What Is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?

John the Baptist said, “I baptize you with water, but he [Jesus] will baptize you in the Holy Spirit.”  What does it mean that Jesus will baptize us in the Holy Spirit?  This topic causes a lot of confusion and controversy.  In this video I hope to give you an understanding of the baptism in the Holy Spirit by answering these questions:


1- What is the baptism in the Holy Spirit?

2- Is the baptism in the Holy Spirit a one-time experience? 

3- Is this an event you need to wait for like the disciples waited in Jerusalem?  When does it happen? 

4- What does it look like when someone is filled with the Spirit?  

5- How do I know if I have the Holy Spirit?

6- Is there a difference between having the Holy Spirit and being filled with the Holy Spirit?

7- How do I know if I’ve been baptized the Holy Spirit?


 Much of the misunderstanding comes from our modern understanding of word “baptism” as a formal religious event.  To baptize just means to dunk.  There isn’t just one type of baptism mentioned in the Bible.  There are many baptisms.  In addition to the Holy Spirit baptism, this video also explains the many types of baptisms mentioned in the Bible.  Thanks for watching

Should Women Be Silent In Church? A Discussion of 1 Corinthians 14:34-35

The Bible teaches that men and women are equal- intellectually equal, morally equal, and with equal capacity for leadership. But there are a few difficult and perplexing passages of the New Testament that seem to contradict the rest of the Bible’s treatment of women. In this video, I will discuss one of those difficult passages: 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, and offer some possible explanations for these aberrant verses

If You Don’t Believe in God, Eventually You Have to Get Off His Couch

Sometimes people say, “I’m a good person, so won’t God let me into heaven even if I didn’t believe in him?” Well, how long would you let someone live in your house and use all your stuff if that person didn’t acknowledge your existence at all? This video talks about why you need to acknowledge God and make the decision to be part of his family. If you aren’t part of the family, you don’t get to stay. Eventually you’ll have to get off God’s couch.

Jesus Loves the LGBT+ Community

An evangelical Bible thumping Christian talks about God’s love for the LGBT+ community and gives Biblical reasons for supporting the LGBT+ community and same-sex marriage. If you are part of the LGBT+ community, you have a place in the family of God.

Most verses from the Bible are read from the New International Version 2011.
Books mentioned in this video:
God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines
Torn by Justin Lee
A Change of Affection by Beckett Cook
Same-Sex Attraction and the Church by Ed Shaw
Credit is due to Matthew Vines for several points made in this video. For deeper discussion on the verses discussed in the video I recommend reading God and the Gay Christian.

God Is Inviting You to Be a Superhero

Why do we love superheroes? Is it possible that the reason we love superheroes is because they speak to us about the potential for our own lives? Jesus taught his disciples how to be superheroes. God delights in using ordinary people to do extraordinary things. With God’s power, anyone can become a superhero. And that is what God is inviting you to be!