Practicing the Power

by Sam Storms     |     Book Summary


Author: Sam Storms
Publisher: Zondervan
Date: February 7, 2017
Pages: 269

Book Summary of Practicing the Power by Sam Storms


Churches are divided across many different issues, but one of the most passionate divisions concerns the activity of the Holy Spirit. Cessationists believe certain spiritual gifts like tongues died out with the apostles, while continuationists believe all spiritual gifts are active today. As with any debate, there are churches of varying degrees of belief somewhere in between.

Generally speaking, each side can fall into some unbiblical traps. Cessationists can slide into intellectualism and deny the supernatural workings of the Spirit. Continuationists can fall into emotionalism and deny the biblical limitations of spiritual gifts. Both are unbiblical and either hurt or quench the work of the Spirit.

Followers of Christ need to take seriously the biblical teaching concerning spiritual gifts while not casting off its limitations. Sam Storms seeks to be balanced and biblical in his approach in teaching about the contemporary operation of spiritual gifts in a biblical way. He shares biblical teaching, interpretation, and application concerning spiritual gifts in an open and encouraging way that will help any believer grow in their understanding and openness to the work of the Spirit.





Practicing the Power

by Sam Storms

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Practicing the Power by Sam Storms

AuthorSam Storms
PublisherZondervan
DateFebruary 7, 2017
Pages269


Overview:

Churches are divided across many different issues, but one of the most passionate divisions concerns the activity of the Holy Spirit. Cessationists believe certain spiritual gifts like tongues died out with the apostles, while continuationists believe all spiritual gifts are active today. As with any debate, there are churches of varying degrees of belief somewhere in between.

Generally speaking, each side can fall into some unbiblical traps. Cessationists can slide into intellectualism and deny the supernatural workings of the Spirit. Continuationists can fall into emotionalism and deny the biblical limitations of spiritual gifts. Both are unbiblical and either hurt or quench the work of the Spirit.

Followers of Christ need to take seriously the biblical teaching concerning spiritual gifts while not casting off its limitations. Sam Storms seeks to be balanced and biblical in his approach in teaching about the contemporary operation of spiritual gifts in a biblical way. He shares biblical teaching, interpretation, and application concerning spiritual gifts in an open and encouraging way that will help any believer grow in their understanding and openness to the work of the Spirit.