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On the 2013 Shiloh Temple Theme: Power for Living


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After much prayer, seeking, and waiting for the Lord, Pastor Marvin Sanders announced our 2013 theme: “Power for Living” based on Acts 1:8.

There are some who believe the Christian life does not require dedication, discipline, or sacrifice. There are some who believe the Great Sacrifice of Christ gives them permission to “sin now and ask forgiveness later.” Additionally, they convince others to believe the same things. There is no biblical support for such beliefs.

In God‘s Word, we’re called to live a life of sanctification, honor, and holiness. We are called to live a new life, a transformed life, a Christ-centered and Spirit-led life. However, it is impossible for us to live such a life on a continuous basis. Because of the sin nature that dwells within us all, we will fall short from time to time. Yet, God has not set us up to fail. God wants us to live powerfully, effectively, and victoriously. Therefore, He has provided His Spirit and His Word to equip us with all things that pertain to life and godly living.

It’s a tragedy that so many Christians lives powerless and unproductive lives. We are children of the King, ambassadors for His Kingdom, and representatives of His power. Surely, we should reflect the power that exists within Him. So throughout 2013, we will bring you several posts based on teaching we are receiving from our pastor. We are determined to live a life of power and to help you do the same.


Let Us Glory in God


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Notes from Pastoral Teaching 10-30-12

 

For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
(1 Corinthians 2:2-5)

 

The foundation of our faith is Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Everything that we say and do is centered around the fact that Jesus came into the world to die for our sins, rose from the dead, and is soon to return for a church without spot or blemish (see Ephesians 5:27).

When people look at our lives, they should see Christ. When we are not mindful to live in a way reflecting the attributes and character of Christ, we will either be a hindrance to others or we will rob ourselves of the benefits that come from living a Spirit-filled, Christ-centered life.

Each of us has spiritual gifts and talents. However, these things are for Christ’s glory. It is important that we adopt a spirit of humility and that we do not boast of these accomplishments and talents. We can do nothing apart from him, therefore, we should allow the power of God to lead us in all that we do. As the prophet Jeremiah said in Jeremiah 9:23-24, “Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.”

 

 

 


Sermon Series: The Revelation of Jesus Christ


This past Sunday, our Pastor announced that over the next couple of Sundays, he will be preaching from the Book of Revelation. This past Sunday, he preached a message from Revelation Chapter 4 entitled, “Washed in the Blood.”

We look forward to all the Lord will speak to us through our blessed and anointed leader, Administrative Assistant Marvin Sanders! Updates to follow.

Be blessed.


Sermon Notes: Hyssop


The following is from my sermon notes taken on January 4, 2010. The sermon that day was present by our very own Elder Timothy Sanders. On this day, we had just begun our annual revival which begins the first week of the year.

“The power of the Holy Spirit assists in the process of purification. People use hyssop as a herb for remedies. It is used to cleanse. Taken orally, it causes diarrhea. The oil of the leaves helps to relieve aching. It can be used to help heart disease.”

Tune in tomorrow for more from this sermon…


Countdown


We are counting down to our Annual Red Crusade service which will take place on April 1, 2012! This year, our speaker will be Evangelist Bernice Sanders. In the previous years she has done an amazing job as our regular Mistress of Ceremony. This year, she will be bringing us words of wisdom, encouragement, and motivation on our theme, “A 21st Century Clarion Call: Christian Soldiers of the Cross.” We are expecting a great Word from God from this dynamic and inspiring woman of God!

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be bringing you more information about the Red Crusade Service. Also, on multimedia Friday, we will bring you video and audio from previous Red Crusade Services and from our guest MC, Evangelist Yvonne Clark. Stay tuned for more every Tuesday and Friday!


A Living Sacrifice


From the Shiloh Review from April 2011….

When Paul says to present our bodies as “a living sacrifice,” he is telling us to live a life of service to Christ. As servants, we learn to submit ourselves to Him and to align our wills with His. Being a servant of Christ is not a simple or easy task. At some point in our lives, each of us will be asked to give up something for Christ. living sacrificeWe may be asked to sacrifice relationships, jobs, homes, etc. for His glory. As we deny ourselves (Matthew 16:24), we may experience suffering, persecution, or some other hardship. This happens because we have made a decision to live a godly life (2 Timothy 3:12 & Psalm 34:19). Although it may appear to be difficult and unfair, everything that we do for Christ is in our best interest. Remember: we are reaching for the higher call of Christ. We are pressing towards heavenly goals. And if we endure these hardships, we will reign with Christ in eternity (2 Timothy 2:12).


Proclaim Favor!


We challenge you to pray this prayer until things begin to change in your life. This is from a Proclamation of Favor for Shiloh Temple Members.

“In the name of Jesus, I am the righteousness of God, therefore I am entitled to covenant kindness Ames favor.

“The favor of God is among the righteous. The favor of God surrounds the righteous, therefore, it surrounds me. Everywhere I go, everything I do, I expect the favor of God to be in manifestation. Never again will I be without the favor of God.

“Satan, my day in Lodebar, place of barrenness, ceases today. I am leaving that place of lack and want. I am going from the pit to the palace, because the favor of God is on me. It rests richly on me. It profusely abounds in me, and I am part of the generation that will experience the favor of God, immeasurably, limitless, and surpassing.

“Therefore, God’s favor produces in my life, supernatural increase, promotion, prominence, preferential treatment, restoration, honor, increased assets, great victories, recognition, petitions granted, policies and rules changed on my behalf, and battles won that I don’t have to fight. The favor of God, is upon me, and it goes before me. My life will never be the same. Amen”


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