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.
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Blog Written By: Sister Delores Walker
Approved and Posted By: Reverend Samuel Brice