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, December 15, 2009

Sermon Notes: Let Peace Rule & Don't Worry (Dec. 6, 13)

Over the past few weeks, Bishop Johnson has been reminding the congregation about the real reason for Christmas (Christ!), but he has really been making sure that all know that this should not be a season for stressing out over "things" or the "acquisition of things." He said that no one should spend beyond their budget, don't worry about gifts to get or whether you can't afford gifts. Do not be stressed over anything this season.

Review of Sermon Notes:
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Let Peace Rule!

Colossians 3:13-15,16


15And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

Don't be anxious about anything!

(Matt. 6:25, 28, 31, 34)

25Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

26Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

27Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

28And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

31Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.


Don't worry!

Worry:
1) Keeps you from enjoying what you already have
2) Makes you forget your own worth
3) Is a complete waste of energy
4) Erases the promises of God from your mind
5) Doesn't look good on you.

First seek the kingdom of God. Put your care upon him. Why carry something that HE has already carried for you?

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