhood & womanhood. It’s as if the fall was replayed again but ended with the fruit of life eternal extended to all and the gates of Zion opened by the Angels.

The one who is the Prince of Life hung on a wooden tree between two other men, one ended his life in good, the other evil. At the foot of this tree, humanity stood, manhood & womanhood. It’s as if the fall was replayed again but ended with the fruit of life eternal extended to all and the gates of Zion opened by the Angels.

Re: The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

I’ve enjoyed an ongoing email conversation this week about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. I thought this part might be helpful for some people out there that get stuck in the language and sequence of the subject. I thought it was particularly appropriate to resurrection week, since the verse below happened before Pentecost, but obviously the command to go to Jerusalem was still obeyed, where the whole Acts chapter 2 event took place. 

"So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them and *said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” -John 20:21-22

Question:

"Eric, what are your feelings as to when we receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit? Do you think it is a separate experience from salvation?"

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