I’m preaching the Thanksgiving Eve sermon at our church for the third year in a row. What a tremendous privilege. In order to prepare my heart to write this sermon, I read a Christian book on thankfulness.
[special]Note: The following article is an academic piece that has been modified for blog format. Rather than examine every possible passage on the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, the article below argues against a traditional charismatic understanding of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit from Acts 19:1-7.[/special]
Communication is a two-way street. The speaker sends a message and the listener receives it. The speaker’s job is to speak accurately and clearly, ensuring care with tonality and word choice. The receiver’s job, on the other hand, is to listen by being fully present. The receiver demonstrates an understanding of the message by body language and other non-verbal cues.