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Jim Cymbala

James Jim R. Cymbala (born 1949) is a former college basketball player, and an American author and pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle.

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The birth of the church was during a prayer meeting; not preaching, not singing, but prayer. ~ Jim Cymbala
"Cosmetic solutions to spiritual problems are never the answer" Jim Cymbala. It's All About JESUS!
"What you don't confront, you will confront, but at a worse time and the problem will be bigger" - Pastor Jim Cymbala
Pastor Jim Cymbala's interview with Susie Larson on Faith Radio about his new book "Storm."...
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Trouble is one of God's great servants because it reminds us how much we continually need the Lord. -Jim Cymbala
it's a really good book. Jim Cymbala is one of the few mega-church pastors that still knows who gets all the Glory - God does!
On page 151 of 182 of Storm, by Jim Cymbala: Really liking it!
You can't be so relevant that you change what God said. -Pastor Jim Cymbala
When we get serious about drawing upon God's power remarkable things will happen. Jim Cymbala.
Backed by prayer & HIS power we can accomplish the unthinkable! Jim Cymbala.
When God's People Pray--you may have missed tonight but you are welcome next Wednesday at 6:45PM. Jim Cymbala nailed this study!!! CBC
Right now on "The Bottom Line," I'm talking with Pastor Jim Cymbala from Brooklyn Tabernacle about the "Storm"...
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...the Spirit of God blessing their labors. Storm, Jim Cymbala. (2/2)
When critical situations arise and I come to the end of my abilities, I deeply feel my inadequacy...I need power from heaven. -Jim Cymbala
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Folks seeking approval from others live in constant anxiety...know Jesus loves u & that you're accepted in the Beloved. Pastor Jim Cymbala
"It’s not will power; it’s Holy Spirit power that makes us more like Jesus." - Jim Cymbala
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"No matter how we fail or how big our mess, with God all things are possible if we only believe." - Jim Cymbala
Whoa. This is a wakeup call for the Church. Such a powerful conversation with Pastor Jim Cymbala - Here's the...
Storm by Jim Cymbala shows how to hear Jesus in these bewildering times.
What some people call maturity can actually be backsliding. The more mature you are the more you need him every day. - Jim Cymbala
God isn’t looking for perfect people. He’s looking for those who want to go past religion and really want to trust Jesus. - Jim Cymbala
When the Holy Spirit is not leading and controlling believers' lives, some very dangerous trends are sure to develop. - Jim Cymbala
"Worrying is the opposite of faith. When you worry, you are KILLING faith." Pastor Jim Cymbala
Storm by Jim Cymbala shows how to restore your passion for Christ.
"It's not just IF you do God's work, but how you do God's work." --Jim Cymbala
"Over and again, as God deals with his people, we see the same cycle: Purpose, Promise, Prayer." -Jim Cymbala
If we really believed God's guarantee to both hear and answer our prayers, we would pray far more than we do. ―Pastor J…
"Oh God, send the Holy Spirit upon us in a new way so that we can see things not as we want to, but as they really are!" ―Pastor Jim Cymbala, Order STORM today:
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Great night of prayer with Pastor Jim Cymbala!
Excited to hear from Jim Cymbala and see the Holy Spirit work.
...What’s important is the faith you have in Jesus as you pray." - Jim Cymbala
Jim Cymbala, Pastor for The Brooklyn Tabernacle, talks with Kevin McCullough about his new book "Storm."...
I highly recommend that you take the time to read! I recommend Jim Cymbala's book: "Storm: Hearing Jesus for the Times We Live In"
The gospel is not about trying to do better but it is about power. Jim Cymbala.
Our church planter in Manhattan, Drew Griffin, with Jim Cymbala of Brooklyn Tabernacle and…
"If u go home talking about how great the preacher was & singing was then the meeting was a FAILURE!"--Jim Cymbala / God help us!
Love these men of God: Jim Cymbala and Jonathan Falwell. Pastor Cymbala is now bringing the Word.
God uses people in spite of who they are and not because of who they are. -- Jim Cymbala
"Wanna preach on Moses? cool, miss Jesus, and Moses can't save a soul"- Jim Cymbala
Thought is not how to get a person back next week to church. Thought is how to get a person in to the kingdom. -- Jim Cymbala
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Church leaders: Don't ask "how can we get them back?" Ask "how can we get them into the Kingdom?" -Jim Cymbala
"We can't focus on bringing people into our church, we have to focus on bringing them into the Kingdom"- Jim Cymbala
No old school, no new school, only Bible school. Jim Cymbala.
"When a church's main delight is not seeing a sinner get saved, that church soon gets weird." ~JIm Cymbala
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God has called every single christian to do something special, something mighty, something unique - Jim Cymbala
"You don't have to be a pastor in the pulpit to lead in love and shine a light into the darkness of life's storms." - Jim Cymbala
“A basic sign of revival is that the wind {of the Holy Spirit} is allowed to blow where it will.” Jim Cymbala
We already have God’s unchangeable truth in Scriptures, but what we need is the Spirit’s life and power! Jim Cymbala
“Deep brokenness along with deep faith always gets the attention of God.” Jim Cymbala
When God is sought out in desperation, he always responds. Jim Cymbala
“Faith never denies reality but leaves room for God to grant a new reality." -- . Jim Cymbala
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Perfect day for reading a book. I'm reading STORM, by Jim Cymbala.
