Taking Jesus Serious-Serious About Jesus Pt.4
Down At The Temple…
Pastor V.S. Brice has truly been blessing us with this series. He brought the word from St. John 15:1 where the key phrase in that scripture was “I AM”. Pastor said something that really stuck with me – “ MLK was… Malcom X was… Mahatma Gandhi was…., but Jesus IS. There is no “wasness” (for a lack of a better word), in Jesus, and there never will be. Jesus is and will always be I AM.
Jesus is the vine and we are the branch. We need to be more serious about being connected to Jesus and his word. Remember, we only grow if the root is pleased or nurtured. If not, the vine will wither up and die. Jesus only wants for us to grow and grow to a point of when people see us, they see Jesus.
Finally, Jesus wants us to care. Care about being connected to Him so that we don’t get disconnected. Number 1 disconnection to Jesus is our sin’s, and not caring how it affects ourselves and Jesus. If the branch is not taken care of and gets disconnected from the tree of life, we will eventually die. I know I’m not looking for death in that form and I pray you’re not either. So let’s get more serious about Jesus the I AM, the vine, and care about what He has in store for us. Until next time, see you down at the temple.
Lost without love is what one may feel. This feeling of lost can try to over power what is real.
When you learn to love God to feel what He feels. This unconditional love is more than what’s real.
God gave His son, because he loved us so bad. Love like this, I’ve never had. Now that we have it, never let it go, this is true food for the soul.
He hung on the cross to die for my sins. Love like this only comes from within.
So be like Jesus today and love like He loves. Always give that everlasting love.
February 16, 2017
Faith is all you have. Without faith you walk a lonely path.
Faith is not seen this is how it works. Give it to God and he will guide your turf.
Faith without works is dead , null and void. Faith without works is a cold, cold world.
Faith is what you hope for, but nothing you can see. Faith is like having a vision in a dream. Faith without works is a deadly thing.
Faith is something we all must do. Faith is a path that I must choose. Faith is evidence that my God is real. Faith showed me how my God can heal.
Taking Jesus Seriously Part 3(b)
Tuesday night, on our teleconference Bible study call, Pastor Brice went a little further in depth with St. John 15:5b. Jesus states, “Without me you can do nothing”. This is a profound message – one you don’t want to miss out on. You have to look at it like this, if Jesus is not involved in every aspect of your life, you are not doing anything! You are pretty much on auto-pilot, just floating through life. What good is that? Is there a purpose in just floating through life or are you here to be a servant of the Lord? I know this term may be generic to some, but it’s the only way to look at things. What would Jesus do?! (WWJD) You have to think about this in every decision you make in life, or it’s a worthless effort. Ask the question, WWJD and apply it to your daily life, because without Jesus we are nothing.
Pastor V.S. Brice gave us several scriptures in regards to this subject. Check them out when you get a moment and remember to take Him seriously.
St. John 15:5b
Philippians 4:14; 4:6; 4:19
Colossians 1:27; 3:11
See you all next time down at the temple!
Taking Jesus Seriously Part 3
Down at The Temple…
Man! Pastor is on fire with this episode of taking Jesus seriously. He came from the book of St. John 15:1-17. We all need to learn to maximize our relationship with Jesus. We need to learn to spend more time in the word to become closer to God. We need to take Jesus seriously. You know why? Jesus took us seriously. He sacrificed His life in order to give us everlasting life. Jesus desires and cares for us. He wants us to be more like Him. In order to be more like Him, you have to take him seriously and spend more time with Him.
This was something that I struggled with. As a single parent, you feel as if there’s not enough hours in the day. So I have learned to maximize all time – every hour in the 24- hour period that I have. I wake up before the kids – so I pray. When I’m in the shower by myself, I pray. When I’m traveling by public transportation, I read my word. In addition, with the Bible app, I select a daily plan, and set a reminder, so daily I can read even more of God’s word. When I have time in between cooking and nothing is on television, I watch Pastors on YouTube. My challenge for you today is to squeeze in every bit of time you can with Jesus, so you can get your quality time in with the Lord. Until then, see you next time down at the temple.
Down at the Temple…
Pastor V.S. Brice asked us a question on Tuesday night – so now I’m going to ask all of you the same question. How many of us take Jesus seriously? Now before you answer, take time to reflect and be honest with yourself. How much of an impact does Jesus have on your life? You know that when you take Jesus seriously, He will have great impact on your life, right?
When you take Jesus seriously, He’ll get you to your destination, and He will get you there on time! When we become more serious about Jesus, the less religious we are. Religion is a cover up. One that many Christians use. At church they are great saints of the world, but at home they are someone totally different. When we become serious with Jesus, it will show up in all that we do. You will see it at church, at work and at home. It moves past just “at church act” and becomes a daily walk of life.
When we take Jesus seriously, we will embrace John 3:27-30. We have to become less of ourselves, and more, if not all of Jesus. Allow Jesus to come into your heart and let him take control. Sit at the feet of Jesus and become more disciplined, become a student and learn more from his teachings. My family, I challenge you as Pastor has challenged me – let’s become more serious about Jesus. Until next time down at the temple.
The pain I feel is so unreal, a pain so deep only God can heal.
God said, “my child the way you feel is so real, all you need to know is my love is real”.
God said, “don’t fret my child the pain you feel. Just know in due time your heart will heal”.
This too shall pass is what he says. I love you my child even when you go astray.
This road you walk is just a test. It’s just to see if you love me best.
My Lord my Lord my love is true. The pain I feel, help reveal the love I truly have for you.
Down At The Temple…
Pastor Brice brought the word last Sunday from Colossians 3rd chapter. The topic for the sermon was ” If You’re Serious About Jesus, Then Act Like It”. I had to stop writing and take a pause to say “Jesus, I’m going to act like it”. Now, that’s not to say that I don’t, but I know I could do a lot better in demonstrating that I’m serious about Him. In our day to day life, we can tend to forget it’s all about Jesus and make it about us. But that’s not what Jesus is looking for from His people. It’s not showing Jesus that we are serious about him. Being serious about Jesus means that instead of worrying about our struggles and problems, we choose to simply trust Him in all things. When things aren’t going right in life, we have to be serious about Jesus and trust that he will make it alright. That is acting like we’re serious. That means we’re serious about Him and the promises He has made to all of us. Trust that Jesus is a man of his word – and instead of stressing, act like nothing is wrong, because You know Jesus will handle it in the end. When we worry, that is not trusting Him. No worry or stress means when we are in the storm we are in total peace, knowing that He is with us. When you know that “this too shall pass” and that “I’m victorious through it all” – that’s demonstrating that you are serious about Him.
I challenge you to get serious about Jesus, and act like it. Next time your child has gone astray, be at peace and act like it. Next time that bill is due, trust Jesus and act like it. Next time your heart is broken, get serious about Jesus and act like it. Until next time down at the temple.
My God Is Real
My God is real, real in my soul. My God protects me until the day he calls me home.
My God is real, real to me. He keeps my spirit lifted as long as I believe.
My God is real, as real as you and me. My God is so real you just have to close your eyes and believe.
My God is real, real as my soul. He gives me eternal life on the day he calls me home.
My God is real something you don’t need to see. Stand on your faith, trust and believe as you walk the road you can not see.
Jan. 10, 2017
Down At The Temple…
Pastor V.S. Brice is definitely starting us off in the right direction in 2017 by letting us know that we need to spend more time with Jesus. In life, we all become weary and worn out, but Jesus has a plan for us. First, the problem: weary and worn, from sin and bad choices. Yes, sin can wear us out. Sin can drain us and make us weary. God’s plan for weariness: Matthew 11:28 – Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Give your sins to Jesus and he will give you rest. The bottom line is we to learn to give our burdens to Him and leave them there. Finally, Jesus has a path for us to take: take up His yoke, learn Him, and rest in Him. In order for all of this to work, we have to spend time with Jesus.
As Christians, we tend to only spend time when we need the Lord, instead of just spending time because he is our friend. Think about it. On earth, don’t we spend time with our best friend(s)? We enjoy just hanging out and relaxing together, while sharing our struggles and problems. I know I do. If I can spend time with my earthly best friend, I know I can do the same with my heavenly best friend, Jesus Christ. I encourage you to do the same. Until next time, see you down at the temple.