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.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Highlights: Sunday Nov. 30 Message, 7:45 & 10:45 services

Bishop Johnson's topic: Let Us Enter In And Possess, But Watch Your Step.

Scriptures: Hebrews 3:1-2, 12-14, 4:1-3

Highlights:
  • Sometimes it seems easier to stay in a rut than to let God change us.
  • Don't drift away and go back to what was in your past life.
  • Many of us are living beneath what God has called us to.
  • We often live in defeat. Living in defeat is hard work!
  • Struggle is work. Struggle in fear ... is work. Struggle in doubt ...is work. Struggle in anxiety ... is work.
  • Do we need some "post-conversion" crisis to come to a place of rest?
  • Sometimes we need a crisis point to see how good God is.
  • Remember Hebrews 3:19 "So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief."
  • When you murmur and complain against the living God, unbelief creeps in.
  • We need each other. Be encouraged; God wants you to receive the good news -- the good news is about resting.
  • The higher the value, the higher the honor. Value the Word.
  • Mix the Word you heard with your faith.
  • Faith will counterbalance whatever you're going through, and go to a place of rest.
  • The rest of God is not cessation of activity, but it is peace within the work, it is rest within the toil.
  • Don't let what's going on take you away from the living God.
  • When you have to have it your way, and God can't have His way, you can't have His rest.
  • When your heart starts to get hard, your will is no longer stimulated by a desire for God. Your mind sets itself on selfish comfort. your emotions become fixed on easy conveniences. Your emotions become addicted to quick fixes! So watch your step.
  • Remember that delayed obedience is still disobedience.
  • The Word preached to you should not make you bitter, it should make you better.
  • Faith was the pre-requisite for entering into the rest.
  • Jesus says, Why should you carry what I've already carried? It is finished. Why should you struggle under a weight that I've already lifted? I will ease, and relieve, and refresh your soul.

Please note that these highlights do not replace the entire message. You are encouraged to get the CD or DVD for the full content.

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