A Glorious Church: Attacking the Gates of Hell

 
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Why does the 21st century church seem to lack the power that characterized the New Testament church? Why do abortion, sexual perversion, divorce and other cultural indicators tell us that that our society continues its downward spiral, yet church attendance remains high with over 70% of the population in America claiming to be affiliated with some church? Could it be that Christians need to investigate more carefully what the Bible says about the church, and then actually put what they discover into practice? This is the thesis of A Glorious Church Attacking the Gates of Hell. However, this not a dry, dusty, boring, theological tome. This book is vibrant with examples and experiences that I hope make the truths learned during my almost 50 year journey in pursuit of a biblical church experience a delight to read. Its purpose is to be a stimulating and thought-provoking study for the sincere Christian, but it may be an uncomfortable one as well, and it certainly will be controversial. We resist being challenged to move out of our comfort zones, even if that challenge is to more properly align ourselves with the Bible. However, if you are the reader who suspects that there is more to church than you are currently experiencing and who longs to be a part of such a church, this book may be exactly what you have been seeking.

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Robert Andrews is a former college campus minister, high school chemistry teacher, basketball coach and church elder. He is currently helping to plant churches around the country and is a frequent speaker at conferences on various topics. He is the author of nine books and is a certified family coach, helping parents bring the principles of the kingdom of God into their families. He and his wife of 45 years, Jill, have three married children and ten grandchildren.

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I admit that it would be difficult for me to believe that the kind of church Robert Andrews describes in A Glorious Church could truly exist, except for the fact that I have been a part of it. By God s grace, what my family and I found in the church whose framework is herein outlined was nothing like my past church experience. In the nearly three years my family spent as members of Christ Reformed Church in Colville, Washington we experienced the work of the Holy Spirit through His people in an effortless, natural flow of service that washed us in prayer, encouragement, correction and chastisement, the selfless sacrifice of time, and fellowship of greater depth than we had ever known. We saw a congregation take to heart the scriptural concept of church as more than a Sunday morning activity, but rather the focal point of all life. This church changed our family irrevocably. --Scott Forrester, schoolteacher, Seattle

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