The Gifts of the Spirit: Power, Miracles, Signs and Wonders

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For many Christians, fear gets in the way of praying for miracles and seeking the Holy Spirit. Because they are concerned that they answer will be no, many people hesitate to ask at all. In the second episode of this two-part series, Dr. Sam Storms joins Gary Wilkerson to discuss why Christians should seek the Holy Spirit.

Key Points from the Podcast

  • The Holy Spirit and power that was with Jesus lives in every Christian believer.

  • Some perceive the Holy Spirit to be like some nebulous force floating around in the universe, but the Holy Spirit is a thinking, feeling, decision-making person of the Trinity.

  • The Holy Spirit wants to be pursued but not pushed.

  • As modern believer’s we can read the gospels and the book of Acts and be disappointed that we don’t seem to see the same signs, wonders, and miracles happening our lives, but we must not let disappointment lead us to disobedience to God’s word.

  • Miracles, signs, and wonders are more prevalent in the modern church than we may realize.

  • Our goal as followers of Christ should be obedience to the Word of God regardless of the results.

  • Modern Christians are often reluctant to operate in spiritual gifts because we are afraid of being disappointed, looking foolish, or being associated with those who have done it poorly.

Bible Verses Referenced in the Podcast

Matthew 12:28; Luke 5:17; Acts 10:38; James 5:16

Resources Mentioned in the Podcast

Podcast Episodes Featuring Sam Storms

About Sam Storms

Sam is Lead Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He serves as a member of the Council of The Gospel Coalition. Sam is a past President of the Evangelical Theological Society, and currently serves on its Executive Committee.  

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About Gary Wilkerson

Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.

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