When God changes a church, He begins with the leader. He changes him from the inside out. That person is known to us as the pastor. This role is pivotal to any real redemptive work that God will ultimately do in the life of a particular congregation. In this book, we will see how God changed a particular African American Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The pastor chronicles how God inspired a vision that changed a traditional church with traditional values into an outward focused ministry with real worldwide reaching possibilities.
The Stability of the Church of God Independent of Political Changes A Discourse Etc
Author: John BLACKBURN (Minister of Claremont Chapel, Pentonville.)
What does it take to...Become more loving?Live more peacefully?Develop patience? Have self-control?“In the years I have been a pastor,” writes Rick Warren, “the number-one question I’m asked is, ‘Rick, why can’t I change?’” People want to change—but they’re stuck.Do you want to get unstuck? Here’s how.Drawing simple but powerful truths from the Bible, this book gives you practical guidance for specific types of change, and it links you up with the power to actually make the changes you long to make.As you apply the truth of God’s Word by the power of his Spirit, your life will change. You’ll move out of your rut—and get on track with God’s wonderful purposes for your life.
Change is important for the Christian too! Our Christian life began with repentance, which essentially is a change of heart and mind, from sin and Satan, towards the living God. At that very moment, God changed us on the inside. We became born-again! We became new creatures in Christ. In an instant, God did a creative work in our spirits that brought us out of darkness into the light, from being in bondage to Satan to being free in Christ.