Baptism And Fullness: The Work of the Holy Spirit Today

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/30/2007
  • Publisher: Intervarsity Pr

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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. Market/Audience CBA readers Church leaders Pastors Features and Benefits A new edition of an IVP classic. Provides an excellent introduction to the work of the Holy Spirit. Written by a renowned author, teacher and Christian statesman. Offers a biblical understanding of the Holy Spirit and clarifies areas of confusion in this controversial subject.

Author Biography

John Stott served as rector of All Souls Church in London

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 7
Preface to the Second Editionp. 12
Introductionp. 18
Basic Principles of Approachp. 20
The Promise of the Spiritp. 25
The Promise of a Distinctive Blessingp. 29
The Promise of a Universal Blessingp. 34
The Day of Pentecostp. 37
The Samaritan Believersp. 41
The Ephesian Disciplesp. 45
The Language of Baptismp. 48
1 Corinthians 12:13p. 50
Conclusionp. 57
The Fullness of the Spiritp. 61
The Difference Between "Baptism" and "Fullness"p. 62
Continuous Appropriationp. 68
Marks of the Spirits Fullnessp. 71
The Command to Be Filledp. 78
The Average Christianp. 82
Special Experiencesp. 86
An Exhortationp. 94
The Fruit of the Spiritp. 98
Supernatural Originp. 101
Natural Growthp. 102
Gradual Maturityp. 106
Applicationp. 109
The Gifts of the Spiritp. 111
The Nature of Spiritual Giftsp. 112
How Many Different Gifts Are There?p. 113
The Relation Between Spiritual Gifts and Natural Talentsp. 116
Are All Spiritual Gifts Miraculous Gifts?p. 122
Are All the Spiritual Gifts of the Bible Given Today?p. 127
The Word Charismaticp. 132
The Extent of Spiritual Gifts: To Whom Are They Given?p. 134
The Source of Spiritual Gifts: Where Do They Come from?p. 138
The Purpose of Spiritual Gifts: What Are They Given for?p. 143
Conclusionp. 152
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