The can overcome the human limitations of voice, ear, and brain. He teaches in the classroom of the heart. - Jim Cymbala
“When asked my vision 4 Brooklyn Tab-I reply, “I don’t have 1-Last time I checked, it said it was Christ’s church, not mine.” Jim Cymbala
The only answer to a lukewarm church or a struggling Christian is the same as ever — the fire of the Holy Spirit! - Jim Cymbala
"When you have nothing but Jesus, you have everything." -Jim Cymbala
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It's impossible for any nation to change unless we Christians and our churches become the spiritual light and salt of which Jesus spoke. ―Pastor Jim Cymbala
For God's promises to be applied in a church they must be prayed down by the church. -Jim Cymbala
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"If our churches don't pray & if people don't have an appetite for God, what does it matter how many are in attendance?" - Jim Cymbala
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"God can take that impossible situation in your life and turn it into a testimony so you can bless others." - Jim Cymbala
He is concerned not only whether we're doing God's word, but also how and why we're doing it. - Jim Cymbala
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"The loudest thing about all of us is not what we say, but how we live." ~ Ps Jim Cymbala
"No 'formula' can ever bring spiritual change if not accompanied by God's power and blessing." - Jim Cymbala
“We have all the how-to’s, but what we are missing is the grace of God.” - Jim Cymbala
"God is attracted to weakness. He can't resist those who humbly and honestly admit how desperately they need him" Jim Cymbala
Jim Cymbala just wrecked us in our staff meeting. God is at work in our hearts in a fresh way…
"If you want power, confidence, joy, peace, and more love in your life, ask the Spirit to come and to do something new in you." Jim Cymbala
"There's no telling what God can do when God's people begin to pray." - Jim Cymbala
"Why do we pursue the things of the world that don’t make people in the world happy?" Jim Cymbala, Brooklyn Tab Church
“Never put your eyes on any man or woman, pastor or worship leader. They come and go, but the Word of the Lord endures forever.” Jim Cymbala
"Some folks cheer at sports games, but find it so hard to praise the Lord. Isn’t he worthy of all of our praise? (Psalm 98:4)" Jim Cymbala
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When we don't pray, it's primarily because we don't sense our need for God (Jim Cymbala)
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"The real voice of faith is prayer" - Jim Cymbala. Join us September 23rd as we believe God can take us in our...
...but by yielding to another Master. Gal 5:16" - Jim Cymbala
“The irony of Spirit-filled living is that we have to give up power in order to gain a greater power. Jim Cymbala
Prayer cannot truly be taught by principles & seminars. It has to be born out of a whole environment of felt need - Jim Cy…
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Favorite signature of Jim Cymbala's, he won't dismiss ppl w/out asking all to hug someone! .
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CHRISTIANITY is not a church MOVEMENT. It's a JESUS movement. [Jim Cymbala].
Have you read "Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire" by Jim Cymbala? See that power of prayer come to life!
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Preachers who are really doing their job get people to come to the throne of grace. Jim Cymbala
"If you can explain it, God is not in it." Jim Cymbala awesome quote on God and how he can do the imaginable! 🙏
The way we make decisions in life tells a lot about the kind of faith we have in Jesus Christ. Jim Cymbala
"No matter what I preach or what we claim to know in our heads, the future will depend upon .. prayer." - Jim Cymbala http…
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If we don't call upon The Lord, he has promised nothing - nothing at all." -Jim Cymbala, Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire
This Sunday morning we were challenged by Pastor Jim Cymbala in regards to prayer. What are your thoughts or...
The Holy Spirit is not merely helpful. He is our only hope. -Jim Cymbala
To hold any vision for the church, apart from God's vision as stated in the Bible, is the height of arrogance. Jim Cymbala
"God will manifest Himself in direct proportion to our passion for Him." ~ Jim Cymbala
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We are so excited to have our overseer, Pastor Jim Cymbala, be with us today. If you're free, join us…
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We received a great phone call today. It went like this..."Hello, this is Karen from Pastor Jim Cymbala's...
Pastors and churches has to get uncomfortable enough to say, We are not New Testament Christians if we don't have a prayer life Jim Cymbala
COME CELEBRATE JESUS: Join us this Sunday, July 13th @ 3pm, with guest speaker Pastor Jim Cymbala of The Brooklyn...
"Being a Christian does not necessarily guarantee that a person lives a life controlled by the Spirit" Jim Cymbala
Church family, Hope to. See you tonight for lasagna and continuing our Jim cymbala study!. Next Wednesday we will...
We cannot go anywhere we like and assume that God will supply the resources for our fantasies.—Jim Cymbala
“I despaired at the thought that my life might slip by without seeing God show himself mightily on our behalf.” Jim Cymbala
“The only Bible many will read this week is your life and mine.” - Jim Cymbala
Come to Acts 413's Annual Prayer Gathering with Jim Cymbala, Sept 12 at PA Convention Center in Philly. INFO:
Rereading Jim Cymbala's "Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire." The spiritual concepts he outlines will transform your view of living life with Jesus.
