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The Reason Why We Share
"Without anybody asking. My friends. sophie tells everyone that she is vegan she then proceeds to tell them how much they would benefit from changing their diet as well according to her she only wants to help people see the light. Unfortunately all they see is another crazy vegan putting jack fruit on their plate in calling. It pulled pork when i asked her why she does this. She said we've all been raised to believe that. Sharing is caring. But i am not so sure. It always has a few organized. Religions send missionaries door to door to spread the word of god to recruit new members into their church and to offer. People another shot at salvation. Even the phrase sharing is carrying is a biblical reference often quoted but more often misunderstood the salvation army actually coined the term with a trademark in nineteen fifty guiding us all to share what we have with those who are less fortunate and that right there is the problem when it comes to offering food and shelter to those who have none. Sharing is a wonderful idea even holy if you must but for someone to preach to people who follow a different religion or none at all because they are seen as less fortunate and to do it under the guise of sharing is caring is anything but carrying loving or kind in that instance sharing his actually demoralizing. It's what non communication calls unsolicited. Advice is when someone with a superiority complex thinks they are helping those who are less fortunate or
Former Police Supervisor Takes Stand in Chauvin Trial
"In minnesota. The former police supervisor of derek chauvin testified thursday there was no justification for the x. Minneapolis officer to keep his knee on the neck of george floyd for over nine minutes sergeant. David kluger was called by the prosecution in show murder trial based on your review of the body. Worn camera footage Do you have an opinion as to win. The restraint of mr flayed should have ended in this encounter. Yes what is when mr flavors. Logger offering up any resistance to the officers. They could've entered the train and that was after he was handcuffed on the ground and the longer resist prosecutors played a recording of a phone call. Chauvin made to sergeant plueger. After floyd's death in which chosen made no mention of pressing his knee into floyd's neck for over nine minutes paramedic. Dera smith testified. George floyd appear to be dead when the paramedic arrived on the scene with officer still pressing floyd to the pavement. Smith's partner testified he had to ask show fan to get off. George floyd snack or signal to him so the paramedics could check his vitals when they arrived. Also testifying thursday. Which george floyd girlfriend courtney. Ross who described how. The pair fell in love in two thousand seventeen after they met at a salvation army shelter. Where floyd worked as a security guard. Ross described their shared struggle with opioid addiction. Jovan defense is focused on floyd's past drug use in a bid to imply he died of an overdose. Not show vans knee. Floyd family attorney. Ben crump responded quote. Tens of thousands of americans struggle with self medication and abuse and are treated with dignity. Respect and support not brutality.
George Floyd's girlfriend gives tearful testimony about addiction struggle
"For the last ten months. One unsmiling selfie of george floyd has stood as a symbol of him an icon of the racial justice movement but today jurors in the trial of the former policeman accused of murdering floyd learned about the man. His personal story what he was like and yes his struggle with drug addiction. The prosecution not shying away from what is expected to be central to derrick. Chevron's defense floyd's girlfriend taking the stand today describing. How both became hooked on opioids. And how both tried to beat it day. Four of a trial. The prosecution. Trying to humanize floyd and through other testimony taking the jury back to that minneapolis. St where floyd took his last breaths in the custody of police gave gutierrez continues to lead our coverage. It didn't take long for forty roster. Cry as she remembered how she met. George floyd in two thousand seventeen outcome mama's play. I could tell him this now. I- conic photo of floyd ross. Said was taken as a selfie at the salvation army where he worked for his great deep southern voice. They began dating and she told jurors how he was devastated by the death of his mother himself. He was broken. He thinks that during her testimony. Meant to humanize floyd one juror off. Camera had a furrowed brow and one of his hands up by his masked face seemingly emotional raw said injuries and his desire to still be physically active. Lead floyd to pain pills. We both suffer from chronic pain. Mine was in my neck and his was in his back. We got addicted and and dry really hard to break that
245 Health and Human Services OTIP Resources - burst 2
"I i love this quote from the founder of the salvation. Army catherine booth. She said if we are to better the future we must disturb the present. What do you want to disturb in. Twenty twenty one. That's a very powerful quote. Thank you for sharing that sandy. One of the things that that we must disturb to take that term from catherine booth is our understanding of one of the things that we must disturb our understanding of the historical connections and the intergenerational trauma that contributes to human trafficking today. And i think many of your listeners already understand that human trafficking does not occur in a vacuum and that there are various risk factors that would make certain populations disproportionate risk for human trafficking. We know that human traffickers are proactively. Targeting vulnerabilities in our community. And then oftentimes. We are lens on why this victimization is happening is at a very individual level and there are many individual factors that we're still trying to understand however this year i think there could also be an opportunity to layer on top of that not just the family were community risk factors because i think as a field for getting more towards that but the historical legacies and again this is at both individual and systems level the historical legacies of prior injustices experiences of oppression and inequities that contribute to the disproportionate risk today. And what we're attempting to do more. This year is to work with communities that have been impacted by human trafficking across generations working with families that are struggling to break the cycles of violence including human trafficking and have an understanding of healing the past historical traumas as a way to contribute to preventing risk for future victimization and. I don't know exactly what that's going to look like for this year. Other ben recognizing that there are many challenging conversations that communities need to have together and perhaps the government may not be the best convener of those conversations but what we see ourselves or what i see are one small office within the federal government. Doing is recognized the need to have those conversations because still to this day when we work and reach out to certain communities it is really hard to have conversations about human trafficking and publicly. Recognize it as a problem because of so much of the intergenerational pain and trauma that that particular community may be facing and we know that without confronting the past. We can't really work on the present day issues and so to address catherine booths quote if we are to better the future. We must disturb the presence. I would want to add to that if we are to. If we are to better the future we must disturb the presence and also acknowledge the past to contribute to the healing process. I think is an important step. That certainly our office will seek to make this year without fully knowing what that path is but committed to that and working with communities and families in supporting the important survivor driven and grassroots work. That's out there.
Times Square, NYC Then And Now
"If you haven't been. I will make sure that you feel like you have. I hope that you enjoy this episode. You know new york city is fantastic. And i love it a matter of fact i have been there many times and i used to live there as i will tell you in this episode but i also want to tell you that it was in the late seventies and eighties entered the nineties. That new york city star to lose its attraction. It started to lose the people that came to visit and it star to be a real dumpster. People didn't want to visit new york anymore and so it was the governor's the mayor's and police commissioners started to take back new york city rebuild new york city one step at a time starting with times square in nineteen eighty eight is to murray hill in new york city. I lived in a three story. Walk up but first and second avenue on thirty first street not exactly prime real estate but safe enough. It was near the united nations and right above the entrance to the queens midtown tunnel Now you know if you are a new yorker or visited new york you know exactly where i lived then a couple of years later i found myself living in the salvation army apartment building for women. It was ideal. It served two meals a day and it was right across the street from the much coveted. Grammercy park the oh so glamorous and it was a close walk to eighteenth street between fifth and sixth avenues where i worked. I thought it was a dream. Come true and it was. I never really ventured to the west side past sixth avenue or anywhere near times square. Well that's what we're talking about. Today is times square and new york city. Everything i needed was right around where i lived but times square was unmistakably a major part of the city no doubt a black guy on the city a disappointment to the twelve hours of manhattan and somewhere that was to be avoided if wanted to dodge trouble darkness dealings and drugs. If you have seen the two thousand and nineteen movie joker with walking phoenix. Ps and by the way. I suggest that you might have an idea of the area and new york city. That was the cd and trashy times square. The closest thing. I can compare it to is a scenes in the movie joker to find a seedier place was difficult when they were filming. The movie and times square didn't look like does today so in the two thousand nineteen movie joker with no cd place to replicate times square. Really the producers of the movie had to go to newark new jersey a real old fashioned pit hole. If ever there was one to newark that was of the same timeframe as the movie never fixed up and never given a real chance to survive and today's society. It's a real shame but it depicts it perfectly times square where beauty came to die. No kidding in nineteen eighty six. When i was there there were multiple pornographic theaters and times square. The motion picture association of america introduced its rating system that included an x rating dip became associated with pornography. And so all the movies that were in times square were x. rated or the dreaded triple x. and everything was pornography back then pornography and. I should say drugs. The times square as a porn capital error was part of new york city's in the seventies and eighties amid its fiscal crisis. And later the crack cocaine epidemic which was rampant and it wasn't until the mid nineteen eighties that there was a push to clean up times square and new york city
Hundreds of thousands still without power in Texas
"The company that oversees the power grid in texas says. There's hope many people could see at least some service restored today but it's not a sure thing and the company would not say when everyone will get their power back on to make matters worse. Millions of texans are also going without clean water. Pipes and water mains are busted and water treatment. Plants lost power while the worst of it is in texas. There are hundreds of thousands of other americans dealing with similar blackouts around the us and water systems and other southern cities like in louisiana are struggling. The national weather service says more than one hundred million americans or about a third of the country are dealing with extreme winter weather right now and it's not a good idea for a lot of people to travel either since roads are icy. Thousands of flights were cancelled with schools in several states. All of that said there is some help on the way fema the federal emergency management agency is sending generators fuel and other supplies like blankets to texas and nonprofits like the salvation army. American red cross and austin's urban league are working to provide warm places to stay and needed
Chicago Opens Warming Centers As Weather Hits Below Zero Wind Chills
"Levels over the next few days. The Salvation Army is also helping to make sure the homeless get through the cold. Merrill powers of the Salvation Army will often times that are Out in the streets on these bitter cold nights that just aren't equipped with the right clothing. Arctic looked at the right betting information on city warming center locations and Mork can be found at WGN tv dot com. House Impeachment managers call for witnesses via zoom in Trump's
Fire in Greater Boston Area of Worcester, Leaves 2 Dead
"Triple Decker hears WBZ TV s Nick Emmons. This building here a triple decker home off of Shock Avenue just off Chandler Street. If you're familiar with the area Was engulfed in flames around 7 30 tonight when firefighters arrived. Visibility in his area was really bad they could barely see through the smoke. The flames were shooting out of the building. Once firefighters were able to get their bearings in this neighborhood here, they came across the person who had apparently jumped from a rear balcony off this triple decker here. That person we understand, suffered life threatening injuries. They were taken to the hospital. We do not have an update on their condition. But again, this fire was incredibly fast moving the big concern. Was other buildings as well that are within feet of this triple decker. They did not want this fire to spread. Ultimately, when firefighters went into the building to try to put out the flames, it was just too bad inside and they had to evacuate. This is what the deputy chief told us. The fire conditions inside deteriorated very, very quickly. Way pulled off firefighters out for their safety way did extensive exterior fire fighting operations over the next hour or so to bring this fire under control. Years of sense, sent crews back into the building way have been been able able to to search search the the first first in in the the second second floor floor of of the the fire fire building. building. Unfortunately, Unfortunately, we we do do have have two two deceased deceased residents residents on on the the first first floor floor there there just just now now getting getting to to start their investigation into what went wrong here at this triple decker The Salvation Army. The Red Cross now trying to help all the people who were displaced from this home here tonight after this tragic situation as far as an exact head count of the amount of people who lived In this building here. We don't have an exact number. But the deputy chief told us at least 13. People were living inside that building at the time. We've seen family members here, consoling each other outside as they're staying warm in a nearby building here, but just a tragic situation here and it causes yet to be determined. WBC's Carl
