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Baptism & Fullness

The Work of the Holy Spirit Today (2nd edition)

2nd Edition

by John Stott

Baptism & Fullness
  • Length: 119 pages
  • Published: December 01, 1976
  •  Discontinued
  • ISBN: 978-0-87784-648-2
  • Item Code: 0648
  • Case Quantity: 80

Since The Baptism and Fullness of the Holy Spirit was first published in 1964, the subject of the Holy Spirit's work has been of increasing interest, concern and controversy.

Now in Baptism and Fullness the author has expanded and rewritten his original material and has added new sections on the fruit and the gifts of the Spirit. His aim in this clear and searching study is to help us to a biblical understanding and experience of the Holy Spirit today.


Preface to the Second Edition


Basic Principles of approach

1. The Promise of the Spirit
The promise of a distinctive blessing
The promise of a universal blessing
The Day of Pentecost
The Samaritan believers
The Ephesian disciples
The language of baptism
1 Corinthians 12:13

2. The Fullness of the Spirit
The difference between "baptism" and "fullness"
Continuous appropriation
Marks of the Spirit's fullness
The command to be filled
The average Christian
Special experiences
An exhortation

3. The Fruit of the Spirit
Supernatural origin
Natural growth
Gradual maturity

4. The Gifts of the Spirit
The nature of spiritual gifts
How many different gifts are there?
The relation between spiritual gifts and natural talents
Are all spiritual gifts miraculous gifts?
Are all the spiritual gifts of the Bible given today?
The word "charismatic"
The extent of spiritual gifts: to whom are they given?
The source of spiritual gifts: where do they come from?
The purpose of spiritual gifts: what are they given for?

John Stott

John R. W. Stott (1921–2011) has been known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist, and communicator of Scripture. For many years he served as rector of All Souls Church in London, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. A leader among evangelicals in Britain and the United States and around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant (1974).

Stott's many books have sold millions of copies around the world and in dozens of languages. His best-known work, Basic Christianity, has sold two million copies and has been translated into more than sixty languages. Other titles include The Cross of Christ, Understanding the Bible, The Contemporary Christian, Evangelical Truth, Issues Facing Christians Today, The Incomparable Christ, Why I Am a Christian, and Through the Bible Through the Year, a daily devotional. He has also written eight volumes in The Bible Speaks Today series of New Testament expositions.

Whether in the West or in the Majority World, a hallmark of Stott's ministry has been expository preaching that addresses the hearts and minds of contemporary men and women. Stott was honored by Time magazine in 2005 as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" and was named in the Queen's New Years Honours list as Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

In 1969, Stott founded the Langham Trust to fund scholarships for young evangelical leaders from the Majority World. He then founded the Evangelical Literature Trust, which provided books for students, pastors, and theological libraries in the Majority World. These two trusts continued as independent charities until 2001, when they were joined as a single charity: the Langham Partnership. Langham's vision continues today to see churches in the Majority World equipped for mission and growing to maturity in Christ through nurturing national movements for biblical preaching, fostering the creation and distribution of evangelical literature, and enhancing evangelical theological education.

Browse all of John Stott's books and learn more about how IVP and other publishers are commemorating Stott's one hundredth birthday. You can also view the Stott100 site from Langham Partnership.