Does the church of today reflect God's glory? In Nehemiah's day, Jerusalem was supposed to reflect the glory of God. The world should have been able to look at Jerusalem and see God in all of His Glory, but instead the Bible says it was a reproach unto God.
Don M. Smith, pastor of Firm Foundation Ministries of Centreville, Michigan, believes God wants to restore His glory back to the church today. In his book, With Total Abandon, he teaches you how to be and to make disciples. Pastor Don helps you understand that the church is only as effective as the people it produces.
For years, the church has not made it a priority to make disciples. The greatest threat to Satan's kingdom is not the mega churches of today, but it's when the church commits to making disciples. We have tried other ways, now why not do it the way Jesus did-disciple making. Pastor Don and With Total Abandon will help you see that to penetrate the world we must make disciples (Matthew 28:18-20). What do we want the world to see when they see the church-God's glory, or a reproach?