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Chicago: Fighting crime with Jesus

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Fighting crime with Jesus
FILE - In this May 30, 2016 file photo, police work the scene where a man was fatally shot in the chest in Chicago.

By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

A Chicago pastor, Jon Kelly, tired of seeing kids raised in crime and violence turn around and perpetuate the cycle with their own acts of criminality, has taken his prison past, his theology studies and a hefty dose of good ol’ boldness in God and headed to the streets — taking over drug dealers’ corners and setting up “Jesus Saves” shop.

This is how it’s done, folks.

Kelly, in a phone conversation, said he works with police, schools, other church officials and pretty much anyone of faith, to find the worst of the worst neighborhoods for crimes. Once identified, that’s where he heads, every Wednesday evening during summertime. He and his volunteering force of church congregants, armed with posters about the power of Jesus and dressed for a battle of princi…

The Servant of the Lord

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Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

2 Timothy 2:8-10, 24-26
https://www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/2ti/2/1/s_1127001