Mount Pleasant (Baltimore) 34/39 Deacon Care Family Ministry

Welcome to the online home of the Deacon Care Family Ministry for the 21234 and 21239 zip codes of Mount Pleasant Church and Ministries, Baltimore, Maryland. We are better known as the "34/39 Zip Zone!"
The Mount Pleasant members of 21234 and 21239 have joined together for a number of activities. Sunday breakfast at church, a Saturday breakfast and walk in the park, Sunday dinner, Meet and Greet after service, and a Resource Center Fellowship. Page down for the latest information, then enjoy the photo slideshow at the bottom of the page.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sermon Notes - Highlights, Jan. 27, 7:45 service: "The Luciferian Attitude, Pt. 2"

Please note that these highlights are neither a substitute for attending services nor getting the CD/DVD for Bishop Johnson's full content. These notes serve as a supplement for your home study during the week. ALL NOTES ARE HIGHLIGHTS OF BISHOP JOHNSON'S EXACT WORDS. THESE NOTES ARE NOT PARAPHRASED.

"FIRST" (definition) - A basic essential affecting the foundation of something. God is #1 in a series. God is defined as:
  • The first person
  • Existing before time.
The Foundation
People try to build a life with no foundation. Scriptures: Matt 7:24, Matt 7:21-19.
People can be religious, in love with the notion of God and Jesus, aware of Him, but not really know God.

Teaching about Jesus -- Motivates you.
Teaching Jesus -- Changes you.

You need a firm foundation because the storms of life are certain. If I never had a storm, I wouldn't know how to trust Him, I wouldn't know how to take Him at His word.

I don't just want to have favor, I want to live in favor.

Some things come my way and shake me, but my foundation is firm.

Jesus says "There is a person who does not understand skill for living." Matt: 7: 26-27.

Wise vs Foolish:
Wise: digs deep, takes time to build
Foolish: wants everything easy, doesn't feel a sense of responsibility
Both: Storms will come
(Foolish: Foundation may look good, but can't stand up to the storm.)

Jesus didn't say it wouldn't be hard. He said that he would be with you through it.

A contractor cannot go successfully beyond his first mistake. The question is not if it will fall, the question is when.

God's intention for Adam and Eve: was not tempt them, it was to remind them the HE is LORD.

Lucifer took the desire of the heart and twisted it. He will skew it.

If you missed the game by 1 point, you still lost.

God wanted to keep them from evil, and from what did not belong to them. Because only God knows how to deal with evil effectively.

Scriptures: Isaiah 14:12-14, Ezekial 28:11-19, Luke 10:18

Lucifer had a will of his own. Lucifer wants to distract you. The Devil can't do anything with you until you think it!

Think Holy Thoughts!
Say: "The blood of JESUS is against you NOW!"

The curse came because Adam & Eve neglected to put GOD AND HIS COMMANDS FIRST.

Some of us are so concerned with our "rightness" that we mess up our righteousness with God. God will never tell you to do something that is outside of His will.

We are in a Luciferian attitude if challenge God's authority.
--> Christian by confession, but carrying a Luciferian spirit.
--> You don't have to be demon-possessed to have a Luciferian attitude.
--> You can be in it before you realize you're there.

Say: "I'd rather be in the dark with Jesus, than in the light with Satan."

Luciferian Attitude: manifested in attitude/mindset that puts itself above God.
Proverbs 3:1-9 (v. 5) We get in trouble because we trust ourselves.
Do not rely on your own understanding.
In all your ways, acknowledge Him!
When you're up, when you're down
When it's easy, when it's hard
Make Him first, He'll cover the rest.

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