Discipleship Between Creation And Redemption

Author by : Philip LeMasters
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Publisher by : University Press of America
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Description : This provocative study argues that the 'believers' church' should draw on Catholic, Reformed, and Lutheran thought to find a solid basis for Christian political action. The book believes that a 'believers' church' ethic has points of continuity with the quest for social justice in the larger society. Rather than separating discipleship from political life or uncritically baptizing political projects, the believers' church may appeal to natural law as a basis for cooperation with others toward the end of a more just society. The volume draws upon various historical theologians and a variety of contemporary figures to affirm a God-given moral capacity in humans that makes a tolerably just political order possible.


Green Witness

Author by : Laura Ruth Yordy
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Publisher by : ISD LLC
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Description : A call for the reappraisal of why Christians can and should work towards the wholeness of the biophysical environment. Green Witness explores the church's role as exemplar in striving towards the fulfillment of God's promise of peace, health and diversity to his Kingdom. An insightful work in theological ethics.


The Distinctive Identity Of The Church

Author by : Jeppe Bach Nikolajsen
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Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : An increasing number of theologians believe that the Western world has moved from an era of Christendom to an era of post-Christendom. This book goes to the heart of the debate related to this shift, asking, How are we to understand the distinctive identity of the church with special reference to its role in a post-Christendom society? It then presents an analysis of the work of the English Reformed theologian Lesslie Newbigin and the American Mennonite theologian John Howard Yoder, both of whom reflect on how we should understand this important question. At the end of The Distinctive Identity of the Church, the charge of sectarianism is discussed. It is argued that a missionary God sends the church to the world and, consequently, this sending should fundamentally determine its existence in the world. The book argues that the task that lies before the church in the Western world is not to bypass its distinctiveness with accusations of sectarianism, but to recapitulate an understanding of its own distinctiveness that should be seen as a precondition for its engagement in society. Such an ecclesiological position holds important potential for an understanding of the role of the church in pluralistic Western cultures.


Shalom Yesterday Today And Forever

Author by : Mark DeVine
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Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : When we hear the word shalom we think first of the common Jewish greeting. Then, perhaps, we consider the promise Jesus, the Prince of Peace, gave to his followers to grant them a peace the world cannot provide. In the Bible, the word shalom means much more than the absence of hostility—it means harmony and prosperity. Shalom refers to life as it was meant to be, as it should be, where sin is gone and love reigns. In this book, theologian Mark DeVine employs the well-known but little-studied Hebrew word to illuminate the three dimensions of relationship God the Creator designed human beings to enjoy: (1) the relationship between God and his people, (2) the relationship between God’s people as his children, and (3) the relationship between God and his people in the place, the home God made for them and made them for. DeVine gives special attention to the third dimension, the home God provides to his people. Shalom Yesterday, Today, and Forever offers a more fully evangelical and orthodox comprehension of redemption while avoiding the pitfalls that often jeopardize creation-friendly theologies.


Creation And Redemption

Author by : Gibbs
Languange : en
Publisher by : BRILL
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Restore Unity Recover Identity And Refine Orthopraxy

Author by : Peter L. H. Tie
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : Doctrine divides! Not a few Christians dread doctrine, especially the doctrine of the church (ecclesiology) that allegedly causes much confusion, conflict, and controversy within the church. Many choose to avoid it, but James Leo Garrett Jr., Distinguished Professor of Theology Emeritus at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, is convinced that the much avoided and neglected ecclesiology is the place where the churches must begin to rediscover genuine unity, identity, and orthopraxy. Restore Unity, Recover Identity, Refine Orthopraxy examines Garrett's biblical notion of the universal priesthood. The priesthood concept, properly understood in a communal sense, integrates the mission, membership, ministry, and management of the church. This book is filled with intentional and direct conversations with more than twelve theologians or ecclesiologists from various Christian traditions (Reformed, Pentecostal, Roman Catholic, Mennonite, Baptist, and other Free Church) in order to shed light on Garrett's believers' priesthood doctrine, which eventually points toward a balanced, biblical, and baptist ecclesiology. An ecclesiology rooted in the biblical priesthood does not divide and extinguish but does unite and distinguish!


