Living in the Abundance of God
God wants to shower us with abundance:
- Grace for Your Every Need
- Forgiveness for Every Relationship
- Righteousness for Every Accusation of Satan
- Joy for Your Heartache and Pain
- Provision for Your Every Lack
- Love to Reach Out to Others
- Power for Your Weakness
- The Holy Spirit for Changing the World
- Freedom for Every Stronghold
- Miracles for Your Impossibilities
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About "Living in the Abundance of God"
It is just as important to learn how to receive a blessing as it is to be willing to give one. So teaches John Osteen in this eye-opening book. Growing up during The Great Depression, John's mentality was shaped by frugality that seeped even into his spiritual life. When God tried to bless and increase his life, he struggled with receiving the abundance of God. But the Bible shows us example after example of those whom God blesses after they lose everything.
God wants to shower us with abundance:
Meet the Authors
John Osteen (1921-1999) was born in Paris, Texas in 1921. He was ordained as a Southern Baptist minister just before his 18th birthday. From 1949, Osteen was pastor at Central Baptist Church, Baytown, Texas, and during that time divorced his first wife, Emma Jean Shaffer. He married Dolores "Dodie" Pilgrim in 1954, and the following year resigned his pastorate. Osteen re-entered pastoral ministry at Hibbard Memorial Baptist Church, Houston, Texas, but left in 1958.
After undergoing 'baptism in the Holy Spirit' in 1959, Osteen founded Lakewood Church in an abandoned feed store in Houston, Texas. The membership of this phenomenally successful charismatic church would eventually grow to 15,000.
For many years, John Osteen encouraged his son Joel to preach, but Joel always declined, preferring to work behind the scenes. However, in early 1999 Joel felt compelled to accept his father's invitation and he preached his first sermon on January 17th of that year. Little did anyone know that would be the last Sunday of John Osteen's life - he died suddenly of a heart attack at age 77. Two weeks later, Joel began preaching regularly and later that year was installed as the new Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church.
Joel Osteen (Fwd)
Joel Osteen (born 1963) is a native Texan and the Pastor of Lakewood Church, Houston, Texas, which according to Church Growth Today is America's largest and fastest growing church. In 2005 Joel had to move Lakewood Church into bigger premises, and at 16,000 seats it is the largest regularly-used worship centre in the United States. Each week Joel delivers God's message of hope and encouragement to more than 38,000 attendees. According to Nielsen Media Research, Joel is the most watched inspirational figure in America. His weekly sermon is broadcast into every U.S. television market where it is viewed by seven million Americans each week and more than 20 million each month. His weekly broadcast is also seen in almost 100 nations around the world.
Joel's first book, Your Best Life Now (2004), and second book, Become a Better You (2007) both debuted at the top of the New York Times bestseller list when they were released. They each have sold millions of copies, and have remained on the bestseller lists for months. Five more books from Joel have also become New York Times bestsellers.
Joel is the son of the late John Osteen, who was originally ordained as a Southern Baptist minister. After undergoing 'baptism in the Holy Spirit' in 1959, Osteen senior founded Lakewood Church in an abandoned feed store. The membership of this phenomenally successful charismatic church would eventually grow to 15,000. Joel attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he studied radio and television communications. In 1982, he returned to Houston and founded Lakewood's television ministry where he produced his father's televised sermons for 17 years.
For many years, John Osteen encouraged his son to preach, but Joel always declined, preferring to work behind the scenes. However, in early 1999 Joel felt compelled to accept his father's invitation and he preached his first sermon on January 17th of that year. Little did anyone know that would be the last Sunday of John Osteen's life - he died suddenly of a heart attack at age 77. Two weeks later, Joel began preaching regularly and later that year was installed as the new Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church.
Joel's extraordinary success can be found in his core message: That our God is a good God who desires to bless those who are obedient and faithful to Him through Jesus Christ. It is Joel's deepest desire that his own life be an example of that principle and that everyone who hears this message of hope and encouragement would choose to accept God's goodness and mercy and to become all that God wants them to be. Joel has been criticized from many quarters during his ministry, by those who are suspicious of 'prosperity gospel' teachings, and wary of megachurch evangelists. Joel remains focused on preaching God's blessing with integrity, and has steadfastly refused to be drawn into controversies about various hot-button topics, whether theological or social-cultural.
Joel is married to Victoria, who co-pastors Lakewood Church and is also a bestselling author. They were wed in 1987, and have two children, Jonathan and Alexandra.
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I bought this book by chance in Koorong Penrith, I was randomly picking books and randomly opening a page that I would read to see if it was any good and I flicked at pages 72 and 73 and knew it was a gem. I bought it and have read it several times and I still can't get enough of it. I ended up returning to Koorong to buy the 3 last remaining copies on the shelf and gave it away to my friends because this kind of inspired, uplifting and obviously guided writing by John Osteen should be read by many. It tells us about God's abundant love for us and it just makes you feel so blessed.