Beginner's Guide to Spiritual Gifts

Beginner's Guide to Spiritual Gifts

by Sam Storms


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Concentrating on the nine gifts that the apostle Paul listed together in 1 Corinthians 12, Dr. Sam Storms gives readers a biblical introduction to the spiritual gifts that God bestows on every generation of believers. He combines a solid biblical foundation and practical advice with first-hand illustrations of these gifts in action. Spiritual gifts are nothing less than God himself in us, energizing our souls, imparting revelation to our minds, infusing power in our wills, and working his sovereign and gracious purposes through us. Spiritual gifts, writes the author, "are God's answer to the human questions, 'Why can't we do that?' ... What the church needs is truth set aflame by the power of the Holy Spirit." Where spiritual gifts are concerned, Storms wants Christians to be educated, equipped, and expectant, helping them to overcome fears of emotionalism and the unfamiliar. Welcome to an adventure of discovery!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781569553114
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
Publication date: 04/28/2002
Series: Beginner's Guides Series
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 5.22(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Sam Storms has spent 39 years in ministry, and in 2008 became lead pastor for preaching and vision at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was visiting associate professor of theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and is the founder and president of Enjoying God Ministries in Oklahoma City. He has authored or edited 21 books and has published numerous journal articles and book reviews. He and his wife, Ann, have been married for 41 years, are the parents of two grown daughters, and have four grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1When Power Comes to Church9
Chapter 2Right? Wrong!19
Chapter 3Words of Wisdom and Knowledge37
Chapter 4Faith and Healing49
Chapter 5It's a Miracle!67
Chapter 6Prophecy and Distinguishing of Spirits85
Chapter 7Who Said God Said?105
Chapter 8What Is the Gift of Tongues?119
Chapter 9Tongues and Interpretation in the Church141
Chapter 10Letting Your Gift Find You159
Recommended Reading175

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