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Oct 2021 27 Oct 27, 2021

Earlier this year I recorded 18 video sessions on my book, Understanding Spiritual Gifts. This is a great resource to use in home Bible studies, community groups, Sunday School classes, and other venues. Each of the sessions ranges from 18-30 minutes in length. Here is a description of what you’ll find. In this 18-session video study on the spiritual gifts, Sam Storms addresses the many bizarre and misleading understandings of the miraculous gifts of the Spirit an...Read More

Oct 2021 27 Oct 27, 2021

What precisely are the “things” that Paul is talking about? Does he really mean “all” things? Every “thing”? No exceptions? Yes. What an awesome God we have who could embrace within his providential design all things, both great and small, both good and bad! You are probably familiar with the illustrations I’m about to use, but they are still relevant and helpful. The many events in our lives, both good and bad, both instructive...Read More

Oct 2021 25 Oct 25, 2021

Today we come to the third truth in Romans 8:28. But we have a problem. All along I’ve been saying that “God” causes or works all things together for our good. But the ESV translation doesn’t contain the word “God.” It simply says, “all things work together for good.” The NASB version includes a reference to God. So which is it? There are good Greek manuscripts that support both the exclusion of the word “God” a...Read More

Oct 2021 20 Oct 20, 2021

In the first of this series of articles on Romans 8:28 we looked at Paul’s confident declaration, “we know.” Today we move to examine the second of seven “pearls” of truth that comprise this text. I have said on numerous occasions that almost as important as what Paul or any other biblical author says is what they don’t say. Nowhere is that more evident than here in Romans 8:28. Observe closely that Paul does not say, “And we k...Read More

Oct 2021 18 Oct 18, 2021

In the past few years we’ve all been confronted with a long list of tragedies, trials, and devastating events in our world. We’ve witnessed earthquakes and tsunamis and hurricanes and pandemics and racial division and economic hardships and recurring diseases and raging wildfires and military conflicts and political upheaval, and countless other issues. It’s fascinating to observe how these sorts of events turn everyone into theologians! We all feel co...Read More

Oct 2021 14 Oct 14, 2021

Here is yet one more podcast I did that covers such topics as speaking in tongues, the gift of prophecy, and divine healing. You can find it here. Sam...Read More

Oct 2021 13 Oct 13, 2021

If you would like to hear a somewhat detailed narrative of my spiritual journey, especially as it relates to my embracing and experiencing the gifts of the Spirit, go to this link. I delivered this last week at the Pursuit Conference at Woods Edge Church in Houston. My time begins at around the 56 minute mark. Sam...Read More

Oct 2021 11 Oct 11, 2021

I read a blog post recently that took its comments from the Apologetics Index. The article was designed to identity the distinctive theological beliefs of what is known as The Third Wave. If you aren’t familiar with that terminology, it was originally coined by C. Peter Wagner. The First Wave of the Holy Spirit was the revival that occurred at Azusa Street in 1906, followed by the formation of several distinctive denominations that are typically referred to as Cla...Read More

Oct 2021 4 Oct 4, 2021

Many of my closest friends are cessationists when it comes to the issue of spiritual gifts. I have only the highest regard for them and thank God daily for their contributions to the body of Christ. But I do have a question for them, a challenge, if you will. It concerns their insistence that, on the one hand, all NT prophecy was inspired, inerrant, and possessed the same authority as that of the apostles and, on the other, that women are prohibited from teaching men or...Read More