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Changing Forward

Hardback|Jul 2012
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Well known bishop and church leader Paul S. Morton Sr. draws on the Old Testament story of the Israelite 's exodus from Egypt and time honored spiritual principles and truths to explore how God 's power and presence can bring...


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Well known bishop and church leader Paul S. Morton Sr. draws on the Old Testament story of the Israelite 's exodus from Egypt and time honored spiritual principles and truths to explore how God 's power and presence can bring about much-needed spiritual change. First, spiritual change does not come easily and is often preceded by conflict, as well as strife as believers strive to recognize their own internal struggle. Morton argues that ground zero for any spiritual change first happens within. Second, spiritual change must happen at wider level. It requires the members of the community as a whole to shift their thinking, restructure the desires of their hearts, and restore their souls to the point of being one with God. Third, once the community experiences spiritual "change," the gate is open for the final step spiritual "growth. "This essential step not only results in enriched, progressive intimacy with God, but it also has a lingering effect that fosters and begins the cycle anew in others who desire that same intimacy. In essence, spiritual change eventually becomes a spiritual trait that gets handed down to future generations.
-Publisher

When Paul Morton was born, his father prophesied that Paul would be a great preacher one day. As the son of an influential pastor of two churches, Paul was raised in the Word and encouraged to follow his father into the pulpit. But God had a different plan for Paul, one that required change, risk, hardship, and a powerful faith. His earthly father had a vision for him, and his heavenly Father brought that and much more to fruition.

"Changing Forward" is Bishop Paul Morton's story of God's faithfulness. When Paul was offered a record contract singing pop music, God made it clear that was not the change He wanted. When he found himself the pastor of a large New Orleans church at only twenty-four years old, God used Paul to bring renewal to that church and its people. When Hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans, God called that same church not only to come back stronger but also to grow and add a second location in another state.

This is also the story of the birth of The Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship, one of the fastest-growing and most influential fellowships in the church. Not just one man but many people and multiple churches had to step out in faith. That willingness to change forward as led by the Holy Spirit defines the life of Paul Morton and the church to which he has committed his life.

Although he had to overcome many obstacles that would defeat a lesser man, Bishop Morton prevailed, moving forward every time. His sometimes humorous, sometimes heartbreaking, always compelling journey stands as an example to any who would follow God's urging to change, grow, and move forward in faith.

-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 349591
  • Product Code 9781426741357
  • ISBN 1426741359
  • EAN 9781426741357
  • Pages 192
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Abingdon Press
  • Publication Date Jul 2012
  • Sales Rank 69416
  • Dimensions 218 x 145 x 23mm
  • Weight 0.386kg

Paul Morton

Bishop Paul Morton is an accomplished author and world-renowned singer, and multiple Stellar Award winner. His daily radio and weekly television broadcasts are aired in several markets nationally.

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