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
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
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
As this year is about to end and as we prepare to start a New Year take a look at your self and say these words ,I am going to leave the broken Irreversible past in the Hands of God and Now I am going to step into the Invincible Future with God. Its time to walk into the Season God has planned for you.
‘ITS TIME TO MOVE’
How do we move from dabbling in crazy and allowing the enemy to take us down a path of darkness, destruction and despair to moving in a direction where peace, power, an prosperity abide, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. ~ Jeremiah 29:11.
Joshua spoke to the Israelites and told them about the great things God had done for this people and for their fathers before them. He exhorted them to fear and serve the Lord alone, an to put away their idol gods, in gratitude for what God had done for them. Joshua Presents them with a choice, “choose ye whom youy will serve.” Like the Israelites, we are faced with making the choice of choosing the things of this world or setting our sights on things that please and honor God. We have a choice everyday regarding the attitude and actions we will embrace for that day.
Apostle Paul says, “For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not that I do,” then the question is, how do we avoid the ” Bait of Satan” and begin to make better choices for our life?
“When our relationship with Christ becomes the priority in our life and not our fleshly desires; Chirst renews, transforms, and empowers us with the desire to make better choices. When we make the decision to submit and surrender ourselves, our families, career, finances, possessions, needs, skills and abilities to Him who loved us so much that He shed His blood for us; He renews, transforms, and empowers us with the desire to make better choices, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.”~ Proverbs 3:5-6.
When we really commit to becoming the “salt of the earth, the light of the world and a city on a hill that cannot be hidden,” to reveal and point others to Christ so his kingdom will increase, He renews, transforms, and empowers us with the desire to make better choices. When we express our deepest desire for the Lord Jesus by doing His will, His way, and obey Him completely; He renews, transforms, and empowers us with the desire to make better choices, which will ultimately yield~peace, power, and prosperity.
Thank you for reading my blog this week, and please respond with you thoughts/comments.
Rev. Samuel S. Brice