Prayer cant be taught by seminars.. If I say, “I ought to pray,” I will quit; the flesh is too strong. I hve 2 b driven to pray. Jim Cymbala
"We're not trying to sell the gospel, we're proclaiming the gospel." . -Jim Cymbala
"God does his most stunning work where things seem hopeless and wherever there is pain, suffering, and desperation, Jesus is."- Jim Cymbala
"With some exceptions, the Church of today is like the church at Laodicea." - Jim Cymbala"
WE ARE IN TROUBLE by Jim Cymbala: I say we are in trouble and it is high time to wake up! With some exc...
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I cannot agree more strongly. I also have to recommend Jim Cymbala's "fresh wind fresh fire" on prayer. Excellent
Hear Pastors Jim Cymbala and Daniel Henderson at Acts 413 Ministries' Prayer Gathering on 9/12 at PA Conv. Ctr. INFO:
"This idea of the slicker the better is erroneous. All God looks for is someone who will say, "Lord, use me.""-Jim Cymbala
God doesn't use us because of who we are. He uses us in spite of who we are! Jim Cymbala
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Jim Cymbala tells this story in his book Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire: Early in his ministry at the Brooklyn...
"When surrounded by hate, we can be happy. When surrounded by pressure, we can have poise" -Pastor Jim Cymbala
"God will bless you most when you stay in your own personality" - Pastor Jim Cymbala
Your future and mine are determined by this one thing: seeking after the Lord (Jim Cymbala)
A humble heart is like a magnet that draws the favor of God toward us (Jim Cymbala)
"...people weren't hungry for fancy sermons or organizational polish. They just wanted love." - Jim Cymbala: Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire.
" can tell how popular Jesus is by who comes to the prayer meeting." - Unknown minister (from Jim Cymbala's Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire)
"God is attracted to weakness...Our weakness, in fact, makes room for His power." - Jim Cymbala: Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire
Have you ever went through life being angry at someone to the point of still holding grudges against them? You know that old saying:" Forgive and forget." I was once a great historian, I remembered everything, nothing went passed me, I'd forgive but I wouldn't let go, and I'd build a wall of defence and that wall followed me through life. Living in the past, nothing good comes out of it. How discontented I was never at peace with anything or anyone. I lived that way for years, happy one monent and miserable the next, my life was very inconsistent. It took years of pain and tears and many broken relationships before I realized the only person I was hurting was me. On my own strength I failed, I failed over and over again. The only way I was able to let go and go on was when I turned that spirit of unforgiveness over to Jesus. The chains were broken the walls went down and I was able not only to forgive but finally move forward in my life. Matthew 18:21-22 Peter asked Jesus how many times do you forgiv ...
What is impossible physically is still accessible spiritually. Prayer moves the hand of God (Jim Cymbala)
Pastor Jim Cymbala When the devil says your life has been wasted and you’re too old for the work of the Lord, remember the parable of the workers in the vineyard. There is a reward for everyone who goes to work in the vineyard. (Matthew 20:14)
Often we pursue God’s will about something but don’t have the faith to seek his timing for it as well. - Jim Cymbala
What are you leaning on today? If it's not God you're leaning on, then you're in trouble (Jim Cymbala)
"If the times are indeed as bad as we say they are... if the darkness in our world is growing heavier by the moment... if we are facing spiritual battles right in our own homes & churches... then we are foolish not to turn to the One who supplies unlimited grace & power. He is our only source." Jim Cymbala
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Good morning all!.,from my devotion,...Who’s Observing You? June 17, 2014 “… and the other prisoners were listening to them.” (Acts 16:25) Paul and Silas were in prison, yet they were singing praises to God. Unbeknownst to them, the other prisoners were listening, no doubt amazed at what they were hearing in view of what the apostles were facing. God eventually brought about a mighty deliverance, but Paul and Silas did not know that when they were lifting their voices in song to the Lord at that midnight hour. We never know who is quietly observing our walk with the Lord and taking note of our reaction to the trials in our lives. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we can be a vessel of honor in the Master’s hand, used by the Lord as a trophy of his grace to lead others to Christ. Read Acts 16:25-34. – Pastor Jim Cymbala
You can have the correct theology of the Holy Spirit, but not be filled with the Holy Spirit. - Jim Cymbala
"Christian music is not for entertainment. It's to minister to lives and worship GOD"- Pastor Jim Cymbala. BROOKLYN TAB.
God is attracted to weakness...Jim Cymbala
God cannot draw near to us while we are walking away from him through disobedience at the same time. -Jim Cymbala
The format of a prayer meeting is not nearly as important as it essence-touching the Almighty, crying out with one's whole being Jim Cymbala
Jim Cymbala notes that in our views of the Holy Spirit, we either resemble a cemetery or an insane asylum. We are hardly a balanced people.
Truth always cuts. If it doesn't all we have is a religion. . —Jim Cymbala
Christianity is not a self-effort religion but rather one of power—the ability and might of the Holy Spirit.—Jim Cymbala
If we want to see God work in extraordinary ways, we have to follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit.—Jim Cymbala
There is more unity in a crack house somtimes then a church (Jim Cymbala)
Why is it if you mention the name "Jim Cymbala" hardly anybody would know who you were talking about? However if you mentioned the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir almost everyone would know them for their wonderful inspiring music. Well Jim Cymbala is the Pastor of the Church where the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir made its name. Why isn't then Jim Cymbala as popular. He would have it no other way for his sermons leaves you saying what a Great Lord we serve and not what a great Preacher Jim Cymbala is. When one leaves the Church Service talking about a mere man. The Holy Spirit wasn't there. It was just the charisma spirits that thrilled you. So next time you defend man over Jesus, maybe you are not going to the right Church!
