Practicing the Power: Welcoming the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in Your Life

Practicing the Power Welcoming the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in Your Life The Bible teaches us that we are to be filled with God s Spirit and that God s presence and grace is manifested among his people as they serve love and minister to one another Yet some of the gifts

  • Title: Practicing the Power: Welcoming the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in Your Life
  • Author: Sam Storms MattChandler
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Bible teaches us that we are to be filled with God s Spirit and that God s presence and grace is manifested among his people as they serve, love, and minister to one another Yet some of the gifts that God offers to his people aren t commonly seen in many churches today Gifts of prophecy, healing, tongues, and other supernatural gifts of God seem to be absent, and manThe Bible teaches us that we are to be filled with God s Spirit and that God s presence and grace is manifested among his people as they serve, love, and minister to one another Yet some of the gifts that God offers to his people aren t commonly seen in many churches today Gifts of prophecy, healing, tongues, and other supernatural gifts of God seem to be absent, and many Christians are unsure how to cultivate an atmosphere where God s Spirit can work while remaining committed to the foundational truth of God s Word.How can Christians pursue and implement the miraculous gifts of the Spirit without falling into fanatical excess and splitting the church in the process In Practicing the Power, pastor and author Sam Storms offers practical steps to understanding and exercising spiritual gifts in a way that remains grounded in the word and centered in the gospel.With examples drawn from his forty years of ministry as a pastor and teachers, Storms offers a guidebook that can help pastors, elders, and church members understand what changes are needed to see God move in supernatural power and to guard against excess and abuse of the spiritual gifts If you long to see God s Spirit move in your church and life, and aren t sure why that isn t happening or where to begin, this book is for you.

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    1. Christendom is divided on the activities of the Holy Spirit. Some preach that the gifts of the Spirit are no longer active and that the charismatic movement is dangerous. Others embrace the working of the Holy Spirit and His gifts today.Storms has been an important voice on the issue. As a Reformed Christian who is also charismatic, I have appreciated the books Storms has written. He continues to help Christians understand and move in the work of the Holy Spirit today.This book is not a defense [...]

    2. I read this after reading Michael L. Brown’s recent book on the topic, Authentic Fire. What I found lacking in Brown’s book was more than made up for in Storms’. Storms successfully makes a positive defense of continuationism in a winsome and gracious manner without giving overt offense against cessationism. He of course does give AN offense there, but it is not reactionary as much as it is thoughtful. His Appendix on “12 reasons” is a good example of this. I appreciated his approach t [...]

    3. Practicing the giftsStorms has provided a guide for practicing, using the gifts of the Spirit in the life of the church. Lots of his own experience and good reflection on Scripture makes it a helpful book. He doesn't build a case for the gifts here as he does in other material but he focuses on the expression of them. I didn't find myself agreeing with everything but was greatly encouraged by the recommendations and example Storms is to the church.

    4. This book took me all over the place emotionally and intellectually. I appreciate Sam's Storms writing because I can feel his heart in each page. Something's I found myself disagreeing with and some things he really brought some clarity. This is not so much a book defending continuationism because he notes that he has done that in many other places. It is more of a book given biblical and practical advice to use and practice the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Although I had some disagreements, many a [...]

    5. A must read book for EVERY reformed church.Though I disagreed with a few very small things here and there. That does not take away from the larger great piece of work this is to the body of Christ, and to every individual believer!

    6. I read this on a follow-up to attending the Convergence conference in OKC hosted by Sam Storms' church. This is a really really good book for those skeptics like me who are interested in how the Holy Spirit works in the church today. I will probably return to this book multiple times for reference and encouragement.Storms dismantles all of my concerns about uncontrolled Pentecostal charismatic fundamentalist crazy believers who quite frankly scare the pants off me. He addresses the abuse and cha [...]

    7. Sam Storms is a pastor in Oklahoma City and is among the more well-known "Reformed charismatics" thanks, in part, to the multiple books he has written on both subjects. Unlike many self-identified Reformed charismatics, Storms actively seeks and provides opportunities for his congregation to operate in the gifts of the Spirit. For this reason, I have been anxiously awaiting the release of this book since I first heard it announced almost a year ago. In many ways, I am satisfied. Storms talks at [...]

    8. [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Zondervan. All thoughts and opinions are my own.]This book is admittedly more than a little bit of a muddle, and my own feelings about the author's subject matter and approach are more than usually ambivalent. The author is a charismatic Calvinist, and has all of the irritating tendencies of both elements of that identity, even if I would consider myself at least cautiously a continuationist (namely, someone who believes that the workings [...]

    9. Sam Storms explains the practical implications of being a continuationist. For believers who are exploring the spiritual gifts for the first time this book gives a practical how to. But with so many differing thoughts on the subject, this book needs to be read in community for understanding within the theological views of the church the reader is apart of. I would highly recommend his book, “The Spiritual Gifts for Beginners” for those wrestling the use of the gifts today.

    10. Not a defense of spiritual gifts, but a practical book of the application of gifts in personal lives and within the congregation. This book will be of great help to many leaders who don't know how to let the congregation exercise gifts on Sunday mornings.

    11. Unbelievable layout of utilizing the gifts in the church. I will have every one of my elders read this. I will recommend to everyone. Great to see a fusion of Reformed thinking and charismatic thinking.

    12. Practical guide to using the gifts of the Spirit in the local church. Helpful. Cessationist or continuationist, many Christians could use a little more expectancy and joy in their spirituality. This book certainly points us in the right direction.

    13. Love how he balances theology with charismata/brain with emotions/wisdom and discernment with freedom/ etc etc. I read Storms’ Beginners Guide to Spiritual Gifts before this, which laid a nice framework - this one was definitely more helpful for church leadership/implementation.

    14. ExcelenteEs el libro tan necesario para leer una vez que, por la Escritura, entiendes que los dones espirituales están vigentes Entonces no sabes como continuar. Practico, sencillo y con ejemplos de la vida real.Este libro no te convencerá del Continuismo, no es su objetivo, sino el acompañarte en el siguiente paso.

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