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Shiloh Temple’s Youth Program – 2/22/13

Shiloh Temple’s Youth Program – 2/22/13

Use What You Have

“Then He ordered the crowds to recline on the grass; and He took the five loaves and the two fish, and, looking up to heaven, He gave thanks and blessed and broke the loaves and handed the pieces to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they picked up twelve [small hand] baskets full of the broken pieces left over.”
(Matthew 14:19-20)

We won’t always have a clear and sound solution to life’s obstacles. How awesome it is, then, that we serve the God of Impossibilities! Common sense limits faith. Logic limits faith. “Knowledge puffeth up” (1 Corinthians 8:1) and causes us to think more highly of ourselves than we should. It’s been said, “If you can accomplish your vision on your own, your vision is too small.” We need to step beyond logic and common sense and dream bigger, considering what may be labeled as “impossible.” We may be competent and able to do much for ourselves, but much more can be accomplished with prayer and faith in our Heavenly Father.

When we don’t have what we need to accomplish our vision and dreams, we are best positioned to be blessed by God. When we pray, let us pray with faith and hopeful expectation that God will answer us. Yet, do not simply pray and do nothing, but pray and move! Step out on your faith, expecting God to meet you along the way. Use what you have and let God take care of the rest.

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Come celebrate with us!

Happy New Years from Shiloh

What to Do with an Unwelcomed Change


And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die? If we say, We will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us fall unto the host of the Syrians: if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die. And they rose up in the twilight, to go unto the camp of the Syrians… (2 Kings 7:3-5a)

At the time of this passage, there was a severe famine throughout the land. The four lepers were outcasts of their community and were forbidden to dwell within the city due to their highly contagious disease. Faced with these facts, they were aware that they would either die from the disease or from the famine. Instead of welcoming death, they decided to do something about it.

At some point in our lives, we will encounter an unwelcomed changed: an illness, financial problems, family problems, job loss, etc. Regardless of what form it may take, it is an unexpected interruption to our lives. In these situations, we will are tempted to give up and admit defeat. However, as believers in Christ, we are victorious overcomers, so, we are obligated to fight. Should we allow the enemy to win the souls of our unsaved friends and loved ones? Should we allow sickness and disease to ravage our bodies? Should we allow financial problems to cause our lives to deteriorate? Or do we fight back?

Life will give you lemons, but what you do with the lemons makes all the difference. You can make lemonade or you can squeeze the lemons in your eyes and cry. You can make a profit by selling the lemons or you can eat them. You can even use the seeds in the lemon and plant them and make more lemons. You can make a lemon cookies or you can use them as home decor for your coffee table. Whatever you decided to do with life’s lemons, just do something.

How Can I Be Cleansed?

Are you a believer that has been overcome by a fault? Have you found yourself tripped up by a besetting sin? Has guilt and shame consumed you? Do you desire freedom? If this describes you, no doubt, you have experienced a lack of peace and joy in your Christian walk, due to the amount of conviction you feel. The Bible teaches that we serve a God who is holy and He requires holiness of his followers. (See 1 Peter 1:13-16)

So what do you do? How can you be restored? How can you find victory and become a overcomer?

Rest assured, there is hope in Christ. In Christ, and through His blood, we can experience cleansing from sin. Over the next couple of days, we will look at a few scriptures instruct Christians how to find freedom in Christ.

We will look at the following scriptures over the next couple of days:

Psalm 119:9-16
Psalm 6
Romans 7

In the name of Jesus, we pray that some or many may find freedom through this study. Amen.


Dream Killers

An Angel appears to Joseph in a dream

An Angel appears to Joseph in a dream (Photo credit: Martin LaBar)

Our Pastor teaching on Jeremiah 29:8, which says, 

For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed.

“[God says], ‘There are some diviners out there that be in the midst of you and they are deceiving you.’ Some folk get a certain amount of satisfaction in being…the bearers of bad news. They always want to be the first one that…deliver the news. And that’s what [the Church] had to deal with back then: …folk that was bringing…bad news all the time. [The Israelites] are already locked, in captivity, in bondage, and working hard… They didn’t need any more bad news from somebody that said they were a prophet.

“Some of us are going through some difficult things: you don’t need anyone to bring you some bad news. You don’t need any more bad news. You need to know what Heaven is saying…You need to see what God has to say…

“[God goes on to say the Church in Captivity], ‘They put ideas in your head and they cause you to dream dreams.’

“You can ended up dreaming dreams because of seed that’s been sown and planted in your mind. Folk keep planting seed in your mind: ‘You’re going to fail if you try. You’re going to fail if you try. Your’re going to fail if you try.’

[When] you say, ‘I’m getting ready to do this.’ And they say, ‘Are you sure? [Do] you think you can make it? [Do] you think you’re strong enough,’ they are sowing seed.

“‘Are you sure you want to do that?’ They are sowing seed.

“And after while you’ll lay down and go to sleep, and that seed that’s been planted in the back of your mind will influence your dreams. You won’t see yourself succeeding because there’s been so much seed planted there. All you can see in your dream is failure. And folk will cause you to dream the wrong dream, because of what they had to say. “


Administrative Assistant Marvin Sanders, Pastor of Shiloh Temple COGIC
“Bring Us Again Lord into the Place” (Jeremiah 29:1, 4-14)
Sunday Morning Worship Service
Sunday, September 18, 2011

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