Tuesday, September 23, 2008


a Biblical thought...
I heard a voice thunder from the Throne: "Look! Look! God has moved into the neighborhood, making his home with men and women! They're his people, he's their God. He'll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is gone for good—tears gone, crying gone, pain gone—all the first order of things gone." (Rev 21:3-5)

a Book thought...
The goal isn't escaping this world but making this world the kind of place God can come to. (p150 Bell)
a Dave thought...
It was eight years ago now that a few of us got together and started a gathering. At the time we were looking for title I was reading Aggressive Christianity by Catherine Booth and was so convicted by the messages she had written back in 1891 we went with the name The Aggressive Christianity Conference. Over the past seven conferences there has been many brilliant talks, there has also been some inspiring worship, but most of all God has turned up. The fruit of seven ACCs has been transformed lives, some people deciding to follow Christ for the first time, others to become soldiers, and even some who decided to become officers during this time.

ACC08:GO is also going to be a time when God takes us to new places with different people, and to have conversations we have never had before. It will be another event where God shows up and speaks to His Army through our guests but also through the everyday soldiers who are willing to speak what God is laying on their hearts. It is a privilege to have Commissioners Doris & Joe Noland, Lieut-Colonels Janet & Richard, Captain Danielle Strickland and Russ Rook. Our local speakers include John Cleary, Major Brendan Nottle, Major David Eldridge and Commissioners Carolyn & Jim Knaggs. It will be another week of looking back to work out what is worth taking forward, but also of new thoughts and innovative ideas, and it starts in seven days. Hope to see you 7.30pm Tuesday 30th September at Box Hill Salvos. If you are unable to be there check out www.salvationarmy.org/acc and order the DVDs.

Just a thought.

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