Street Church wants to Demonstrate Good Faith Again

Street Church wants to Demonstrate Good Faith Again

In view of the fact that the Bible tells us to, as much as it is within us, be at peace with those around us, Street Church once again will move to make peace with the City. We are writing another letter, which will be hand delivered to Mayor Dave Bronconnier, Michael Kenny, and Bill Bruce, to state that once again our desire is to successfully minister to the needs of Calgarians by providing them the necessities of life and preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our goal is the gospel, not politics, but God wants all men to be saved no matter what their profession is. We have examples with the Apostle Paul and other mighty men of God that sometimes God will send His children to impact people in power as well.

In view of the fact that the Bible tells us to, as much as it is within us, be at peace with those around us, Street Church once again will move to make peace with the City. We are writing another letter, which will be hand delivered to Mayor Dave Bronconnier, Michael Kenny, and Bill Bruce, to state that once again our desire is to successfully minister to the needs of Calgarians by providing them the necessities of life and preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our goal is the gospel, not politics, but God wants all men to be saved no matter what their profession is. We have examples with the Apostle Paul and other mighty men of God that sometimes God will send His children to impact people in power as well.

 

To demonstrate our willingness to work with our current City officials and recognize that at times everyone’s ego surpasses their reasoning, we as a ministry want to reflect the love, grace, and mercy of God, and are willing to humble ourselves, and accept all appearance of blame, if it means that going forward we can be unhindered in our goal to save the lives both, physically and spiritually, of those we are called to reach and minister to. As ambassadors for Christ it is always our desire to reflect Christ-like conduct, but the pressure, circumstances, and very difficult environment, at times, shows our weaknesses and proves once again that we desperately need the mercy and power of God in all our lives. For times when we acted outside of the character of Christ we humbly ask for forgiveness and we want everyone to know that we pray for our politicians on a regular basis.

 

At the end of the day, God requires that we forgive, because all who are in Christ have been forgiven.

Update 

Some have voiced concern over the words we chose in our letter to the mayor regarding are willingness to humble ourselves.  When we indicated that we are willing to "accept all appearance of blame", we mean that we feel that we, all the way along, have been operating legally within our Charter rights, we feel that we had to take a stand to protect those rights, and at the same time, we have, at all times desired to work with the City.  To be clear, we don’t really care about our image in the media or public opinion, rather, we care about God’s opinion of what we do, and our first call is to minister physically and spiritually to the needs of Calgarians.  That’s why we used the term "appearance of blame" rather than blame.

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