Making Disciples In A World Parish

Author by : Paul W. Chilcote
Languange : en
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Description : In this collection of inspirational and challenging essays, Methodists from around the globe reflect on the practice of disciple-making in their own contexts. From their own perspectives, they address questions like: What are the challenges you face? What biblical images shape your missional practice? What examples of Christian authenticity inspire your communities? What gifts related to mission and evangelism do you offer the global community of faith? Churches on every continent have their own stories of struggle and faithfulness. Indeed, each distinct community within any given region has a voice of its own that deserves to be heard. The voices included in this volume belong to women and men alike. Likewise, they resound with the accents of Africa and Asia, Latin and North America, Europe, and Oceania. Each voice is distinct, but all articulate a vision of faith made effective through love. In a world characterized variously by poverty and violence as well as prosperity and peace, the church must reclaim its central mission "to make disciples of Jesus Christ." In their effort to articulate a vision of mission and evangelism, the contributors to this volume bear witness to the fact that we can no longer do this work in isolation from one another. To be the ambassadors of the gospel, we need each other and we need to pay attention to the voices that sound different from our own. This volume takes a large step in that vital direction.


Creation And Redemption

Author by : Regin Prenter
Languange : en
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Spr Reading Of Luke Acts

Author by : Stephen Moon
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Description : In the Pentateuch, we find a unique theological principle called Separation, Placement and Rest (SPR). This cycle is presented in the context of God's Creation//Exodus dynamic activity. SPR is the major operating theology of the Old and New Testaments. SPR may also serve as an important strategy to enhance stewardship training in local churches. Churches have not yet developed proper theological strategies for encouraging faithful stewardship. Stewardship is, nevertheless, an integral part of Christian discipleship and originated from the very beginning of God's creation. In this postmodern age, churches face many challenges in pursuing God's will. Churches need to utilize innovative strategies now more than ever to raise strong disciples who can faithfully fulfill God's ongoing salvation creation-redemption work in Jesus Christ.As clearly stated in the parables of Jesus and world mission narratives in Luke-Acts, stewardship comprises a major aspect of discipleship; most Christians, however, are not fully informed of its impact in Christian life. Due to the absence of proper study, few pastors and church leaders are comfortable with teaching stewardship in their congregations. As a result, they struggle with their financial matters. The reasons behind this problem are that churches do not have essential resources and strategies for providing stewardship education in pursuit of their goal of converting followers of Jesus into disciples. Also they may misunderstand or resist the idea of tithing, which is also an integral part of spiritual discipline. SPR deals directly and interactively with God's ongoing Creation//Exodus dynamics in our lives. The principles of SPR guide us by means of God's agenda rather than our own. Thus we find ourselves in an ongoing dialogue and deeper relationship with God. SPR transforms ordinary questions into SPR questions, such as, "Am I holy?"; "Where is my place in the Scriptures?"; "Do I have a rest in God?"; and/or "What shall I do?" All these questions are subjective actions that can be applied to the "Separation-Placement-Rest" equation formula in the dynamics of God's "Creation and Exodus": SPRx=C//E. The SPR Bible study of Luke-Acts is a unique paradigm for stewardship, and will benefit church missions and revivals. SPR stewardship goes back to God's original purpose for the creation of man. By studying it, people can become extraordinary, transformational stewards who serve God by pursuing His missions. The challenges in our lives will be resolved and transformed into opportunities if we are able to apply SPR in our lives. Because SPR requires a constant dialogue with God, whoever applies SPR in his or her life will eventually become a faithful steward of Jesus Christ. The SPR reading of Luke-Acts in light of stewardship of churches will encourage and challenge Christian leaders to have useful strategies in their process of planting and managing the house of God, especially in our times of financial and spiritual uncertainty.


The Way Of Discipleship

Author by : Anthony J. Gittins
Languange : en
Publisher by : Liturgical Press
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Description : Vatican II’s famous declaration that "the church on earth is by its very nature missionary” has often been taken out of context and used to support all manner of church initiatives. But, the conclusion of the statement—"since . . . it has its origin in the mission of the Son and the Holy Spirit"—is of monumental importance. In The Way of Discipleship, theologian Anthony Gittins describes the eternal mission of the Trinity, historically brought "down to earth" in the ministry of Jesus, and then continued to the ends of the earth by those called and sent as disciples throughout future generations. Gittins explains that Christian discipleship must be the living out of Jesus' own example in many different times and places. He encourages people of all ages to follow the invitation of Jesus to be missionary disciples. The Way of Discipleship explores several New Testament examples of Jesus' call and commissioning, distills the principles involved, and then recontextualizes the stories so that they pose a direct challenge to disciples today. In this way, Gittins builds up a picture both of "the Way" of Jesus himself, and of the way in which today's disciples can loyally follow his call to mission.