We look to The Lord this morning to bring a great word through Pastor Jim Cymbala! Be here before 10AM & 12PM to be seated for our morning and noon services.
Slander - false testimony...has the opposite effect of the prophetic gift of encouragement. In Revelation 12 we read - "Then the dragon tried to drown the woman with a flood of water that flowed from his mouth." The flood of lies and false accusations. Destructive words. Jim Cymbala, pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle charges all the new members of the church to deal with the sin of slander. It doesn't matter if they hear slander or are involved with it themselves. They are to put a stop to it. Why? Because slander can render a church ineffective. He says this of slander in the church: “I know what most easily destroys churches. It is not crack cocaine, government oppression, or even lack of funds. Rather it is gossip and slander that grieves the Holy Spirit.” Ephesians 4.29 commands us: Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. When slander is on its way out of the church a .. ...
Praying for another person is like touching God with one hand and touching the person with the other. That’s intercession. - Jim Cymbala
If you want to start your day listening to The Word, I recommend that you get the free app from The Brooklyn Tabernacle so you can here Pastor Jim Cymbala teach / preach. Feeding yourself from the word of God makes for a healthy spirit! Have a great Day. Thank you Lord for yet another beautiful day.
Looking for old or rare titles? I probably have it. These are the books that I've already read and am willing to sell (Prices beside each title): LIST UPDATED AGAIN! Body of Lies by David Ignatius- 150 The Informers by Bret Easton Ellis- 150 Wolves Eat Dogs by Martin Cruz Smith- 150 The Lion by Nelson DeMille- 150 The American by Martin Booth- 150 Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua-250 The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis- 150 I am Legend by Richard Matheson- 150 The Box by Richard Matheson- 150 The Ghost Writer by Robert Harris- 150 Faust by Goethe- 150 The Liberal Hour by John Kenneth Galbraith- 150 Madame Chiang Kai Shek by Laura Tyson Li- 250 The Fortunate Pilgrim by Mario Puzo- 150 A Time to Kill by John Grisham- 150 The American Dream by Harmon Leon- 100 August 1914 by Alexander Solzhenitsyn- 150 Inside the Red Mansion by Oliver August- 150 Iraq by Dilip Hiro- 100 What are you Optimistic About by John Brockman- 150 Allan Greenspan by John Martin- 150 Peking- Heart of the Celestial Empire by S ...
" The Christian religion is hopeless without the Holy Ghost." Samuel Chadwick We know that Jesus the Son is seated at the right hand of the Father ( Luke 22:69; Eph. 1:20; Col. 3:1 ). So that means the Holy Spirit is God's only agent on earth. He is the only experience we can have of God Almighty, the only way we can have the work of Jesus Christ applied to our lives, and the only way we can understand God's Word. Without the Holy Spirit, we are like the disciples before Pentecost - sincere but struggling with confusion and defeat." Jim Cymbala
"Prayer begets revival, which begets more prayer." -Jim Cymbala
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"What good is the "richest of fare" if no one sits down to enjoy it?" - Jim Cymbala, The Church God Blesses
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so precious to Him that He keeps it like a treasure. INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT CHURCH LIFE by Jim Cymbala
Jim Cymbala is preaching next Mon. night at the IL AG District Council. It's at Calvary Church in Naperville at 7 pm. Open to the public.
Pastor Jim Cymbala To the degree that you realize you’re nothing, that’s to the degree that God makes you something. (1 Peter 5:6).
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“No one is beyond His grace. No situation, anywhere on earth, is too hard for God. —Jim Cymbala” from
Had a life-changing day at The Cove with Jim Cymbala. Thanks to my friends at Pisgah Forest Baptist Church for letting me tag along.
How can you sing about the Red Sea if you've never went through it (Red sea)!!. Jim Cymbala
"The early Christians did not preach Moses, Elijah or Yahweh - they preached JESUS and lives were changed." Jim Cymbala
"So many of us live with faint trickles and shallow pools of the Holy Spirit, rather than the promised rivers of living water." Jim Cymbala
Glad to be back at The Cove this week to lead worship for Jim Cymbala's Pastor's Institute tomorrow and...
Jim Cymbala - "We're not suppose to fight Culture Wars we are suppose to weep over the lost."
"Our weakness, in fact, makes room for his power."- Jim Cymbala
INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT CHURCH LIFE by Jim Cymbala: The clearest instructions about church life come when Pa...
Serious prayer is born out of a sense of need, out of the knowledge that we must ask God to intervene. - Jim Cymbala
There is no ladies bible study this evening. I am miserable with a head cold. Next week we will start our new study, 'When God's Spirit Moves' by Jim Cymbala. Even if you haven't purchased a participants guide, you are still very welcome to come watch the weekly videos with us. We meet at my house every Thursday evening at 7 pm.
