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Category Archive: Greatest Need in the American Church Series

Leading pastors and ministers on the greatest need in the american church.

Oct 29 2007

John Mahaffey on the Greatest Need in the American Church

Question: What is the greatest, most crying need for the American church today? Response from John Mahaffey, Senior Pastor, Morning Star Fellowship. A total commitment to the authority of Scripture! This will influence preaching worship, prayer, ministry, evangelism and our beliefs about the state of the lost, the challenges of pluralism and multiculturalism, our attitudes …

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Oct 11 2007

Tim Savage on the Greatest Need in the American Church

Question: What is the greatest, most crying need in the American church today? Response from Tim Savage, Senior Pastor, Camelback Bible Church, Paradise Valley, AZ We need an understanding of the Christian life that is as God-exalting and as rooted in the cross of Christ as our doctrine of initial salvation. Responses graciously facilitated courtesy …

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Oct 03 2007

Paul Kim on the Greatest Need in the American Church

Question: What is the greatest, most crying need in the American church today? Response from Paul Kim, Senior Pastor, Open Door Presbyterian Church, Herndon, VA 1) To present the gospel in a way that is clear and understandable by our current unchurched culture and generation. In the past generation of unchurced, there were some traces …

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Oct 01 2007

Redditt Andrews III on the Greatest Need in the American Church

Question: What is the greatest, most crying need in the American church today? Response from Redditt Andrews III, Senior Pastor, Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church, Elk Grove, CA. In answer to the question as to what I believe the most urgent need of the American Evangelical Church I would humbly offer the following  comment: I believe …

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Sep 17 2007

Andy Davis on the Greatest Need in the American Church

Question: What is the greatest, most crying need in the American church today? Response from Andy Davis, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Durham, NC The greatest, most crying need of the church in America today is a fresh outpouring of the Spirit resulting in a deep love for God, and deep hatred for sin, and …

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Sep 12 2007

Paul Zahl on the Greatest Need in the American Church

Question: What is the greatest, most crying need in the American church today? Response from Paul Zahl, Retired Dean and President of Trinity Episcopalian School of Ministry and graduate of Harvard, University of Nottingham, and the University of toTübingen. A return to a proper distinction between the Law and the Gospel. Martin Hengel used to …

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Sep 06 2007

Colin Smith on the Greatest Need of the American Church

Question: What is the greatest, most crying need for the American church today? Response from Colin Smith, Senior Pastor, Arlington Heights Evangelical Free Church, Arlington Heights, IL I am convinced that the American church has in large measure lost its grip on the gospel, and hence on the doctrine of conversion. Becoming a Christian is …

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Aug 22 2007

John Piper on the Greatest Need of the American Church

Question: What is the greatest, most crying need of the church in America today? Response:  John Piper, Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN One could answer at different levels of ultimacy.  I choose to assume the urgency of the two ultimate levels (heart-felt passion for Christ, and radical obedience to Christ ), and move …

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Aug 20 2007

Steven Chin on the Greatest Need of the American Church

Question: What is the greatest, most crying need in the American church today? Response from Steven Chin, Senior Pastor, Boston Chinese Church, Boston, MA As I see the American church today, I see too many Christians that do not have a deep, abiding relationship with the Lord.  These nominal Christians may or may not be …

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Aug 17 2007

Tim Keller on The Greatest Need in the American Church

Question: What is the greatest, most crying need in the American church today? Response from Tim Keller, Senior Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Manhattan, NY I’m throwing in with Jim Boice on this one (cf. his Two Cities: Two Loves.)  The evangelical church must stay true to its Biblical foundations, and it must maintain and …

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