Christ Creation And The Cosmic Goal Of Redemption

Author by : J.J. Johnson Leese
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : J. J. Johnson Leese discusses how the apostle Paul's writing on Christ's relationship to creation, read alongside the interpretations of Irenaeus of Lyon, provide a meaningful contribution to contemporary debates on the interrelationship between religion and nature. Leese draws upon the integration of three related scholarly trends – the increased importance placed on biblical creation themes, the emergence of ecotheology, and the history of reception – while focusing on the Pauline corpus and readings of Paul by Irenaeus, thus uncovering a robust creation and ecotheological theology. Irenaeus' approach provides the possibility for Paul to contribute to ecotheology, by way of a theological vision where the whole of reality in relationship to Christ and creation and by extension, to soteriology and ecclesiology, are central components of Paul's theology.


The Recovery Of The Anabaptist Vision

Author by : Guy F. Hershberger
Languange : en
Publisher by : The Baptist Standard Bearer, Inc.
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Church Doctrine Volume 5

Author by : Paul C. McGlasson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : The present volume is the fifth in a five-volume study of church doctrine. The multivolume set covers the major parts of church doctrine: Canon, God, Creation, Reconciliation, and Redemption. The first volume begins with an introduction to the entire project on why doctrine matters, which stresses the ecumenical, global, and above all biblical horizons of church doctrine as a primary expression of Christian witness. The purpose of this fifth volume is to explicate the full reality of God's redeeming love for the whole creation. In the doctrine of redemption, the church looks forward in hope. Through the gift of the Spirit at Pentecost the church is gathered out of all nations and peoples of the earth, and looks forward to the coming day of final redemption for the whole cosmos. Yet even now, the promise of God's coming is active in the world, rendering the church into a new humanity, establishing a new society, calling every individual to a new life of joy in discipleship. Church doctrine is not a luxury, but a necessity for the living community of faith, by which its witness in word and deed is tested against the one true measure of Christ the risen Lord.


Patterns Of Discipleship In The New Testament

Author by : Richard N. Longenecker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Description : These essays examine what the New Testament says about the subject of discipleship, highlight the features of both unity and diversity that appear throughout the New Testament, and suggest how Christian discipleship can be expressed today.


God S Good World

Author by : Jonathan R. Wilson
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Publisher by : Baker Books
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Description : The doctrine of creation has often been neglected in Christian theology. Distinguished evangelical theologian Jonathan Wilson exposes what has been missing in current theological discourse and offers an original, constructive work on this doctrine. The book unites creation and redemption, showing the significance of God's work of creation for understanding the good news of redemption in Jesus Christ. Wilson develops a trinitarian account of the life of the world and sets forth how to live wisely, hopefully, peaceably, joyfully, and generously in that world. He also shows how a mature doctrine of creation can help the church think practically about contemporary issues, including creation care, sexuality, technology, food and water, and more.


To Live In Peace

Author by : Mark R. Gornik
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Description : Building on both the perspective of God's new creation and the view from the neighborhood, "To Live in Peace" shows how the life of the church, the strategies of community development, and the practices of peacemaking can make a transformational difference.


Old School New Clothes

Author by : Ronald E. Hoch
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : Is much of Christian education in America distinctly Christian? Ron Hoch and David Smith say, "No." Instead it is guilty of having adopted an ideology and methodology that strips it of the right to call itself Christian and the ability to fulfill a truly Christian mission. The authors claim that the fundamentally humanistic ideology of the West conditions and controls much of what is labeled "Christian" education. By talking about the need to integrate faith and learning, focusing on teaching methodology, and operating schools in virtually the same way as government-run schools, many Christian academics betray captivity to the dogma that humans are the measure of all things and need to do what God has already done. As a result, much of what controls the conversation and practices in Christian academia echoes the humanistic arrogance of the West, and offers no substantive alternative to it. In Old School, New Clothes, Hoch and Smith issue a call for Christian academics to own up to their own confession--that all reality was created and integrated by God, damaged by sin, and has already been reintegrated in and by Jesus. Thus the emphasis in Christian education ought not to be what Christian educators are doing to redeem the culture, but on what God is bringing to the Church in order to redeem sinners. Only by recognizing that all human knowledge claims in every sphere are inherently theological and that God is truly seen in and experienced through knowledge of all things, will a distinctly Christian education be forged. Christian education must primarily emphasize the reintegration or redemption of teachers brought through right knowledge of Jesus that comes through every subject discipline and expressed in a life balanced on Sabbath, work, and family.


