Tag Archives: Jeremiah

Find Your Place in God

A quote from our Pastor on Jeremiah 29:14:

And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.
(Jeremiah 29:14)

“…This morning, we would like to use for a thought, ‘Bring Us Again Lord into the Place.’

“‘Into the place…’

“[This] place is the place where we have known God in the power of His might; [where] we have known God…in the fellowship of His love; a place where we have known God in peace and serenity; a place where we were comfortable with God. You can come to a place in God where…all is well: even when things are not going too good, you overlook the bad and you are able to say ‘all is still well’ because you know that God is still looking out for your greater good. There is a place in God where you can happy, you can be free, you can be set apart from all attacks that come your way. There is a place in God! There is a place in God… [that is described] as ‘being in heavenly places.’ Lord, bring us back to the place… Bring us back to the place.”

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


On the Potter’s Wheel

Grarncarz w Rabce / Potter in Rabka

Quote from our Pastor teaching on Jeremiah 18:3, ” Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something at the wheel.”

…Jeremiah, when he came to the potter’s house, he didn’t disturb the craftsman but he just stood there in the door and beheld the craftsman while he did his work. He saw how the potter had his wheel… He had to pump the pedals to turn the wheel. The wheel would spin around, and as it [spun] around, he put the clay on the wheel and he would take his hand, and he would [morph the clay] with his hands… He would apply pressure here and pressure there. And he would lighten up over here and lighten up over there. And he would shape the clay in his hand to cause it to become a vessel of his desire. Only the potter knows what the vessel needs to look like because the potter has the image of the vessel in his mind. The potter has the purpose of the vessel in his mind. The potter knows what he is making the vessel to be used for.

Administrative Assistant Marvin Sanders
Pastor of Shiloh Temple COGIC
Pastoral Teaching
September 13, 2011

The Problem with the People of God

Our Pastor, Administrative Assistant Marvin Sanders, speaking on Jeremiah 18:1-6….

“In this particular scripture, Jeremiah has spent quite a bit of time anguishing, in anxiety, and he was perplexed about how the church was responding to God. The people were not properly responding to God and to His will. They would put aside doing the will of God and they would go their own way. They would do their own thing. They would not seek God. They would not respect God. They would not reverence God. But yet, they wanted to be blessed by God…

“Everybody wants to be pleasing in the sight of God – whether they are living for him or not… But sometimes, the things of this world will lay hold upon our minds and our thinking and it will drive us and cause to wonder in directions that are foreign to the will of God. But it’s up to us to maintain a certain level of focus that will not allow us to stray away from God’s will.

“This is what was going on in the church of Israel. They were doing some of everything. They were worshipping idol gods. They were not respecting or reverencing the Lord’s house. They were not coming to service and serving the Lord with their whole heart. They were not sacrificing unto God. They were not respecting God as their God. But they yet want to walk in the name of God. And some of the things that I am describing now are similar things that are happening in this present day and time.”

Administrative Assistant Marvin Sanders
Pastor of Shiloh Temple COGIC
Pastoral Teaching
September 2011

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