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This blog is a teaching ministry of the Disciples Global Network. The focus is on the gift of the Spirit, the "promise of the Father," and its gifts and activities in the church. The outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost marked the commencement of the "last days" according to Peter in his sermon on the Day of Pentecost.

The interpretive approach employed is twofold. First, focus on the original literary and historical contexts of each passage. To whom did the author write and why? What were the historical circumstances that prompted him to write, and who were his original recipients?

Second, to give full consideration to all citations and verbal allusions from the Hebrew Bible or the Greek Septuagint version of the Old Testament, especially to how the New Testament authors apply them.

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I am educated in the history, language, and transmission of the Bible. I have been a student of the Bible since 1971 shortly after my conversion. Currently, I reside in the city of Oak Harbor on
Whidbey Island in the state of Washington.

All my posts are offered free of charge. None are copyrighted. You may copy, quote, and distribute any article or part thereof as you see fit. If you have questions or comments or are interested in supporting this effort, please email me at bear7755@gmail.com.

~ David R. Maas, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, June 2022.