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“Pray Without Ceasing”

As we journey through our 60-Day Challenge to grow in our relationship with Christ, I am using the apostle Paul’s words – “Pray without ceasing.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (KJV)

“Pray without ceasing!” Paul gave these instructions to the Thessalonians to encourage them to lead lives worthy of Christ’s Kingdom. I am using Paul’s words now to encourage us as we grow in our relationship with Christ.

To pray without ceasing means not to let anything hinder you. Don’t let anything stop you from praying. It also means to pray in earnest and without weariness. Pray with enthusiasm – with a joyful spirit. Pray what is in your heart – from your heart. Ask God to lead you in your prayers. Praying is a time to “Let go and let God!” There is no prayer too short or too long. When God leads – prayer succeeds!

Until we meet again – be encouraged during our 60-Day Challenge. God is with you! When God is with you – Winning is in you!

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Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan

60-Day Challenge

How is your relationship with Christ? Here at The Temple our pastor, Rev. Victor S. Brice, has given us a 60-Day Challenge (which started 2 weeks ago) to take a close look at our relationship with Christ and improve upon it.  We all have areas in our Christian life that could use some improvement. Strive to do better and you will be better.

Where do you start? Look in the areas of: Prayer – Word – Worship – Discipleship – Serving.

Colossians 4:5-6 (NLT) “Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.”

“Be skilled, competent, courteous and cordial in how you handle the unsaved so as not to become a stumbling block in their relationship with Christ. God didn’t give us gifts to squander. He expects us to produce – to be better at what we do. The goal is to bring out the best in others.” – Pastor Brice

Our relationship with Christ is connected to our relationship with others. Therefore, when we better our relationship with Christ, we will also better our relationship with others. Meanwhile …

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Blessings!

Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan

“Disciple”

“Jesus said to the people that believed in him, ‘You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings’.” – John 8:31 (NLT)

Only those who continue in His Word – abide in His Word – are faithful to His Teachings – shall truly be His Disciples.

“You are truly my disciples if …. “

“The word if is a conditional word. It has a cause and effect and there is action needed on our part. What we do or not do will affect our Spiritual growth.”

“The disciple will take the principles learned in church and use them – work through them – and share them.”  – Pastor Brice

I again invite you to meet me at The Temple! Hear the Word of God being taught by our Pastor Victor S. Brice. Experience for yourself a Spiritual uplifting that can only come with the Word of God. I can talk about It – I can be about It – but you must personally receive It! He’s waiting on you!

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Blessings!

Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan

2018 Family Fulfillment Conference

Hello Everyone,

Please join us on: Tuesday (July 17th) – Wednesday (July 18th) – Thursday (July 19th) as we revere Christ and follow His command at our annual: Family Fulfillment Conference.

Matthew 28:19 (Msg. Bible) “Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.”

Our conference, commonly called Vacation Bible School, will begin each night with a light meal (5:30pm – 6:25pm) – followed by a General Assembly (6:30pm – 6:45pm). From 6:50pm to 8:15pm we will hold age appropriate sessions (Babies to Seniors, ages: 0 to 100+ years) in Music – Crafts and Bible Study. Each night will end with a Closing Assembly – Remarks and Benediction by Pastor V.S. Brice (8:20pm – 8:30pm).

Our Theme: GAME ON: Expanding God’s Kingdom through WORD – WORSHIP – WITNESS and WINNING the lost!

Our doors are open to the community – Join us and stay Connected!

Blessings!

Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan

“Religious vs Relationship”

What’s your choice? Would you rather be known for being religious – having belief in God, or rather be known for your relationship – connection, to God?

Before you answer, lets define religious and relationship as they relate to Christianity.  Religious: having or showing belief in and reverence to God.  Relationship: the condition or fact of being related, connected, or associated with God.

“Religion measures your aptitude while your relationship with God measures your attitude.”  – Rev. Seymore Brice

“Relationship is all about developing. The Word is to be shared. Develop the attitude that you have to do something with The Word. Have an: I can’t hold my peace a moment longer attitude.”  – Pastor V.S. Brice

Develop your relationship with God! Get to know Him through His Word! Read, absorb, and meditate on the Scriptures. Pastor Brice suggested that we be repetitive in our reading of Scripture.

“Before I look for revelation in Scripture I look to absorb-ation. When I first read Scripture I go real slow, take my time, look for patterns. I absorb the Scripture. This means to read it over, and over again. (10-15 times) Absorb-ation! Wait on God – He’ll give you revelation!”  – Pastor V.S. Brice

I invite you to meet me at The Temple where you’ll be encouraged and spiritually uplifted by The Word from Pastor Brice as he continues his awesome teachings on relationship and discipleship.

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Blessings!

Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan

 

“How Is Your Flow?”

