Thursday, July 2, 2015


On this second day of July in 2015, the immortal words penned by our founder General William Booth are echoing across the world as delegates from 126 countries gather for an International Congress in London to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of The Salvation Army...

O BOUNDLESS salvation! deep ocean of love,
O fulness of mercy, Christ brought from above.
The whole world redeeming, so rich and so free,
Now flowing for all men, come, roll over me!

This gathering of Salvationists is aptly themed BOUNDLESS - The Whole World Redeeming capturing the spirit of Booth's song and the soul of his movement that is still passionately pursued by The Salvation Army today!

While I am interacting with this congress from a distance in Melbourne, Australia via live streaming, the BOUNDLESS energy and enthusiasm of such a diverse crowd united by a common mission is palpable, even on the other side of the world.  The BOUNDLESS nature of our mission flows out of the BOUNDLESS love of our BOUNDLESS God who transcends all cultural boundaries!

Today, we acknowledge the BOUNDLESS grace of God (Ephesians 1:6-8)
Today, we receive the BOUNDLESS strength of God (Ephesians 1:18-20)
Today, we demonstrate the BOUNDLESS mercy of God (Ephesians 2:4)
Today, we preach the BOUNDLESS salvation of God (Ephesians 2:8)
Today, we share the BOUNDLESS riches of God (Ephesians 3:8) 
Today, we seek the BOUNDLESS wisdom of God (Ephesians 3:10)
Today, we experience the BOUNDLESS love of God (Ephesians 3:18-19)
Today, we advance in the BOUNDLESS power of God (Ephesians 3:20)

Tomorrow, we march forward as The Salvation Army, full of the Holy Spirit, transformed by the BOUNDLESS salvation of Jesus Christ, to fulfil the Great Commission of the WHOLE WORLD REDEEMING for another 150 years!  Hallelujah!!

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