Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Opportunities


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REALationships Part 2: THE DISCUSSION!

Let's keep it REAL—Relationships are difficult! This FRIDAY, March 13th, at 7PM, we're hosting THE DISCUSSION - a panel of singles, along with dating and married couples, answering your toughest questions about sex, dating and being single. We received over one hundred questions from you and will be answering them this Friday! Don’t forget to share on social media and invite a friend! #REALationships

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CALLING ALL MEN! - The Bowery MissionWe have an exciting opportunity for you to participate in an outreach for the homeless with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Men’s Ministry at the Bowery Missionon Saturday, March 21st, from 8am – 1 pm. You MUST sign up to participate, so if you are interested, just simply reply to this email with your name and phone number. Someone will reach out to you with further details in the days to come.

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Illuminati?

A lot of people, for years, have been going crazy claiming certain entertainers/musicians are part of a secret society. Many others are angered or altogether unfazed by the claim. I can't speak about who is part of what and even if I could, it'd be of no affect; we are only responsible to God for the lives we live individually so figuring out if someone has "sold their soul*," as they say, is of no relevance. All I do know is a lot of music IS satanic. Now, some church people are used to hearing "satanic" in reference to many things, whether the things truly be evil or not and, therefore, some may feel the term is just a broad, outdated way to keep people from doing anything remotely close to having fun. Sure many people try to force their own ideology and preferences and legalism on others but this is not that; beloved brethren, people of God, children of the Lord... Wake up lest you be fooled. And make a mockery. The truth is, while you may not be making a decision to serve the devil just by listening to certain songs, that doesn't change the nature of the song or that there are people in this world who have made a fully conscious decision to go the wrong way (including those called satanists) who the music you are indulging may very well have been made by. So how is holding onto the unrighteousness an example of you serving God? Pay attention to the attitudes certain music triggers in you and others. Pay attention to the ways certain music makes you dance. Pay attention to the beliefs certain songs subtlety instill in your psyche. God's Word is clear.


* God still has the ultimate power and any evil agenda is not for us to fear only the Most High is to be feared. He is mighty to save, not just when WE need but also for those who turned the wrong way! The real issue is the power you give them by feeding into the frenzy as if they are so mighty. You can't fight evil that way. Always keep in mind what God has said for us to do.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The enemy always wants more

The thing about the wrong path is, those who want you on it will never have enough. They will always want to pull you down even further. And it may be hard sometimes to be able to tell what is right if wrong looks or feels good. That's why you need to really know God and His will for your life so that you will have a focus and standard to not deter from. What is right for you makes sense but may not always seem like it makes sense and may not always be fun but that's why you have to be smart and have clarity you don't wanna fall into the traps the reality is what is wrong for you truly has to offer only a future of remorse.
Love doesn't last and causes pain? And emotions only cloud love, they say, your love can't be trusted.. it's all chemical reactions and doesn't really mean nothing. But if you're so close to somebody that you have developed all these chemicals and have been physical enough to be releasing all these things, your body is doing what God designed it to. It is not your body that is wrong but you. For growing so intimately close to someone you are not even sure of being with. God made these chemicals to be a part of a true relationship. They are not the enemy. Your seeming inability to wait for love is. Always rushing in. Just for the highs and thrill of it. Or looking for someone to complete thee. Lust holds no weight to love. Grow up.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Standards and Relationships

People may want perfection but most don't literally expect it and know we are far from perfect ourselves. Still, that's why they say, "I can do bad all by myself," there's nothing wrong with having standards you want to uphold and attain for yourself, as well as with a partner. I don't need you to be my rock Jesus has that covered and I don't need you to be my world because I'm already building mine; I know for some reason a lot of people misconceive that when you want a certain kind of man or seek to see a man in their true position in the Christian view, it's just weak/lost women who seek to be taken care of but that's just not at all what it's about. Christian women are purposeful we do not intend to spend years just hanging with any random guy but to be creating a future together with who we are supposed to be with. We desire real genuine relationship and to always be leading in God's way and to specifically be paving the way for potential marriage which we respect the value of. Marriage is not a goal just in itself but it should be when actually in a relationship. You don't actually date to marry you don't just literally get with someone to find a spouse but when you have someone you do want to be with, someone you love, you don't say you want to be with them just to be there but to really be with them. How am I with you if we can't even speak to the doctors for each other if one of us ends up in the hospital. How are we really together if, in the eyes of God and the law, we are single. A lot of guys may not see themselves ever stepping down to one knee to make a proposition of engaging in becoming one. But then, what are you there for? Either way, I do expect a head, a leader, someone not easily swayed, a dude whose personality is enduring, whose character is developing, heart is diligent and mind is sharp. A real strong man and not just for the fact that he lifts lol that's a really good and important strength but the greatest strength is love and that's what this is about. I need My man to be strong not because I need to be controlled by him.. but for his own self. I need him to be who he really is and do what he says he will. I absolutely want him to be respectable. And in my relation to him, I need to be able to be who I am which IS a person who respects. If he wants to be in my life, I need to be able to rely on him, not because I can't handle my own but because I need to be able to trust him and to entrust him with his place in it. Of course I desire a man who can better me but most of all I expect to be with a man who can better himself.

"Spare Time"

You do children a disservice by allowing them to believe the meaning of life is indulging in entertainment. I liked the beginning of Matilda where she was always reading and doing "strange" things.. She enjoyed it, it was fun. But there were entertaining books.. And as they watched television, who's to really say there's Nothing they could have learned so the fact is, it's not about whether your eyes are on a book or a television set but that you enlarge the span of your knowledge, you step out of your comfort zone and take what is being offered to you, you build relationships in the real world and you put the skills you learn into practice in your life Immediately. Also, it pays to get up and do more... Stretch to allow purpose to be fulfilled and not to just be appeasing your boredom of fleshly laziness. While watching television, watch a different channel browse new programs and instead of just laughing or rehashing the stories, try also making notes of things you Learned. Your thoughts while you view are Important. What is your entertainment teaching youu? What attitudes are the media that you use beginning to form within you? Same for when you read. And while you view, multitask. They used to say you should do something during commercials, like wash dishes or work on a load of laundry or some other household chore/cleaning or have a mini workout or some other productive task but nowadays people rarely have to see commercials. What we Should do more of now, however, is view With our family. That's what's rare now. Spend time speaking to each other, connecting, sharing and simply being in close proximity. Closeness is a thing that should not be taken for granted. I cherish the memories of just sitting on a couch with my father's arm around me. We didn't have to be sitting there for hours but the point is it even meant a lot to us both for him to just have come over and been there. Invite someone to view with you or respectfully invite yourself to view with someone. Same with reading, read a book to or with someone. Regardless of age. Enrich someone Else's life enrich your lives Together. Book clubs existed for a reason. God made us all differently and it's beautiful to read the same text and hear all the various messages that may have come through with it. Also, it's a great way to bond as well as teach and learn. Just writing about this has been such a blessing for me. I leave you all to ponder the very many ways you can add more blessings into your lives if you'd just take your face out the phone and tablet and computer for a second. I know we all lead busy lives and may even rarely have time for such entertainment and that these devices have become a major tool for "communication" and resource for information but the point is that's why the little moments matter all the more. And they surely add up over time. You don't want to look back on all the times you were out with a loved one but remember having just been on the phone the whole time. So for yourself and the children in our lives, it truly pays to have intention in our every action and to make the most of the moments we are relaxing with a comedy on Netflix or scrolling through Instagram by making it about something bigger. There's always a bigger picture if we look to God; He will bring us out of ourselves enough to give us exactly what we truly need. And, for that, I thank You!

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