In this eight-session LifeGuide® Bible Study, R. Paul Stevens helps you to recognize your spiritual gifts and leads you to use those gifts to glorify God in your relationships, your work and your world.
In Spiritual gifts: Church Under Siege, (This book is part of a 3-book series) Charles laments over how ministry gifts which were intended to prepare saints have been woefully neglected. He argues that believers are granted abilities and leaders are needed who are willing to invest in them. He moans that those with ministry gifts of the Lord Jesus Christ have behaved as if they are not committed to training individual believers. The Black pulpit has ignored the pews in the department of gift identification and developing. He pleads with the leaders as ministers of the Lord Jesus Christ to fulfil the number one functional dynamic in this life. In Your Gift from God the Holy Spirit Matters, (Book 1) Charles takes the reader on a hunt to explore how the individual believer is granted a supernatural gift. He persuades and convinces the believer to discover his individual strategic gifting. He defines and illustrates the gifts and tackles the controversial. Charles says Ministry gifts were given to prepare the saints for the work of service and not to do the work of the ministry. He shows how Pentecostal Evangelicals, Charismatic Evangelicals and Traditional Evangelicals have been uniquely gifted and what must be discovered at the individual level according to the divine strategy of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. In Spiritual Gifts: Welcome to the Church, (Book 2) Charles defines and describes each gift. He persuades the believer to connect with individual gifting, according to the will of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He urges that every believer is entrusted with a gift that can be known and used to benefit many.
Spiritual Gifts: A Christ-Centered Perspective is just that, centered on Christ. It provides a new perspective on spiritual gifts, seeing the person and work of Christ as the foundation for the gifts of the Spirit. The coming of Jesus into the world opens the way for the whole people of God to be indwelt by the Holy Spirit and to share in God’s work in the world. The book takes a broad New Testament approach to exploring the gifts, carefully examining the meaning of the gifts by considering the Gospels, Acts, and the epistles. The focus is on seeing each gift as an extension of what Jesus did in his ministry. The gifts of the Spirit equip the church to carry on Jesus’ work. Every gift is a means of proclaiming the gospel. God gives his gifts with two purposes in mind: to build the church by bringing people to Christ, and to build up the church by maturing each believer. Consequently, Pentecostals, Charismatics, and conservative Christians alike must embrace spiritual gifts because God desires to transform the world through his equipped people.
What are spiritual gifts? Author and pastor Sam Storms has spent several decades teaching on the topic of the spiritual gifts and equipping believers in the faithful practice of God's gifts. Yet there remains a great deal of confusion about the nature of the gifts and how they best function in the body of Christ. In this comprehensive guide to the spiritual gifts, Storms addresses the many bizarre and misleading interpretations that abound and confronts the tendency to downplay the urgency of spiritual gifts for Christian living and ministry. He explains how spiritual gifts, both the more miraculous and the somewhat mundane, are given to build up the body of Christ. God has graciously provided these "manifestations of the Spirit" so that believers might encourage, edify, strengthen, instruct, and console one another, all with a view to an ever-increasing, incremental transformation into the image of Jesus Christ. Throughout this guide, Storms unpacks the glorious truth that there is a supernatural and divine energy or power that fills and indwells the body and soul of every born-again believer. God does not call upon us to speculate about the nature of this power or to embrace it as a mere idea. His desire is that we avail ourselves of it to partner with him in his purposes on the earth. His desire is that we cry out to him that he might intensify, expand, increase, and deepen the manifestation of this power through us in ever more demonstrative and tangible ways in our lives. Understanding Spiritual Gifts is useful as a reference to address common questions about the gifts, but it also serves as a training manual for using and exercising the gifts in ministry. It is perfect for any individual or group who wants to grow in their understanding of the gifts for today.
God gives the Church gifts to benefit everyone. The purpose of the gifts is not make us "spiritual," but to help us to serve and minister to one another in love. The operation of the Spirit of God and His gifts/ministries among believers testifies to the presence of God in the Church. In this book, we will take a biblical approach to examining and explaining the gifts and ministries of the Spirit, their functions, and how to recognize them in operation.
