Category Archives: blood of Jesus

A Red Flag On Nashville Streets

My wife and I (and sometimes others) have felt called to carry a red, yellow, and blue flag on the streets of Nashville for the past 7 years.  It is the official flag of The Salvation Army:  The red represents … Continue reading

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The Cat In The Hat Shares The Rap On His Cap

Yo! Let’s go, We gotta show A better way to pray Than sittin’ in pews Hearin’ preacha views. We got da great news! Let everybody share A prayer or a care. Take da flag Out of da bag; Blood & … Continue reading

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“I’ll Fight” — How To Be A Spiritual Soldier

A famous quotation by William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army, boldly repeats the words “I’ll fight!”  His wife, Catherine Booth, preached Aggressive Christianity. They challenged their followers to be spiritual soldiers, not passive spectators.  But how do you fight … Continue reading

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3 Ways To Increase The Power Of Your Prayers

Do you ever feel like your prayers “don’t get past the ceiling?”  Well, they don’t have to. God’s not “past the ceiling;” He’s right here with me and right there with you.  Jesus said that “the Kingdom of God is … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Quote From “Aggressive Christianity”

In her sermon, Aggressive Christianity, Catherine Booth (co-founder of The Salvation Army) preached: “It is a bad sign for the Christianity of this day that it provokes so little opposition. If there were no other evidence of it being wrong, … Continue reading

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“That Flag Into This Neighborhood”

A group was prayer walking down a drug infested street in East Nashville when a tough looking man demanded: “What flag is that?” I told him that it stood for the blood of Jesus and the fire of the Holy … Continue reading

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