Women Ministry And The Gospel

Author by : Mark Husbands
Languange : en
Publisher by : InterVarsity Press
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Description : This outstanding collection of essays, presented at the 2005 Wheaton Theology Conference, explores the current issue of women in ministry from biblical, theological and ecclesiological perspectives. Bringing to bear the ministerial and sociological insights on the issue, this impressive integrative work aims to break through the current impasse between complementarians and egalitarians. These essays point the way forward for women and men in ministry in our churches. Contributors include Henri Blocher, Timothy George, James Hamilton, I. Howard Marshall, Cheryl J. Sanders, Sarah Sumner and Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen


The Challenges Of Cultural Discipleship

Author by : Richard J. Mouw
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Description : Richard J. Mouw is well known for his incisive views on the intersection of culture and Christianity and for his efforts to make the thought of major Dutch theologian Abraham Kuyper accessible to average Christians. In this volume Mouw provides the scholarly "backstory" to his popular books as he interprets, applies, expands on -- and at times even corrects -- Kuyper's remarkable vision for faith and public life. In thirteen essays Mouw explores and develops the Kuyperian perspective on key topics in Christian cultural discipleship, including public theology, sphere sovereignty, education, creation, and more. He deftly articulates an ecumenically enriched neo-Calvinist -- or "neo-Kuyperian" -- perspective that appropriates and contextualizes the ideas and insights of this important theologian and statesman for new challenges in Christian thought and service.


Lay Ministers Lay Disciples

Author by : Susan Blum Gerding
Languange : en
Publisher by : Paulist Press
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Description : This book shows how every parish lay position has the potential for evangelization. This includes such unexpected volunteer roles as musicians and choir members, ushers and receptionists, youth workers, social activity planners, finance committee members, bereavement counselors, parish council administrators and so on.


Planting And Growing Urban Churches

Author by : Harvie M. Conn
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Publisher by : Baker Books
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Description : If the church is to thrive in the twenty-first century, it will have to take on a new form as it ministers to the 120 million unchurched people in the United States. Planting and Growing Urban Churches is still virtually the only available text on church planting in North America and beyond. In this third edition, readers will find material on the importance of healthy, biblical change in our churches, updated appendices, insight on our postmodern ministry context, and strategies for reaching new population demographics such as Generation X and Y. Pastors, ministry leaders, and church planters will find the information and advice found in this book invaluable as they carry out their ministries.


Salt Light And A City Second Edition

Author by : Graham Joseph Hill
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : Jesus is calling his church to be a multiethnic and missional people who listen and learn from the many voices of world Christianity. Graham Joseph Hill issues a moving call for churches to be missional by being conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. Hill does this by exploring the thinking of twenty-five Asian, African, Latin American, Indigenous, African American, diaspora, Caribbean, Oceanian, Eastern European, and Middle Eastern pastors and theologians. These are as diverse as Melba Padilla Maggay, Emmanuel Katongole, Lamin Sanneh, Oscar Muriu, Ruth Padilla DeBorst, Pope Francis, Richard Twiss, Lisa Sharon Harper, Willie James Jennings, Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, Soong-Chan Rah, and Mitri Raheb. These voices show us the future of missional churches in world Christianity. When churches are conformed to Christ they make disciples, heal a broken world, and witness to Jesus and his gospel. Jesus forms us in his image and moves us to be a people of shalom, humility, character, justice, peace, wisdom, prayer, beauty, and witness. The church has had a Reformation but now it needs a Conformation. Hill explores biblical themes and the voices of world Christianity to show that a missional church is conformed to the image of the incarnate, crucified, resurrected, and glorified Christ. Conformity to Christ is the heart of missional ecclesiology and discipleship.


