Saturday, March 28, 2020

Pray, Pray, Pray

Pray, Pray, Pray 

A dear brother and friend, Pastor Clint Cobbins, died from COVID-19 during the week ending March 28, 2020.

He, among other Pastors, help lead our ministry efforts in Holmes County, Mississippi.
A front line soldier committed to winning people for Jesus, and helping them grow is missing from our ranks, and his wife, family, Life Changing Ministries COGIC, the community, and we in Cali, have hurting hearts (I Cor. 12:26).
As COVID-19 currently makes its way throughout the US, we have more people dying than recovering.
Saints of God, please continue with best practices, and pray for those fighting to recover from COVID-19, and for those who lost loved ones from COVID-19. 
Pray for those dealing with other health challenges.
Pray for our first responders, doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals, as they serve under enormous pressure, and with limited resources.
On Sunday, we will continue our online services at 8:00am, and 10:30 am., as we discuss Coping with COVID.  
You can go to MtZionOntario.com, scroll to bottom, and click watch.

We will also stream Instagram and Facebook live at 8:00 am.


God Bless,

Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Connecting to the Early Church

Connecting to the Early Church.

The early church modeled numerous practices that resulted in growth. One of those practices was connectivity. They met regularly in the temple and in homes (Acts 2:42-47).

As we stay at home this Saturday and Sunday because of COVID-19, join us for worship on our Youtube channel at 8:00 am and 10:30 am for a message on Coping with COVID.
Our physical gatherings are canceled until April 6.
Please keep Veronica Haynes and her family in prayer (her moms service is tomorrow at 3:00 pm at Rose Hills Cemetery, in Whittier).  

God Bless,


Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

Senior Pastor

Friday, March 13, 2020

What Are Christians Leaders Doing?

What Are Christians Leaders Doing?

Christian leaders responsible for millions of families internationally are committed to the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. At Mt Zion, we too are committed to these efforts. Hence, as we plan our worship experience this weekend, you can expect the following:

1. Seating space spread out in the sanctuary to a limit of 250, or a healthy distance.

2. Worship services presented on screens in the Mt Zion Cafe, and in classrooms next to the sanctuary.

3. Lysol disinfectants used in our meeting areas.

4. Our continuing emphasis on preventative practices (washing hands, keeping hands out of face, avoiding direct flow of coughs and sneezes, stay hydrated with healthy fluids, get rest, exercise, and stay home if you are sick).

5. Our ongoing love for people who choose to not hug right now.

6. A sermon to help us better understand COVID-19, and how prayer power will make a difference.

7. Services available on YouTube at 10:30 am

8. Our commitment to not operate out of fear, but wisdom, collaboration with credible medical and disease control experts, and increasing faith in our God, all with a view to help others.

God is still in control, and He will guide us through this crisis as He done throughout history (Psalm 91).

God Bless,
Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Let’s Cry out to God?

Let’s Cry out to God?

With COVID-19 running its course, Christians, as we gather in various settings, we too must implement best practices (wash hands frequently, avoid hands in face, hydrate with healthy fluids, get rest, exercise, disinfect our gathering environments, avoid the direct line of coughing and sneezing, stay home if sick, and don’t be offended if some don’t hug during this time).
Clearly God is speaking. The question is what is God saying? Among other things, God is saying to the church: Emulate Jesus and fill our message of hope with His love and honesty (John 1:14). As we deal with COVID-19, which is beyond our control, let’s cry out to God for divine intervention, a closer walk with Him, and boldness to lovingly share Jesus with non-Christians.
God Bless,

Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

Friday, February 28, 2020

What Does Jesus See When You Give?

What Does Jesus See When You Give?

One day Jesus watched people give their offerings in the temple. When He saw a widow give two small copper coins, he commented that she gave more than everyone else because they give out of their surplus, but she gave all she owned, and all she had to live on (Mark 12:42–44).
What does Jesus see when you give in church, and to kingdom causes? Does He see you giving a tip, or giving generously.
Christian’s, pray before you give in person, online, or through the mail. Ask God to help you be obedient, joyful, and generous in your giving (II Corinthians 9:6-8).

God Bless,
Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Are you Voting?

Are you Voting?

February 3, 2020, marked 150 years since the 15th amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1870, which allowed Black men to vote. After that, three other voting related amendments were made to the constitution, and the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965, so that all Americans, 18 and above can vote without discriminatory practices.
This Sunday 2/23/2020, at 3:00 pm, Mt. Zion Church of Ontario, is celebrating the enormous progress made in our country, with a view to pursuing future opportunities. Our speaker is Dr. Gilbert Holmes, Dean Emeritus at the University of La Verne College of Law.‬
‪Christians, let’s pause to praise God for progress, and trust Him to guide us forward today, and into the future (Prov. 3:5-6).‬

‪God Bless,‬
Pastor Brian Kennedy Sr.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Well Done!

Well Done!

The parable of the talents in Matt. 25:14-30, describe how Jesus entrust His resources to us to grow His kingdom interest.  Jesus charges us to share the gospel to increase the number of people with a love relationship with God (His kingdom interest). Hence, the “talents” can represent something valuable like the gospel and not just money.  Jesus gives each of us some of His resources (“talents”) according to our ability (not more and not less than we are capable).
We need not compare our resources from Jesus with what others have or don’t have.  We simply need to take what He gives us and grow His kingdom interest.
Here is the challenge.  Jesus will personally meet with us regarding His expectations because He wants to reward us for our faithfulness (Matt. 25:19-23).
Don’t be lazy and unfaithful like the servant who buried his opportunities.

Christian’s, be productive today with the Lord’s resources, grow His kingdom interest, and listen for those soothing words: “well done, My good and faithful servant.”

God Bless,
Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.