"In the New Testament we don’t see Peter or John wringing their hands and saying, “Oh, what are we going to do? Caligula is bisexual . . . he wants to appoint his horse to the Roman Senate . . . what a terrible model of leadership! How are we going to respond to this outrage?” Let’s not play games or divert attention away from the weak prayer life of our own churches. In Acts 4, when the apostles were unjustly arrested, imprisoned, and threatened, they didn’t call for a protest; they didn’t reach for some political leverage. Instead, they headed to a prayer meeting. Soon the place was vibrating with the power of the Holy Spirit". ~Jim Cymbala
“Our forebears back in the camp meeting days used to say that if people left a meeting talking about what a wonderful sermon the preacher gave or how beautifully the singers sang, the meeting had failed. But if people went home saying things like “Isn’t God good? He met me tonight in such a wonderful way,” it was a good meeting. There was to be no sharing the stage with the Lord.” ― Jim Cymbala, Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire
Does anyone really think that America today is lacking preachers, books, Bible translations, and neat doctrinal statements? What we really lack is the passion to call upon the Lord until he opens the heavens and shows himself powerful.” ― Jim Cymbala, Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire
What a tremendously inspiring two days we had at the "Expect 2014" Church Leadership Conference held at Times Square Church in New York City. Pastor Carter Conlon, his wife Theresa, and Pastor Jim Cymbala (Brooklyn Tabernacle) shared messages in power and humility that greatly inspired us all. I really really was moved in my spirit by these leaders, as God spoke through them right into my heart!
God wants to change each of us into something more wonderful than we are at present,showering us with his blessings. - Jim Cymbala
"Isn't it amazing that we are so careful about dietary health issues and what foods we take into our bodies and yet our minds are like open doors and we allow anything to come in? We won't drink diet sodas because they are full of chemicals, but we take cancer into our minds every day. Jealous thoughts. Bitter thoughts. Cheap thoughts. Proud thoughts. Judgmental thoughts. Unclean thoughts. Racist thoughts."-Jim Cymbala.
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New Bibly Study starting tonight at Allendale UMC titled, "When God's Spirit Moves". Jim Cymbala is the author. Come and join us at 6 PM!
You and I will never know our potential under God until we step out & take risks on the front line of battle. - Jim Cymbala
Ministry is effective when the Holy Spirit shows you what to do in a given moment or situation. Jim Cymbala
"God is looking for people who will take Him at His word and believe Him no matter what the circumstances say or what others tell them" Jim Cymbala in "Fresh Faith"
"... isn't it tragic that many pastors often spend hours polishing every nuance of their sermons while hardly investing much time at all in prayer and waiting upon God to be freshly filled with the One who can supernaturally assist them? What we need today is not cleverness or oratory - we need messages from God's Word set on fire by the Holy Spirit!" (FRESH POWER, Jim Cymbala, p. 46)“
I have a special prayer request tonight,for me,personally. I have a phone interview tomorrow at One o'clock with a significant editor/author who is interested in working with me on a book(s). Writing has become such a passion and desire to me.I have prayed for The Lord to guide me in this process. Pastor Jim Cymbala asked if he could help me and referred this editor to me. We have talked several times and she has decided to help me. Tomorrow will be my first "interview" with her. I am extremely excited and doubly nervous. Please remember me in prayer tonight,and then specifically at 1 o'clock tomorrow. Thanks.
"The hardest part of faith is waiting.The test is will you act on your own or will you wait for the Lord to give you direction." Jim Cymbala Waiting for direction and stepping out are tied for the title of "hardest part of faith" for me.
The JOY of The Lord is my strength, not the fake gladness, but the JOY of The Lord! True joy draws others to you, it spills over & is contagious. It shows a sign of mature doesn't always reflect your circumstances but often your faith. -Jim Cymbala
Pastor Jim Cymbala of New York’s famous Brooklyn Tabernacle church was the keynote speaker at A Time for Refreshment for over 700 church leaders.
The praise that is most precious to God is when we can praise him in difficult situations - Jim Cymbala
"When the Holy Spirit truly moves, there will be hunger for His Word". (Jim Cymbala)
Pastor Jim Cymbala made a great point several weeks ago when talking about the Apostle Paul's Conversion on the...
"Attendance, buildings, and cash. A-B-C: The new holy trinity in churhes." -Jim Cymbala
God has a designated time when his promise will be fulfilled and the prayer will be answered. -Jim Cymbala
Christianity is a perpetual leaving. Pastor Jim Cymbala.
It takes more faith to leave then to go. Pastor Jim Cymbala.
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The ministry of Jim Cymbala's teaching this morning has been so timely and encouraging.
No church, including the one I pastor, should be measured by its attendance. Jim Cymbala Brooklyn Tabernacle
"Angels don't rejoice when people leave one church to go to another." (Jim Cymbala)
I am sure that the Roman emperors didn’t have prayer to God in their schools.But then, the early Christians did not seem to care what Caligula or Claudius or Nero did. How could any emperor stop God? How, in fact, could the demons of *** make headway when God’s People Prayed and called upon His name? Impossible! By Jim Cymbala[David Wilkerson Today Devotional]
"If we want Jesus as our Lamb, we must have Him also as our King. It's not enough to just want Him to forgive our sins, but we need Him to be the Ruler over our lives."-Pastor Jim Cymbala
In his book The Church God Blesses, Pastor Jim Cymbala wrote 'A church blessed by God is a joyful, loud, singing place, for how could it be anything else? When we 'taste and see that the Lord is good' (Psalms 34:8), we will wholeheartedly join with the praiseful, 'singing lips' of the psalmist no matter our personality type or denominational background. What a shame that many Christians get more excited and vocal about football games or an ocean cruise than about Jesus Christ the Lord of heaven and earth!'
