In this video, Joy Wade speaks about why she is a member of The Salvation Army, what Jesus means to her and why we should never give up. For more information about Joy, please read her story below the video. Freed From the Shackles of Sin Sentenced to eight years in a foreign prison, Joy Wade felt like her life was over by John McAlister As Joy Wade walked towards the … [Read more...]
In this video, Joy Wade speaks about why she is a member of The Salvation Army, what Jesus means to her and why we should never give up.
July 19, 2012 by John McAlister Leave a Comment
As we reflect on Jesus’ death and Resurrection, his love and salvation shine through the Easter story.
April 3, 2012 Leave a Comment
It was my first Sunday at my new corps appointment. When the meeting came to an end, I was told that one family in attendance was facing the impending death of their 14-year-old daughter. She had been present with her parents that morning. This family undoubtedly had to be my priority for pastoral visitation. And so a journey lasting a few weeks began, with daily visits and the privilege of … [Read more...]
Are people inherently good or evil? How can we be free from the bondage of sin?
January 18, 2012 by James Pedlar Leave a Comment
Several times in Augustine’s Confessions we find the following prayer: “Give me the grace to do as you command, and command me to do what you will.” In this prayer, Augustine admits that he needs God’s grace in a radical way—not only to know what God commands, but also to do what God commands. Augustine was saying that he could not obey God without divine assistance. This … [Read more...]
An Army that’s disciplined will not only be better at service, but will be a much more accurate reflection of Jesus Christ.
June 3, 2011 by Lieutenant Robert Jeffery 6 Comments
There's a path that's sometimes thorny, There's a narrow way, and straight; It is called the path of duty, And it leads to Heaven's gate. In a recent discussion about the upcoming release of the new Salvation Army Song Book, a colleague of mine said that he hoped the song By the Pathway of Duty wouldn’t be included. Caught by surprise, I listened as he outlined his reasons as to why a song … [Read more...]
Do you want to know God’s answer to the deepest longings of your life? All you have to do is ask
December 23, 2010 by Max Lucado Leave a Comment
And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a Baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” —Luke 2:10-12 (ESV) Familiar verses, aren’t they? So familiar, in fact, that … [Read more...]
In James Cameron’s Avatar, a reluctant warrior is forced to choose sides in a battle that will decide the fate of a planet
January 12, 2010 by Geoff Moulton 1 Comment
What if you could live in another person’s skin? What if you could eliminate your human frailties and start afresh? But what if your new self threatened an entire planet with destruction? Director James Cameron pushes scientific and moral boundaries to the limit in the futuristic fantasy Avatar, his first feature film since Titanic. Caught in the Middle Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) is a … [Read more...]
The key to discipleship lies in our willingness to follow the example of Christ and be a living sacrifice
November 26, 2009 by Major Kevin Metcalf 7 Comments
According to Ezekiel’s vision of the dry bones (see Ezekiel 37:1-14), God is able to raise up a vast, healthy, ready army any time he wants to. The current identity crisis in some corners of our Army might suggest that now would be an excellent time for the breath of God to revive our old, tired bones. This kind of resurrection will not be achieved by more songbook songs or more contemporary … [Read more...]
As he hung dying on the cross, Christ had a final message for his followers
April 6, 2009 by Captain Amy Reardon 2 Comments
We place great significance on someone’s “dying words.” We know that people who are about to expire choose very carefully, if they are able, what the final message to their loved ones will be. So I would suppose that the few followers of Jesus who were left strained to hear each last word he uttered from the cross. He had spent three years dispensing wisdom and truth to them. What important … [Read more...]
Breathing new life into a congregation is not easy, but with Christ all things are possible
March 24, 2009 by Major Sterling Snelgrove 2 Comments
There is a song that says: “Everything old is new again.” It reminds me that ministry is always revolving and re-inventing itself. Everything that has life, including a church, will go through cycles of growth―including highs and lows. This reality of ministry shows itself in every congregation regardless of size, location or resources. I believe that even low points are necessary at times … [Read more...]