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Spirit Empowered Mission

Aligning the Church’s Mission with the Mission of Jesus

Arturo G. Azurdia III


Pages: 240
Trim: Large trade paperback (216 x 138mm)
Isbn 13: 9781781917749
List Price: £9.99
Imprint: Christian Focus Adult Catalogue
Category: Church Life > Evangelism

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In an age which screams for tolerance, the Gospel is seen as intolerably rigid - Christ can be one way, but not the way. In an effort to be more 'culturally relevant', the church is in danger of compromising - substituting the Gospel for the more palatable, non-confrontational road of social reforms. Being good citizens has become a politically correct beast, devouring the core of the church.


Spirit Empowered Mission opens up Acts 1-2, homing in on the real mission and purpose Christ has given the church: reaching the lost.


About Arturo G. Azurdia III

Arturo G. Azurdia III is Senior Minister of Word and Worship at Trinity Church in Portland, Oregon. He is also Associate Professor of Pastoral and Church Ministry at Western Seminary and Founder and Director of The Spurgeon Fellowship.

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The author takes us in detail through the opening two chapters of Acts. What a great meal is set before us! He handles the text thoroughly, evenly, brilliantly and practically. By so doing he thus faithfully reproduces the great emphases of the human, and the Divine, author. Read with persistence and then inwardly digested, this will prove of huge nourish­ment to you and to your church. lt should give you renewed energy to join in all the Spirit is still doing today.

Evangelicals Now


... The author's exacting exegesis and carefully wrought exposition of Luke's argument left me, a preacher of many years, informed, educated, convicted and motivated.

R. Kent Hughes, Senior Pastor Emeritus, College Church, Wheaton, Illinois


... Spirit Empowered Mission blends rich biblical interpretation with warm evangelistic passion, challenging all of us who belong to Christ's church to throw ourselves into Jesus' kingdom agenda, boldly and with joyful expectation.

Dennis E. Johnson, Professor of Practical Theology, Westminster Seminary in California, Escondido, California


Art Azurdia is an exegetical surgeon who carefully cuts straight the tissue of the text of Acts 1- ... This work is a spiritual literary success waiting to happen!

Robert Smith Jr., Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama


... In a day where much that claims to be Gospel-driven can actually be Gospel-distracting, Art provides a Gospel-focus that is most welcome and needed.

Bryan Chapell, Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church, Peoria, Illinois


God has gifted Art Azurdia as a trenchant and powerful preacher of his word, and his gifts are on ready display in this wonderful book.

Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Associate Dean, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky


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