2 Everett cold weather shelters at capacity as snow moves in, city of Seattle opens two more
"And snow homeless shelters is Snohomish County are quickly filling up. And Cuomo's Jonathan chose is Jeremiah Swartz of the effort. Gospel Mission says these locations were already struggling with limited space because of covert 19 restrictions Covert and the cold. It's quite a challenging combination and locations like the Gospel mission are starting to fill up and people may have to be turned away in this difficult realities. Playing out across the city, the Salvation Army says mattresses are being rolled up with the shelters near capacity and the United Church of Christ shelter. It's already full and the only reason the ever gospel mission as a few more openings is because crews there are pushing the boundaries of covert 19 social distancing requirements, adding an additional 38 beds for the winter blast. If somebody stays outside And the temperature's do dropped to 18 degrees right with snow and all of that they might not wake up tomorrow, the Snohomish County Human Services Department says of shelters. Philip Overflow area is set up at the Sky Valley Cold weather shelter in Monroe. And any homeless provider covering the cost of a cab to get there will be reimbursed. City of Seattle has opened two additional cold weather shelters through Monday morning. Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center, Bitter Lake Community Center and Garfield Community Center will be open with a list of more cold weather shelters on our website. Look for the winter Weather Survival guide on our home page it. Cuomo news dot com. State's
Broward Declares Cold Weather Emergency, Opening Shelters For The Homeless
"If you thought last night was cold, get ready for even colder weather tonight when chills will dip into the upper thirties, prompting Broward officials to declare a one day cold weather emergency which goes into effect at 6 P.m. transportation. A cold weather shelters will be set up for homeless people pick up location is the Salvation Army in the 1400 block of West Broward Boulevard. People in need must arrive no later than 5:30
International Salvation Army: Social Justice Strategy
"The issues. Be a voice and make a difference in ending human trafficking. Sandy you and i talk a lot about partnership on this podcast and we. It's been a central part of our work for many years. And one of the most important partners we have worked with over the years as the salvation army. And we're so glad to welcome a friend back to the show someone who's been a leader in the space were glad to have priscilla santos with us. Priscilla is the salvation army social justice commissions international coordinator for modern slavery and human trafficking response and priscilla is an adjunct professor at vanguard universities global center for women and justice where she courses on justice and holistic survivor care. She obtained a master's in intercultural studies specializing in international development and children at risk from fuller theological seminary priscilla. So glad to have you back on the show and you so much for having me. It's a joy to be here today. I was looking back to see when the last time you were a guest. It was in may two thousand fifteen and we recorded a podcast about mothers day and human trafficking and it was one of those podcasts. That just really grips your heart. So i recommend that those who have never met priscilla. Go back and listen to that. That's podcast number one. Oh one soper still. You're in a new role and your title is so long. I'm so glad. I already know you can just call you. Priscilla tell us what the international modern slavery and human trafficking. Response coordinator does us. So my new position is all of our international social justice commission office which is part of our international headquarters and our department is really to be the strategic advocacy voice for all things social justice into really lift voices from those on the margins and so within department now. They've created this role which is the international coordinator for monitoring slavery and human trafficking response and my primary function of my new role is to oversee the implementation of our international strategy to strengthen our response to trafficking all over the world. So let's get a little bit better picture of what you mean by all over the world. How many countries is salvation army in. Yeah so we are in over a hundred and thirty countries around the world. Wow wow what an amazing platform to have influence and voice in a hundred and thirty countries. That's amazing okay. So at salvation. Army has a very long and deep history in fighting slavery. And when i looked at the new strategy it's called fight for freedom. Tell us a little bit about how it was developed. Yeah so kinda like you mentions. Fighting and trying to end human trafficking is something that this ovation army has been a part of before. Even the term human trafficking was coins so for the listeners. That don't know the salvation army started an eighteen sixty five and actually. Our first encounter with advocating against trafficking happened in eighteen. Eighty five so very quickly after we started and it was where we advocated to change the law for the age of consent from sixteen to eighteen. It's one of our historical stories. Call the brinson maiden tribune. But i i think one of the things for us to realize. Is that the salvation army that this is a part of our dna. We have been doing this since the very beginning even before again. The the coin term was there for human trafficking so but more recently we have approved and launched this international strategy because throughout the hundreds of years that we have been working on the front lines. One of the things that could really strengthen is our coordinated approach and our centralized approach because one of the things that we realized was that we were doing so many amazing things all over the world. But perhaps we weren't really talking together. One side of the world didn't know what the other side was doing and so really to create some standards of care to create some promising practices among ourselves. We just launched. This is our international strategy. So it's the first time in our salvation army history that we have a strategy to help us all move forward together so it's very exciting.
Dallas-based Salvation Army of North Texas extends Angel Tree deadline
"Army, North Texas is extended its deadline for its Angel Dream program. The annual event allows North Texans to adopt an angel and purchase gift to help make Christmas a little brighter for a child in need. Major Bethany Hawkes says the number of families asking for help has increased due to the cove in 19 pandemic. The situation, she says, weighs heavily on Children. You know our Children they need to see hope. They need the feel Christmas joy, and I think this gift under the tree will allow them to feel just a little normalcy. There are nine thousands. Angels, waiting for adoption can find information on how to adopt an angel and for drop off locations. W b a b dot com
Mayor of Dallas kicking off the start of iconic virtual Red Kettle Campaign
"The last week. The Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign is officially underway with Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson anointed with the time honored tradition of making the first contribution. The Salvation Army's rescue Christmas campaign event was held at North Park, with Johnson, stressing the magnitude of Dallas is need. It's vitally important that those of us who are able that we contribute this year to this red kettle campaign. Salvation Army National commander can Hotter says many Americans have been crushed by the Corona virus pandemic. We have less foot traffic. There's a national coin shortage, and many individuals who would normally give are now unemployed. If you want to donate to the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign, you can visit w b a p dot com
Washington, DC - Maryland delegates secure funding for survivors of human trafficking
"Survivors of human trafficking escaped the people who exploited them. Then what? Federal grant will help survivors in Maryland build an independent future. The Department of Justice is providing nearly $1 million in the grant that will benefit survivors of human trafficking in Maryland. The Salvation Army and the Safe Center at the University of Maryland will get funding to provide housing and services for individuals and families. The grant can provide between 6 to 24 months of transitional or short term housing. And then survivors can build towards a better future with access to counseling, education and career training.
Opening of Dallas testing site delayed due to overnight theft
"The opening of a new walkup cove, nineteen testing site in pleasant grove, was delayed after testing supplies and equipment were stolen overnight the testing site at the salvation. Salvation Army's pleasant Grove core community center located at eight, three, four, one in road, was sent to open yesterday morning, but officials announced that the opening would be pushed back after the break in the site will open at seven thirty this morning. A parkland spokeswoman said that several thousands of dollars worth of items were stolen, including personal protective equipment test supplies, cleaning supplies, hand, sanitizer, bottled water food, a thermometer, an encrypted laptop to radios to. And refrigerator when the site opens, it will operate Monday through Saturday from seven thirty am to five PM, or until testing capacity for the day is meant
Donations now being accepted at Salvation Army thrift stores in Boston
"As Massachusetts re opening phase to continue the number of salvation army thrift stores in the state of reopen WBC scan down the cliff tells us donations are being accepted once again at locations in Boston Worcester Springfield and southeastern mass Walgreen was one of the first in line for the salvation army's family thrift store re opened here in Taunton she's happy to see plexiglas at the registers masks on the workers and a limited number of shoppers allowed inside I think it's wonderful his only fourteen people in the store this is my favorite place to shop I've been shopping fifty people do not realize what great back in December salvation army captain mark Ferreira expects a flood of donations from people who've been cleaning out their closets but haven't unable to donate the phones have been ringing nonstop lately people asking when we're going to open and I always think that you don't call to see if they can come and shop but the calling to find out when they can donate funds raised at the thrift stores pay for the salvation army's drug and rehab programs
The Alabama Chanin Story
"A leader in the slow fashion movement. Can you describe what slow fashioned is? How do you think about it? Well you know. We first started talking about slow fashion on of as a derivative of the slow food. Newsman I think you know in many ways that That industry is light years ahead of where fashion so people started really looking at the way things were planted and grown much sooner than we did with textiles also I think a lot of what's being done around. Sustainable sustainable fashion is really taking cues from that movement. What made you start your own act. Actually let's just go back. What's your background in in the fashion business and textiles? Obviously this is a really good question. Well I do. I have a degree in what's called environmental design from North Carolina State University. Which sounds very modern today but really it was Degree that was kind of based on the house education so did a double major that today's called the Anti Albert's programs at a degree in Like design fundamentals and Textile design sort of handmade textiles on. And then I have another degree in industrial textile design so at at North Carolina State University. Water the other degrees other than the environmental design. So if you're doing environmental design where he not doing yes so I think the structure. There's a little bit different now when you were there. When I was there it started out you either. Signed into textile design product design graphic design architecture and landscape so environmental design is really cross disciplinarian. Volvos correct it was sort of modeled after the bow house Wheel of learning You know I think. A lot of people know that when the Bell House designers left Germany some of them settled in the mountains of North Carolina in a place called Black Mountain and that was very influential in the in the school of design which is now called the College of design at NC state income. So so how did you get into the fashion business out after he left school? Well that's a really good question I You know I just imagined when I graduated from. Nc State is that was kind of cradle the textile industry. At that time that I would be have been working in Charlotte or you know somewhere around. North Carolina there quite a few factories In a lot of textiles being made in that area while I was in school and I graduated in eighty seven and it was sort of the beginning of the great migration. Or let's call it the the next migration because excels are pretty migratory It's a pretty migratory industry so when I graduated there really had a really hard time finding a job in North Carolina and I You know I just you know back. In those days you had to go to the library. And there are books that listed all the companies that Were working in textiles in New York. And so a sent-off about sixty letters and you know. I got like five responses and I came up to New York for a week and interviews and at the end of the week I got an offer from a company calls US joint junior sportswear NASC- so third floor with I think that the Tagline was do use use you like a jeans and t shirt company. I started out there just as an assistant designer and went from there. And how did you come to the point where you started your own line? You know. It's kind of a roundabout story. After as you I worked for a company called sub studio. That was doing all the manufacturing and samples and India so spent some time going back and forth between New York and India. And after I Stopped doing that job. I actually sort of changed the focus and became a stylus so working on the other side of the camera you know instead of on the design and manufacturing side. I was Doing costume design and So I did that for a decade and During a sabbatical that I was taking my life as a as a stylist. I wound up. You know cutting apart some t shirts and sewing them back together again by hand and a low down half that eventually became a business very crazy story. And what led you to