Joel Scott Osteen (born March 5, ) is an American televangelist based in Houston, Texas. Osteen's father encouraged him to preach for many years, but he declined, preferring to work behind the .. "Meet the Prosperity Preacher". by Joel Osteen We need to have the mindset of, “Who can I bless today? . you can get blessed, God will meet your own needs as you meet others' needs. Joel Osteen Ministries, Houston, Texas. likes · talking about this · were here. We would love to connect with you! Contact us.
When the praise and worship began, I thought I had died and gone to heaven! Yes, it was a fairly typical contemporary praise and worship band, only better.
That alone was enough to make the whole thing worth it!
Why I Changed My Mind About Joel Osteen - ChristiansTT
And when the band really got going, it rocked that whole arena to the point where we could physically feel it — you know, like going to good rock concert! It was a story of a homeless man who now had a job and a place to live, thanks to the church, and how God was working in his heart to change him from the inside out. Or the four couples who went to a marriage conference because they were separated or going through a divorce. And how God restored their marriages through the help they received at the church.
- Why I Changed My Mind About Joel Osteen
Special Needs Or the way the church helps, both practically and spiritually, families who have special needs kids, like mine. It was always a hardship at church. I cried when I heard that. Lakewood has an alternative program where they actually work together with the families, helping them learn better parenting skills, so they can keep their children.Pastor Joel Osteen greets fans, signs new book
And hundreds more like that. I heard some stories in real life, and some from the pulpit. John Gray is much more meatier, as far as teaching Scripture goes, and Joel Osteen was much more encouraging.
There was no judgment there. They met people right where they were, BUT at the same time, encouraged them to grow and mature as well. And there were many who responded at each one.
And they were helped to moved forward from there. Now, I am sure if I attended more services, I would find something wrong.
Some people preach about hell like you're already going there, and to me the Gospel means 'Good News. So I think the people already know what they're doing wrong, and I certainly believe in hell.
But to me, when I see thousands of people before me, it just doesn't come out of me to say, 'You guys are terrible, and you're going to hell. You've got to live an obedient life, but for every mistake you've made, there's mercy there, and I believe we can do better. He released his second book, titled Become a Better You: They have a son and daughter.
He has said sin is human nature, nobody's perfect, and he is not judging, but God is the judge. Osteen has also stated he believes a person can be freed from a lifestyle of homosexuality; it is a process and God can free anyone of any sin or addiction.
He further revealed that he had not studied the religion. Horton stated that the problem with Osteen's message is that it makes religion about us instead of about God. He has specifically stated that he never preaches about money because of the reputation of televangelists.
I think prosperity, and I've said it 1, times, it's being healthy, it's having great children, it's having peace of mind. Money is part of it; and yes, I believe God wants us to excel I feel very rewarded.