Surprised by the Power of the Spirit

Surprised by the Power of the Spirit
Author : Zondervan,
Publisher : Zondervan
Total Pages : 302
Release : 2010-08-10
ISBN 10 : 9780310873914
ISBN 13 : 0310873916
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surprised by the Power of the Spirit Book Description:

What caused a former Dallas Seminary professor to believe that the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit are being given today? What convinced someone skeptical about miracles that God still speaks and heals? A dramatic change took place in Jack Deere’s life when he took a fresh look at the Scriptures. He discovered that his cherished arguments against miraculous gifts were based more on prejudice and a lack of personal experience than on the Bible. As soon as Deere became a seeker instead of a skeptic, the Holy Spirit revealed himself in new and surprising ways. In Surprised by the Power of the Spirit, Jack Deere provides a strong biblical defense for the Spirit’s speaking and healing ministries today. He also describes several reliable cases of people who were miraculously healed or who heard God speak in an unmistakable way. Finally, he gives sound advice for using spiritual gifts in the church. Written in popular style-with the care of a scholar but the passion of personal experience-this book is a vital resource for people on both sides of the debate about miraculous gifts.

Why I Am Still Surprised by the Power of the Spirit

Why I Am Still Surprised by the Power of the Spirit
Author : Jack S. Deere
Publisher : Zondervan
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2020-04-07
ISBN 10 : 9780310108139
ISBN 13 : 0310108136
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Am Still Surprised by the Power of the Spirit Book Description:

When Jack Deere turned seventeen, he did not know God or a single verse of Scripture. At twenty-seven, he became a professor of Old Testament Exegesis and Semitic Languages at Dallas Theological Seminary. He started and pastored an influential church in Ft. Worth, Texas. He taught his church and his students that God no longer gave the "miraculous gifts of the Spirit" or spoke outside the pages of Scripture. After teaching seminary for ten years, a bestselling author shocked Deere when he told him that he not only believed God was regularly healing people today, but that he had seen undeniable miracles in answer to his prayers. For the next four months, Deere studied every healing story in the New Testament. This time he came to those stories with the open mind of a scholar, completely at home in the original languages of the Bible, not as a gullible student swallowing the prejudices of his teachers. At the end of those four months, Deere was convinced, against his will, that God was still healing and speaking just as he had done in the New Testament. Deere and his wife Leesa began to pray for people in their church and witnessed dramatic, documented healings. In Why I Am Still Surprised by the Power of the Spirit, Deere demonstrates that the Scriptures teach that God is healing and speaking today just as he did 2000 years ago. He tells documented stories of modern miracles. He explains the nature of spiritual gifts, defines each spiritual gift, offers sound advice on discovering and using the gifts in church today. He shows how all of this part of God's way of deepening our friendship with him. A modern classic, Surprised by the Power of the Spirit was published twenty-five years ago, and in that book Deere claimed that he would live long enough to see the majority of conservative evangelicals come to believe in all the gifts of the Spirit. That has come true. The theological landscape has changed dramatically. Nearly completely rewritten, this new edition still offers that proof but has about seventy percent new material on the practical matters of experiencing and using spiritual gifts. For example, anyone who prays regularly for the sick will encounter demonic power. Demons pop up all over the Synoptic Gospels. There are two new chapters on ministering to the demonized. There is much confusion on what it means to be filled with the Spirit today. Deere takes three chapters to examine every use of "filled with the Spirit" and "full of the Spirit" in the New Testament to show why and how God still fills his servants with the Holy Spirit. There are many new stories of God's power, even walking on water and multiplying food. Deere also introduces the newest literature defending and explaining the gifts of the Spirit. All this and more continues the book's legacy for a new time.

Surprised by the Voice of God

Surprised by the Voice of God
Author : Jack S. Deere
Publisher : Zondervan
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2010-06-15
ISBN 10 : 9780310873921
ISBN 13 : 0310873924
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surprised by the Voice of God Book Description:

If You Believe Miraculous Gifts Have Ceased, You’re in for a Big Surprise! What caused a former Dallas Seminary professor to believe that the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit are being given today? What convinced someone skeptical about miracles that God still speaks and heals? A dramatic change took place in Jack Deere’s life when he took a fresh look at the Scriptures. He discovered that his arguments against miraculous gifts were based more on prejudice and lack of personal experience than on the Bible. As soon as Deere became a seeker instead of a skeptic, the Holy Spirit revealed himself in new and surprising ways. In Surprised by the Power of the Spirit, Deere provides a strong biblical defense for the Spirit’s speaking and healing ministries today. He also describes several reliable cases of people who were miraculously healed or who heard God speak in an unmistakable way. Finally, he gives sound advice for using spiritual gifts in the church. Written in a popular style, with the care of a scholar but the passion of personal experience, this book explores: - The real reason Christians do not believe in miraculous gifts - Responding to Charismatic abuses - Were miracles meant to be temporary? - Why God still heals "‘Must’ reading for all Bible-believing Christians. I wish with all my heart I could place it in the hands of every conservative evangelical." - James Robison, Life Outreach International

The Gift of Prophecy

The Gift of Prophecy
Author : Jack Deere
Publisher : Regal
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2003-11-14
ISBN 10 : 0830733892
ISBN 13 : 9780830733897
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gift of Prophecy Book Description:

An authentic gift of prophecy - What is it? Who has it? Can you hear God's voice for yourself? In The Beginner's Guide to the Gift of Prophecy, Jack Deere describes the operation of the prophetic gift in the church today. He offers not only a balanced overview of the role of prophecy in the Christian community, but also practical information to help readers discern the authenticity of prophecies and learn to exercise the gift themselves. Topics covered include: learning how God speaks, understanding His messages, avoiding prophetic craziness, giving prophetic messages, discerning deceptions, demons and false prophets and growing in your prophetic gift.