Florence Alabama to have a headquarters for your business model. Florence is my hometown so You know It took me a while to kind of figure out this when I was sowing the t shirts in the beginning that actually what I was doing looked very much like a quilting stitch and so is living in New York on Twenty Third Street and at the Chelsea Hotel and I started going around the garment. Destroy Looking for. You know embroiderers to help me do this. This vision of having these two hundred. One of a kind t-shirts Buying recycle t shirts from the Salvation Army and goodwill's and You know as the joke. I think some of these places thought of as a bag lady would come in with like these backs of recycled t shirts cut up and I wanted them. To put these elaborate embroideries on them and they're like Oh lady no so I mean I remember very clearly the afternoon I was standing on eight and thirty eight And I looked down at one of the pieces. Just kind of dumbfounded on. Why couldn't figure out of getting these made in New York and you know just sort of hit me like a light. Bulb went off like. Oh these. This is a quilting stretch. And if I want to have these made in this way that him sewing them I need to go home where there is still some ladies who had quoted with my grandmother who had this little quilting circle. That would get together once a way to do this. Quilts and thought will F. I go home I could have this made and so the idea was that it was just going to be a one off project. I was going to have these. T shirts made wanted to make this documentary film about old Tom quilting circles so I went home. And you know the the humor in it. Was that You know the little ladies who'd quilted with my grandmother really weren't interested in New York City fashion or you know doing this work. They were talking about the grandkids and planning collards. And you know all the things that they had to do outside of the They're quilting was kind of community service work and so we just ran added random at a newspaper that said part time. Hand sewing and quilting. We got about Again I think you know there were about fifty sixty responses in about twenty of the ladies stock and started doing the hand sewing and then we presented that first collection of Two hundred t shirts during New York fashion week in February of two thousand and one I had a friend who became a partner and then another partner. So we You know it's gun of history. The first person to come to the door was Julie. Bill Hart from Barneys and
Coronavirus: Los Angeles area Salvation Army stores could be homeless shelters
"A federal judge will preside over a closed hearing in downtown Los Angeles this morning and could require the city to take immediate action to find shelter for the region's on house populations amid the corona virus pandemic this KCRW's Daryl saxman reports the hearing will be held at the Alexandria ballrooms an expansive space that will enable the participants to spread out and follow social distancing guidelines here in LA county most courts are shut down but the urgent nature of this matter means that today's hearing will go on albeit with precautions those include having lawyers and government officials sit six feet apart limiting the number of attorneys and barring the news media from the proceedings a group of homelessness advocates called the LA alliances pushing officials in LA and orange counties to come up with housing plans to prevent widespread coronavirus infection among on house to people during the pandemic in their complaint they called the situation a health and human rights crisis U. S. district judge David Carter scheduled the hearing as a follow up to a preceding last week in which salvation army officials offered seventeen newly closed thrift shops in LA and orange counties for use as shelters during the pandemic during last week's hearing Carter told LA mayor Eric Garcetti county supervisor Kathryn Barger and other participants quote let's get folks in shelters as quickly as
"salvation army" Discussed on Basingstoke Salvation Army Sermons
"Monday. The second of April seventeen seventeen thirty nine marked a significant day in the history of Christianity and it was on that day that John Wesley finally abandoned his reticence to preach outside the church and at King's Wood in Bristol. He took to open air. Evangelism Wesley's decision Asian brought him face to face with the common people and ignited a revival. The likes of which this country has never seen before. I may never see again regarding not great day. Wesley wrote in his diary. These words at four in the afternoon I submitted to be more vile. I love that. That's crazy man. I submitted to be more vile and proclaimed in the highways the glad tidings of salvation speaking from a little eminence in underground adjoining to the city to about out three thousand people the Scripture on which I spoke with this the spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to preach the good news to the poor hair. Sent me to heal the brokenhearted to preach deliverance to the captives recovery of sight to the blind to set at liberty them that are bruised to proclaim the acceptable year of the lawsuit when Wesley finally abandoned the church approach to go and preach to the world to preach to the common people the portion of scripture that he chose to preach on. Was this passage that we're looking at this receiving subsequent history of course records that John Wesley lived out about text bringing the Gospel to the disenfranchised and to the needy masses of this country. Again if you know anything about ovation on me you know that the Salvation Army is as a grandchild of John Wesley. He's in our records he's in our DNA in the early days. At least our battle cry was for all the world in our early days offices went and appointed to call. They were appointed pointed to towns and they were that focus on those in spiritual and physical and emotional need in that community not not just on their congregation. So what's changed. Jesus still has that worldwide mission not sense of being for the world for our community not exclusively for Christians uh-huh and for the church. The question is if Jesus does do we whereas our our focus. It's lovely to come together. It's lovely to care and love each other as we do here to feel as if we're family. I'm we should never lose that. But Jesus came for those outside the family that should be why basingstoke core is here to we exist not for ourselves but for those outside of our doors for some reason which perhaps we will never fully understand this this side of heaven. Jesus is counting on us to get out there in the world and prepare the way for him in the way that we look and act like like him around those we spend our lives with our mission is an extension of Jesus mission. Our Holiness is a mobile holiness. It's not something we leave the doors when we leave here this evening we take it with us. It's a holiness cleanest that he's lived anywhere and everywhere. So ask yourself this evening. Do you have a heart for the world. Do you still believe that we can win. The world for Jesus could basingstoke being stoke core win basingstoke for Jesus the answer is only in Holy Spirit power and only if we consistently focus on rescuing the perishing around us. We must love them. We must care for them. We must ache for them. We must hurt for them. We must weep for them. We must open up to them to give ourselves away to see the needs in the community around us and to meet them finally crosby right in Hasaan rescue the perishing duty demands it strength ally ally Labor the Lord will provide back to the narrow way patiently win them. Tell the poor wanderer. A Savior has died. Rescue the parachuting care for the dying. Jesus is Merciful. Jesus will save. Will you join that mission of Jesus this evening. Let's sing these words together at so number. Nine hundred twenty seven songbook on the screen..
"salvation army" Discussed on Basingstoke Salvation Army Sermons
"Let's pray together. Ebony father as we open your word this evening we ask you to speak to Louis to challenge US where we need challenging to require us to help win the weld. It's for Jesus to nourish US and help us to live for you in this coming week. We pray these prayers is in your name over the last couple of weeks. We have looked at this. This three part series all about change that horrible seaward that lots of don't like particularly in this modern autumn world where everything seems to change every five minutes but what we've learned over the last couple of weeks. I hope is that God wants Change Zhou a few weeks ago. We thought about changing ourselves last week we thought about changing now call and this evening. We think that it's time them to change the World Catherine booth once wrote if we are back to better the future we must disturb the present if we to better the future. We must disturb the president. God wants changing our lives in our core on in the world around around us. And what he needs us to be is ever-growing ever-changing disciples who are his change agents in the world this evening. We're thinking about winning the world for Jesus that comes from the Great Commission. We Find Great Commission. Matthew Chapter Twenty Eight Verses Eighteen to twenty twenty where Jesus comes to his disciples and says all Party and Heaven and on Earth has been given to me go there for a make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the father and of the son of the Holy Spirit teaching them to observe all that I've commanded you and behold I am with you always to the end of the age. Jesus commanded his disciples and by extension his checks including ourselves to go and make disciples of all all nations to win the world for Jesus. Now if you know anything about the Salvation Army's history and I guess that most of you know in quite a bit about the salvation history then you know that. Our founders William and Catherine booth and their peers those Christian mission and in the Salvation Army in his early day early days took that great commission very very seriously they took it on. They run with it. So when the Christian mission changed its name to the Salvation Army in eighteen. Seventy eight William Booth who had become the general of the Salvation Army wrote in the Christian Mission magazine. These words the Christian mission has met in Congress to make war. It is organized the Salvation Army to carry the blood of Christ and the fire of the howdy ghost into every corner of the world. That's what he thought. The Salvation Army's purpose was to carry the blood of Christ and the fire of the holy. Any ghost into every corner of the world and Catherine Booth wrote around about the same time the decree has gone forth. Both the kingdoms of this world should become the kingdoms of our Lord and of his Christ and he show rain. Who's right it is from the river to the ends of the Earth? We we shall win. It is only a question of time and then she wrote. I believe that this movement is to inaugurate the Great Final Final Conquest of our Lord. Jesus Christ she truly believed that the Salvation Army was going to be the movement inaugurated the Great Final Conquest of our Lord. Jesus Christ what do you think about that one on exactly. Why not because we we may say well? Let's Victorian arrogance to say that this movement is the one to inaugurate the Great Final Conquest of our Lord. Jesus Christ but they really believed it. They really believe there and from this conviction that they would be the ones that would inaugurate this great final conquest of our Lord. Oh Jesus Christ the growth of the Salvation Army mission in the world grew at breath taking speed and it only grew with that breath taking speed because God was with them and they truly believed that this was what was going to happen that they really would take Jesus easiest on his blood and fire the hardy ghost into every corner of the world but they would win the world for Jesus. How could they have that kind of conviction? How could they have that kind of confidence? Will they believed in God. He wanted to win the world for himself. John Three Sixteen says God so loved the world. It doesn't say for God also love Christians. For God's love the Church for God so loved some people and not others says for God so loved the world that he gave gave his only son whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. They knew that God's mission was for the world not just for the church which not just for the Salvation Army not just the Christians and that Jesus lived and died for the world. Not just for you you and for me. How did they know that? Because Jesus Christ said that throughout his ministry on this evening we're we're looking at the words that he said at the beginning of his mystery his mission and ministry. I was more difficult to saying. I thought I'll try that again this evening. We're looking at the words that he said at the beginning of his mission and Ministry Luke Chapter Four if you want to turn to do it in your Bibles Luke four verses fourteen to thirty and that's on page ten thirty one of our call bibles and if you remember to bring your copy of Grapevine and you'll you'll find some notes on the page to help you as we read these words together. So barrels can income and read Luke Chapter Four Verses Fourteen to thirty Jesus Return to Galilee in the power of the spirit. A news about tim spread throughout the whole countryside. He taught in the cynical and everyone preston. He went to Nazareth where he'd been brought up. And on the Sabbath Day he went into the synagogue. US US with And he stood up to read the scroll of the Prophet side was hunted to him. Unrolling it he found the a place where it was written. The spirit of the Lord is on me because he has anointed me to preach good news to the pool. He has sent me to proclaim freedom to Business under cover of sight for the blind to release the oppressed to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor. Then he rolled up the scroll gave it back to. The attendant sat down the ice of everyone in the synagogue. Functioned John Him and he began by saying to them today. This scripture is fulfilled in your hearing all spoke. Well of him were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips. Isn't this Joseph. Suddenly Jesus Said said to them surely will quote this program to me. Physician heal the ill south to here in your hometown. What we pudge that? You didn't companion. I tell you the truth. He continued. No Prophet is accepted in his hometown. I assure sure you were many of those in Israel in the largest time when the skies was shots for three and a half years and there was a severe farming's route at lund yet. Elijah was not sent to any of them but to a widow inside of in the region of Sidon and there were many Israeli with leprosy in the time of the lives of the prophets yet. Not One of them was Clinton's only namen Syrian and all. The people in the synagogue was furious when they had this they got up. Drove your mouth to the town. UNTUK into the brow of if the hill on which the town was built in order to throw him down the cliff but he walked right through the crown and went on his way..