Which of God's Gifts Has Your Name on It? Like every believer, you receive gifts from the Holy Spirit at the time of your new birth. But how can you know for certain what your gifts are? Once you do know, how should you use your gifts to best serve God? Discover Your Spiritual Gifts gives you life - changing answers to these questions and more. You'll be involved in and enlightened by Peter Wagner's self - guided questionnaire and the explanations of all 28 spiritual gifts mentioned in the Bible. You'll also understand the difference between your natural and spiritual gifts. For easy use and self - scoring, a spiritual gifts inventory is included in the back of the book. Most important, Discover Your Spiritual Gifts will equip you to use your gifts within the Body of Christ to become the person God wants you to be and to bless others.
What are your gifts? How are you using your abilities to grow God’s kingdom? In Ministering Through Spiritual Gifts, you will find how to pinpoint your God-given strengths by exploring the seven gifts listed in Romans 12. You will be challenged to consciously develop these gifts—not for your own personal gain, but to minister to others. Challenging, thought-provoking, and deeply rooted in Scripture, this Bible study calls you to deeper service to the Lord as you embrace the ministry gifts He has given you. The Charles Stanley Bible Studies are a unique approach to Bible study, incorporating biblical truth, personal insights, emotional responses, and a call to action. Each study draws on Dr. Stanley's many years of teaching on the guiding principles found in God's Word, showing how we can apply them in practical ways to every situation we face. This edition of the series has been completely revised and updated and includes two brand-new lessons from Dr. Stanley.
Spiritual gifts are for ministry, asserts author John Packo, and they function best in a sharing, loving community of believers. Researched in a local church setting, the simple procedures Packo outlines go beyond theory to provide a practical guide to help believers understand, identify and develop the spiritual gifts God has given them. Pastors, elders, lay leaders and people in the pew—all will profit from these 13 studies designed for personal or group use.
Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts: A Personal Inventory Method is designed to help Christians identify the specific gifts God has given them. While no Christian possesses every gift of the Spirit, every Christian does have some of God’s wonderful gifts. And to be effective in ministry, Christians must find and use these gifts. This volume features an "inventory" of spiritual gifts designed to be taken either in a group or privately. This book will help clear up certain misconceptions about spiritual gifts and assist Christians in discovering the gifts God has within them.
The geographical extent of the orient and occident is a validation of the cultural and ideological differences that have existed with constancies between the two hemispheres throughout the ions of time. Ideological pluralism has been the common practice of the inhabitants of both spheres but with unique manifestations. Christianity along with other religions are warmly embraced and pragmatically characterized by the orientals and occidentals with reserved peculiarities. Oriental Christians viewed pneumatology as being a significant particle of their theological and liturgical lives, while Occidental Christians see Christology as the primal substance in Christianity. Although both groups have a history of singling out this distinction, over the years, theologians and theology have helped both sides understand the importance of both pneumatology and Christology in Christianity. It is concertedly understood that neither of the two can be studied or taught without the other. Their inseparable existence makes Christianity a complete whole. The authors exploration and literary expedition through myriad of sources allow him to compile data relevant to understanding the importance of the Holy Ghost and Spiritual gifts within the Christian community. Whether a secular or non-secular intellectual, you will find the information in this book to be rewarding, resourceful and informative. You will come across comments from some of humanitys and Christendoms finest and brightest academics in an eclectic form. Join the author now on his literary expedition. Welcome!
The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Jesus, dwells among us and showers us with spiritual gifts. Here Stephen Binz has chosen key biblical texts to help readers discover how to rekindle the fire of the Holy Spirit and allow Gods Spirit to manifest these divine graces and spiritual gifts more richly within them. He shows how the same Spirit who inspired the prophets and evangelists and who filled the life of Jesus now blows within and among all Gods people.