by Al Kinrade



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/28/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9781468572117
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9781468572124

About the Book

In this book, the author highlights what has happened to Mankind since the Fall of Adam. What does the Lord require of us, as we worship Him in spirit and in truth? It is the Lord's Church, not ours, and we belong to Him: He does not belong to us. Remember Moses struck the rock and said, "Must we fetch you water out of this rock?" This one time of self glorification prevented Moses from leading Israel into the Promised Land. When Isaiah entered the Temple (Isaiah 6) he saw the "Lord high and lifted up," and we see the only outline for worship that is given in the Bible: which includes confession, cleansing, forgiveness, and commissioning for service.

About the Author

Pastor Kinrade served the Lord through two denominations: The American Baptist denomination for 20 years, and United Methodist Church for 22 years. In 1953 he received his Master of Theology from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Chicago. He was pastor of eight churches in Iowa and one in California. While serving in these churches, pastor Kinrade has seen many changes in all denominations to make worship more meaningful, inspirational, and appealing to everyone. Are these attempts and changes working? Having large thriving congregations may not mean it is working! Only God can judge His Church. This is why humility before God is of prime importance, along with a diligent study of the Scripture! When computers came into being, pastor Kinrade saw the need to develop a computer program that would help students in his confirmation classes enjoy learning the Bible, along with our Methodist heritage and polity. He called his computer program "Fun Learning the Bible," which covered the basics of Biblical truths for all ages. Though Mr. Kinrade does not claim to be a Biblical scholar...he strongly feels a practical, humble, and realistic approach to the Word of God is necessary! My wife Joan and I, have two sons, and 5 grandchildren. We are now living in a townhouse at Wesley Park Centre, in Newton (one of 7 such facilities in Iowa). We both enjoy listening to classical music, and especially meaningful to both of us is the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This is how we begin each Sunday morning before going to worship at First United Methodist Church here in Newton. I so enjoy watching Turner Classic Movies; and, anything involving electronics, especially the new technology.