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KEEPING CONNECTED TO SPIRITUAL POWER

An interview with Jim Cymbala.

We serve a powerful, present God. We live in a world that does everything it can to keep us from staying fully connected. Jim Cymbala, who for twenty years has pastored the Brooklyn Tabernacle, an inner-city church on Flatbush Ave. in New York, knows what "brown outs" are all about. He, his family, and his church, have seen desperate adversity.

They have also felt the power. When Jim came to Brooklyn Tabernacle, the church had two people attending the midweek prayer meeting. Now, over one thousand people come out each Tuesday evening to pray and wait upon God. A team of members pray from 2:00 P.M. until 6:00 A.M. every day of the week. The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir has its own significant ministry of gospel music under the direction of Jim's wife, Carol. And the church is starting other churches and reaching out around the world.

How has it happened? According to Jim, it was anything but great planning.

How do you define spiritual power?

One Sunday in our church services, a woman who sings ...

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