John Stott’s fascinating and controversial book, Baptism and Fullness: The Work of the Holy Spirit Today, will almost certainly cause all who. Baptism and Fullness: The Work of the Holy Spirit Today (IVP Classics). Stott, John R. W. “The Christian life is life in the Spirit,” writes John Stott. “It would be . Subtitled “The Work of the Holy Spirit Today” this excellent book is an expanded revision of Stott’s earlier booklet “The Baptism and Fullness of.

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Baptism and Fullness

After growing up both within the Church and even my own home with much misinformation on the nature of the Holy Spirit and His regenerative baptism John Stott’s work has invigorated my faith and He takes a soft cessationist position, arguing and articulating it well. Foreword by Michael Horton. In some ways it might be a bit dated, since it was originally written decades ago, but the issues are still extremely current, and Stott’s treatment has his characteristic insight and evenhandedness.

You be the judge! The Work of the Holy Spirit Todaywill almost certainly cause all who read it to rethink many of their assumptions surrounding the Holy Spirit and His work today. Bestsellers in Spirit-filled Living. In a word, let your experience lead you to worship and praise; but let your exhortation to others be grounded not upon your experiences but upon Scripture.

At the same time he avoids coming across conceited or as one who claims to know all the answers to the mysterious workings of the Triune God. I consider him one of the great minds of the last century. He discusses the primary stances on the more controversial issues regarding the Holy Spirit’s work and draws conclusions solely based on the corpus of Scripture.

Stott’s best-known work, Basic Christianity, has sold two million copies and has been translated into more than 60 languages. We will reopen on January ajd. It is therefore non-returnable. One of the few things I’ve had the chance to read on the purpose and role of the Baptixm Spirit. All we have and are as Christians we owe to him. Horton’s other works include Made in America: All we have and are as Christians we owe to him.


Other editions – View all Baptism and Fullness: Perhaps the debates surrounding speaking of tongues and other more “charismatic” gifts of the Holy Spirit aren’t as hotly contested today as they once were, but this book is still worth the read.

But is would be wrong for us to do so… Provided that there is nothing in the claimed experience which is contrary to Scripture, and provided that the fruits of the experience seem to be beneficial to the believer and edifying to the church, we must be humbly fullenss to recognise the unusual operation of the Holy Spirit in others… We all need in these days in which the Holy Spirit seems to be stirring, to be sensitive to what He may be saying an doing among us.

Paperbackpages. The second addresses being “filled” with the Holy Spirit, which is something that can wax and wane but should be pursued thus Paul’s exhortation to do so. InterVarsity PressNov 10, – Religion – pages. Dec 25, Jeremy rated it really liked it Shelves: It read it in french. Discussion Comments are disallowed for this post. Oct jogn, Corey rated it really liked it. Jul 28, Vaughn rated it it was amazing.

Dec 22, Chad rated it really liked it. What is more, Stott argues that there is no basis for arguing that speaking in tongues and miraculous healings are signs of a special blessing from the Holy Spirit.

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This book is not only Since I am a huge fan of Stott’s writing, I was pleasantly surprised by this succinct yet very helpful book on the work of the Holy Fulllness. Character is the produce of a lifetime. Open Preview See a Problem?

I strongly recommend this to anyone wrestling with the Holy Spirit’s role in th Stott skillfully summarizes the basic Biblical explanation of the Holy Spirit’s work in our life.


In doing so, he provides a well-balanced, practical book that will affect how you understand the person and works of the Holy Spirit. It is truly a classic.

Baptism and Fullness: The Work of the Holy Spirit Today

If I could recommend one book on the subject of the Holy Spirit or spiritual gifts, this would be it. Baptism and Fullness John Stott. Nov 13, Jon Pentecost rated it it was amazing Shelves: Enjoyable and well covered. He then founded the Evangelical Literature Trust, which provided books for students, pastors and theological libraries in the Majority World.

All we have and are as Christians we owe to him. Langham’s vision continues today to see churches in the Majority World equipped for mission and growing to maturity in Christ through nurturing national movements for biblical preaching, fostering the creation and distribution of evangelical literature, and enhancing evangelical theological education.

In this short but thorough treatment jonn the Spirit, Stott describes how we receive the Spirit, and moves quickly on to the fruit and gifts of the Spirit. Pray for the Persecuted Church. Precise and concise exposition on passages about Spirit’s baptism, fullness, fruits and gifts. As one can expect from Stott he is solid, committed to the fullnes of Scripture, critical stotf need be, and very generous towards the Christian brothers and sisters that he is disagreeing with.

Always irenic and gracious, Stott points the way to both greater biblical understanding and deeper fullness of spiritual life. Feb 03, Steve rated it it was ok. Batpism many books, including Why John R.

These two trusts continued as independent charities untilwhen they were joined as a single charity: I appreciate his practical advice the most.