Jim Cymbala, pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, believes that God plays "favorites" with churches, blessing some more abundantly than others, giving them greater peace, joy, and power for ministry.
This book is about refusing to settle for less than God wants for your church. In it, the author shares what he has learned, sometimes painfully, about building a church that God is blessing-not a church that has it all together or one that never makes mistakes or one that rarely encounters problems, but a church that daily experiences God's empowering presence.Publishers Description
God Is Looking For A Church To BlessGod wants to transform his church into a people of power, joy, and peace Jim Cymbala reminds us that Christianity is only as strong as the local church and that God wants to bless our churches in ways we can’t possibly imagine. It doesn’t matter whether a church is alive and growing or barely surviving on life support. God has a plan for it. It doesn’t matter whether a church is facing financial challenges, internal divisions, or strife among its leaders. God has a plan for it. God is able to deal with any problem a church will ever face--as long as his people earnestly seek him. As the pastor of The Brooklyn Tabernacle, Cymbala knows that God’s blessing and grace is available to us today just as much as it was in the early church, when thousands of people became believers despite the fact that the church lacked everything we consider vital: church buildings, seminaries, printed materials, sound systems, choirs, and money. None of these things mattered. What mattered was that God’s hand was on the church, working through his people to build the kingdom. Then, as now, God chose the church to manifest his presence to the world. In this second book of a three-book series, Cymbala describes the kind of church God wants to bless and use. Based on the Word of God and personal experience, The Church God Blesses describes the key elements found in a vitally alive church and offers church leaders and individual Christians a fresh and invigorating look at what God intends the church to be. The church God blesses is not necessarily the largest, newest, or loudest church in town. Instead, it’s a place where believers * Receive solid spiritual nourishment * Can trust in God’s protection * Engage in vital praise and worship * Become effective in ministry * Learn that confession of sin is the channel to God’s power
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 4.75" Height: 6.5"
Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2002
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
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|A Soggy Sermon Worth Reading Dec 28, 2002|
|One reviewer called this book a soggy sermon. I can't agree. I found it to be a challenge to the complacent Christianity that is so prevelant today. Jim Cymbala, as always, keeps it simple and right to the point. The illustrations, scriptural applications, admonitions, and encouragement were very relevant to today.|
|like a lukewarm sermon Jun 5, 2002|
|Don't expect a lot. Some kernals to chew on, but overall it's a lot like soggy cereal.|
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