Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Doing a Loan with God?


Does God really need anything from us?

Look at what God said: "Kindness to the poor is a loan to the LORD, and He will give a reward to the lender" (Prov. 19:17) HCSB


Christian's despite all the tension in the country today, don't loose sight of our basic duties to our fellow humans.

Don't allow all the challenges that comes with helping the needy stop you.

They might and they might not change after your help.

Just remember be kind to the poor (they get enough criticism and skepticism).

Last thing, anticipate God's reward for your loan to Him.


God Bless,

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Are You Content in Jesus?

Contentment in Jesus is being satisfied with the provision of Jesus today with the clear understanding that He will guide and provide tomorrow (Matt. 6:33).

Contentment is achieved through godliness.  Godliness is loving God with our total person as evidenced by our obedience to Him (John 14:15,21).


Being on missions in Tchula Mississippi, I am reminded afresh of why contentment in Jesus is better that chasing the dollar and the emptiness of materialism.  God gives us material blessings to enjoy and share with others versus chases stuff (I Tim. 6:17-19).

Christians meditate on I Tim. 6:7-8, for a fresh review of life: "For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either.

8 If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content (I Tim. 6:6-7).


God Bless,

Mtzionontario.com

Friday, July 7, 2017

What is Your Mission this Week?


Christians, we still have the responsibility to share the message about Jesus as we travel through life.


Included in our call to feed the hungry, visit prisoners, visit the sick , build water wells, etc., is pointing people to a relationship with God through Jesus, which will change people for good (II Cor. 5:17).


Invite someone to church or your small group.  Share how you gave your heart to Jesus.  Share a witnessing booklet with someone. Offer to pray for someone.  Be intentional and plant and water seeds of the gospel message (I Cor. 3:5-8).


To every Christian, the Lord give you holy boldness, wisdom, and strength to do missions as you go (Matt. 28:18-20).


God Bless,


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Be Distinct

Here is a pray based on James 1:26-27 to help you be distinct as a Christian and do instinctively what Christians do:


Dear Lord, I desire to live before You in a way that stands out for You.  Touch my tongue so that my language reflects You.  Touch my heart so that my acts of compassion reflects You.  Give me wisdom and discernment so that I am not a target to be taken advantage of, but distinctly a Christian ready and willing to lead people to a meaningful relationship with Jesus.  I live to love and serve You.  In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.


God Bless,


Pastor Brian E Kennedy, Sr.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Don't Forget Your Best Friend"


Mom is 83 years old now and came to visit for three of our children's graduations (one college, two high school).  She spent time with each child to share with them about the Holy Spirit.  She taught them about the enabling power, encouragement, and constant presence of the Holy Spirit to help us throughout each day.

During her good byes she said to each one: "don't forget your Best Friend".


Christians, Jesus promised the Holy Spirit to us as our constant Companion and Helper (John 14:16-18).

Each day as you face a variety of feelings, and circumstances, "don't forget your Best Friend".


God Bless,


Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

Friday, June 16, 2017

What Fruit do People See in You?


Galatians 5:19-23 gives two list.  The fruit of the flesh and the fruit of the Spirit.
Christians, make sure people see the fruit of the Spirit in your life.  Memorize the fruit you desire to practice so you remember what to practice (I memorized them in pairs of three).

Love
Joy 
Peace

Patience
Kindness
Goodness

Faithfulness
Gentleness
Self-control

God Bless,
Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

God Created the Keys to Healthy Communication.


God said: "My dearly loved brothers, understand this: Everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger" (James 1:19).  HCSB


The key is swiftly, hurriedly, quickly listen, which is the first of these three actions.  

In the listening process you ask clarifying questions (did you say...? can you repeat that please?), and summarize (I think I hear you saying...).

The listening process will naturally slow you down and help you be slow to speak.  The listening process will also prevent becoming angry about things that you are really unclear on.


Listening is the potent key to healthy communication.


God Bless,

Pastor Brian E. Kennedy