Baptism and Fullness
"The Christian life is life in the Spirit," writes John Stott. "It would be impossible to be a Christian, let alone to live and grow as a Christian, without the ministry of the gracious Spirit of God. All we have...
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"The Christian life is life in the Spirit," writes John Stott. "It would be impossible to be a Christian, let alone to live and grow as a Christian, without the ministry of the gracious Spirit of God. All we have and are as Christians we owe to him." The Holy Spirit continues to be at work around the world, as numerous renewal movements attest. Yet much confusion and controversy remain regarding the Holy Spirit's activity. In this classic study, John Stott provides clear biblical exposition on the promise, the fruit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He offers particular guidance on the nature of "the baptism of the Spirit" and whether certain spiritual gifts and experiences should be normative for all Christians. Always irenic and gracious, Stott points the way to both greater biblical understanding and deeper fullness of spiritual life.
The late Rev Dr. John Stott is known worldwide as a Bible teacher, writer, pastor and mission-leader. During a ministry that extended to seven decades, he authored many books including the best-selling Basic Christianity, Why I Am a Christian and The Cross of Christ ; he was also the editor, (and author of several volumes) of the Bible Speaks Today. In more recent years he was Rector Emeritus of All Souls Church, Langham Place, London; President of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity; and Founder-President of the Langham Partnership International. He was awarded the CBE in the Queens 2006 New Year Honours. Stott was honored by Time magazine in 2005 as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World."
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- "the Christian Life Is Life In The Spirit," Writes John Stott. "it Would Be Impossible To Be A Christian, Let Alone To Live And Grow As A Christian, Without The Ministry Of The Gracious Spirit Of God. All We Have And Are As Christians We Owe To Him." The Holy Spirit Continues To Be At Work Around The World, As Numerous Renewal Movements Attest. Yet Much Confusion And Controversy Remain Regarding The Holy Spirit's Activity. In This Classic Study, John Stott Provides Clear Biblical Exposition On The Promise, The Fruit And The Gifts Of The Holy Spirit. He Offers Particular Guidance On The Nature Of "the Baptism Of The Spirit" And Whether Certain Spiritual Gifts And Experiences Should Be Normative For All Christians. Always Irenic And Gracious, Stott Points The Way To Both Greater Biblical Understanding And Deeper Fullness Of Spiritual Life.
- Preface To The Second Edition
- Basic Principles Of Approach
- <strong>1. The Promise Of The Spirit</strong>
- The Promise Of A Distinctive Blessing
- The Promise Of A Universal Blessing
- The Day Of Pentecost
- The Samaritan Believers
- The Ephesian Disciples
- The Language Of Baptism
- 1 Corinthians 12:13
- <strong>2. The Fullness Of The Spirit</strong>
- The Difference Between "baptism" And "fullness"
- Continuous Appropriation
- Marks Of The Spirit's Fullness
- The Command To Be Filled
- The Average Christian
- Special Experiences
- An Exhortation
- <strong>3. The Fruit Of The Spirit</strong>
- Supernatural Origin
- Natural Growth
- Gradual Maturity
- <strong>4. The Gifts Of The Spirit</strong>
- The Nature Of Spiritual Gifts
- How Many Different Gifts Are There?
- The Relation Between Spiritual Gifts And Natural Talents
- Are All Spiritual Gifts Miraculous Gifts?
- Are All The Spiritual Gfts Of The Bible Given Today?
- The Word "charismatic"
- The Extent Of Spiritual Gifts: To Whom Are They Given?
- The Source Of Spiritual Gfts: Where Do They Come From?
- The Purpose Of Spiritual Gifts: What Are They Given For?