BallgameBaltimore. Rioting outside Camden Yards. The game must go on. Fans locked out. The first  major-league baseball game ever without any fans.


Seems like a metaphor for many churches relative to their needy surrounding communities.

Before the Cross, the Lord Jesus prayed to His Father for His followers:

“I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.”
(John 17:15)

Martin Luther wrote & we sing:
“And though this world with the devils filled should threaten to undo us,
we will not fear, for God has willed
His truth to triumph through us.
The prince of darkness grim
we tremble not for him
his rage we can endure
for lo his doom is sure
one little word shall fell him.”

Let’s believe it.

Let’s take the game out of the safe stadium and onto the streets!

With Jesus’ love for all of you,
Pastor Rob Elliott