Doin’ The Stuff
So just what is “Doin’ The Stuff?”
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John Wimber, a founding leader of the Vineyard movement, “accidentally” came up with that phrase that we often refer to when talking about Holy Spirit ministry. Here’s a quick version of the story…
He [John] and Carol visited a church early in his spiritual journey, immediately after he had spent considerable time reading the gospel accounts of the life and ministry of Jesus. Following the service, John approached the pastor and asked him,
“So, when do we do the stuff?”
“The ‘stuff’,” said the pastor. “What stuff?”
“You know,” John replied, “the stuff in the Bible, like healing the sick and casting out demons. The stuff!”
“Oh,” replied the pastor. “We don’t do the stuff. We believe they did it back in biblical days, but we don’t do it today.”
With a rather confused look on his face, John could only say, “And I gave up drugs for this?”
But don’t be misled by John’s humor. One should never mistake his simplicity for simple-mindedness. He often referred to himself as “just a fat man trying to get to heaven,” but he was extremely well-read and theologically discerning. I don’t know if I’ve ever met anyone as street-wise as John or as perceptive of the dynamics of human nature. He was a remarkably gifted leader, and tens of thousands (if not considerably more) will credit him with their awakening to a more robust view of the ministry of the Spirit in today’s church.
-Dr. Sam Storms, Enjoying God Ministries
Doin’ the Stuff is our basic course on the Holy Spirit and the Prayer Model. In it you’ll learn about hearing God speak so you can help others experience Jesus through personal, one to one, healing prayer. It’s one of our core classes.
September, 26, 7-9pm and Saturday, September 27, 9am-12pm.