You Are Gifted Your Spiritual Gifts and the Kingdom of God

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  • Copyright: 2009-06-01
  • Publisher: B&H Books
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A book about spiritual gifts is sure to address well-known gift passages and guide readers toward a greater understanding of how to find and use what God has assigned to them. Those areas are clearly discussed and then taken into an even greater context withYou Are Giftedby respected church voice Ken Hemphill. "The central thrust of Scripture is that spiritual gifts are graciously given by God to enable believers to participate fully in the edification of the church and the advance of the Kingdom," he writes. To that end, Hemphill reminds readers of their capability and worthiness to join in God's work, looking at the development of the New Testament church and passages like 1 Thessalonians 5 for examples of how we must use our unique gifts to reach all nations. Study questions for each chapter are also included.

Author Biography

Ken Hemphill is national strategist for Empowering Kingdom Growth, a joint initiative of the Southern Baptist Convention and LifeWay Christian Resources. He holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University and is the former president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Hemphill’s previous books include The Prayer of Jesus, Empowering Kingdom Growth, Parenting with Kingdom Purpose, and Making Change.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Prologue Confronting Realityp. xiii
An Insider's View of the Emerging Church A Study of 1 Thessalonians 5p. 1
A Visit to Corinth The Historical Settingp. 21
Redefining Spiritual Gifts A Study of 1 Corinthians 12p. 39
The Spiritual Person Redefined A Study of 1 Corinthians 13p. 64
Guidelines for Gifts in the Gathered Assembly A Study of 1 Corinthians 14p. 84
Five Principles of Spiritual Giftedness A Study of Romans 12p. 119
Gifted Leaders Equipping Gifted Members A Study of Ephesians 4p. 142
Gifts and My Life Removing the Fear and Confusion over Giftsp. 170
Discovering and Developing Your Gifts The Process of Gift Discovery and Deploymentp. 191
Epilogue Spiritual Gifts and Spiritual Warfarep. 213
Appendixp. 219
Notesp. 221
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