Being Healed At Home

Sister Mable Vaughn-Murray

Sister Deloris Turner

Sister Elaine Porter

Sister Betty Riley

Sister Clara Shepherd

Brother Jerry Williams

Being Heal In The Hospital/Nursery Home

Brother Ron Miller, (Sun Valley H.C.)

The Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church is proud to honor our First Lady on her accomplishment of becoming certified as an able Minister, equipped with sound doctrine, so that she will be able to teach others, by the Sonship School of the Firstborn.

 About the Sonship School of the Firstborn

At SSOTF, training and instruction transpire in the environments of the classroom, the church, and the community. Coupled with the discipline of a self-study program, five-fold, and lay ministers alike, learn the mechanics of ministry, while acquiring knowledge through life-application skills in such areas as:

                 Pragmatics of church building
Worship essentials
      Financial stewardship
Ministerial integrity
                   Prayer basics, and much more.

The goal of the SSOF is the development and duplication of able ministers through participation in the “hands-on” practicum of daily ministry, all within the setting of a school in the church.

                       Rev. James Johnson

                                                              "Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.”

           We need a fresh view of the compassionate King. We need to understand the nature of his kingdom. Jesus taught his disciples to pray, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

            What is the kingdom of God? There are three tenses in God’s Kingdom. The first is the past tense.  It is a historical kingdom.  John the Baptist preached, “Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand” (Matthew 3:2). The kingdom was at hand because Jesus was about to be introduced to the world, and He would establish the Kingdom of God in the hearts of men and women.

            The second tense of the kingdom of God is the present tense.  God has not changed.  He is still building His kingdom on earth in the hearts of people.  He loves the world.  One of the most profound words in the Bible is the word so, John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world” (emphasis added).  The word so expresses the intensity of God’s love for rebellious humanity. We must understand how intensely God loves people.  He wants to establish His rule in the hearts of people.

            What did Jesus mean when He said, “Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven?” The Bible clearly states the will of God.  It says that “the Lord is not slow about His promises, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).  When one prays for the will of God and the kingdom of God, he is in essence praying for the same thing.  He is praying for Jesus to rule in the hearts of men and women.

            The third tense of the kingdom of God is the future.  The kingdom of God will culminate with the second return of the King.  Jesus is coming again.  We must prepare and pray for His coming.  When we pray for His kingdom to come, we are essentially praying for two things.  We are praying for the rule of God in the hearts of men and women and for the return of Christ.

Submitted by Rev. James Johnson