Our Inner City Shamgar Team
There is not much written about Shamgar in the Bible.
In fact, he only appears in two verses (Judges 3:31; 5:6). We do know he was a judge of
Israel raised up in a time when the situation in Israel seemed hopeless. Israel had sinned
against God and had come under the attack of its nearby enemies. Shamgar was one of those
he chose to use to bring deliverance to his people and to reclaim the territory that had
been taken from them. It says that Shamgar, using only the sharpened handle of a goad or
plowshare, destroyed 600 Philistines single handedly! God uses people who are willing to
use what they have, trust God for the power and give Him all the glory. People ready to
fight back to reclaim what has been taken from them.
Edmonton's problems aren't much different than Israel's at the time of Shamgar. Our city,
our country, our world, is desperate and dying. At the front lines are our children and
youth. The Bible calls the children our inheritance. When you look around at the
desperation our kids are living, it is not hard to see that Satan has declared war for the
lives of our kids. Drug abuse, criminal involvement, sexual abuse, gangs, and violence are
ways of life for many of the youth of our city. The family unit has been assaulted. Kids
are being deceived by the thousands. Many take their own lives due to lack of hope.
It is time for those of us who know the truth, recognize our God given authority, and have
a message of hope and deliverance to stand up and answer the call to arms. Christ has
already given us the victory. We need to stop fighting the battles Satan calls and stand
up forcing him to fight the battle he knows he has already lost. The name 'Shamgar' means
'God is on the move'. What the world looks at and sees as weak instruments, God is willing
to use to bring deliverance to the city of Edmonton and the country of Canada. It is time
to reclaim the territory that is ours!
|STREET SCHOOL training
for street ministry|
Street Outreach & Evangelism
September 9 & 16 /2000 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm at
8401 - 114 Avenue - Edmonton, AB
|GATES CRASHER PARTY|
One of the problems the church faces today is the stereotype that says following Jesus
means living a boring and restrictive life. The kids we contact often come with the belief
that being a Christian means having to follow a list of 'Do' and 'Don't'. We want to show
them that living for God can't compare with anythung they have experienced! We also need
to meet kids where they are at and speak in a language they understand. The 'Gates Crasher
Parties' are designed to do that.
NEXT 'GATES CRASHER PARTY'
When? September 30
Time? 8:00 pm
Local? Alberta Avenue
Community League (needs confirmation)
For more information contact us by phone or email