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.

Blog Posts & Messages

Our blog posts begin here. We add both announcements and notices that are specific to 34/39 members and to Mount Pleasant's members at large. We try to update this site several times each month. We welcome your posts in the comment sections.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

34/39 Recent Prayer Requests

Bro. Edward Neal, Jr., Sis. Vonzetta Stokes & family, Sis. Dorothy Davis, Bro. Maurice Anderson , Sis. Shelly White & family, Sis. Carolyn Avent & family.

Bible Study with Bishop, Tuesdays!

The entire church has Bible Study with Bishop every Tuesday (except the Tuesday after first Sunday) from now until May 20. Topic: How We Got Our Bible.
Dinner is served at 6 p.m. (cost $6)

Sermon Highlights, Sunday, 3/16/08

Transformation and change do not occur because you try harder, it happens because you train wisely.

Scriptural texts: John 14:12-16, Phil 2:13, John 15:5-7, Luke 10:19

Rejoice in the fact that your name is written.
"The Staggering Promise" --> John 15:5, John 15:7
Words unlock access to the privilege and right to use His name: love, obey, abide.
Love obeys, then love abides. Proof that you love me (Christ) is when you obey.

A lot of people allow people to be their savior, but won't let HIM be their God.

Keep: Conform to habits of conduct, to stay in accord with, preserve, maintain.

Remain: Accept Jesus as your savior, continue or persevere in believing, believing/loving obedience.

Loving Jesus will cause you to abide, abiding will cause you to obey.

The union between Jesus and his disciples in intentional, it is personal.

He never sends us into the world to accomplish His mission unarmed, ill-equipped.

Sometimes I can't track Him, but I have to love and trust His heart.

He loves me, with all of my mess, He still loves me.

This love is not vague. He says "when you remain in me, I will give you MY joy." The closer you get to difficulty, the greater the joy. Joy will grow in power and in depth by their obedience. The obedience will magnify your power. More difficulty = opportunity to exercise faith, and train. There's POWER in the name of Jesus! The closer you get to Jesus, the more powerful you become.

How's your love live?
Strong enough to obey?
Love Him enough to abide?
Love Him enough to remain?

Assignment: Read: Phil, chapters 1 & 2;
Read: John, chapters 14 & 15.

Sermon Highlights, Sunday 3/9/08, 7:45 & 10:45

7:45 Service, Min. Scott Washington

"Jesus Christ: The Portrait of a Servant"

Love + Obey + Abide + Remain = Servanthood
Phil 2:1-13
  • What is the mind of a servant?
    • He's humble, he puts himself under authority
    • He's selfless, he's secure
    • The mind of a servant is love.
  • What is the measure of a servant?
    • A servant will obey no matter how much it costs him.
  • What is the mark of a servant?
    • The reward is the ability to abide.
  • What is the benefit of a servant?
    • Our responsibility is to remain.
Our responsibility is to follow God's example. Allow him to live his life through you.

10:45 Service, Min. John Sherrin

Phil 4:4, 11

"I'm good, God's got me."

One of the best tricks of the devil = to make us think that we need something that we already have.

Remember Bishop Johnson's words: "Don't try ... train."
Trying, 9 times out of 10 doesn't get you anywhere. We need to train ourselves.

1) Learn that we have everything that we need (Phil 4:19)
2) Trust - even though there are things that we want ... if God doesn't release it to us, he doesn't want us to have it yet.

We can't put our reliance, our confidence in ourselves. We must rely on on God.

I can honor God in my getting and
I can honor God when He says "no."

It's about trusting God and putting your complete confidence in God.

"If God hasn't given it to me, I don't need it."

Remember the wristbands (from the youth conference) - "Will you B T C?" (be the church.)

Be intentional -- Live for God on purpose.