“Thou shalt not do at all what others do poorly,” was a commandment Dr. Sam Storms lived by for 20 years in ministry. Sam was pastoring in my hometown of Ardmore, OK when his life was turned upside down by the person and power of the Holy Spirit. Sam and his friend Jack Deere had made it their business to be, in their words, obnoxious cessationists (believing the gifts of the Holy Spirit had come to a halt). All of that changed when Sam encountered the Holy Spirit in new ways for himself. He could no longer stand by the arguments he so emphatically defended for all those years. Listen as Sam tells the story of breaking his own commandment.
Sam is an author, speaker, and pastor of Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City. Learn more about him and take advantage of the hundreds of free articles on his site, samstorms.org.
Mentioned in this episode:
Showing the Spirit: A Theological Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12-14 by Don Carson
Understanding Spiritual Gifts: A Comprehensive Guide by Sam Storms, coming September 2020
Convergence: Spiritual Journeys of a Charismatic Calvinist by Sam Storms
The Language of Heaven: Crucial Questions About Speaking in Tongues by Sam Storms
The Singing God: Feel the Passion God Has for You…Just the Way You Are by Sam Storms
Practicing the Power: Welcoming the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in Your Life by Sam Storms