Friday, June 28, 2019

Lighten Your Load

Lighten Your Load

God said: “He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion” (Prov. 28:13).
How long will you continue trying to hide your wrongdoing before God?  God knows everywhere you hide (Gen. 3:8-11).  If you recriminate (accuse in return), you will not succeed.
If you admit and discontinue your inappropriate behavior, God will forgive and position you for success.
Christians, ask the Lord for strength to lighten your load via confession of sin.  Admit what you did wrong before God and before people.  Use these 9 famous words: I was wrong, I am sorry, please forgive me.

God Bless,

Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Teenagers & Prov. 21:1

Teenagers & Prov. 21:1

Working with teenagers, who are wonderful and lots of fun, sometimes leaves you stumped.  Yesterday, he was okay.  What happened to him this morning?  Where did he go?  LOL!  We can all enjoy some humor as we realize teenagers face challenges as they mature.  As you notice a teenager face challenges (attitude, lethargic, peer-pressure, self-esteem, insecurities, drugs, communication, up, down, etc.), get supernatural assistance.  You trust God to do Prov. 21:1 with adults, trust God to also do Prov. 21:1 with teenagers.  Don't give up on our beautiful teenagers, but ask God to touch, heal, deliver, and raise up their hearts and minds.  Speak to a teenager, give them a warm smile, and reassure them that they are in your prayers (you might even ask if they have a specific request, and commit to pray for them).  When you see them, ask how things are going in that area.   People of all ages, especially teenagers need genuine love (John 13:34-35).

God Bless,

Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.
Senior Pastor

Friday, June 7, 2019

Victory is better than defeat.

Victory is better than defeat.

Proverbs 7 describes a young man who was spotted by an adulteress and lured into her home, while her husband was away.  He followed her and experienced personal defeat (Prov. 7:18-23).  Strong temptation is real, and the enemy uses it to lure us away from God.  Get the victory over temptation by making wisdom your companion (Prov. 7:4).  Love God, pray throughout the day, meditate on God’s Word, connect with God and others in church worship, volunteer, share the message about Jesus, and do life together with godly people. Victory is better than defeat.

God Bless,
Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Is it about you, or about God’s agenda?

Is it about you, or about God’s agenda?

God said, “for where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.  17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy” (James 3:16-17).
The aforementioned drama reveals if you are applying God’s wisdom, or if you are in God’s way.  Use God’s wisdom and you will always move God’s agenda forward.

God Bless,
Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Sustainability

Sustainability

God mentions three things He provides for building sustainable lives, families, organizations, etc.: “By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established; 4 And by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches (Prov. 24:3; cf. 2:6).

Today, we are dealing with pain, tragedy, natural disasters, human made disasters, chaos among leaders, hatred, violence, greed, poverty, economic challenges, and we are deteriorating from within.
Build to last by asking God for His wisdom, knowledge, and understanding which are sustainable, building blocks for your life, family, and more.
FYI, God is the One Who said knowledge is power (Prov. 24:5).
Make your way to church this weekend.

God Bless,

Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Impact Touches

Impact Touches:

Everyday you touch people. But how?  Is your touch too hard or insensitive and leaves a string of hurt people?
Or, is your touch gentile, and positively impactful?
God said touch people with wisdom based conduct, and perfectly seasoned speech that never misses an opportunity.  (Colossians 4:5-6).
Christians, ask God to forgive you for your painful touches, and train you in the depths of graceful touches that impact people for Jesus.

God Bless,
Pastor Brian E Kennedy, Sr.
Mtzionontario.com

Friday, May 10, 2019

Are You Sure?

Are You Sure?

You checked and double checked, but are you sure you have everything?
What about the 6 pieces of your spiritual gear, the Armor or God?
Stop!!!  Symbolically put on your girdle of truth, your breastplate of righteousness, your gospel shoes of peace, your shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God (Eph. 6:13-17).
Now you are ready!  Now go out and make a positive difference in the world around us.

God Bless,
Pastor Brian E. Kennedy
Mtzionontario.com