The Ministry, Leadership and Communications Institute, announced that starting July 4, 2013, a group of community leaders would begin to pray and lead worship at Mission Coffee Roasters https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mission-Coffee-Roasters-and-Cafe/408092069305876?ref=hl. For people in Colorado Springs, the group associated with Progressive Street Church and Friendship Fellowship began at 6:30 in the morning every Thursday morning. A double shot of Italian Sunrise (Espresso brew with two shots on top) begins the morning as a guitar begins to lead a set of urban praise. It sounded like a lot of chatter at first. Men and women waiting to start the day. It is all captured for the new Vantage Point NY morning show which begins with Brian Hardin and the Daily Audio Bible and then a set of songs original and traditional that ring truth in. today is Independence Day yet the announcement and invitation is for people all over the world to meet God here. “It is all about the Five Points of invitation, impact and influence in our communities. Evangelism; Special Needs Ministries with Friendship Fellowship; Media that feeds a hungry culture at Vantage Point, http://www.truli.net/partners/18120/vantage-point-world-media-christian-approach; Progressive Street Church and Prayer Walks; and Mission Coffee Roasters and Church Coffee help to build community gatherings, studies and outreach. On this day it is about the Front Range:
Some were heading to Black Forest to sift through the burnt out ruins and ashes for people who had lost their homes. Others were heading up to Denver to march not in a fourth of July Parade but to continue the movement of the Progressive Street Church. Still others were going to fill their time on the Front Range toward the Pueblo River Walk. The point is they were all free to use their time for such a time as this. They all started from the Vantage Point of Mission Coffee Roasters in Colorado Springs and as the flags made it half way up the poles firefighters, pastors; neighbors and friends gathered to discuss the 19 lost in Prescott, Arizona. Then the music started and a man began to sing.
There was one, only one
And I spoke with him every day.
We would talk and we would survey the neighborhood.
And it was good.
The contrast and similarities give a meaningful hue to the beginning of Genesis in the old Testament. The acknowledgement of one God who creates all of this, who engineers starts and stops, supports the human race and who sustains people’s every need.
The song continues as a praise and prayer:
One day when we met, there were two.
I recognized his face. He was the one’s son,
And where he walked we followed.
The singer brings Jesus into the picture, and the people raise their hands and sing along. many will begin their walks in Denver in the city, singing and praying on the streets and what we have made of the journey at times causes anger, resentment and a question of why. ‘The people inside these places of business and procedures are also prisoners who need freedom from their bondage,” one woman prays. The singer sings as the Progressive Street Church moves on, following Christ.
And as we came to the mills I shook my head
And as we came to the dark I clenched my fist
And as we walked down the street
Amongst the wounded and the dying breed
I believed the lies that said they were finished
And I believed the cries of the lost and drowning
I believed the darkness deceiving the ones
Who needed healing this day.
Until the one showed me his grief.
And his son showed me his scars.
There beyond belief the one showed me
The ones he placed among the stars.
Community Gatherings begin with foundations and this day was no exception. The singer sang like a Cantor over his city and people who were praying got the gist of the significance of the prayer and the song. The message was that every city needs worshipers who engage the culture with message, on mission and through music. “David did not choose musicians for their virtuosity or technique,” the worship leader tells the group, “He first sought men who were prophetic and prayerful and who could communicate with God and to sing at the city gates. It was and is and always will be about truth, and that is an absolute.” Vantage Point NY wants to know what your prayers are for your city. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your city, key areas that we can pray for and if you can a progressive street map.
Then within me I felt the Spirit
For the first time I could hear it
I heard the wind blow down this grungy street.
I saw the hopeless people that I did not want to meet.
They were gathered at the mercy seat
Where the son was at the one’s right hand.
Now there were three in one voice
Calling out to me.
I followed one voice
In the presence of the three
Never felt so free. This is freedom.
You are reading, listening to or viewing Vantage Point NY, and the National Prayer Examiner for Thursday July 4 and Friday July 5th. Vantage Point NY, “the world view is getting better from here!”
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Have we found a cure for what? Playing telephone?
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