Daffe and Lombard begin with an elemental question: "What is a spiritual gift?" They give counsel on how to discern or discover your spiritual gift. They explore the demonstration of spiritual gifts in the lives of select biblical characters. Then, they focus on the primary New Testament texts related to spiritual gifts: Ephesians 4, 1 Corinthians 12, and Romans 12. If you have wondered whether apostles and prophets should be a part of today's church ministry, they have a well-reasoned answer. If you want to know more about the charismatic gifts of prophecy, speaking in tongues, spiritual discernment, healing, wisdom, and so on, they provide a biblical perspective. If you want to better understand God's gifts for the Church's ministry, this book will help you.
About the Authors
John A. Lombard Jr. began teaching at Lee University in 1978. He regularly teaches Introduction to Preaching and Teaching, Biblical Interpretation for Ministry, Expository Preaching, and Internships in Pastoral Studies. He has conducted preaching seminars in several countries and his passion is to challenge and assist each preacher to become the best they can be.
Lombard serves as pastor of the East Cleveland Church of God and as coordinator of the Ministerial Internship Program for the Churches of God in Tennessee. Among his publications is Speaking for God, a refresher study of preaching principles.
Jerald J. Daffe (D.Min., Western Conservative Baptist Seminary) is currently the Professor of Pastoral Ministries at Lee University. Since 1987, he has been teaching such classes as: The Message of the Old Testament, Introduction to Preaching, Ministry of Preaching, Pastoral Ministry, Foundations for Ministry, Pastoral Seminar, and Ministry of Worship.
Daffe's areas of specialty are revivalism, worship, and men's topics. He was a recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award at Lee University in 1990 and the Excellence in Advising Award in 1999. He previously served the university as the chair of the Department of Bible and Christian Ministries and is currently the coordinator for pastoral ministry majors. Prior to his service at Lee University, Daffe was a professor and director of Christian Service at Northwest Bible College, where he was Teacher of the Year for three consecutive years.
A prolific writer, Daffe has written numerous books, including: Life Challenges For Men, In The Face of Evil: You Can Find Faith, Revival: God's Plan for His People, Minister's Service Manual for Contemporary Church Celebrations, and Speaking in Tongues: Initial Evidence of Spirit Baptism?, co-written by Dr. John Lombard. He is also a writer for the Evangelical Sunday School Lessons Commentary and has published over 50 articles.
Dr. Jerald Daffe and Dr. John Lombard have emerged in the church of God as much needed Pentecostal theologians. Their book on spiritual gifts is scholarly, practical, and has a finger on the pulse of the church.