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“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

“Share Your Video”

Christians are called to share their knowledge of Christ. All ages, single digits to triple digits, included. Your share is another’s blessing. If your life-style was seen on video, what would it look like? Would your video be shareable?

During our Leadership Class, Pastor Brice made the statement: “We should see your video before your audio.”  Your walk with Christ should clearly be seen in your life-style – before you speak a single Word. Not only that, your Walk with Christ should be shared with others.

Mark 16:15 (NLT) “And then he told them. “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.”

Your life-style video should be reflective of your belief in God. Let others see God in your actions: the way you live (walk) and talk. Your actions are sometimes mentally recorded by people you will never meet. But, you will leave an impression on them. When referring to video – this includes mental images as well as images in modern devices: Live-streaming – U.S.B. driven – U-Tube – Facebook – Snap-chat – DVD. Meanwhile, share your video and ….

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Blessings!

Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan

“Who Are You Hanging With?”

Ephesians 5:1-7  Gives us explicit instructions as to who or whom we should be in company with. Or, who we should hang out with. Pastor Brice, in our Thursday Night Bible Study, “Guard Your Relationship with God”, told us to watch the company we keep. “You can’t hang out with the world and hang out with God at the same time!”

Ephesians 5:1 (NLT) “Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you’re his dear children.”

Being imitators of God automatically makes us different. Luxuriate in being different! We sometimes try to be friends with everyone, try to get along with everyone. Don’t get comfortable in doing this. This may lead to spending more time with worldly people and less time with God.

Be the example – be the trend setter – be the one your family and friends are drawn to hang out with. You’ve heard the saying: “You are what you eat!”  Well, listen to this one: “You are who you hang out with!”  Hang out with God! Follow Him! Hang out with Godly people!  Until our next meeting ……

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Blessings!

Solomon Temple Ministries International  –  Blogger  –  Othella Hill-Jordan

“Walk In Christ”

Hello From The Temple …

In our Tuesday Night Bible Study, Pastor Brice taught on “Five Ways to Walk in Christ.”  What does it mean to “walk” in Christ?  Your Christian lifestyle is your “walk” in Christ.  It’s your real character.  “It’s who you are when no one is looking.”  – Pastor Brice.

Your “walk” in Christ should be:

  • Direct/Decisive
  • Distinguishable
  • Devoted
  • Delicate
  • Discerning

Walk in authority, be Decisive and Direct in your Christian lifestyle. Let your “walk” in Christ be noticeable and Distinguishable from that of your neighbor. Be Devoted, anchored in love, as Christ unconditionally loves you. Live a Christian lifestyle that is Delicate in appearance, but uniquely strong at the core. Finally, your “walk” should be Discerning. Learn to Discern His Voice, then obey. Walk in wisdom given by the grace of God. Meet us at The Temple and …

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Blessings!

Solomon Temple Ministries International  –  Blogger  –  Othella Hill-Jordan

“Who Are You Listening To?”

During our Tuesday Night Bible Study, Pastor Brice made the following opening statement: “Tonight, I will use this one word – control – to launch a lesson that will feed our souls.”  He followed-up with this statement: “We as humans love to be in control, our nature is to be in control.”  With that said, where does control lead us?

Having control, of any situation, can lead to a lot of trouble. Why?  Because, God did not call us to be in control of our lives.  God controls our lives – our marriages – our decisions.  We are powerless people – control is not an option.  God’s Power is in His Name – God’s Power is in His Control – God’s Power is in His Way. “Let go and let God have His Way!”  Be a follower of God. Read: Luke 9:23 – Proverbs 16:20 – Psalm 37:23-24

Listen to God!  God is in Control!  Stop listening to people who are not in control.  Pastor Brice gave us 8 different reasons why we should:  “Let go and let God!”  Listening to or following the wrong people will disconnect you from God.  Meet us here at The Temple for further teachings on control and for inspirational lessons that will feed your soul. Plus, much, much more.  Until then ……

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Blessings!

Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan

“What Is Your Target”

What is your target? What are you aiming for? Will you ever hit the bull’s eye? Pastor Brice shared with our Noon Day Bible Study Class that he teaches his Men’s Class to have targets. To aim for the bull’s eye. Their target – Reconciliation!

Philippians 3:13-14 (NLT) “No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.”

Press on – focus on your target! Don’t let any obstacle block your path – obstruct your aim. Concentrate on your relationship with God – a relationship of faith and obedience. Then your relationship with each other will thrive. The key is to keep it moving – stay focused! You may not hit the bull’s eye, but your aim will improve. Never give up on each other. God will not give up on you.

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Blessings!

Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan

“How Is Your Relationship With God?”

“How is your relationship with God?”  A couple of Sundays ago, Pastor Brice preached on #Reconciliation Ready.  Let’s talk about reconciliation. What is reconciliation? 

Reconciliation is the process by which God and people are brought together again.  Through the sacrifice of Christ, our sins are atoned for and God’s wrath is appeased.  A relationship of hostility and alienation is changed into one of peace and friendship.  (2 Corinthians 5:18)

Pastor Brice stated, “Reconciliation is not about religion, it’s about relationships, loving God and loving your neighbor is a relationship.”  A relationship with God will sustain your relationship with others.  The key to a successful relationship is to make it a priority, make sure it is pure, and enjoy the power of togetherness as you gain access to the peace and provisions of God.  So: How is your relationship with God?

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Blessings!

Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan

“Do You Know Who You Are?”

“If you know who you are then you won’t need to be validated by friends on social media.” Pastor V.S. Brice. “You can’t put your faith in what man says. Quit worrying about what people think or say about you. It all starts and ends with God. We are all valuable to God.”

God gave us dominion (made us managers) over all the earth’s other creations: animals, birds, fish. God created us in His image. This is our crowning glory and honor. Know who you are in God and act accordingly. Genesis 1:27 & Psalm 8:6-7

“Don’t get caught up in the creation and forget about The Creator.” Give Him praise before, during and after a storm. God is positioning you for a blessing. Stay Connected!

Blessings!

Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan

“Release the Bitterness”

At Tuesday Noon Bible Study, while reviewing our Sunday worship message, “The Root of Bitterness”, Rev. Seymore Brice gave us several noteworthy quotes pertaining to bitterness. “Bitterness and love cannot live together in the same heart – decide which one will stay – the other has to leave.” “Bitterness is contagious – discipline will stop the process.”  Question: “How do I remove the bitterness from my heart?”  Pastor Brice spoke from The Word.

  • Reveal your hurt
  • Release those who hurt you
  • Replace the hurt with God’s Truth
  • Refocus the past to the future
  • Reach out to help others – once you’ve been healed

Ephesians 4:31-32 tells us to get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger. Be kind to one another and forgive each other, just as God forgives you.

“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”  Luke 23:34 (KJV)   Follow Jesus’ example, ask God to forgive the person or persons who have hurt you.

God will free you from being held hostage by your bitterness. “Holding a grudge doesn’t make you strong – it makes you bitter.”  “Forgiveness doesn’t make you weak – it sets you free!”

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Blessings!

Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan