Monday, October 21, 2019

Are You A Friend?

Are You a Friend?

God said: “A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need” (Prov. 17:17).   (NLT)
Funny, how profound this terse  statement is.  Keep your friendship simple but deeply rooted in the right things: loyal love, and an innate sense of being in a purposeful relationship.
Who are your friends? Who do you love with loyal love (consistent care and concern), and who loves you with loyal love?
Is your relationship based on what you can get, or on a healthy interdependence (giving and receiving).
Christians, let’s develop lasting friendships based on God’s standards.

God Bless,
Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Worry or Joyful?

Worry or Joyful?

God said: “Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up” (Prov. 12:25).
Are you hurting?  Do you know someone hurting?
Try God’s prescription and get an encouraging Word like (I Cor. 10:13; James 1:1-8, John 14:1-6, Phil. 4:4-8, Isaiah 40:28-31, Prov. 3:1-10; and Psalm 23.  Get encouragement from the Lord, and give someone encouragement from the Lord.  Make sure your encouragement includes prayer.

God Bless,
Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

PS:  Get to church for an encouraging word.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Are You Hiding?

Are You Hiding?

God changed Saul from an ordinary guy looking for his dad’s donkey’s, to lead Israel as their first king.  This was a huge life change for Saul. When his time came to stand as the king of Israel, he was hiding by the baggage (I Samuel 10:21-24).
Christians, when God chooses you, He quips you, and empowers you to function with excellence.  Hence, stand up, represent, and fulfill your assignments from God.
I will address this subject in this weeks sermon (catch it live at Mt Zion, or on YouTube).

God Bless,

Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.
Mtzionontario.com

Monday, September 23, 2019

Who do People See in You?

Who do People See in You?

When her husband lost his dad, he married her, and his mom lived with them for 10 years, and then her husband died. Her husbands brother also died. The mother-in law planned to move back home, and encouraged her to return to her family, and to her gods. She refused saying:"...Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God..."(Ruth 1:16-17) NLT
Ruth, saw the Living God through Naomi, her mother in law's life.  
Who do people see in you?
Christian's, help people see Jesus
through the way you think, your actions and your speech.

God Bless,
Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Hanging Out?

Hanging Out?

Today God reminded me afresh to hang out with the right people: “He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm” (Prov. 13:20).
Christian’s be loving around all people for the gospels sake (Matt. 5:16), and make sure your inner circle consists of people who catapult you into growth and excellence for God’s glory. Who are you hanging with?
Our youth are hanging out with Six University of California schools for an information fair Saturday 9/14/19, from 9:00 to 1:00 pm. Come by and hang out.
God Bless,
Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

97th Church Anniversary

This weekend Mt. Zion Church of Ontario will celebrate 97 years of God's faithfulness.
Saturday 9/14, UC Information Fair - College workshop from 9 am to 1 pm.
Saturday 9/14, Concert at 5 pm (dinner after the concert).
Sunday 9/15, Sunday Bible Study at 8:30 am.
Sunday 9/15, The Joint Service at 10am (dinner after service).
Sunday 9/15, Open baptism (call 909-983-2411, to sign up.)
If you can’t make it pray. If you want to share financially in what God is doing send gifts to: Mt Zion Ontario, 224 W. California St., Ontario, Ca 91762, or you can give online through our website: mtzionontario.com.
God Bless,
Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

We Remember


Eighteen years ago, our nation was traumatized as we watched the twin towers collapse. A total of 2,977 people were killed in New York City, Washington,
DC and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Today, as we remember the families who lost loved ones, and who still deal with the pain of 9/11/01, let’s pray, share the love of Jesus, say something if we see something, and
spread kindness to counteract the evil around us (Gal. 6:10). 

God Bless,
Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.