Poured Out: The Spirit of God Empowering the Mission of God

Poured Out: The Spirit of God Empowering the Mission of God

by Leonard Allen


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The Holy Spirit Cannot Be Contained.

After centuries of neglect, there is a renewed interest in the Holy Spirit. Many are beginning to realize that the Spirit is not a junior member of the Trinity, tame and shy. Poured Out explains why the church limited the Spirit for so long and how you can come to know the Spirit better and more fully.

To become fruitful again—to move beyond apathy, defeat, and despair—you need to discover a deeper experience of life with God.

A key in this recovery is the realization that the Spirit is God’s primary missionary who can empower and guide you in God’s work in today’s world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684261307
Publisher: Abilene Christian University Press
Publication date: 05/02/2018
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 483,234
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Leonard Allen is the author of The Cruciform Church (anniversary edition), and serves as Dean of the College of Bible and Ministry, Lipscomb University Nashville, Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Preface 11

Chapter 1 (Un)Contained 19

Wondering Where the Spirit Went 20

What Changed? 23

The Missional Spirit 28

Poured Out 30

Chapter 2 Traditions 35

Christendom Traditions 36

Radical Traditions 40

Renewal Traditions 43

Modernist Traditions 46

Pentecostal/Charismatic Traditions 50

Chapter 3 Trinity 59

The Revelation of God as Triune 59

The Spirit in the Trinity 64

The Person without a Face 69

The Trinity and Life in the Spirit 71

Chapter 4 Kingdom 77

The New Exodus 78

The New Temple 82

The New Creation 86

The Newness Recedes 90

Chapter 5 Mission 97

Missio Dei 98

Missio Spiritus 102

The Trinity-in-Mission 107

The Empowering Spirit 109

The Charismatic Spirit 111

The Receding and Recovery of Mission 114

Chapter 6 Formation 121

Befriending the Body 122

The Way of Incarnation 125

Formative Liturgies 132

Worship Requires a Body 134

Formation for Mission 141

Chapter 7 Soaring 147

"Lord and Giver of Life" 148

A Revolving Circle of Glory 151

The Abba Experience 153

Refreshment for Mission 155

Chapter 8 Groaning 161

Groaning between the Times 162

The Spirit and Cruciformity 165

Praise and Lament in the Spirit 167

The Realities of Mission 169

Chapter 9 On Mission 173

The Church in the Presence of the Spirit 174

From Everywhere to Everywhere 179

Gifted Leaders for Mission 181

Living on Mission 184

Afterword 193

For Further Reading 199

Resources 201

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