What can free the heart? The bible does two things: It announces what God has done, and it confronts its hearers with this news and its implications.
For a follower of Christ, the word of God must be valued. In our churches today and with good intentions, it is the good music or the terrific programs that bring the masses to church. The networking that is found in corporations is now found in our churches. Good intentions do not change hearts. It is the word of God.
The book in three parts shares how a Word Centered church looks like using what else the word.
Part 1 The Word- A good place to start to invite as well as divide, free and gathers
Part 2 The Sermon-How the word exposes, announces and confronts
Part 3 The Church- The word in our music, prayer, disciples, and evangelism.
As Leeman shares without the word, it becomes about what we do, our efforts, and our glory but with the word, we are challenged by our self-rule and the reality of God’s sovereignty.
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