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Sep 2020 28 Sep 28, 2020

Do you strive for holiness, or is your approach to Christian living one of laid-back passivity, a let-go-and-let-God philosophy? In his introduction to the spirituality of Jonathan Edwards, Kyle Strobel argues that “for the believer, this striving is not for salvation, but from within salvation. Furthermore,” building on Edwards’s understanding, “the nature of holiness leads one to desire more and more of it – communion with God satisfies e...Read More

Sep 2020 23 Sep 23, 2020
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In the previous article we looked briefly at the strange case of Nebuchadnezzar who appears to have been disciplined by God with a case of boanthropy. The discipline apparently worked, as the King lifted his eyes to heaven and experienced the restoration of reason (Dan. 4:34). He proceeded to bless God, praise and honor him. Is this an indication that he experienced a change of heart and had trusted God for forgiveness? This would appear to be the case, especially in li...Read More

Sep 2020 22 Sep 22, 2020

As you may know, I serve as a member of the Council of The Gospel Coalition. Today came the announcement of a series of 250 articles covering virtually every important theological and doctrinal subject. I had the privilege of writing five of these essays. They are all easily accessible and free. Here is the link. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/tgc-essays/...Read More

Sep 2020 21 Sep 21, 2020

Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, presents us with a couple of challenging questions. Was he eventually converted to a genuine faith in the God of Israel? Perhaps. I’ll take that up in a subsequent article. But here I want us to look briefly at his boastful arrogance and the judgment God brought upon him. If he was later truly converted, it was this rather odd disciplinary procedure that likely accounts for it. One day, as he was walking on the roof of his royal pa...Read More

Sep 2020 17 Sep 17, 2020
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When some wish to insist that women should remain silent in church, they typically appeal to 1 Corinthians 14:33b-35. There Paul wrote: “As in all the churches of the saints, the women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says. If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church” (1 Cor. 14:33b-35). ...Read More

Sep 2020 15 Sep 15, 2020

My Interview with Remnant Radio The link below is of my interview of over an hour with the hosts of Remnant Radio. I’ve done this before on other topics with Josh and Michael, but this may be the longest and most in-depth of all. They asked questions of me related to my new book, Understanding Spiritual Gifts: A Comprehensive Guide (Zondervan) that was released on September 1. I hope you enjoy it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HSdH7jHr9U&feature=youtu.be ...Read More

Sep 2020 11 Sep 11, 2020

If you are wanting an introduction to the gifts of the Holy Spirit, this book is for you. If you are already knowledgeable in the gifts of the Spirit, this is the book for you as well. It is a source book for the seasoned Christian. You should secure extra copies to give away. No one is more able to produce a balanced book like this than Dr. Sam Storms. With a solid background in the Word and the Spirit, he has written a book that will be edifying and God-honoring. R. T...Read More

Sep 2020 10 Sep 10, 2020

“Sam Storms has given the Body of Christ a gift in, Understanding Spiritual Gifts, A Comprehensive Guide. This is without doubt, the best book I have ever read on the subject. Sam brings clarity to this often misunderstood subject, awakening us to the necessity of spiritual gifts in order to live the fruitful lives God has designed for us, and to fulfil the mission he has assigned to us. It is time for the Body of Christ to function as a whole, healthy, and strong ...Read More

Sep 2020 9 Sep 9, 2020

A couple of days ago I joined Scott Lindsay of Faithlife (Logos) for an hour-long interview on my new book, Understanding Spiritual Gifts: A Comprehensive Guide (Zondervan). Here is the link in case you’d like to watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4DuQxbZM00&list=PLVacgImttbO8kRONNrh_VKfDLil3q69PT    ...Read More

Sep 2020 9 Sep 9, 2020

Sam Storms has written the most comprehensive book on spiritual gifts I have ever seen. I can’t think of a question about the gifts that he does not address. And his answers are based on the simple statements of Scripture, not preconceived theory about the gifts. Although Sam is a scholar, this book is not a scholarly, theoretical examination of spiritual gifts. It is an eloquent, easy to read, practical explanation of each of the twenty-one spiritual gifts and why...Read More