"God birthed the church in a prayer meeting, and prayer meetings today are almost extinct?" Jim Cymbala
The key to a blessed life is to have a listening heart that longs to know what the Lord is saying. Jim Cymbala
WHEN IN TROUBLE, PRAY! by Jim Cymbala: Have you ever noticed that Jesus launched the Christian church, ...
A church I attended for a little while began the Sunday "Worship" with a bunch of notices about this and that, and then they all gathered around and hugged each other. I longed to see them begin by going to the LORD in prayer, and seeking the presence of the Holy Spirit to fall on that time spent together, supposedly worshiping God. It was all about the people, and not about Him. The Holy Spirit never turned up because their hearts were far from Him. I left. But sadly I have sought for a church where GOD is the very reason for the gathering.where HIS will and HIS presence are few "upper rooms" today. But SO precious are those that DO seek Him, for they truly have the essence of the early church, and the faith to continue it as Jesus would have us to do. Prayer, the one-on-One intimate communication between us and Him who is calling and drawing us.herein lies the power of God, not in our own agenda - but His Presence, one with Him. Without the sap from the vine, the branches produce no fruit, an ...
FORGIVENESS AND THE GOLDEN RULE "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets." Matthew 7:12 How should we treat other people? God's Word is clear: we should treat others in the same way we wish to be treated. This Golden Rule is easy to understand, but it can be difficult to live by. Because we're imperfect human beings, we are, on occasion, selfish, thoughtless, unforgiving, or even cruel. But Jesus taught us to behave otherwise. He showed us how to treat others with mercy and compassion. When we follow in His footsteps, rising above our selfish concerns to put others first, we help to build His kingdom. Matthew 7:12 tells us to do for others what we'd want them to do for us, and that includes forgiving them as we would want to be forgiven...indeed, as we have been forgiven. When we weave the thread of forgiveness into the fabric of our lives, we give glory to the One who forgave us. Looking back over my life, all I can s ...
The devil is not terribly frightened of our human efforts and credentials. But he knows his kingdom will be damaged when we begin to lift up our hearts to God.” [Jim Cymbala, in Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire]
"My house shall be called a house of prayer" -- what a great message from Pastor Jim Cymbala!...
"Weakness makes room for God's power." - Jim Cymbala // this is not naive submission.
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Sound doctrine that yields faithless living and no prayer is no doctrine at all. - Jim Cymbala
... Except the one outlined in the Bible." Jim Cymbala - Breakthrough Prayer
Just spoke to Samer and Pastor Jim Cymbala. Samer, who once wanted to kill Jews, prepared a Passover meal tonite!
May God deliver us from self-righteous judging and make us instead merciful carriers of Christ's salvation and freedom ~jim cymbala 😖
God's command for this Easter:. "Lead the people to prayer and I'll take care of the rest." - Jim Cymbala
"Most Christians read the Bible for ammunition for what they already believe." --Jim Cymbala
Pastor Tim Dilena of The Brooklyn Tabernacle – Coming To Moncton on June 11th, 2014 Pastor Tim Dilena is founder of Detroit's Revival Tabernacle, associate pastor at Jim Cymbala's Brooklyn Tabernacle, monthly speaker at Times Square Church, spiritual son to the late David Wilkerson who founded Times Square Church as well as Teen Challenge, close personal friend of the late Leonard Ravenhill and is a contributing author in the Revival Study Bible. Join us for this unprecedented event where Believers from across the city of Moncton will be gathered to seek the Lord for our lives, our churches and our city. Don't miss it! Join the events page!
DAILY DEVOTION Hear Ye The Word of The Lord By Martha Noebel On September 25, 1976, Pat Robertson shared a prophecy the Lord gave him for CBN. Many times I have read portions of this prophecy and felt it speak to my heart. I would like to share parts of this prophecy with you. "Do not be afraid of the places that I will take you, for I AM a mighty God. My ways are not your ways, and MY thoughts are not your thoughts. But My people, I have called you for this moment. Walk boldly into the future, for I hold the future, and I AM the future. Fear not what will happen, for I will provide, and I will provide beyond your wildest dreams. I have called you to a ministry beyond anything that you can conceive, and even as you begin to conceive, your thoughts cannot comprehend what I have called you to do, so do not try to think ahead of Me, but only walk with My plans and My purposes, and I will reveal My plans step by step. But you need not be afraid. You can walk confidently, for I the Lord your God have enfolded ...
Reflections: A homeless man approached the pastor after the last service on Easter Sunday. The pastor was exhausted after multiple services. Rev. Jim Cymbala (Brooklyn Tabernacle) said he could smell the man before he reached him. Pastor Jim reached in his pocket, pulled out some money and started to give it to him when the man spoke. "I don't even know if I'll survive another night on the streets, so I don't want your money. But I do want to know more about the man you talked about this morning. I think he's the only one who can really help me". Pastor Jim was stunned by how callous his own heart had been when he made assumptions about what the man wanted and needed. Giving money, food and shelter may be one of the most appropriate things we could do for someone, but ultimately without Jesus, any help we give them will be temporary. Lord, help me discern the real needs of the people whose paths I cross. BTW, David eventually gave his life to Christ, dedicated himself to being discipled, and is ...
