For 6 June 2011, Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter, based on Acts 19:1-8
While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul passed through the interior regions and came to Ephesus, where he found some disciples. He said to them, â€œDid you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?â€ They replied, â€œNo, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.â€ Then he said, â€œInto what then were you baptized?â€ They answered, â€œInto Johnâ€™s baptism.â€ Paul said, â€œJohn baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, in Jesus.â€ On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesiedâ€” altogether there were about twelve of them.
Â He entered the synagogue and for three months spoke out boldly, and argued persuasively about the kingdom of God.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.