Praye the most important part in a Christian's Life
March 31, 2017
In this day and age of energetic, and charismatic, emotional speakers, who whip us into a frenzy Jim Cymbala is a down to earth real pastor who tells it like it is. He believes it is all about Prayer. My House shall be called a House of Prayer is the focal verse. Real life changing inspirational stories from the heart. In this world of "me" "me" centeredness the focus is once again centered on God. We have not because we ask not. This will be a life changing experience eye opening , and if we "the church" really believed in Prayer our churches would have more corporate prayer meetings. Anything by this humble man of God is a wonderful resource to add to your personal library. He is not a seminary grad and it wonderful to see how the Holy Spirit guides Mr. Cymbala through his own life bringing great wisdom and teaching and preaching through himeto minister to us all. Other materials Bible Studies by Cymbala When God's Spirit Moves is another study like this one. We have passed these on to friends for small group Bible Studies. May God add HIS Blessing to the studying of his word because His Word Never Returns Void! God bless all who study this series. You can look up his sermon on Youtube My House Shall be Called a House of Prayer before getting this study.
I am currently going through this study with my adult Sunday school class, and we are all getting a lot out of it. The personal testimonies are very moving, as are the clips from the Brooklyn Tabernacle. We had previously used Jim Cymbala's DVD series "When God's Spirit Moves" and found that both are equally well done. The messages on the DVD and the questions in the study guide have given us a lot to think about, and God is using these resources to draw new people into our group who have a hunger to get closer to Him.
I knew this study would be good based on Jim Cymbala's other writings, but it surpassed my estimation. While a very basic study, it is one of the best small group studies I have ever used. I have gone from praise and worship, to tears to deep reflection. I have been challenged to apply what I have studied. The material can be used as a 6 week study or if your group has time constraints almost each session can easily be split naturally into two sessions, thus turning it into a 10-12 week study, especially if your group actually prays together.