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The Way The Church Ought To Be [Paperback]

By Robert Allan (Author)
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Have you ever wondered? What is the Christian church? Is it a building, or is it much more? How should the church operate? What kind of leadership do we need, and where do we find them? How should we view spiritual gifts? Should we accept and use them or reject them for being too divisive? Should we evangelize or wait for God to do the job? Who is part of the church? How do we join? Do we sign a membership book, take a class, or are we automatically a part of the Christian church because we are Americans? Is there a blueprint hidden away somewhere that can help us discover the answers to these questions? Take heart- God's blueprint for the Christian church is not hidden in some ancient medieval monastery or buried in a mysterious cave guarded by mythical beasts, but is found on the pages of the Bible. Anyone who cares to investigate can read those pages and will discover how God wants His church to be. The Way the Church Ought to Be was written to speak clearly to the following simple truths: God has a blueprint (pattern) that reveals how His church should be. God meant for His blueprint to be acknowledged and followed. Those who build their churches in disregard for that blueprint are building upon the sand. Those who build their churches according to God's blueprint will experience His blessings, power, and favor. The Way the Church Ought to Be is a simple manual on how Jesus Christ builds His church. Hopefully it will become a source of blessing for believers who are seeking a genuine move of the Holy Spirit in our day.

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Studio: Xulon Press
Pages   280
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.12" Width: 6.08" Height: 0.66"
Weight:   0.94 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2002
Publisher   Xulon Press
ISBN  1591600693  
ISBN13  9781591600695  

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Anyone seeking God, take heed...  Oct 17, 2002
Robert Allan's well researched and scripturally based perspective of God's intention for believers, and those who would believe, is exactly what's needed in these days. Like me, you'll find yourself laughing uproarously one moment, then brought to tears, as God uses the author to touch you in the deepest reaches of your spirit. You can't read this book without realizing how significant you, and the Church, are to a lost world and the onus we have in it. A powerful must read!
Here it is - All in one book  Oct 7, 2002
WOW !!! "THE WAY THE CHURCH OUGHT TO BE" is a must read for the serious (committed) follower of the Lord Jesus. This book is a wake up call for the honest at heart. Mr. Allan's methodical march through the scriptures cements each point together with the truth of the Word. As I read I could feel the Spirit quicken my spirit and feel my heart jump for joy to words I've so long felt but haven't been able to express. Page after page, chapter after chapter, I could feel my heart shout "Yes! Yes!"
Of particular interest, the chapter on the Church and Spiritual Warfare cut to the chase, with a no holds barred simplicity that went to the crux of the issue with the statement "Satan and his demons don't care whether we leave them alone or not, for they will attack us anyway". This point, I feel many people including myself in weaker (lazy) moments try to forget that reality. We think and hope (mistakenly) we can opt out of the battle and let someone more 'spiritual' deal with the issue. We feel we have enough to do just coping with our everyday burdens - not realizing the everyday burdens are in reality a result of conflicts in spiritual realms.
In a physical battle, everyone whether high or low, is crucial to the ultimate outcome. A lowly clerk in the quartermasters corps or a back sink man in the mess hall, cannot abdicate their responsibility and just leave it to the 'Navy Seals or Airborne Rangers' to win the war all by themselves. It takes the concerted efforts of everyone involved to accomplish the objective.
In the spiritual realm, Satan although already defeated, relentlessly pursues our souls with ferocity beyond human comprehension. God in his grace has given us the opportunity to partake in this struggle. I feel we will be blessed when we actively participate.
Woah !...... Let me catch myself, I don't want to write my own book here. It's just that Mr. Allan's scholarly endeavor is a superb example of a work directed by a man with a heart for God and a desire to serve Him in thought and deed. He has meticulously and methodically searched the scriptures for the passages that illuminate God's plan for his church. This he has presented in a fresh, lively format uncommon in many books dealing with biblical subjects. Pardon me for being repetitious, but in closing I must say; this book is a must read for the serious (committed) follower of the Lord Jesus.
A Breath of Fresh Air  Sep 15, 2002
Robert Allan's book is a breath of fresh air. His argument is tight, well-presented and supported with Scripture throughout. Any pastor, leader or church member interested in discovering the Biblical blueprint for the construction of the Christian church would do well in buying this book and reading it. I especially enjoyed Mr. Allan's use of humor (the gallows variety) when dealing with some rather heavy questions.
I gave the book to my pastor and he read it. He liked the book so much that he ordered a copy for each of his staff.
My pastor commented that there should be a workbook available so that interested parties could study the book like a training manual.
I am exremely impressed with this book and hope that Robert Allan writes another one soon.
The Way the Church Ought to Be  Sep 15, 2002
Fantastic book. If you want to change yor church and reachout to the un-saved, read this book. It will change your live. It is scripturally based, factual, and hard to disagree with. If you are afraid of the Holy Spirit, don't read this book.

Ron S.

A Primer for the Church  Sep 14, 2002
This book was given to me by a close friend. He said that I would enjoy reading it because of its casual and yet profound handling of the questions concerning the church. After reading Mr. Allan's book I must say that my friend was correct. This book handles most of the questions that Christians ask when studying the church. I especially enjoyed Mr. Allan's personal stories that highlight his arguments. If the Christian church was anything like Mr. Allan described it would be setting fire to every neighborhood in America---and even in the world. Mr. Allan's ability to present his argument is truly beyond question. I highly recommend "The Way The Church Ought To Be."

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