Friday, November 20, 2020

God’s Glory And Your Safety Is Our Priority

With extended social isolation and increasing deaths due to COVID-19, the winter months, more job losses, growing food lines, the flu season, and the third round of COVID, we must stay strong in the Lord.
Instead of stressing and living in fear, remember people are surviving COVID, and safe practices work. Wear your mask. Wash your hands frequently, and keep your hands out of your face. Build a strong immune system by drinking plenty of water, drink hot teas, eat healthy, exercise, and get proper rest.
Build a strong spiritual life with plenty of prayer, and heathy intakes of God's Word. Safely fellowship with godly people, and safely witness for Jesus.
This Sunday, at our 8:00 am outdoor worship service, we celebrate the ordination of 7 new deacons, and 3 new deaconesses.
On this Thursday we will also gather outside at 9:00am for a time of thanksgiving to God.
Remember, God's glory and your safety is our priority.

God Bless,

Friday, November 13, 2020

Who Do You Hang Out With?

Who Do You Hang Out With?

 

In Proverbs 13:20, God said: "He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm."

Keep this simple.  You minister to, or help a variety of people through meaningful conversations and assistance.  But you "hang out" with, you spend lots of time with, and you are influenced by people who have wisdom and who contribute to your success, and you contribute to their success.

Are you hanging out with people who do not share your values, who do not want to grow, and who do not share your desire for good success according to Joshua 1:8?  If you are, God said you will suffer harm.

"Hang out" with people who are forward moving and who are for God and for you.

 Who do you hang out with?  The wise or the foolish?

I look forward to worshiping with you this weekend.

 

God Bless,

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Happy Veteran’s Day

Hello, this is Pastor Kennedy.


Today, as we pause to celebrate the  men and women who served in the US military, we at Mt. Zion Church of Ontario, thank you for your selfless 

sacrifices and service.  We especially salute our Vietnam Veterans.  You risked everything like any other soldier, but upon your arrival home, there was no heroes welcome for you.  You will always be our heroes.

Our recent election is a reminder of the basic rights our military help to preserve.  Americans get to participate in the selection of our President.

To all active duty and Retired military personnel, despite the numerous challenges you must navigate, we love you and have great respect for you.


Happy Veterans Day.

Friday, November 6, 2020

God Is Still In Control

As the presidential election winds down, remember God is still in control despite the outcome, recounts, lawsuits, and violent reactions.  Be encouraged and focus on living out God's Word.  In  Proverbs 6:20-22, I was reminded afresh that if we remember God's Word, God's Word will guide us as we do life during the day, it will watch over us while we sleep, and it will speak to us when we wake up. 

Today, make God's Word your reliable source for what you think, say, and do.  God's Word will protect you from compromising and blending into today's "everything goes," culture.  You will not be a chameleon, who "goes along just to get along."  With God's Word, you will experience the refreshment of God using His Word to continually transform you (Rom. 12:2). With God's Word, you will consistently make solid choices that line up with God's perfect will for your life.

 

God Bless,

 

Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Overflow

This is Pastor Kennedy:

I am still overflowing with joy from celebrating our 98 years of ministry at Mt. Zion.  Thank you for your contributions to what God is doing at Mt. Zion. 

This weekend, I will start a series of sermons on freedom and faith to help us continue taking bold steps for Jesus.

This Sunday at 3:00 pm, we will install Etienne Lacey, as the Senior Pastor of Holy Missionary Baptist Church in Pomona, at Mt. Zion and outside.

On Monday Night at 7:00 pm, we will continue increasing our prayer power in the church. (Mtzionontario.com, and click on Monday Night prayer).

After Prayer Meeting, Dr. Gilbert Holmes will continue an objective explanation of the propositions for the upcoming election (mtzionontario.com, go to Monday night prayer and click on David Wood).  Your vote does count.

Continue to pray for people who need Jesus, troubled marriages, students trying to stay focused online, the sick, those who lost loved ones, our divided country, and for continued spiritual growth.  I look forward to worshipping with you this weekend.


God Bless

Friday, October 16, 2020

Exciting Times

 Hello Everyone:

As we celebrate 98 years of ministry this Sunday at 8:00 am outside, we are encouraged in our efforts to reach people for Jesus in safe yet meaningful ways.
For instance, on Oct. 31, we will host a drive by, and walk through Harvest Festival celebration (please bring your candy donations to the office during the week).
Our Evangelism team is busy distributing door hangers in the neighborhood.
Our Spanish speaking church plant started with 51 people on last Sunday night.
Our Mental Health Ministry is presenting tomorrow at 10:30am (go to mtzionontario.com for Zoom link).
Our Prayer ministry transitioned to Zoom for continued growth. Go to mtzionontario.com and click on Monday night prayer.
We will discuss the 25 ballot propositions this Monday after prayer meeting at 8:00 pm.
Go to Mtzionontario.com and click Monday night prayer, and select David Wood.

These are exciting times.
God Bless,
Pastor Kennedy

Friday, October 9, 2020

Prayer Warriors

 With over 100 prayer warriors praying each Monday Night, we need more prayer warriors to amp up our prayer power at Mt Zion. Pastor, what happened? Our annual Ministry Connection Conference got many of us excited about making more disciples for Christ. Hence, we need more prayer warriors joining us for concentrated prayer as we grow.

Guess what?  This Sunday we will start our second formal Church plant in partnership with the North American Mission Board. 
The church is Spanish speaking and will start the outdoor service at 6:00 pm.  
One last thing, next Sunday we will celebrate 98 years of ministry at our 8:00 am outdoor service. 
Let's keep this ministry in prayer. Join us this Monday at 7:00 pm by going to Mtzionontario.com and click on Monday Night Prayer.

God Bless,
Pastor Kennedy.