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"How much has changed in our lifetimes. That Moore has changed in the last fifty years and has changed in the thousand years before that pace of change seems to be getting quicker and quicker. Do you ever get tired of the pace of change. Do you ever think to yourself what I could just do it. Getting off the world for a moment and catching up catching my breath and catching up a little bit. Ah The pace of change today can make us feel like if everything's changing. Almost nothing standing still is moving at a faster. Doing foster pacing the prevailing culture of today is that we want bigger and better for me and for mine. Well it's our response. What's the salvation is response? Sometimes I think that salvation chaumet coal not this one of course their responses to retreat from the world to hide in citadels and to await. Jesus turn and let the change go on outside. There are some Salvation Army Corps who've become fortresses against against change inside of those core. They avoid the change. That's going on in the world and so those places has become places where nothing ever changes and woe betide the officer ever turns up and says what about moving the piano or a few chairs or how about if we change the times of the meetings. What about worship Band Catherine booth one of our founders said if we ought to better the future we must disturb the president if we are to better the future we must disturb the present and you know what she was only following God God and all of that because the Bible makes it clear that God wants change in Philippians chapter one verse six? Paul says I'm sure if this this that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of. Jesus Christ I want. That sounds like change good work. That's big begun in us. But that will keep changing and transforming US until it's completed on the day of Jesus Christ and inefficient chapter one verse nine to ten. Paul says is the golden makes known to us the mystery of his will according to his purpose which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of all time to unite all things things in him things in heaven and things on earth in other words the whole universe is moving towards being united in Christ all things in heaven and all things asks on earth that's why the world is always changing. God wants change in our lives. He wants changing our core and he wants to change in the world around us but for that he needs ever-growing ever-changing disciples. You are God's change agents then in the world around us. We're going to think about that in the context of our passage this evening from Luke Chapter Ten Verses Twenty five to thirty seven is a very well known. Passage is the story of the Good Samaritan but I think it has something to say to us about the change that God wants in ourselves. Let's listen to these words.
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"All his people precious in the sight of the Lord is his faithful servants. Truly I am your servant. Lord I serve you justice my mother other did you have freed me from my chains. I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the Lord I will fulfill my vows to Lord in the presence of all his people in the courts of the House of the Lord in your midst Jerusalem Prize slowed. So there's a word word a name for God that is specifically translated as the Lord in this psalm in the RV translation. And if you look at the first four in the complete Jewish Bible we can see it clearly there but I called on the name of Adjani. Please add an I save me. That's the word the name for God and deny that is translated as the Lord in this song. It's a title of God and it talks. If God as director and Judge Director of the world and judge of his people the word at an ice speaks of God directing and controlling human actions by his word through the Bible through his spirit and his providence serves God director and Judge I don. I provides his laws in the Bible as guidelines for the ways days in which we should live our lives the Bible also reveals God to us he reveals we are anti reveals who reveals. Who got is what the Bible reveals to us is that we are the government? We are not the governor's as we are the government and Adonisi. God is the governor because we recognize all this from our second article of faith breath which as we know reads. We believe that there is only one. God who is infinitely perfect the creator preserve and governor. I Don I of own things and he was the only proper object of religious worship. But I don't know about you when we think of God's is being governor and judge we might well think of as a puppet master who controls everything and move things around on a board or however else you want to think about it but I don. I isn't. That kind of governor. Isn't that puppet master who simply directs human and actions like somewhat moving pieces around a Chesterton. Chessboard what this Psalm. What the Bible altogether reveals to us? Is that our governor at an eye. Our God is an intensely personal dot. He longs to be in relationship with you and we've made he's interested in each of us as an individual. The PSALMIST I says in verse two because he inclined his ear to me therefore I will call on him as long as I live. I Don I this governor. This judge turned his ear towards the PSALMIST. It's it's this idea of a personal relationship. With God's he was interested in his plight it was interested in what was going on in his life. At the time. God is my God he is your God. I'm not mean specific things for us because we are in relationship with adenoid with his God who longs to be our gods and who wants to be in relationship with us then we are never alone. Ev even when we feel at our loneliest we are never alone if you read Psalm. Twenty three for example. You will see that you are never alone. Let me read these words to you and see how many times you can pick out the personal pronouns. My I me see see how many times I mentioned some twenty three Assam David. The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside. I'd still waters he restores my soul. He leads me in parts of righteousness for his namesake sake. Even though I walk through the Valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for you are with me me your Rod and your staff they comfort me you prepare a table before me in the presence of my Oy enemies you anoint. My head with oil my cup overflows surely goodness and mercy I see so follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the House of the Lord forever. That's a picture of an intensely personal. God who is in relationship with US yes. He's added I yes. He's the governor of the world. Yes he is the judge of his people but he's an intensely personal God and because of that you are never alone. That's something to be thankful for isn't it. You are never alone God at an either. Hey the direct to the governor is with you. He's four you and he is yours. I hesitate to ask this question because I guess it's possibly not true but other any worries amongst us this evening anybody a warrior. Yeah a few maybe for the warriors amongst us. Maybe we should read Matthew Chapter Six verses twenty five to thirty four and since the security the Jesus wants to bring to our lives Jesus says therefore I tell you do not be anxious. It's about your life what you will eat what you will drink nor about your body. What you will put on is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds. Words of the they neither so nor reap gathering to bombs and yet your heavenly father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they. which if you you by being anxious can add a single our to Hispan- of life and why anxious about clothing consider these the field? How they grow they neither toil oil nor spin and I tell you even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of those but if God so clothes the grass of the field which he's alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven? Will he not much more clothing. You Oh you of little faith therefore do not be anxious saying what shall we eat or what shall we drink. What shall we wear for the gentiles? Seek after all these things and your heavenly father knows that you need them all but seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added to you therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow for tomorrow will be anxious for itself sufficient for the day is its own trouble. I don't know but maybe if sus was here today rather than two thousand years ago he might. What I've said is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the Spaniels us. They neither so will read nor gathering to bones. It's great having a dog I can tell you. He's always happy doesn't matter what's happening to him. He's never worried. He's never anxious because he knows his heavenly father provides for him. Maybe that's an illustration for us us today. God provides for US Avenue by the governor. The director of the universe knows what we need. I'm not to us day-by-day do not be anxious about tomorrow. That something to be thankful for I one of the Psalm that we're reading tonight. Says I love the Lord. I love of avenue I because he has heard my voice and my pleas. FA- Mercy God hears when you cry to him. God longs to be in your life and he will hear in an answer. You God longs to be involved in your life. He wants to be in relationship with you. He wants to give you the security and the comfort that you need so he you will hear your voice when you when you cry out to him when you call to him he will turn his ear to you because he loves you. The amazing thing about the Hebrew that's translated as heard in voice in this first because he has heard my. My voice includes the idea that God hears and answers the Psalmist. It isn't ingest here positively. But here's any onces. God doesn't simply listen to these people but he on system to Jesus expanded on this idea and luke eleven versus nine into eleven when he says and I tell you asked and it will be given to you not ask and your prayers will go somewhere got me through and nothing will happen to them. I tell you ask and it will be given to you seek and you will find knock and it will be opened to you for everyone who asks receives and the one who seeks fines and a one unto the one who knocks it will be opened longs to answer your press. That's a reason for Thanksgiving too. Is Nick God. Wants to bless you at an eye wants to bless issue. The governor the creator of the preserve off the universe wants to give you blessings upon blessings upon blessings. That is his nature he wants to patchy he wants to give you ten thousand reasons Why you would want to respond to him with Thanksgiving and so the psalmist reflects on this psalm? One hundred sixteen is his response and he encourages us to have the same response verses seventeen to nineteen says. I will offer to view the Serb the sacrifice of Thanksgiving and call on the name of the Lord. I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of his people in the courts of the House of the Lord in your midst. Oh Jerusalem praise the Lord when you look back on this year yeah twenty nine thousand nine. My hope and prayer for all of you is that you can find something perhaps many do things but at least one thing something that you can thank God for a number of us have had a really difficult a year and we find ourselves still in difficult circumstances and when we find ourselves in difficult circumstances sometimes those negative feelings are what's to the forum we can't really see beyond there's but I hope and pray that there's something one thing that we can thank God for and if we see that if we see the ad on I is for us that he longs to be in relationship with us that he doesn't want to leave us alone that he wants to be with us that he wants to take our anxieties and our worries on to turn those around that he wants to bless us. I think the only thing that we can do is to respond Thanksgiving and praise. Just think around life if you receive Z.. Praise and appreciation for something. That you've done. I guess you feel pretty good dining alistair this morning was going to arrange for ten of you turn up with a cup of coffee for me at the end of the meeting because I said that was the most encouraging thing that happened on Sunday morning didn't quite pull it off but actually i. I appreciate being appreciated when you received praise on appreciation. You feel good well. God loves to when we show him appreciation when we show him Thanksgiving when we show him gratitude he loves it. He loves opposite when we express praise and Thanksgiving to him. Our praise and Thanksgiving makes him smile so we can praise God for who is. Maybe that's where we start. We start with these nature. Thank you God for Pu you up. Thank you that you are the governor of the universe that you are provider you are judge are merciful. Judge each thank you for the work that you ask your son to do on the cross as we thought about this morning we can praise God for who he is. We can praise God for what he's done in our lives. We can acknowledge that as people of Christ's covenant as members of his family in control of our lives and will work all things for goods and for his glory. Ori- I'm when we find that note of Thanksgiving praise that echo of the music of Thanksgiving as we say in our first song then then like the psalmist go public with it. Our friends our neighbors. Our families our work cally our community. I need to know how much God has done for us. And how grateful we are not will be a way of drawing them to God's and the salvation. It's not my call. We call we call this testimony testimony our knowledge and experience of God should shine through our lives. Shine nine through our testimonies and draw the people into our flow of praise and Thanksgiving. So that's why we're going to spend the rest. Most of the evening practicing testimonies sharing his Bible versus that speak to us because if they speak to plus we can help and speak to other people sharing the songs in the stories that describe our faith but are testimonies are not just for in here here. They great to share together because hopefully they encourage us a stir up as we thought of this morning to encourage other people and to encourage each other but are testimony has to be taken out there. To God's power has been demonstrated in our lives is that right. God's power has been demonstrated in our lives and so we must worship. I'm Shannon worshiped with others as our response. Because that's really the only way that we can repay God's faithfulness faithfulness to us. There's nothing else that we can do to repair. It and God knows that. In fact he doesn't expect us to repay it he knows all limitations imitations and frailties as human beings as we thought about in Psalm. One I three all yards is that we express us now. Thanks and gratitude three worship. So let's do that this evening..
