Monday, August 25, 2014


In 1904 William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, was invited to Buckingham Palace to visit King Edward VII.  The King asked Booth to write in his autograph album.  Booth wrote these words:
         Your Majesty,
                  Some men’s ambition is art.
                  Some men’s ambition is fame.
                  Some men’s ambition is gold.
                  My ambition is the souls of people.
Booth was speaking for me…
A cynic once asked, “What in the world are you Christians doing?”  I can think of no more relevant question for the church at the dawn of this the 21st century.  When an individual comes to Christ, he/she enters into the greatest work in the world.  Jesus said in Matthew 28:18-20, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” 
These are our marching orders.  This is our end game.  This is our goal.  This is the bull’s eye on the target.  This is our vocation.  This is our joy.  This is the mission of the church.  This is the priority of every Christian  - not simply to become involved in, but to becomeimmersed in, the spread of the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Pray with me… Dear Father, it is undoubtedly the most disregarded and disobeyed command in Your Word… this ‘co-mission’ on which the Lord Jesus has promised to go with us.  So, renew in us this most logical response to experiencing your saving grace in our lives… namely, to share it with another and with others.  In the Name of Jesus we pray, amen.

Pastor Ken

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