A STUDY OF THE CHARISMATA
This is a study of the nine charismata as they are presented in 1 Corinthians 12-14. Each of the nine charismatic gifts will be defined and examined in detail. Special emphasis will be placed upon the Baptism of the Holy Spirit; Possession or Anointing, Gift of the Spirit and Gifts of the Spirit, How Gifts are Received, and others will be discussed. Special attention is given to how spiritual gifts cans produce church growth. Special emphasis is placed on (1) the purpose of spiritual gifts, (2) the definitions of spiritual gifts, (3) the workings of spiritual gifts, and (4) the classifications of spiritual gifts.
► Understand and appreciate of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Church
► Examine the biblical evidence for the Gifts and instruction for their use in the Church
► Encourage the release of the Gifts through the lives of believers
► Recognize the operation of the Spiritual Gifts as a reason for growth in every area of the Church’s life
This course is worth four quarter units of credit in the degree programs of Embassy College.
Dr. Ronald E. Cottle is the Founder and President Emeritus of Christian Life School of Theology (CLST Global), the Founder and President Emeritus of the Apostolic Council of Transformational Servant-Leaders (ACTS) and the Founder and President of the Embassy College (EC).
He received a diploma in Theology from Southeastern Bible Institute, Lakeland, Florida, a B.A. in English-Religion, Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, the M-Div. from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, South Carolina, and both the Ph.D. in Religion and the M.S.Ed. and Ed.D. in Higher Education from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Dr. Cottle and his wife of sixty-plus years, Joanne reside in Columbus, Georgia and have one son, Ron Jr. See more about Dr. Cottle at www.roncottle.com.