Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Are You Connected?


In the world of continual connectivity how connected are you to the "Vine"?

With no batteries or electrical charging needed, Jesus declared: "I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing" (John 15:5).


Jesus wants to infuse every Christian with constant spiritual enablement to be productive in world.  Our connection to Jesus is what gives our efforts eternal value.


Christians, spend time with Jesus in prayer and in the Word with a commitment to obey Him and you will enjoy constant connection to Jesus.


God Bless,


Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

Mtzionontario.com

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Give Your Best Each Time.


Funny how we spend excessive amounts of time wondering what "so in so" will think, wondering if we look good enough, or if what we do is good enough.

Stop stressing and seek to be pleasing to God (II Cor. 5:9), Who has already accepted us in the beloved (Eph. 1:5-6).

Hence, instead of focusing so much on what people think or say, focus on presenting yourself, and giving your very best before God each time, and expect your reward from God (Col. 3:23-24).


God Bless,


Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

What Cruel People Mean for Evil.


Our nation is hurting again from the actions of another cruel person.  Yet the national outpouring of care, and the resilience that flows from our pain is consistently a source of healing in America?  In other words, what cruel people mean for evil, God turns around for our good (Rom. 8:28).
As we serve the hurting in Las Vegas, and those who are still rebuilding after numerous natural disasters (God even works through natural disasters), let us show the love of Jesus, and be open to having a meaningful conversation about Jesus in the process.
As we serve, and help others rebuild, refuse to allow the political and racial divide, differences of opinion, disagreement around moral choices, gender identity issues, skin color, etc. to destroy our doing life together as loving and productive people who live in this country together.

God Bless,

Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

What are You Doing?

     Are you killing yourself trying to do it all?  Has God really called you to do all you are trying to do?  Why do you feel the super hero complex is a calling from God?

      Listen to this.  Now when Moses' father-in-law saw all that he was doing for the people, he said, "What is this thing that you are doing for the people? Why do you alone sit as judge and all the people stand about you from morning until evening?" (Exodus 18:14).

     God gave us Exodus 18 to teach us how with good intentions, with great influence, exceptional leadership skills, and with a history of success, we can get caught up in trying to do too much.

       Moses listened to Jethro, his father in law, and today we have the genesis of delegation of authority.

       Christians, "Rome was not built in a day" and you cannot do it all.  Ask God to show you how to get the right kind of help so that you and the people around you can endure and live in peace.


God Bless,


Pastor Brian E. Kennedy 

Senior Pastor

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Who Is really in Control?


When was the last time you ran into a hard-hearted person who seems to enjoy putting road blocks in front of you?

What do you do about people above you who make decisions about you?

Here is a word of encouragement from the One Who is really in control:

"The king's heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He wishes" (Prov. 21:1).

Christian's, today is a great day to recognize Who is really in control, and  to trust Him to change a hard heart.


God Bless,


Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Your Friends


This is what God says about the people you hang around: "He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm" (Prov. 13:20).


Christians, ask God for wisdom to chose wise people for your close friends.

Remember, you can let one wrong person in as a close friend and they can cause serious harm to you and even people around you (cf. I Cor. 15:33).


Love Everyone the way Jesus loves you (John 13:34-35), practice the"Golden Rule" (Matt. 7:12), and pick wise people to be your close friends (Prov. 13:20).


God Bless,


Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

Mtzionontario.com

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Do You Have Strong Moral Values?


You are single, physically attractive, your family did you wrong, you are in a strange place, highly trusted, with executive privileges, and the spouse of high-level governmental leader repeatedly expresses a strong desires to have you sexually.


Should you ask: 1. What happens if we get caught?  2.  Is this just between the two of us?  3.  Where can we go to be alone (remember camera's are everywhere, and somebody is watching you)?  4.  Are you and your spouse separated or something? 

Should you go along to get along, or should you respond with strong moral values?

In Genesis 39, learn what the guy I described above did, and what happened to him as a result.  Listen to a short clip: "There is no one greater in this house than I, and he has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do this great evil and sin against God"?


Christian's, let God empower you with strong moral values from His Word and prayer.  Then display strong moral values in the midst of crisis such a Hurricane Harvey (by helping others in need), and standing strong in compromising situations (Gen. 39), etc.


God Bless,

Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.