Spiritual Check Up

December 14, 2017

 

 

GREETINGS FROM THE TEMPLE ….

Our New Members Class teacher, Rev. Seymore Brice, “We all need a Spiritual check-up!”  Pray: Psalm 139:23-24 and Reflect! What is your diagnosis?

 

Stay in prayer – stay connected,

Blessings!

 

 

Solomon Temple Ministries International  –  Blogger  –  Othella Hill-Jordan

“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

 

Today at the Temple | Nov 29

Today at the Temple, November 29, 2015

My, my, my!!! What a high time we had at The Temple today! It is always a blessing to experience the worship and praise service and incredibly touching to see mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews praising the Lord together. We are truly a family! The women’s choir raised the roof with their rendition of I Need Thee and by the end had brought the roof down!

On this 5th Sunday of the month, God spoke to us in dynamic fashion in a powerful and impactful sermon through Minister Kitty Griffin. We all had to search within ourselves and determine where we stand and who we are in Christ. So, what are you? Are you a goat or a sheep? Are you truly a servant of the Lord? Minister Griffin reminds us that as Christians, we are supposed to be all about serving the Lord. She reminds us that God is an orderly God and has specific structure to all things. As Christians in the body of God’s church, the Master places us under the leadership of a shepherd – our Pastor. God gives the pastor His vision to carry out and it is up to us to be obedient and follow the direction of our Pastor. This is a huge part of our service to the Lord. Being a servant and slave to the Lord is the very foundation of our Christianity. Do you willingly submit to your Pastor’s requests? Do you follow your Pastor’s vision for the church? A sheep knows his place is to follow and be led. A goat challenges, fights and resists being led. I loved how Minister Griffin put it to us that we cannot and should not be “Burger King Christians.” As Christians, we need to understand that we cannot order up our Christianity like a burger – We cannot be “have it my way” Christians.” Whatever role you are called to play in the body of Christ, it is your duty to do it. We’re not supposed to pick and choose – and be standoffish in our service. God, through your pastor, places who He needs and wants in positions and in roles that will maximize and grow the Kingdom of God. Let us be faithful to God’s plan. To be faithful servants of the Lord, we need to follow the leadership and direction of our Pastor. We are to be under the submission of God, The Shepherd – The Pastor, and one to another. We should strive to develop an attitude of serving. What are you? A Sheep? A Goat? Self-reflect. Adjust your behavior and attitude to be in line and in accordance with the Word of God and His plan, given to you by your Pastor.

The Holy Spirit led a large mass to the altar to ask God’s forgiveness, strength, courage and the spirit of obedience and servitude. Several more were led to give their lives to the Lord and to follow the leadership of Pastor Victor S. Brice.

If you are in the Pittsburg, CA area, I encourage you to join us on Sunday mornings. If you are not in the area, I invite you to join is on our livestream. God Bless.

Blog Written By: Sister Delores Walker

Approved and Posted By: Reverend Samuel Brice

Today at the Temple | Oct 22

What a Mighty God We Serve!!! Praise be to God! Today at the Temple, we celebrate Solomon Temple’s 65 Year Anniversary. We give thanks for the support of the membership through the years, our current Pastor Victor S. Brice, and acknowledge the Temple’s past pastors. We pray that our latter days will continue to shine bright, increase and be greater than our former days. We pray that Solomon Temple continues to be a beacon for the Greater Pittsburg community.

For God’s Glory we will do anything because we want to be where He is. The Praise team led us in a Spirit filled worship and praise service and we were regaled with a dynamic dance presented by Solomon Temple’s WOW Praise Dancers. The Men’s Choir blessed our souls with their rendition of Oh, Lord I Need You to Hold My Hand. The Holy Spirit showed up we all had a glorious time in the Lord! You could say we went “Prazy”! Which was the theme of our sermon, brought to us by Reverend Joseph Bryant,, Jr. of Calvary Hill Community Church of San Francisco, California.

Instead of going “crazy” when life gets you down, instead of worrying and fretting over our trials and tribulations, we need to remember to Praise God. Praise God when things are good and praise God when things are not so good. For we know that when praises go up, blessings come down. We should set our minds on Praise Mode. Be “Prazy” for the Lord!

The Reverend reminds us to rejoice in the Lord. We are to be anxious about nothing, but to trust in God and praise Him at all times. The path to emotional and mental health begins when we decide to have an attitude of gratitude. No “stinking thinking.” Dear hearts we need to stay away from “stinking thinking” – negative thinking – and stinking thinking folk. If you dwell in a stinking thinking environment, you can become immune to the stink.” It will drain you and keep you down. Stinking thinking will sink you into turmoil, despair and no hope. It can make you crazy. It will prevent you from rejoicing, which can block your blessings.

There is nothing or no one in our lives that should stop our praise. Praise God through everything, even through adversity. Adversity gives us saints a testimony because we KNOW God will bring us through. We don’t have to wait until the storm is over. We can shout now!!! Hallelujah. GO PRAZY! Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving, and enter His court with Praise! Rejoice in the Lord always. I’ve got a feeling everything’s going to be alright.

Three saints were led by the Holy Spirit to partner with Solomon Temple. Praise be to God!!! If you are in the Pittsburg, California, please join us on Sunday mornings. You will surely be blessed. If you are not in the area, I invite you to join us on our livestream. God bless.

Blog Written By: Sister Delores Walker

Approved and Posted By: Rev. Samuel S. Brice