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"Let's pray together. Father God as we open your word this evening as we think about living out concrete practical holiness we also. You will help us to live our lives that you will encourage us that you will challenge us to live our lives in ways that worship so that our lives may be ones are ones of of worship to you. Holy God we are these pres- in your name how passage saving visions chapter four and chapter four four verses. Seventeen to thirty two if you want to find that in your bibles now if you're using one of us. It's on page and Lebanon seventy-five Fijian's chapter four verse. Seventeen seventeen to thirty two and if you picked up a set of message notes when you came in then they will help you as we go through this passage together. I want to start with a nice big question. What is the Salvation Army? What is the Salvation Army? Why does the Salvation Army exist? What's its purpose? I also that because sometimes I look at the salvation particularly in the Western world. and I wonder if we're not in a crisis of identity that we don't know what the Salvation Army's that we're not quite clear on in ways that perhaps we used used to in our very early days we were most definitely a radical Christian movement that called people to Jesus radical way of living and just think about our early days. We actually had the brass neck. Do use up phrase down here next year. That's good. We have the brass neck back to go to the poorest places of Victorian London to go to the gutters to go to those Victorian slums and we have to brass neck to say eight to those people the people who are marginalized and on the fringes of our society you can be saved and you can live a radical holy me life you can live a life of radical discipleship unholy living but when I look could our recent history in Western world. I wonder if we're prepared just to settle for complacency when we we compare ourselves to our early forefathers have we just settled for complacency for the last forty or so years we seem to have been content in just to become another institutionalized church. We've we've worked hard to become just another denomination and we've become enlarged pie are very well loved and well supported charity whenever I go out and collect or stand collecting people. Paul always say we love the Salvation Army always prepared to give to the Salvation Army. Sometimes it looks as though we're barely Christian Social Services Agency ED prepared to deliver a very high level of professional social service help. But sometimes when we've done that we've downplayed our faith and we've been unwilling to help those that we've helped seek help with their spiritual journey as well as with their physical and emotional needs. What's I wonder sometimes if we simply expected out decline the you know the way the trajectory that we're on particularly in the the Western world is just the way that is that we content just to Peter out until we simply cease to exist? Maybe we think think. Limited lifespan is simply inevitable as far as the Salvation Army's consent. Well I believe that. That's not our only option. How about you? I believe. That's not our only option. Jesus is still calling the Salvation Army to be credible followers Of his where the Salvation Army has become dry and dull. I still believe that those dry bones can live where we become lukewarm. I believe in the Holy Spirit can ignite US and direct us once more where there are salvation in this core and elsewhere who's holiness is dying for lack of oxygen. I believe the Holy Spirit can breathe new life into them do. Do you believe that there is still time for the Salvation Army and for Beijing. Cortin live out. Its calling as a vital movement kind of compassionate APP committed followers of Jesus and already see around me I see compassionate followers and committed followers of Jesus business living out their lives are salvation is around me all the time. So how can we ensure that we are the radical cool disciples that Jesus still needs today. We'll eat versus from a vision chapter four. I think can help us. And he is going to come common read versus seventeen to thirty two..
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"Let's pray together Lord. We have just stunned that we love you that we want to be in relationship with view that we want to be in relationship. We also as we open your word this evening that you will help us to be in ever closer relationship with you. Help us to live like you help us to display your likeness to those around us because we abide in you because of our close relationship with you well in your name and so the passage. We're looking at this evening. Is John Twenty one John. Chapter Twenty One verses fifteen to twenty five if you picked up one of our bibles is on the way in. And that's on page one zero nine zero and if you picked up some message notes on the way and then you can follow those as we look at this passage together the is a holiness movement. One of the great themes of love salvation. EST Life is holiness and living that holiness living that holy life to full measure. But do you ever get the impression impression that holiness holy living is all about living by the rules. You get ever feel that way some vacation as you're allowed to say yes or no sometimes thank you Mike. Can you remember some of the rules that we followed in days gone by. I can remember the days when the rule was that we were expected to go to every meeting on Sunday and in my situation that meant to who Sunday schools to open meetings three meetings and the only time that we weren't allowed to go to those meetings we'll when we were on holiday and then we were expected to go to the Salvation Army somewhere else. That was one of the rules that we followed. Do you remember the rule that said that. If you were involved in core activities then they came first before everything else. Lots of young people throughout the years probably still today today have that conflict between the activities that they're involved in the salvation army and then other activities that take place in school and other places. We had a rule about having family devotions every day around the table and saying up prayers before we went to bed. Some of US had rules that we didn't watch. TV TV on a Sunday ends up. If you follow that rule yes a few of you. Some people never went to the cinema or went to watch live sport. Some wouldn't go dancing. Obviously those suits their mini skirts in uniform. Probably not such a problem. I've lived with rules over the air. About what color socks have to wear uniform in fact I still have those rules today as an officer. I'm what kind of shoes were allowed to wear fien in Salvation Army music sections where there were rules about what color tights the ladies wore usually. Just the ladies and what type of back act carried and all those sorts of things and even today the soldiers covenant that we sign when become when we become Salvation Army soldiers. We sometimes are tempted to see as a set of rules to keep. But here's what I see. In Jesus's life he preached to ordinary people who had enough trouble making ends meet. They didn't have enough time or energy to pursue the laws of holy living that was demanded by their Jewish religion. Many in the crowds follow. Jesus were crippled and disabled. Some of them had lifestyles which were well somewhat less than wholly and you think it's strange how Jesus spent so how much time with the Publicans on the tax collectors and the prostitutes the people that Jesus spent time with we're rule breakers not rule keepers. And yet somehow they were the ones in which Jesus placed the most hope he came saying the Kingdom of God for such as them. The Kingdom of God was open to those who believe in Jesus but closed to those who placed their confidence and security in keeping the religious rules. Now before you start writing your emails and your letters to the divisional commander. Let's just say that I'm preaching salvation. Heresy I'm not suggesting that living out the Christian life in a dedicated and disciplined way isn't good for us because after all the Publicans and the tax and the prostitutes and everybody else Jesus met had transformed lives because they met Jesus us their lives were different after they met. Jesus just think about Jesus story of the Prodigal Son who was forgiven so that he could start all living like the child of God that he wants all the adulterous woman. He was forgiven not so that she could continue in her adultery but so that she he could live a totally new and different life. Perhaps the greatest example of this transformation is poor the chief of sinners as he called himself. Alf was justified by God's grace so that he wouldn't fall back into the sin of of spiritual legalism that he'd indulged in until Jesus on that. Damascus wrote it is a real temptation to reduce the holy living to a set of rules after all an army stopped rules. Doesn't it but you know all of those rules off sacred. Let me just take one. There are times when we hold up uniform wearing as a sacred rule so just should wear it on if one soldier turns up without on will then actually means there's something wrong with them and something wrong with their spiritual temperature except that when you think about it. There are officers and than soldiers who've used the uniform distraction from their unhealthy lifestyle. Suddenly the rule doesn't make much sense. I'm sure you haven't but I've met uniform. Salvation exists with hearts of stone. Doesn't matter about the uniform they wear then and I have to confess for myself. There have been times when I've been guilty of following all the rules of being a good salvation. s whatever that means whilst being aware that my relationship with God was totally less than ideal so hardly in a season about uniform. Although women proudly on holy living is not about the rules that we is easier to live holy life if we have some discipline that makes exit concrete. Only living isn't about wearing ourselves into the ground three service in order to prove how good we all to God into other people people will is a call to be fruitful so we have to ask ourselves in all of this then. What is holiness? What does it mean to live the holy life to live a life of holiness? I believe this passage from John. Twenty onto one can help us and listen to fill now. She reads versus fifteen to twenty five.