I added a video to a playlist Jim Cymbala - Liberty University Convocation
"Because I had been a basketball player, it never dawned on me to evaluate people on the basis of color. If you could play, you could play. In America it would appear that there is more openness, acceptance, and teamwork in the gym than in the church." - Pastor Jim Cymbala, Brooklyn Tabernacle.
"If you can beat the devil in prayer, you can beat him on every level" Pastor Jim Cymbala
1 John 4:7-11 My dear friends, we must love each other. Love comes from God, and when we love each other, it shows we have been given new life. We are now God's children, and we know him. God is love, and anyone who doesn't love others has never known him. God showed his love for us when he sent his only Son into the world to give us life. Real love isn't our love for God, but his love for us. God sent his Son to be the sacrifice by which our sins are forgiven. Dear friends, since God loved us this much, we must love each other. Here we have a defining of someone that has truly been Born Again. I had experienced in recent time past, if you do not only talk about our particular doctrine or "message" you are considered an outcast or falling away to the point it is HATRED in their speech and also their actions. I know because I use to have that hatred. But thank God after I stepped outside their "box" and started listening to Pastors preaching other than Romans 6-8 and Galatians, in other Words the Whol ...
"God, help me to never hurt another Christian. When I hurt them, I hurt Jesus." (Jim Cymbala)
"Save us from fanaticism and save us from tradition, but send your Spirit upon us"- Jim Cymbala
Inside the human heart is an undeniable, spiritual instinct to communicate with its Creator. Jim Cymbala
"Let's forget the novelties. If we prevail in prayer, God will do what only he can do. How he does things, when he does them, and in what manner are up to him. The name of Jesus, the power of his blood, and the prayer of faith have not lost their power over the centuries." -Jim Cymbala
“Prayer is the most essential thing found in the bible along with faith in God”. But it’s true without faith it is impossible to please God. But the only way to know whether there is faith is to see whether there is prayer. Because if someone believe in God, they instinctively begun to call on the name of the Lord’. (Jim Cymbala).Have a great and blessed weekend!!!
"When we are depressed and not praising God, we get into a position of weakness. Lack of joy equals lack of strength, because God’s Word says that the joy of the Lord is our strength. " ~ Pastor Jim Cymbala (Nehemiah 8:10)
Snap Out Of It! Day 11: I love the story of Jim Cymbala's daughter Chrissy. She was deep in a pit of sin and God intervened by giving her a dream which showed her the cliff she was standing that lead straight to *** It scared her straight! "I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him." Psalm 40:1-3 NIV) Again our attention is drawn to the fact that the beautiful work He is doing in us is not just about us! He is giving us powerful testimonies to increase His kingdom! Our job is to depopulate *** and populate Heaven! Go shine for Him friends! Get that negative attitude as far away from you as possible so you can be used to your full potential! You are blessed! Love, Chris
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Jim Cymbala was money today.. Spoke the truth. "We are concerned about prayer in schools, how about prayer in church?"...
"How can I reject anyone that Jesus died for?" Jim Cymbala
"Lost people are not our enemies, they are our our mission field." Jim Cymbala
"After God has done so much 4 us, we must realize that he loves the person next to us as well – even the person who’s hurt us." Jim Cymbala
Jesus didn't die and rise again so we could attend church on Sunday. Paul met Jesus and asked, "What do you want me to do?" - Jim Cymbala.
Great opportunity to listen to one of my favorite pastors in the world today in person, Jim Cymbala!
Why do churches continue to play musical chairs? The angels don't rejoice when a person switches churches. -Jim Cymbala
"As the church goes so does the country" Jim Cymbala — at Northside Assembly of God
Aren’t you glad that even though you’ve messed up, God doesn’t say, “Gotcha”? Help us to see you, Lord, for who you really are!. Jim Cymbala
In the car listening to stories from Pastor Jim Cymbala (pastor of Brooklyn Tabernacle) about miracles and the provision of god
Don't worry about bringing small things to God, for with God, everything is small! (Jim Cymbala)
Paul didn't come to the end & say, "I've danced the good dance." If you're not in a fight, you're not doing it right - …
OSCAR TRIAL: The Key Questions He Will Have To Answer Sitting day after day in the dock, close to the bullet-pierced wooden door that haunts his murder trial, Oscar Pistorius has been reading a book entitled Breakthrough Prayer by the US Pastor Jim Cymbala. One of the sentences underlined by the accused, the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics, reads: "He was blessed by God in all he did." The fallen hero's faith will be crucial to his mental and emotional state when he is asked to explain to a packed courtroom in Pretoria and TV viewers round the world, why 13 months ago he fired repeatedly into a locked toilet cubicle knowing that there was a human being inside. Pistorius will be put on the spot, possibly as early as Friday, to be cross-examined on the account he gave when applying for bail last year, that he acted in self-defence after hearing what he thought was an intruder, only to discover with horror that he had killed his 29-year-old girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. "With his emotional sta ...
