Updated Sunday morning, Feb. 11th, 2024
Henry Blackaby the author of ‘Experiencing God’ is a must read for all! Henry passed into the arms of Jesus yesterday morning, he is now home. We have an article on the life of Henry I pray you will read it, it is below. I have this book in my office. I refer to it. I have underlined many things in the book. I pray you will get a copy and read it. If you open your heart and mind, you will be more on fire to share Jesus! America needs mature Christian so very badly!
One of my favorite quotes from Henry is this: “The intimate love relationship with God is both extremely personal and practical. This is probably the most important factor in knowing and doing the will of God. If your relationship with God is not as it should be, nothing else will be in order.” Page 55 in ‘Experiencing God.’
From The Message:
According to his website, Henry Blackaby served in several churches in California before moving to Saskatchewan, Canada, where he led Faith Baptist Church from a struggling congregation of 10 members to one that eventually planted 38 churches. During his career, he also served with the International Mission Board, North American Mission Board and Lifeway Christian Resources
His experiences as pastor of Faith Baptist helped lead to the launch of the best-selling book, “Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God.” Since its release in 1990, the study has sold more than 8 million copies and has been published in 75 languages.
The study, published by LifeWay Christian Resources and co-authored by Claude King, promotes a God-centered way of life that helps people know God, recognize His voice and understand His will. Blackaby’s seven principles for “Experiencing God” are: God is always at work around you, God pursues a continuing love relationship with you that is real and personal, God invites you to become involved with Him in His work.
Richard Blackaby made the announcement on his Facebook page about his Dad. This morning, our dad went to be with his Lord. He helped countless people experience God. Now he is experiencing God in ways that surely surpass even his most cherished dreams. We were privileged to have a spiritual giant for a father. Hopefully we will honor mom and dad for the spiritual legacy they faithfully handed down to us. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming.
What a powerful life for JESUS! Thank you Mr. Blackaby for your precious ministry!
From Early Memorials:
Henry Blackaby Obituary, Death – In a poignant and heartfelt announcement today, the family of Henry Blackaby revealed that the esteemed author and spiritual leader passed away early this morning, peacefully transitioning to be with his Lord. Henry Blackaby, best known as the main author behind the influential work “Experiencing God,” leaves behind a legacy that has touched the lives of countless individuals seeking a deeper connection with their faith.
Pastor Jerry McCullah who writes for God here at FGGAM stated this on the passing of Henry Blackaby: I will always cherish every moment of the many small groups in each of the three churches I pastored after this Experiencing God study came out. I had the privilege of introducing this then new study to the whole of Kern County Association of churches in annual meeting then watching the impact spread through the churches. Every aspect of my prayer ministries has been unashamedly flavored by his work. I will always remember the time he sat alone with me for nearly an hour at Hume Lake Pastor’s Retreat in the early ’90’s. Thank You LORD for giving us Henry!
Thank you Pastor Jerry McCullag for your tribute to Henry Blackaby! I also have used Mr. Blackaby’s study material. It has helped me become a better person.
For More on Henry Blackaby’s ministry go Here