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"Of God around then how are we any different to anyone else in the world Christian shouldn't blend in like everyone else that doesn't necessarily mean that we need to stand up. Stand out like psalms either but we must be different if we want to make a difference. Jesus makes that clear the second metaphor that Jesus says invites to think about us as disciples in a gathered have a community salting about us being scattered as individuals but the second metaphor of light is about what it's like when we come together. There is a gathered community when we come together as a call. Here's another way to put. It says Jesus Invest Fourteen. You're here to be light. Liked bringing out the gold colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this as public as a city. The on a hill light helps us to see things. Rick Warren Patched over in America says that the most important light in his. He's house isn't the one in the kitchen isn't a one is lounge. It's the one at the top of the stairs the night light. That stops him stubbing his toe when he has to get out of lead in the middle of the light. I'll leave you to guess way gets out in the middle a bed in the middle of the night. That's the most important light and his house. Why because it brings Helps him to see things. Avoid stubbing his toe light is a kind of energy that enables us is to see colors. We can see in color because of light. It helps vegetation to grow. It provides solar power for energy and it can be focused for particular specific targets tasks like a laser and like light. Jesus tells us as a core as a a community of gathered. Christians gathered Christian community. That are overreaching. Purpose is to be a mirror. That reflects God's light so that all people people can know God and his Justice and His grace. That's why we're here. So this or is like the light that God Jesus talks about when it engages with others in our community when it brings light to a dark and broken world when we go to those dark places in our community and Ban the light of Christ when we go and we show show most clearly what Christ is like and so as a gathered community. This is us all together. We should be careful not to hide our light under a bucket as Eugene Peterson. Paraphrase it by being quiet when we should speak out this morning. We thought about modern slavery anti human trafficking. We are called to talk out and to speak out about those kinds of injustices to let God's like shine on a God colors in this world. We must be careful not to hide our light by going along with the the crowd by denying the truth. By letting Sinn whether that's corporate sin did you realize that. Salvation Army SIDDONS. Yeah we get it wrong. Sometimes we seen an individual's we as individuals we seen. We mustn't let sin and dim our witness for Christ put the light out and we must be careful not to hide our light by not explaining the good news to others and ignoring the needs of those around us. Jesus says this core must be a beacon of truth rather than shutting out the light. Why is a purpose for that as well versed sixteen has the last verse in the same way? Let your light shine before others so that they may see your good works and on give glory to your father who is in heaven we do it not for our own glory we do it not for the plaudits or anything like but we do it so that it gives glory to your father who is in heaven. The mission of this core of every salvation EST is to live out L. holiness in the world as a call we do that by valuing those on the margins of society by caring for those who who suffer loss by seeking to do justice by showing mercy and grace by having integrity by being peacemakers. Oh My my word. This world needs peacemakers at the moment. Doesn't it so much strife so much division including from Christians actions and after admit there are times when I've not been a pace AK- but we shine our light eight. We show our mission in the world we are a family on a mission when we are peacemakers am I'm by courageously standing up for what we believe. That's what it means to be a family on mission as a core as a community as individuals goals we live our holiness and the world we live out our mission our belief that Jesus is Lord just in the ordinariness of life. Most of us aren't cold to great things to great missions. If you are that's great say yes and go but actually most of us have simple everyday routines hands up if you know what you're doing tomorrow already. Yeah pretty much all of us because we just everyday routines the life of of ordinary an ordinary. I wish I practice this this out loud ordinariness simple everyday routines that's easier to say and those around US Masih transformed life in our everyday activities if we're not called to great mission if we're not called do something big big for gold then the only way that people around us are gonNA see. I'm trying to school. Life is in those everyday routine activities so when we come across those who eli even though they don't really mean to when we come across those who cheat just to get ahead when we come across those who are the ones that they love the most then and we must show them. The Cure for their sin is to know who they are in got just being in Salt and light everyday routine activities when we come across those who self centered when we come across for those who care about no one else but themselves those who seem to be permanently focused on their mobile phones. You see them. I hope you're not one of them. But you see them in our community unity if you don't have a mobile phone well-done if you come across those curse like a washerwoman all those who think thing that their world is their own personal playground those who drive like maniacs. I hope there aren't any of those in here. Then we must show by our lives that we are different. Do we respond to those people like occur like do we show our lives that we are different. What is your response to those kind of people like for like or d showed our lives are different because we are called to be salt and light in the world in the Holy Spirit strength and my experiences only in the Holy Spirit strength? Can we be polite and respectful particularly if you come across someone who's not polite or not respectful. We can only do in the Holy Spirit strings. We can refuse to ridicule a player on the opposing team. I'm city went that bad last night. Back Yard City just happened to be better. We can give the best possible service to our our clients and our customers. We can teach our students the best that we can. We can be courteous. We can be considerate. We can be willing to serve. They all seem not really small things but they bring out the God flavors of this half They bring out the God colors in the world. That's how the world will see that what we're saying. The Jesus is Lord really does make a difference in the world on in our lives. That's how we will be the true salt with the F.. I'm glowing light of the world. Now I'm very privileged person because as a distance learning connect. I got to be part of two sections of cadets. I was commissioned with joyful interfaces but I went into college with the messages of light and they're kind of life versus if you like over that two years they were in college with are these verses from Matthew Chapter Five and I was privileged to sing sessional Sung with them on occasions. And we're going to listen to their sessional song. We're going to watch the screen and listen to their song has a challenge for US Lamb Ballantyne. Who wrote the words says to you and me this evening? It's up to me and it's up to you to shine the light to carry on the Gospel News. Shine the light. Keep your lantern burning bright. It shine the light. Pray that souls received their sight. Shine the light light. Let there be light. God spoke okay. The word into the darkness of the night light. You are the light that shines into the hearts of goal have listened to these words then. The light.
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"If nations chapter four commencing Verse Twenty Five therefore each of you must put off false hurt and speak truthfully from the to his neighbor for we are all members of one Balti- annual anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go done while you are still angry and do not give the devil told he who has been stealing. My must steel no longer but must work doing something useful with his own hands that he may have something to share. Share with those in neat. Do not let any on wholesome talk. Come out of your mouths but Tony. What is helpful? Four building up this up. According to their needs that it may benefit those who listen and do not grieve the holy early spirit of God with whom were sealed for the day of freedom should get rid of all bitterness rage and anger got rolling slant along with every form of malice be kind and compassionate to one another forgiving each other just as in in Christ gold forgave you be imitators of God therefore still children and live a life of love just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God amon. Thank you have a look at those versus in your Bible if you have it be great if you did. have it. Be Good if we were looking at. God's Word together have look those verses. What do they look like doc? I glance they might look like a set of rules. There's a whole list of things that you shouldn't do and then a whole list of things that you should do instead but it's not really a set of rules because has the key comes in the two versus before the passage that we started reading versus twenty three and twenty four visions chapter four. You'll find those in your message. Notes Paul says put off your old self which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful rule desires and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds. The key to this passage is that believers arte put put off the old self that to strip away the old self so that God can give them their new self. We go from the old self to the new self when we're baptized by the Holy Spirit. That's really what we talk about. That's what we really signify on symbolize. His when we put on our Salvation Army Uniform House ovation. I'm a uniform is useful in lots of ways but the biggest thing is that they they are a symbol of the fact that we've taken off our old lives we've stripped off our old lives and we have put on our new life baptized by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit kills off our old self and raises us us with Christ into the new life when we are baptized by the Holy Spirit we are reborn by the Holy Spirit Parrot. We renounce the forces of darkness and we embrace the Kingdom of light the habits of our old self no longer have control over us because we've stripped off and we've put on our new life. The Holy Spirit empowers us to resist the evil powers. How is of the world and gives us the motivation to put our whole trust in Jesus Grace and love? So can you see now that this passage is not a set of rules to follow things that you shouldn't do and things that you should do. It's not like the cub scouts or the brownies where we get a merit badge whenever we take one of these off. I'm not I'm not talking any me falsehoods anymore. Tick speaking truth with my neighbor tick. I'm not angry angry. I don't let the sun go down on my anger. Take haven't given an opportunity to the devil take. It's not that kind. Aww List living the holy life is not like collecting merit badges as a as a scout or Brownie and by the way since we're in a salvation army meeting can I just say the soldiers covenant is just the same the soldiers covenant is not a titlist list of rules to follow things to do when things not today and I say that because in my interactions with salvation is here in this core and elsewhere in the salvation army world. It seems that sometimes. That's what we reduce the soldiers covenant to another set of rules and regulations to follow. It isn't both this passage in a Fijian's and our soldiers covenant marks of the new life given to us when we're baptized by honey spirit when we take off our old selves and we put on new selves. God puts this way baptized by the Holy Spirit. Then this passage and our soldiers covenant is what our lives begin to look like. We're a new creation if we're a new creation than we cannot go back back to being our old self. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is not some kind of make ova paper over the cracks and hope that things will last. It's replacing one old self with a completely new self. The old all self is cast away and we focus on new life instead of turning back to the ways of death so so Paul says in this passage that when God gives us new life if we told lies in our old self the now we tell the truth if we had a tendency to be angry in our old life well then now we seek the peace of God's not as a take list to put because that's a mark of the new life that God has given us if we're a thief than we stop stealing and we look at ways of sharing doing what we have with those around some working honestly with our hands if our talk is unwholesome in our old self than when we take that often we strip off allow God to put new life into us then we start encouraging people and so on. This is what this passage is about. It's not list. It's the way life begins to look when we're baptized by the Holy Spirit and God gives us. He's new life. So what's our part in this hour. These verse one of Chapter Five Life if you want to memorize some scripture this week then this might be the verse to memorize. It's only one two three four five six seven eight words long. That's quite good for memorization. I think Paul says therefore be imitators of God as beloved children. That's our part therefore be imitators of gold is beloved children say with May therefore be imitators of God as beloved children therefore be imitators of God as beloved children like the small child in our video learns the way of life by imitating his parent so we learn Holy Life by imitating being got and we imitate God by simply following his example in his son. Jesus Christ on emulating his character in our lives. How many times have we send in the words of John Gallons down there in your message notes? I'm from southern number. Three hundred twenty eight to be like Jesus. This hope possesses me in every thought and cree undead. This is my aim my creed to be like Jesus. This hope possesses me his spirit helping me lie a came. I'll be. I'm afraid to sermon isn't rocket signs. Just take those middle lines if each and every one of us really really allowed going to grow in us that we could say in every thought and this is my aim mike create then we would be like Jesus that's just logic his net. It's not rocket science. It's logic in every thought. Indeed this is my a Mike creed to be like. Jesus if that was really what we wanted to do then we would be like Jesus. A disciple of Jesus longs to live the holy life. He or she is a student fully committed to imitating tasting their teacher. We read about Jesus in the Bible. Not Justin Oh more about him but in order to imitate him. I'm because of our relationship with God through Jesus Christ and the power given to us by the Holy Spirit we become godly characteristics An obedient cycles. In the way relief later we read about Jesus unlearn his example. But we also read each other. Have you noticed that we also so read each other you see. It's not enough to read about Jesus in the Bible and seek to put and then seek to put his example into practice because if we think about the analogy of the young child.