Profiles In Discipleship

Author by : Gregory C. Higgins
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Publisher by : Paulist Press
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Description : Profiles in Christian Discipleship explores twelve images of Christian discipleship that have guided the thought and action of two dozen influential figures in the Christian tradition.


I Live No Longer I

Author by : Laura Reece Hogan
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Description : How do the dark moments of suffering which we all encounter at some point in our lives connect with the divine? The words of Paul the Apostle offer an answer to this universal question in the vibrant figure and pattern of Jesus Christ, so eloquently expressed in the Philippians Christ Hymn. It is in moments of loss, moments of experience of creation and community, and moments of transformative unity with God that we discover our deep connectedness to God and one another. Laura Hogan weaves the truth of these three facets of divine-human relationship together with Paul's undivided trust in divine effectiveness; that is, that the paradox of the cross reveals that God, no matter how dire the circumstance, is supremely effective to accomplish his will. Paul's words encourage us to express the pattern of Jesus Christ in our words, actions, and very lives, a singular articulation of Christ in our time, place, identity, and circumstances. This daily living of the Christ pattern, which this book explores in lives past and present, gives rise to a true joy in God as we become increasingly aware of our relationship with the divine in all moments, from the darkest to the brightest.


For A Better Worldliness

Author by : Brant M. Himes
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Description : For a Better Worldliness is not only a statement of Abraham Kuyper’s and Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s theological concept and historical practice of discipleship. It is also—and perhaps more importantly—a call to engage in the fullness of the Christian life here and now. While this book goes to great efforts to establish sound historical and theological insights specifically in regards to Kuyper and Bonhoeffer, there is a strong underlying current that these particular insights deeply matter to the life of discipleship in the world today. History shows us that discipleship is not a singular journey; because of Jesus Christ it is not a description of one set path with one set of guidelines. A disciple can be a prime minister who unabashedly and successfully campaigned on his Calvinistic principles, just as he can be a participant in a coup d’état launched against a tyrant, leading to the disciple’s own imprisonment and death. Jesus Christ calls—whether to the height of political office, or to the dank prison cell, or (more likely for us) to somewhere in between.


Introducing Redemption In Christian Feminism

Author by : Rosemary Radford Ruether
Languange : en
Publisher by : A&C Black
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Description : Christianity begins with what appears to be an inclusive promise of redemption in Christ without regard to gender. Paul proclaimed that 'In Christ there is no more male and female.' Yet Christianity soon developed a patriarchal social structure, excluding women from public ministry, with the argument that women were created subordinate in nature and were more culpable for sin. Here, distinguished feminist theologian, Rosemary Ruether, traces the tension between patriarchal and egalitarian patterns in Christian theology historically. She then examines key theological themes--Christology, the self, the cross and future hope--in the light of her critique.


Resurrection And Discipleship

Author by : Thorwald Lorenzen
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Description : The authority of the Bible in the Gospel narratives and Paul's impassioned epistles revolve around the factual basis and foundational nature of Christ's resurrection for Christianity. The question is: how can the resurrection best be understood? In 'Resurrection and Discipleship', Thorwald Lorenzen provides a balanced and nuanced investigation of this question.


Disciples Of The Holy Spirit

Author by : Dr. George P. Kimber
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Publisher by : WestBow Press
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Description : Jesus gives the Holy Spirit to make people his followers and to guide them as disciples. Disciples of the Holy Spirit helps Christians to understand the work of the Holy Spirit, to clarify the role of the Spirit in their lives as believers, and to guide them along moral paths so they may embrace the Spirit’s gifts and bear fruit to the glory of God. Author George P. Kimber taps his knowledge and experience from nearly six decades of discipleship as an evangelist, pastor, teacher, and professor to explain the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit. He outlines God’s need for disciples in today’s challenging times. He tells how the Holy Spirit empowers individuals to follow Jesus’ unique model of discipleship. He describes the ethics of discipleship that Jesus taught in his Sermon on the Mount and that his apostles carried out in their ministries. He reinforces the truth that godly love underlies all of the Holy Spirit’s work in the lives of disciples. Disciples of the Holy Spirit will guide you both in understanding how the Holy Spirit’s gifts and fruits come to life in your discipleship and in applying moral principles to the faithful practice of the Spirit’s gifts. In the end, you will come to know the Holy Spirit and its holistic work in your life.