- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: David C. Cook; 1 edition (Aug. 28 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1434767957
- ISBN-13: 978-1434767950
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.2 x 21 cm
- Shipping Weight: 118 g
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #43,480 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Forgotten God Paperback – Sep 1 2009
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From the Back Cover
When is the last time someone used that word to describe you?
It doesn’t make sense that Almighty God would have children characterized by fear and insecurity. He put His Spirit in us so we could be known for our power (Acts 1:8; 2 Tim. 1:7). Sadly, most believers and churches are known for talent or intellect rather than supernatural power. What’s worse is that we’re okay with it.
Could it be that we’ve forgotten the One who distinguishes us from every religion and cult in the world?
Through solid scriptural support and compelling narrative, breakthrough author Francis Chan returns us to the Holy Spirit as the Bible describes Him. He reminds us that we were not created and saved merely to survive our time on earth. Chan contends that we’ve ignored the Spirit and are reaping the disastrous results.
It’s time for the beloved church of Jesus Christ to reverse the trend of neglect. Let’s pursue the Spirit-filled life of effectiveness God desires and we desire.
About the Author
From the Publisher
A compelling invitation from Pastor Francis Chan to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit's direction of our lives
A follow up to the profound message of Crazy Love, Pastor Francis Chan offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit’s direction in our lives.
In the name of the Father, the Son, and … the Holy Spirit. We pray in the name of all three, but how often do we live with an awareness of only the first two? As Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised to send the Holy Spirit—the Helper—so that we could be true and living witnesses for Christ. Unfortunately, today’s church has admired the gift but neglected to open it.
Breakthrough author Francis Chan rips away paper and bows to get at the true source of the church’s power—the Holy Spirit. Chan contends that we’ve ignored the Spirit for far too long, and we are reaping the disastrous results. Thorough scriptural support and compelling narrative form Chan’s invitation to stop and remember the One we’ve forgotten, the Spirit of the living God.
Mysterious? Sort of. Dangerous? At times. Vital to our spiritual health? Always.
From movies, books, sitcoms, our culture is obsessed with the supernatural. Yet as Christians, we're often too shy to talk about it. For fear of erring too far to either fringe extreme, we sit on our hands in the apparent middle of the road --not realizing that our lukewarm, distant, apathetic view of the Holy Spirit has emasculated our faith. Want to change that? Then you've found the right book.
Other powerful titles from Francis Chan
Letters to the Church
If God had it His way, what would our churches look like? In his most powerful book yet, Pastor Francis Chan digs deep into biblical truths, reflections on his own failures and dreams, and stories of ordinary people God is using to change the world. When Jesus returns, will He find us caring for His Bride—even more than for our own lives? Letters to the Church reminds us of how powerful, how glorious the Church once was … and calls us to once again be the Church God intended us to be.
This sounds crazy to some: There's a God, all-powerful and all-knowing, and He loves you. And not just any kind of love, this is the I love you so much I'll send my Son to die on a cross to save you kind of love. And maybe it is crazy. Crazy in all the right ways.
Think about it. God, the Creator of everything -from nitrogen to pine needles; from oceans to E-minor -That God, loves you. And after we rebelled and rejected Him, He loved us so much, He made a plan to rescue us so we might be with him forever. So yeah, that's a little crazy. But it's true and it's the good news that has changed billions of lives over the past 2000 years.
With a humble respect for God's Word, Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle address the deepest questions you have about eternal destiny. Like you, sometimes they just don't want to believe in hell. This is not a book about who is saying what: it's a book about what God says. It's not a book about impersonal theological issues: it's a book about people who God loves. It's not a book about arguments, doctrine, or being right: it's a book about the character of God.
Most Christians today are not known for making disciples. We have developed a culture where a minister ministers and the rest of us sit back and enjoy 'church' from a comfortable distance. This is not what God intends for His church. Every Christian is called by God to minister. You are called to make disciples.
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He talked about the need to practice the presence of God so that we walk in the Spirit and so be led by the Spirit,
despite the comfort and loudness of most believers.