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"If you'd like to turn to the evening's main passage we're looking at a Fijian's chapter four Fijian's chapter four starting at Verse Twenty Five and we're going into chapter five in verse two if you're using one of our bibles on page eleven. Seventy six eleven seventy six fees in chapter four verses twenty five to trump to five I to pray together. Jesus we come together this evening as a people who declare corporately and individually you load on. We declare our willingness US and wish and desire to live a harley life. We ask that through through the words that you will speak to us this evening. You will help us to live that hardy life better day by day so that we become more and more like you and we all sees praising your name so over the last few few weeks when I've been here we've been thinking I've said about this. This early Christian Dogma this early Christian creed this early Christian expression of faith. Jesus is Lord. And we've been thinking about what that means when Christians and salvation EST say Jesus this is Lord. What we reminded ourselves in? The past few weeks is that there isn't just a belief we don't just say we believe that Jesus is Lord but that in in saying Jesus is Lord that lives that brings us to a particular way of life that our lives say. Jesus is Lord and the way that we live day by day it means a life of obedience and surrender to him a holy life a life of holiness sinus and so our Salvation Army's tenth article of faith or doctrines. If you look at a message notes if you picked up on the way this evening say we believe that. It the privilege of all believers to be holy sanctified and their whole spirit soul and body may be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord. Jesus as Christ what does that doctrine. Meanwhile does that article of faith mean well not is first of all that it says that it is the privilege of all believers leave us not of some believers but all believers and so all believers are called to be holy a sanctified and that their whole spirit soul and body may be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord. Jesus Christ it says it's a privilege privilege but it's not privileged in the sense of. We often say society that there are some privileged people who are rich and have been given everything in life and then there are some that are not privileged when we talk about privilege in this article of faith we mean but it is a free the an undeserved gift from God. That's what it means to be a privilege. So we don't mean that there are some holy Christians and some unholy Christian questions. You don't believe in unholy Christians. Do you know if you're a Christian. Then it is the privilege of all believers of Air Free Christian to be holy to live the holy life. It's clear through his teaching and three poles else teaching as well. Look this evening that Jesus really intends to make every believer a radical follower that we should be his holy people holy living was always the plan. It wasn't just about getting people saved wasn't just about Out Jesus dying on the Cross to save us but that we should live a holy life afterwards so we need to know if that was always a plan what is is it. What is hardly living? Well it's to be like got holy. Living is to be like God now. I could leave the sermon here and we can say yes. We all agree with that and that would be fun. We could all go home. I'm not going to living a holy life means to be like God to imitate Gods. Now have you ever noticed how children imitate adults. Yes those of your parents will have noticed how children imitate adults. It's a way of learning in fact. Probably the main way that they learn just as a reminder have a look at a screen three.
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"Him should not perish but have eternal channel life for God did not send his son into the vote to condemn the world but to save the world to him got though through Jesus Christ does not only any rescue us so we can be coming we can go from being lost to being found and for giving us that we can go from being one of his enemies to being one of his friends. He wants to adopt us into his family so we can truly know him as father. The idea that we are God's adopted children should help us now understanding of how we can walk with God's patch you can think of a path in the countryside and think how different people might walk along that path hamstring swing start with a group of individuals who are sending off together in a group the gun offered a fairly rapid pace. And there's no real concern about those in the group they can't keep up. They might say something like it's their responsibility and they just coats coldly two straight ahead in this way for a Kalita becomes weary rowing straightening process and sadly for some people that seem each of how they will be walking with God but perhaps we can think tentatively they of Family Group working together passes a caring parents walking the path with the charge. Notice how they slow the pace to allow the child to keep up they hold hands to encourage them to keep going and they're constantly watching for any problems and has its on the most difficult patches they may even been down and carry the youngster if if we come to know God through Jesus this is the image that most accurately describes how we can walk with God not only does God rescue the US forgive us and the doctors for its not being mistreated by being rescued by an emergency service. I mean put back on the way and told the wave of the hands you on your own now but God does not just rescue us Sir we can. I sounds back into a Michigan. He's also there to guide us as we walk with him. It causes I e by leading. He gives us his word. The Bible this guy on the way we went back to the book of Exodus we would see how. Oh God digitally guided these right people out from Egypt. He led them through the Wilderness of Sinai with crown by and a pillar of fire by night. That really is most dramatic way of God leading groups and we don't expect that but perhaps to think about psalm. Twenty three in the first three verses this is it says this the Lord is my shepherd I have all the time I need. He lets me rest in Green Meadows. He leads me beside peaceful streams he renews. Here's my strength. He guides me long pass bringing honor to his name. This gives us the picture of shepherd going ahead with the sheep falling falling behind confident in the shepherd skills to keep us safe in hebrews thirteen. The final prayer describes Jesus as that great shepherd of the sheep and in John. Fourteen verse six. Jesus himself saying I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me and the how spirits has taken on this role of continuing to lead us. We are told about it in John Chapter Sixteen and he says but when the spirit the truth comes he will guide you into orchard with the Holy Spirit. Is there for each one of us to guide US and help us. And when situations RECON CON protects us the next verse Psalm. Twenty three verse four says even when I walked through the Darkest Valley I will not be afraid for for you close beside me your thoughts and your staff protect and comfort me. God Is there whatever the situation we Ronan something or the footprints in the sand poem we know how some point there were two sets of feet walking together and the footprints could be seen and then suddenly one footprints disappears and we know that that is the point when we most need supports goat is carrying us so of course no guarantee of trouble free life but while we may not be protected from trouble we are protected through trouble. Go through because beside us as as you walk with. God's we also have the opportunity China Tim for we ought to be guides ourselves. Emit imagine that was driving down some Chris wrote someone suddenly raves. Downs tells us to stop because the road ahead has collapsed into the sea while we would immediately turn the car around and weird return on the road but as we dude worth driving we'd be grateful from the scape from star. Sir feel obliged to pass on that news to other people flashing on is to be raving at them to try and stop them going along that same dangerous path and so- warning other drivers to I'm to be where as far as Jesus wearing the same position we also worn those on the remote mode and direct them to the right one. Walking with God. Different people will come to US Gordon. Different ways continue the idea of driving a car. Some some do Atari screening u-turn while this would do allegedly three point turn only some cases five or seven point. Turn the speed and the dramatic Mesic. Nature is not important important. Point is to turn around and start heading in the right direction. The book that I read by J John Finishes with Attack Chapter entitled the Way Ahead Tries to give us some guidance on continue to walk successfully with God by considering the past the the presence and the future in terms of looking back at the past we must have the right outlook to a full accepted forgiveness and forgiven others. It might be that. The scars of the past nine but the runes themselves got healed secondly we should allow the past to give us warnings to see where weaknesses loy join and take action to prevent repetition of the same troubles and then as we consider the presence. These was some guiding principles that it gives us as a Christian. The privilege of having the Pastel so we can concentrate on walking the president. We must walk with God day by day just one day at a time each day making a deliberate efforts to walk with him. We need to try to distinguish between feeling and fact pilots highlights may frequently have to fly plane. We're near the sky nor the ground can be seen sometimes hopefully find your short duration will commit God. My seem like this but don't panic. Panik keep going in faith never postponed. What must be done? Don't fall ourselves at some time in the future. Everything will be perfect and then we come up with God. In the meantime doing nothing starts continual with God today and everyday we need to work at walking with God. Keep up with Your Life Your Bible reading your worship and fellowship with other Christians. The Christian life is like riding a bike the one guaranteed way of falling off is is to stop then expect the way to get easier. They're always new challenges new things to learn a new issues to face a good parents got delights in stretching his children children stay limits. Be careful of trying to take shortcuts. Most of the time we'll come with God involves making slow and steady progress. One step at a time the way of God is often described in the Bible as the Straits path and there are no shortcuts on a straight vote we need to seek. Companions is on the way we need to spend time with other Christians. We need to watch our step to think are we acting justly dooby love kindness nece really walking humbly with God and finally. Don't be discouraged trying times and the times to stop. I'm trying look quotes in the book. Which said yesterday is a memory? Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift from God. That's why it's called the presence and then if we were to look for future we are told many times not to worry about Tamar Dr but we are promised and be sure three words victory glory and certainly we do not really expand on these but we can sure if we walk with God he has a wonderful future an eternity planned for each one of this this morning. We must ask and answer the question that we first began with. What does the Lord require of you to act justly to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God? Are you doing each of these. This morning we're going to sing a song song where we can spend some time just thinking about walking with God. It's six hundred and sixty six. Oh for humble walk with God Door Ben. This stubborn heart or mind securities rising rebel thoughts and all my will conform to go for versus seeing them to buy. Want you just as you sing to. Just I think for yourselves. Am I walking with God. Am I having the tattooed love kindness and just to to move forward and an Christian experience..
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"We can fall into the trump off comparing the way that we live our lives and our lifestyle with lifestyle if those around us if we're not careful we can use the blessings that God gives us. I'm a lives that he allows us to lead and salvation is the fuel pride and arrogance and to put up barriers Arias between us and others. We can actually drive them away from the Lord if we're not careful MOHANDAS. Gandhi was the leader of the Indian nationalist movement against British rule and was considered the father of his country and those of you who know about Gandhi will know he's internationally esteemed for his doctrine of non violence to achieve political and social progress. What you might not know is that in? His Autobiography Autobiography Bertha. Gandhi says that in his student days he was truly interested in the Bible and in the Christian message he was deeply touched by reading the gospels. Honey seriously considered becoming a Christian convert because Christianity seemed to offer the real solution to the caste system which was dividing the people of India. Yeah and so one Sunday he actually went to a nearby church to attend one of the services and he decided to seek out the minister and to ask for instruction the way of Salvation and enlightenment on other doctrines but when he entered the sanctuary of the church the ashes refused to give him a seat and suggested that he go and worship with his own. People left that church and never came back. If Christians have cost differences also Gandhi said to himself. I might as well remain a Hindu if we allow the godly lives that God works in us To fuel our pride and arrogance than we will drive people away from the Lord or as. We've done this evening coming throughout this meeting. We can remember who we really are. We can remember that we've been changed North through anything that we've done ourselves offs but through the Gift of God's grace we can thank him for saving us. We can remember that we all salvation Miss Today. Only because of God's kindness and extending his mercy to us we can understand that we've received mercy and grace as much as the worst senator we can think of and when we do that. It breeds love and compassion in us for the sinners that we see around us. Because we realize we're on an equal footing love and compassion. Allow us to thank God when we see people the the tax collector in Jesus Story Find God's mercy and Grace Darrell Bock rights pride preaches merit humility pleads for compassion pride negotiates as an e equal humility approaches. Need Pride Ed separates by putting down others. Humility identifies with others recognizing we all have the same need. Pride destroys through it's alienating self-service humility opens doors with his power to sympathize. With the struggle we share pride turns up its nose. Humility offers an open and lifted up. Hand that last line pride turns up its nose Humility offers an open and lifted up hand. So if we're going to live a life of contentment let's let's live a life of contentment that rejoices when someone else seeks Christ. Let's praise God when someone finds Christ and his freed from a the life of Sin by His mercy and grace and let's thank God that we to have found the same mercy and grace his gift beyond words. We're going to sing together. Song number sixty a chorus really. Very simple course says thank you God for your gift beyond words we thank you for giving us Jesus. Thank you got for your gift beyond words as we sing the chorus this evening. Maybe some of US need have uh-huh conscience has been pricked. The maybe the Pharisees words. Actually echina- echo our own words and thoughts. Sometimes maybe we come to realize that. We're relying on the red on our shoulders all the uniform that we wear or our attendance week by week or the instrument that we play the part that we sing all the service that we make all maybe on our holiness cleaness and we simply need to come back to the simple message. Thank you God for your gift. Not Something I've done but your gift life beyond words. Maybe you need to come this evening because actually you realize you're in the place of the tax collector. Maybe you WanNa pray this evening. Have mercy on me a cinema and thank him for His mercy. His grace his is love and freedom from Sydney gives us or maybe as you hear that parable this evening you wanna come and pray for someone to find Christ. Maybe you're longing to thank God for that someone finding Christ someone who needs God salvation. Who Needs Transformation on summation we've Sung about this evening? His mercy and grace say this place of prayer. This evening isn't a well and every time isn't just I bring ourselves quite often. We can bring other people. It's a place of intercession place where we can intercede for rathers so if you need to respond this evening respond as we sing these words through a couple of times thank you got feel gift beyond words. We hope you have been encouraged challenged by this message. Why don't find us on facebook by searching for Basingstoke Salvation Army and join US again super next Bible message? podcast go bless you..
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"If if you are a member of a specific political party then you are expected to vote for that policy and not another party. Just just ask Allison Campbell. What happens if you do in someone finds out or another one is you might? You're not allowed to lend your card to another person so for example technically speaking if you have a national trust membership card. You're not allowed to give that to another person to actually use twenty buildings and asset however being a member gives you certain rights and privileges so more national trust God lets me Free International Trust Properties and let me park in their grounds okay and then the Iq the Kea card. If I turn on certain days I can get a free free coffee in their restaurant but not weakens understand. So if we are members of God's family and to be accepted fully into God's family than we must acknowledge God as our heavenly father and laughing in John Chapter Fourteen Verse Twenty Three. We read reweight removed. Jesus words saying that if we love him we obey his teaching. We will do this. Not Fear. But but south bluff so are being in God's family and obeying his teaching God gives us the promise of term life with him read in John Chapter Fourteen versus twenty five twenty seven. He says these things. I've spoken to you while I'm still so we but the helper the holy spirit whom the father will send in. My name will teach you things and bringing to remembrance of all the odds set the pace. I leave if you my peace I keep to you not as the world gives to you. Let's not let not your heart be troubled. Neither let them in the frame let them be. Are you afraid. And in some translations I know the Holy Spirit is actually referred to as the comforter which is probably even a better word so in the old chessmen the people had to rely to some extent on the words of the Prophets Spring Comfort to them and I had also most of the time had to see with their own eyes. Miracles being performed cyclope leaving God only a few individuals filled. We've got spirit for example. Tehran me we read Joe Joshua being filled with the spirit however we members of I've got family and got children members whose family Jesus told us the promised us that we will be filled his spirit. What Jesus did not say and I think sometimes we do tend to forget this is that why not be a bread of roses? Jesus I did not promise that nothing bad will happen to us and everything will be easy and present in fact John Fifteen. We read that Jesus says they are persecuted it million they will persecute you so to summarize. We are members of God's family because we love and obey him he he acknowledges that by knowing our names and sending his Holy Spirit toss his spirit he guides and comforts suss either directly using the words. He's word in the Bible or by using other Christians by prompting. Some coming onsite site. US be to us what we require of him that day as I mentioned at the beginning all these folks came initially because I was thinking of songs the song and we're now going to listen to that song and the key words words in this song are do not be afraid I am with you and I love you for your mind while this is playing out. L. Price Place of prayer is open. And if you'd like to come and ask God for his comfort blessing. Please do so ways if you want to talk to God on on your own brings something in your hand or if you're not twelve coming out but still like to talk to them quite welcome to do that in the we listened to this song. Thank you David.
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"Secondly you accepted Jesus Commission to love Sakr officially as you you examine your life before him this morning. Are you growing in love enjoy in peace in patients in kindness in generosity and faithfulness service in gentleness and self control and by the way we should be growing all of those things I can remember. I don't remember who it was but I can remember a preacher who said notice. It's the fruit of the spirit. Not the fruits of the spirit. You don't get to pick and choose. Well I'll be impatient but I'll be kind or joyful. It's the fruit of the spirit. We take them as a whole. Is Your Life bringing God's glory because you are fulfilling the commission he has given you. Are you being obedient into his commands today. Will you promise with me this morning that we will leave. You've as one who has been loved by God. I'm through the power of his Holy Spirit. We will share that love with with other prairies about will be our response this morning. We hope you have been getting carries. Jim Challenged by this message. Why don't find us on facebook by searching for Basingstoke Salvation Army and join US against super from next Bible message? Podcast God bless you..
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"Thank you any. So shall we say. Shall we get the controversy out of the way I do notice. There's a controversy in this passage. Anybody faith without deeds yes so whole says actually. It's mother works that save you. It's not the deeds that save you. It's only faith that saves you. And that's what we follow as Protestant Evangelical Christian. So if you look at the first burst in your outline Romans Three Twenty eight Paul says for we maintain that a person is justified by faith. Apart from the works of the the law. In other words you'll save by faith not by works in Galatian strapped to to sixteen. That's the next verse in your outline. Paul says yet. We know that a person is justified. Fide not by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ and we have come to believe in Christ Jesus so that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by doing the works of the law because no one will be justified by the works of the law. So did Paul and James Contradict each other. Well let's have a look at the context first of all. They were confronting different issues. So Paul in his letters was confronting false teachers. Those false most teachers would take teaching networks in particular things like being circumcised and observing Jewish ceremonial laws. They were all necessary for salvation vice. You couldn't be saved. You couldn't belong to God unless you went through those ceremonial laws. James is is arguing. Something different he's arguing with those who believe that simply agreeing with the Gospel in other words. Having a kind of intellectual faith in their minds was enough to obtain salvation. There's also a difference in the timeframe of the believer's faith journey. Paul is talking about salvation -ation right at the beginning of the Christian journey and he's saying no one at this point at the beginning of the Christian journey no one can ever earn God's forgiveness and salvation. It's a gift. We were thinking about not over Easter when we saw Vatian is gift. It's a gift of grace and we obtain Tena through faith not through works. All we can do is to accepted James Speaking to Christians who are further along that journey mature Christian believers those who already accepted that gift of forgiveness and salvation and he is saying in essence for well them they must live a new life if through faith they have obtained salvation and the gift of forgiveness and salvation. Then it must look like a different different life as mature believers. James isn't saying that works. Have to be added did to faith but that genuine faith includes works. So that's a controversy out of the way now we can focus on what James wants to say to us this evening. Kiva is not verse. Seventeen James says so with faith if it does not lead to action it is in itself lifeless thing faith if it does not lead to action is in itself a lifeless thing now among many Christians today they say. Do you know the days have gone now for preaching. That's black and white. We need it to be a little bit more gray. We needed to be a little bit more nuanced well. James clearly didn't believe in that because we have this stark warning here. It's black and white. It simply believing in God is not enough. Can't get much more black and white and that Kenny simply believing in God is not enough conviction and intellectual belief kind of a belief in our minds that refuses to obey Christ comes is lifeless date again. There's this quite black and white isn't it isn't it. You're either alive or dead. Sometimes we might feel between but honestly either alive over it. How do we know that our faith is the real thing? How do we know that our faith is alive and not dead because it does what it says on? The Tin Action is the fruit of living faith. If we don't respond to others needs if we don't respond to those social issues that we thought about a few minutes ago then whatever faith eighth we possess is dead black and white. It's dead just in case we don't get not James. Has This hypothetical example for us to go through in verses fifteen to sixteen suppose brother or sister is in ranks with not enough food. For the day I'm unwanted says well good luck to you keep yourselves warm and have plenty to eat but does nothing to supply their bodily needs. What is the good of that? And what are we all say to dot. It's no good a toll. That's quite straightforward. Isn't it really. James Raises is hypothetical socialist. You have his day and I'm sure that there were people who are actually in that kind of situation and simply asks what would we do. What would we do? Would we really see someone in rags and with no food for the day and simply say well good luck to you keep yourself warm and have plenty to eat. Well if so then our faith is nothing but empty words because those words mean nothing. It's certify inadequate isn't it to say to someone on him not situation. Well Good luck to you. Keep yourself warm and I hope you're okay. It doesn't work because nothing changes now. We might actually actually be really sincere. And those words that we say it's not that we dismiss them and say we're good luck to you. We might actually mean keep yourself look after yourself goes well words might be well many but nothing altars in the end. I'm that's why James says our faith is date because nothing changes something more than simply talk is required if however we see see someone in ranks and with no food for the day and our faith stirs Stark Shen if we find them some warm clothes to wear or we find them shelter or something thing warm and comforting tweet actions. Confirm that our faith is alive. It's the real thing because it's doing. What exactly what it says on the tin gene our faith changes the situation? I'm that's what shows that our faith is alive. Now this is in the Salvation Army's DNA. I'm preaching to the converted tonight. Salvation is believe this. Don't worry yes good about twenty of you. That's pretty good. William Booth said you cannot warm. The heart of hearts people with God's love if they have an empty stomach uncalled feet. He got it. He got those words from James. He realized that real faith real faith makes a real difference in human life and it was his belief and good works as the fruit of faith that led us to set up homeless hostels soup kitchens match factories freeze job clubs all sorts of different things many of which still going on today need oriented evangelism. Him as the phrase goes is still one of the strengths of the army. Today God continues to call us to share God's love in ways that are relevant to the needs of those around us we are called as the Salvation Army. We cold basingstoke core. We are cold. As individuals individuals salvation exists to meet the relational material emotional and spiritual needs of those op community. Who Most need it so the question tonight? It's quite easy isn't it. Is our faith the real thing does our faith say exactly what it does exactly what it says on. How are we using our spiritual gifts? Our energy we are experiencing our contacts and a time on material goods to meet the felt needs of the people of basingstoke or do we have to admit admit to ourselves that actually we quite content to wish them well and hope they find the help that they need so if we want our call to grow then it's the job of every believer here to ensure that their faith does what it says on the team. There are people in the world out there who need you they need me May need Christ. Will you ensure that yours is a fighting faith.
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