The Blessing

The Blessing
Author : Thomas E. Trask
Publisher : Zondervan
Total Pages : 215
Release : 1998
ISBN 10 : 0310221285
ISBN 13 : 9780310221289
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blessing Book Description:

Today, the church at large is rediscovering its need to rely on the Holy Spirit. THE BLESSING provides a balanced look at the experience known as the baptism of the Holy Spirit and what it means to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Written by respected leaders of the Assemblies of God, THE BLESSING encourages all believers to seek a deeper, fuller, richer experience of the Spirit in their lives.

The Beginner s Guide to the Gift of Prophecy

The Beginner s Guide to the Gift of Prophecy
Author : Jack Deere
Publisher : Gospel Light Publications
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2008-11-03
ISBN 10 : 0830746021
ISBN 13 : 9780830746026
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beginner s Guide to the Gift of Prophecy Book Description:

An authentic gift of prophecy - What is it? Who has it? Can you hear God's voice for yourself? In The Beginner's Guide to the Gift of Prophecy, Jack Deere describes the operation of the prophetic gift in the church today. He offers not only a balanced overview of the role of prophecy in the Christian community, but also practical information to help readers discern the authenticity of prophecies and learn to exercise the gift themselves. Topics covered include: learning how God speaks, understanding His messages, avoiding prophetic craziness, giving prophetic messages, discerning deceptions, demons and false prophets and growing in your prophetic gift. RECOVER AND REFORMAT

The Power of the Prophetic

The Power of the Prophetic
Author : Jack Deere
Publisher : Chosen Books
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2016-03-15
ISBN 10 : 0800797906
ISBN 13 : 9780800797904
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of the Prophetic Book Description:

Accessible, Practical Guide to Moving in the Power of the Prophetic What does prophecy in action look like? Can any believer prophesy? This hands-on approach from one of the church's foremost Bible scholars unlocks the mysteries of this biblical gifting. Along with case studies and personal illustrations, Jack Deere explores topics like · how God speaks today · how to discern a true prophetic word · how to grow in the gifting · how to avoid deception and demonic influence · and much more Whether you are an experienced prophetic minister or simply wondering if God might be speaking through you, these guidelines will open your eyes to the messages God has placed on your heart and help you speak them with assurance.

Surprised by Miracles

Surprised by Miracles
Author : Edgar Mayer
Publisher :
Total Pages : 188
Release : 2015
ISBN 10 : 8868800675
ISBN 13 : 9788868800673
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surprised by Miracles Book Description:

Surprised by Miracles shares deep biblical truths about miracles and their role in Christian experience and mission work. Miracles are not only exciting, but essential, as the apostle Paul attests: ...by the power of signs and wonders, through the power of the Spirit....I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ (Romans 15:19). Jesus was never shy in pointing to the evidence of His miracles, even though miracles made His opponents jealous and fearful of Him, ending in their conspiracy to nail Him to a cross. Walking on water, healing the sick, changing water into wine, and much more are all possible now. As real-life stories in this book testify, such miracles are often surprising and sometimes confusing. Yet, God mandates miracles to reach people who do not know Him. Surprised by Miracles is for everyone who: Desires a greater experience of God. Hungers to succeed in mission work. Wonders about the nature, variety, and meaning of miracles. Wants to learn how to do miracles. Seeks to understand the role and meaning of suffering. The included interactive Study Guide is a great resource for personal or small group learning.

Jesus in the Power of the Spirit

Jesus in the Power of the Spirit
Author : Choan-Seng Song
Publisher : Augsburg Fortress Publishing
Total Pages : 335
Release : 1994
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015017429989
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus in the Power of the Spirit Book Description:

The pioneer of contextual theology concludes his trilogy on the person and message of Jesus with a profound meditation on the significance of Jesus for a post-Christian world. Probing and exploding the distortions of a religion too-long married to Western culture, Song finds Christians in the Third World who "are discovering that Jesus full of grace...is greater than the apostles and larger than Christianity." In their stories and insights, Song detects the Spirit of truth alive and well - although resisting domestication within the narrow confines of theologies that "curtail the magnitude of God's salvation" to suit their own preferences. In conversation with them and with Song, we are compelled - as was Jesus - by the Spirit to cross the frontiers of truth. After his explorations of the person of Jesus in Jesus, the Crucified People (1989) and of the message of Jesus in Jesus and the Reign of God (Fortress Press, 1993), Song here extends the picture in surprising ways. Whether in a Buddhist parable, a Rabbinic tale, a Yoruba drama, or the Tao Te Ching, Song finds the "open truth" of Jesus Christ at large in the world. In the end, for Song, the Incarnation is a more subtle, far-reaching, and earth-shattering event than one simple historical moment - or movement - can contain. As its Spirit-driven winds reach our shores, we are invited by Song on a theological journey to wherever it prompts.

Friends Intelligencer

Friends  Intelligencer
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1953
ISBN 10 : PSU:000060071385
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Friends Intelligencer Book Description: