“God Works for the Good”

 

December 7, 2017

 

 

GREETINGS FROM THE TEMPLE ….

 

During our Bible Study, Pastor Brice made the statement: “God works for the good – has nothing to do with you.”  Read: Romans 8:28 and …. Contemplate!

“God’s Word is Truth, and Scripture does not contradict itself.” – Rev. V.S. Brice, Pastor

Until we connect again,

Blessings!

Solomon Temple Ministries International  –  Blogger  –  Othella Hill-Jordan

Spiritual Balance

 

 

December 1, 2017

 

HELLO FROM THE TEMPLE ….

 

Pastor Brice, shared, “Good supportive leaders have balance, but not brakes.”  Powerful!  He  was talking about balancing our spiritual needs with our worldly deeds. He gave 4 areas that we need to balance: worship, work, rest, play.  How do you balance and not go to the extreme?  Join us at Solomon Temple Ministries International for answers to questions like this and more!

Reasons 7 & 8 for: “Why you shouldn’t miss church?”  7) Combines our Spiritual strength in prayer.  8) Honors the Lord’s Day.  Thank you for staying connected.  Blessings!

Solomon Temple Ministries International  –  Blogger  –  Othella Hill-Jordan

When God Is’nt There

 

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November 16, 2017

 

 

“When God Isn’t There”

 Hello from the Temple…….

Do you sometimes feel like God isn’t there?  This will be a yes answer, for most Christians, even if the feeling was fleeting or momentary. A no answer, you’ve never questioned your trials, tribulations, sadness, or troubles of any kind.

 

“Don’t equate your position, with God’s Ability!” This is a quote from Pastor Brice during our Sunday morning worship service. (Read Isaiah 40:27-31)  God is Aware, God is Able, and God is Available.  Let The Word govern your life.

 

Reasons 5 & 6 for, “Why you shouldn’t miss church?”   5) Fellowship with other believers.

6) Provides accountability to your Spiritual leaders. Reasons 7 & 8 when we connect again.  Blessings!

 

Solomon Temple Ministries International  –  Blogger  –  Othella Hill-Jordan

“Don’t Waste Grace”

  November 8, 2017

 

“Don’t Waste Grace!”

 

HELLO FROM THE TEMPLE …..

As promised, 2 more of the 8 reasons: “Why you shouldn’t miss church?”  3) Spiritual cleansing on a systematic basis. 4) Scripture dictates attend church the first day of the week. (Acts 20:7)

At Noon Day Bible Study, Pastor Brice said, “Don’t waste Grace!”  Wasting grace is something that is not intentional but is something we may have all done at one time or another. The grace that God freely gives us requires action on our part. When we don’t act, we are wasting our gift.  What action can you take?  Pass it on! Proclaim! Evangelize! It is our responsibility to share testimonies and teachings about God and how He works. (1 Corinthians 15:3)

Let’s connect again! Reasons 5 & 6 coming up for “Why you shouldn’t miss church?”  In the meantime, “Don’t waste Grace!”

Solomon Temple Ministries International  –  Blogger  –  Othella Hill-Jordan

 

“Why You Shouldn’t Miss Church?”

 

WELCOME TO THE TEMPLE …..

Have you missed church recently? Pastor Brice has been teaching a Bible study series on: “Why You Shouldn’t Miss Church?” He has led us through several Scripture based reasons why we should attend church and made the statement that, “We sometimes are in church but still missing church.” Thought provoking! Read Ephesians 4:11-13

Pastor Brice gave us 8 reasons why we shouldn’t miss church. 1) Attending church builds up our spiritual strength.  2) Obedience to God.  Stay connected to Solomon Temple Ministries International and receive the remaining 6 reasons.

Until we connect again: Why have you missed church?  Looking forward to your responses. Blessings!

Solomon Temple Ministries International  –  Blogger  –  Othella Hill-Jordan

“Why the Devil is Interested in You”

DOWN AT THE TEMPLE…..

“Why the Devil is Interested in You”

 Have you ever wondered why the devil just won’t leave you alone?  During our Youth and Young Adult Empowerment Sunday service on last Sunday, Pastor Brice enlightened our hearts in preaching from the topic: “Why the Devil is Interested In You” – Luke 22:31-33 – a transforming word!  Three thoughts from the text were given that offered insight:

  • Simon’s Presumption
  • Simon’s Confidence
  • Simon’s Arrogance/Ego
  • Satan’s Plan
  • Jesus’ Protection/Plan

When you get a moment, I encourage you to take a look at Luke 22:31-33 as Simon expressed that he would follow Jesus until the end.  In that moment, Jesus reminded Simon to be careful in his overestimation of himself, and that the enemy is there to sift him like wheat, when given the opportunity.  Pastor Brice reminded us on Sunday, that the moment we begin to put our confidence in ourselves and rely on the flesh and not Christ, the enemy is there to lead us off the path that God has given us, and get us off track with God.   But thank God, that Jesus is there every time, praying for us, that we would be strengthened in Him.  We were admonished to keep our faith and trust in Christ….always, for He never fails.  Until then, be encouraged to keep the faith, and look always to Him “who is able to keep us from falling”.

Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Kitty Griffin

 

“Redeem the Time”

At the Temple…..

Time is so precious these days. Pastor Brice, in his series on “Seizing the Times” brought a life-changing word from Ephesians 5:16, sharing with the listener to “make the best of the time that God has given us”.   He continued in stating that “God is the center of time, and He’s greater than time” encouraging us to take advantage of every second of time that God gives to us. A few more nuggets to study regarding time:

  • Time is short (Job 9:25, 26).
  • We don’t know when time will run out (Proverbs 27:1).
  • We can NEVER get time back.
  • How we use our time has consequences – both now, and in eternity (Matthew, 6th Chapter).

And finally, never forget, time equals opportunities. Make the most of each day and the time God has given. Until then, we’ll see you down at the Temple……

Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger Kitty Griffin

 

It’s about T.I.M.E

Down at the temple…

Pastor V.S. Brice has been sharing a series of sermons on “time” – with a focus on  “It’s about time”.  A question that crossed my mind was, time for what? Pastor came from Ephesians 5:16 (NLT), which states, “Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. He made a very interesting observation in sharing that “we all need to remember that time is short and that we all have an expiration date.  In addition, we don’t know how much time we have, and we certainly can’t turn back the hands of time. In other words, we can’t get time back.”  Feel free to use his acronym for time:

T=        Treasure Time.  Treasure the time you have, because you won’t have this

time forever.

I=         Invest Time.  Invest your time wisely. Give time to God and your family. Don’t sleep on

time because time won’t sleep on you.

M=       Manage Time. Manage your time. You only have 24 hrs in a day.

E=        Enjoy time. Enjoy the time you have while you have it.

 

Finally, Pastor encouraged us to write down the following, referring back to it when necessary:  “yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift  – that’s why it’s called the present.”   What are we doing with our gift?  Something to think about….Until next time down at the temple.

By: Solomon Temple Ministries International Blogger – Brandi Coleman

‘Joy & Happiness’

Down at the temple…

Pastor V. S. Brice continues the series on joy in sharing the difference between joy and happiness and how to have both.

Happiness is determined by the good things that are happening in life.  Joy is knowing and having Jesus whether things are good or bad.  In fact, as long as I got King Jesus, I don’t need nobody else.  Now that’s joy.  If you have the joy of Jesus, no matter what’s happening in your life, you will still have joy.  Kirk Franklin said it best, “Give me that joy I can’t explain, that extra peace that will ease my pain, gemme dat love that I can’t explain.  Gemme dat,, gemme dat!”  Jesus is the only one that can give you unspeakable joy in the midst of it all.  I challenge you today to ask God to give you that Joy.  Until next time down at the temple…

‘Check Your Pace’

Down at the Temple…

Dr. Rosche Brown of 106.1 KMEL was recently at the Temple and shared a transforming word!  She loves to use acronyms when speaking – and her acronym for the day was P.A.C.E. – asking the listener the question, “have you checked your pace lately?”  Her supporting scripture for P.A.C.E. was Proverbs 27:17 with the following breakdown for P.A.C.E.:

P= PARTNERS be sure to check your relationships and make sure you’re moving at your own pace and not the pace of others.

A= ALIGNMENT align yourself with successful like-minded spirits.  Align yourself with those that can mentor you, who have your best interest at heart and not their own hidden agendas.

C= CHOICES. everybody has choices – make sure you are making good choices that’s in your best interest and pay close attention to the choices that we make.  (Proverbs 22:25).

E= EXPECTATIONS Your expectations should always reflect your future and your thinking process should always be positive.

 

Thanks Dr. Rosche, for those nuggets of wisdom for living.  We hope to see you again at the Temple……