How is your flow? “He has to be in you in order to flow out of you.” – Pastor V.S. Brice

Pastor Brice was teaching on the characteristics of Christian discipleship. They are: First – Follow – Fruitful – Favor – Flow. Put God first – follow Him – be fruitful (develop and grow) – show favor (support and encourage other followers) – let God flow out of you (spread His Message, share what you have learned).

Read: Mark 8:34; John 8:31-32; John 15:5-8; John 13:34-35; and Matthew 28:18-20 for documentation.

Matthew 4:19 (NIV) “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”

Disciples, followers of Christ. When I hear the word, disciples, I think of the 12 men that followed Jesus. Yet, this is us! Being in the Word, discerning the Word, letting His Word sustain you, sharing His Word. Although our growth in the Word is never ending we are still followers of Christ, we are His disciples.

Therefore, I encourage you to grow into your discipleship so when you hear the word disciple – know that this is you – a follower of Christ – a sharer of His Word. Learn to live It – own It – love It – and most of all – show the God in you by letting It flow!  Disciple!

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Blessings!

Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan

“What’s Your Score?”

What’s your score? No, I’m not referring to your credit score or a score in any competitive game or event.  I’m referring to your “integrity score”.  In one of our recent Leadership Classes Pastor Brice made the statement: “Integrity is the cousin to character – character is who you are when no one is looking.”

Integrity defined: the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles – moral uprightness – trustworthiness – truthfulness – fairness. You cannot fake your integrity because “it is what it is” – it is who you are.  Discern what God expects from you and follow His Will in everything.  Integrity rooted in the Holy Spirt may not earn your salvation, but it will be pleasing to God.  Psalm 41:11-12

Integrity score? Is there such a thing? No, but it is something to reflect on. Also, reflect on this statement by Rev. Seymore Brice: “Integrity is keeping a commitment even after the circumstances have changed.”  As you think about your integrity, how would you score yourself?  Is your integrity acceptable to God?  If God were to give scores in integrity what score would He give you?  While you’re thinking ….

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Blessings!

Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan

“Look Up!”

Pastor Brice has often said, “Everything good comes from looking Up where our Heavenly Father resides.”   Psalm 121:1-2

Wake up – Look Up!  Thank You Lord – It’s a new day. Thank You Lord – I know the way

Dining – Look Up! Thank You Lord – Food on my table – Thank You Lord – I am able

Look Up!  Planning: vacations – celebrations – special events

Look Up!  Deciding: cars – house – job – college

Look Up!  Traveling: work – school – meetings

Look Up! God will lead – Help in need: Comfort – Food – Clothing – Shelter

Share the Word! Look Up! Acknowledge Him! Proverbs 3:6 & Philippians 4:13

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Blessings!

Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan

“Develop Your Spiritual Muscles”

To be physically fit we must have a healthy diet and an exercise routine that involves strengthening and developing our muscles. Can we agree on this?  Yes! Ok, lets take this a step further. To be Spiritually fit we must have a healthy Spiritual diet (the Word) and an exercise routine that involves prayer – praise – worship – and sharing the Word to strengthen and develop our Spiritual muscles.  Read: Matthew 28:19-20

A quote from Pastor Brice, “Faith is like a muscle, it has to be developed.”  Faith without growth is like planting a seed and not watering it. God uses our struggles – storms – to develop us, to grow us. Rev. Seymore Brice can often be heard to say:  “Everybody has storms – you’re either in the middle of a storm – just came out of a storm – or getting ready to go through a storm.”  Read: James 1:2-4

Going through something means exactly that, going through. Therefore, keep it moving!  Rejoice!  God will see you through! God has a plan form you – God is developing you! It’s okay to ask Him: “What am I to learn from this Lord?”  “What do you want me to do Lord?”  Have faith – listen – obey – pass it on!  This is the key to strengthening and developing your Spiritual muscles.  Read: Philippines 4:13

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Blessings!

Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan

“Don’t Get Caught Up!”

“Satan is the prince of this world. He uses the world to distract us: lust of the flesh – lust of the eyes – the pride of life. Although these things are not important they can become major when we get caught up in them.”  An excerpt from Pastor Brice’s sermon on “Satan’s Devices”.

Read and reflect on 1 John 2:15-16

Satan is very cunning in his subterfuge and camouflage. He uses our own weaknesses as a device to distract us.  Stay focused!  While we are distracted Satan will quietly go about his agenda: to Deceive God’s children, to Destroy God’s churchto Denigrate (scandalize) God’s Word, and Discourage God’s people.  Yes, Pastor Brice included Satan’s agenda in his awesome teaching of The Word. You will be inspired to remain diligent in your Godly Walk.

“….. resist the devil and he will flee from you.”  James 4:7

Look closely at what is trending, at what “everybody else is doing”.  If it’s not of God, it’s one of Satan’s distractions. Don’t get caught up!  Stop helping Satan!  Get off Team Problem and join Team Solution!  Connect with The Temple. Pastor Brice has The Word for you. Get Connected!

Blessings!

Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan