In the Bible, knowing carries with it the connotation of intimacy. To enjoy eternal life now, we must have a knowing and intimate relationship with Christ. Relationship and intimacy bring with them the creation of a new nature and purpose, of forward movement to a fruitful adult discipleship; they also provide a clear understanding of salvation and the process of growing into a mature disciple. The church can provide nurture through small groups and other team-building ministries, but to become a disciple requires a personal commitment. How Should We Then Live? will explain how to form this very special relationship with Jesus Christ.
What are spiritual gifts? What does the Bible say about them? How do I experience them for myself?
In An Essential Guide to Spiritual Gifts, Ron Phillips explains the gifts of the Spirit--including the five leadership gifts, the seven service gifts, and the eight sign gifts--and provides clear biblical background and support for them.
As a Spirit-filled Southern Baptist pastor, Phillips brings a welcome balance to the topic. Offering clear support from Scripture along with dynamic illustrations from his own life and the lives of others, he demonstrates the importance and operation of each of the gifts.
The Holy Spirit who filled Jesus, empowered His ministry, raised Him from the dead, and performed miracles in the early church is the same Holy Spirit who equips believers today. Discover how you can activate these amazing gifts in your life.