Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit in the Book of Acts

Fun Fact: Luke mentions the Holy Spirit 57 times in the Book of Acts.

The Holy Spirit fell on each new group of believers:

  • Jews (4:31)
  • Samaritans (8:17)
  • Gentiles (10:44)
  • John the Baptist’s disciples (19:6)

The Holy Spirit personally directed each major advance of the early Church.

  • The Spirit sent Phillip into the desert to meet an Ethiopian (8:29).
  • The Spirit set apart missionaries (13:2)
  • The Spirit guided the first big chruch council (15:1-28)
  • The Spirit helped plan Paul’s itenerary (13:4, 16:6)