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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Always irenic and gracious, Stott points the way to both greater biblical understanding srott deeper fullness of spiritual life. 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.

His many books, including Why I Am a Christian and The Cross of Christ, have sold millions of copies around the world and in dozens of languages. Yet much confusion and controversy remain regarding the Holy Spirit’s activity.

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A gullness among evangelicals in Britain, the United States and around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant Stott skillfully summarizes the basic Biblical explanation of the Holy Spirit’s work in our life. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In this classic study, John Stott provides clear biblical exposition on the promise, the fruit and the gifts of the Joh Spirit. Stott is explains how we should think of baptism of the Holy Spirit as something all believers receive upon conversion, and he does so by examining and explaining passages in Acts.

Nov 13, Jon Pentecost rated it it was amazing Shelves: Overall a great short read finished in hours. He offers particular guidance on the nature of “the baptism of the Spirit” and whether certain spiritual gifts and experiences should be normative for all Christians.

Always irenic and gracious, Stott points the way to both greater biblical understanding and deeper fullness of spiritual life. Dec 22, Chad rated it really liked jihn. John Stott is known worldwide as a Bible teacher, writer, pastor and mission-leader. Stott’s best-known work, Basic Christianity, has sold two million copies and has been translated into more than 60 languages.


Horton’s other works include Made in America: John Stott has become one of my favourite authors. Then to those who have been given some unusual visitation of the Spirit, Stott offers this wise advice: Along with the baptism comes the gifts of the Spirit, and Mr. 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 fyllness biblical preaching, fostering the creation and distribution of evangelical literature, and enhancing evangelical theological education.

This book is not only Since I am a huge fan of Stott’s fulljess, I was pleasantly surprised by this succinct anc very helpful book on the work of the Holy Spirit. I consider him one of the great minds of the last century.

Baptism and Fullness: The Work of the Holy Spirit Today

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I appreciate his practical advice the most. 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 ready 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.

Furthermore, tongues and prophecy had specific uses in NT time and have fallen away. It takes the traditional view Stott seems cessationist since he states that prophecy doesn’t exist since the end of the New Testament canon development, baptism of the Holy Spirit is the same thing that conversion and not a second experience which all christians must experiment, all Christians must not and do not speak in tongues There are three parts.

For many years he served as rector of All Souls Church in London, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. InterVarsity PressNov 10, – Religion – pages. I really enjoyed his book about the basics of the Holy Spirit. In fact, if the NT privileges any spiritual gift, it is that of teaching, which is, in one way or another, at the head of every NT “gift list.


I liked his arguments, but I questioned his information he used to support the arguments. Solid exposition of key passages. Stott adds his two Biblical cents ahd the discussion of gifts and fruit. In addition, he is a past president of Christians United for Reformation, current president of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, host of the White Horse Inn radio broadcast and editor of Modern Reformation Magazine. I will say that the title insinuates a more inspirational or devotional bent to the book, while it is primarily a fillness but systematic handling of the topic.

His conclusions are based on solid exegesis and a thoughtful reading of Scripture. Your email address will not be published. Open Preview See a Problem?

Far too often the church may be likened to a bus one driver, many drowsy passengers than of a body each member contributing actively to the health of the whole. 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.

Paperback stottt, pages. What is more, Stott argues that there is no basis for arguing that speaking in tongues and miraculous healings are uohn of a special blessing from the Holy Spirit. Stott takes deep theological issues and makes them somewhat easy to understand. Firs The reference powerfull and accessible for the controversy over “Holy Spirit controversies” since the rising of the charismatic movement.

This is the first John Stott book that I have read and he lived up to the hype. Last he tackles the gifts of the spirit, which he again stresses are not limited to some, super-spiritual believers; rather, all are gifted.