At the west campus ready for Jim Cymbala. Sunday, wed, thur... Where else would I spend the bulk of my time but in His presence!
Jim Cymbala will be speaking Church West Campus today 7 p.m. - don't miss it! Free to public. .
At James River West prepping to hear a word from Jim Cymbala at the Recalibrate Conference. Good stuff!
Many Pastors, concerned with Church Growth only, will give people what they want to hear. That is not God's Way. From the Book -Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire- by Pastor Jim Cymbala. "Instead of trying to bring men and women to Christ in the biblical way, we are consumed with the unbiblical concept of “church growth.” The Bible does not say we should aim at numbers but rather urges us faithfully to proclaim God’s message in the boldness of the Holy Spirit. This will build God’s church God’s way."-Jim Cymbala
Day 6 Daniel Fast Lorraine Bernal It was World Conference 2007, where God gave me a promise that would be life-changing. Jim Cymbala spoke a message and his text was Psalm 119:49, “Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope.” This scripture has stuck with me ever since. I pray this often, I’ve memorized it, and it’s hidden within my heart. It’s a promise from The Lord. This year marks ten years that I have lived with Rheumatoid Arthritis. At 15 years old my whole world changed and it was quite frightening. I had no idea what the future held or how this disease would affect my life. Early on, The Lord gave me a promise that one day I would be healed. It was in a season of prayer and fasting when I intended to commit to memory Psalm 119:49. As I read further verse 50 also jumped out at me! “My comfort in my suffering is this, your promise preserves my life,” Psalm 119:50. My prayer today, especially during this corporate time of prayer and fasting, is that even in our pain ...
LORD, HELP! by Jim Cymbala David Jeremiah, my longtime friend from Shadow Mountain Community Church near San Diego, has preached several times at the Brooklyn Tabernacle. Immediately after being diagnosed with cancer, he called to ask us to pray. Several months later he returned to visit us during an outreach meeting we held at Madison Square Garden arena. Later he preached at one of our Sunday services. The whole congregation was delighted to see this wonderful Christian brother for whom we had all interceded. Moved by the love and thanksgiving his appearance produced, David later remarked about it from our pulpit: “I called here as soon as I learned of my sickness because I knew of your emphasis on prayer. In fact, someone just greeted me in the lobby and remarked, ‘Pastor Jeremiah, we really cried out to God on your behalf.’ That is why I called you. I knew your praying wouldn’t be just some mechanical exercise but a real calling out to God with passion for my need. And God brought me through t ...
"My House Shall Be Called A House Of Prayer!" Join us tonight at SHCC, 7pm, as we watch a powerful video where Jim Cymbala talks about the importance of prayer at home and in our daily lives. We will have childcare tonight as well. Please bring a friend (or two, or three)!
...The most mature believer is the one who is bent over, leaning most heavily on the Lord, and admitting his total inability to do anything without Christ. The greatest Christian is not the one who has achieved the most but rather the one who has received the most. God's grace, love, and mercy flow through him abundantly because he walks in total dependence. ~ Jim Cymbala
Hey Ladies! I have a stack of brochures for True Woman '14 (October 9-11). There are going to be some phenomenal speakers this year - Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni Ortlund, Mary Kassian, Janet Parshall, Jim Cymbala, and many others!! Keith and Kristyn Getty will be leading the worship again, and the Chicago Tabernacle Choir will also be there! It's going to be a great conference!! I will be ordering group tickets for $109 up until May 1. Let me know if you want to come!!
What *** a soul in the end and sends you off into a terrible eternity is rejecting the love of God. He chases you, tries to hem you in, tries to get your attention. This love, this passion for you, is so real. He desires the death of no one. He wants everyone to come to a knowledge of the truth. Don't reject God's love! Don't go there! That's what will seal your doom. -Jim Cymbala , Fresh Wind Fresh Fire
Prayer can change lives and circumstances like nothing else can. What are the keys that unlock its power, that turn prayer from a mere activity into a vital link with God and all his resources? Join us Wednesday night at 7pm as we begin two very important Bible Study classes. "When God's People Pray" by Jim Cymbala and "Lord, Teach Me to Study the Bible in 28 days". Join us!
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Jim Cymbala, "Prayer is not about the words that are spoken. Rather, it's about uplifting our hearts to a God ...
Jim Cymbala at Shinjuku Shalom Church The pastor of the famous Brooklyn Tabernacle in New York City will be at Shinjuku Shalom Church on: Tuesday, March 18. Pastors' Seminar, 2:00 P.M. Open meeting, 7:00 P.M. Everyone is welcome! FREE ADMISSION. Offerings will be collected instead.
"Intercessory prayer is touching God with one hand and the person(s) you are praying for with the other." Pastor Jim Cymbala
I would LOVE for you to join me Tuesday, March 11th, at 7pm for Jim Cymbala's "My House Shall Be Called a House...
A Message from Jim Cymbala that touched me deeply…
Random dude: AMEN! Jim Cymbala: No don't do that, you're distracting me and the audience. Me: ...Wow...
God’s heart of mercy provides 4 us nt only pardon frm sin bt also a daily provision of spiritual food 2 strengthen us Jim Cymbala
"The hope is not in America or the White House or the Democrats or the Republicans; the only hope we have... Jesus Christ." - Jim Cymbala
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