How To Bring Back The Glory Days Of The Salvation Army

5 Keys To Bringing Back The Glory Days Of The Salvation Army

1) Get back to the streets. (Prayer walking with the Blood & Fire flag is a great, non-threatening way to do that.)

2) Get back to bold, public proclamation. (We can use social media and blogging to lovingly and boldly share the Gospel — see my blog at https://stevesimms.wordpress.com/)

3) Get back to holiness. (We must live, think, and act differently than society does. We should not “like” ungodly internet groups and posts!)

4) Get back to Spirit-led, testimony-filled, unprogrammed holiness meetings. (Open sharing and participation by those present was a vital part of early Salvationist meetings.)

5) Get back to spontaneous, heart-felt passionate prayer meetings. (The early Salvationists openly poured their hearts out to God in regular “knee drill” and we should, too!)

If you live in Nashville, Tennessee come help us pursue these five keys at The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center, 225 Berry St., 37207 on Sundays at 10:45 am.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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15 Responses to How To Bring Back The Glory Days Of The Salvation Army

  1. David Costellow says:

    Good stuff, Steve. I’ve been reading the recent biography on Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Erik Metaxas; even Bonhoeffer was influenced early on by the Army’s evangelistic meetings.

    • Steve Simms says:

      Thanks for the encouragement, David. I love Bonhoeffer. Great to hear that he was influenced by the early Salvation Army. O that the contemporary Army would be strongly influenced by and transformed into the image of the early Army! Do it again, Lord!

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  8. Bret McElroy says:

    How about repentance

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  13. I am always a bit leery of those who long for the “good old days.” I am reminded of Ecclesiastes, where it says in chapter 7, verse 10: “Do not say, “Why is it that the former days were better than these? For it is not from wisdom that you ask about this.”

    Instead, we should be adjusting to this day and age and its needs. The needs of this age are not the needs of the 19th Century. I do agree with the notion of seeking holiness. This is appropriate for any age.

  14. Steve Simms says:

    Thanks for your comment, however, there’s no need, to be leery, Timothy. Seeking a renewal of God’s past working is biblical. “Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, O Lord. Renew them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.” (Habakkuk 3:2, NIV).
    Also, we need to be very careful about “adjusting to this day and age” because we are commanded “Don’t be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

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