From a Child Prospective By Mackenzie Ware, 10 year old (This is what she received from Sunday message in her own words and spelling).

Have You Seen The Devil Lately?

From a Child Prospective By Mackenzie Ware, 11 years old. ( This is what she received from Sunday message in her own words.

1 Peter 5:8-9
Have You Seen The Devil Lately?

Now that shouldn’t be a question. The devil is anywhere, at anytime, where he can temp you to go against God; the devil is everywhere so you need to keep your guard up.
The devil is everywhere at anytime. The devil want you to join his party, and he tries to trick you into leaving Gods party so you can join his. If you fall for his tricks, you slowy backwards from heaven into the pits of hell. One thing you do know is how fast you can jump back to heaven, and that way is through Jesus. You just have to do one simply thing and it’s not hard; you need to ask for forgiveness. When you do ask for forgiveness, you need to genuinely mean it, and God will quickly forgive you as if it never happened.
You need to keep your guard up for the devil. The devil is always on the lookout for people to join his side, but what you need to do is resist him. You don’t ever really have to fight the devil, you just need to resist him, “how do you do that?” To resist the devil you need to know the who, how, and what. You need to know who the devil is, what he does, and what his tactics are. By knowing his tactics, you know how he tricks you, he acts like he all good and he makes bad things sound good. All the devil’s job is, is to get you to join his army and take down God army. The devil wants us all to fall, but we know just how to get up if we follow Jesus through ever step if your life.
The devil thinks we are gullible, but we are NOT gullible. We are children of God and we can’t forget that because he is the only one to guide us through the right path. The devil is everywhere so we need to keep our guard up. We have the power to make the devil run away.

Are We Doing What Counts

From a Child Prospective By Mackenzie Ware, 11 years old. ( This is what she received from Sunday message in her own words.

Galatians 5:6
Are We Doing What Counts?

Have you ever thought about that question, “are we doing what counts?” Are you doing things with good intentions, and how do we do what counts?
If you aren’t doing things with good intentions it’s probably not good. We are here to do good things so it counts with us when we go to heaven. If it is not a good deed it counts against you, and you will have a higher chance of going to hell. When you do good deeds, you can’t brag on how what you did, for that is just annoying and gives away the whole point of the good deed. When you do things with good intentions you need to make sure it is with good intentions.
When you do things with good intentions, how do you know? If you’re able to have a phone and read this perspective, then you should know your rights and wrongs. If you’re not sure, if it right or wrong, just don’t do it because bad intentions means it is probably a bad deed. Also if you don’t know and not do it, you don’t have to deal with thinking about it all the time. You should know the basics of right and wrong, and if you don’t know don’t do it.
Are you doing things that count with you or against you. If you want to go to heaven, then while you are here you need to do good deeds. You must do things with good intentions, and also know if it is good or not.

There Is Only One Way Home

From a Child Prospective By Mackenzie Ware, 11 years old. ( This is what she received from Sunday message in her own words.

Acts 4:8-12
There Is Only One Way Home.

Now I am not talking about how you get to your house here on Earth, there’s probably many different ways, I’m talking about when you die and you have to get to your heavenly home. The only way to get into heaven anyway is through Jesus Christ.
We are only here for a temporary amount of time. Our physical home here,on Earth, is where we will stay until Jesus comes and takes us to our heavenly home. We are just here to spread the word of God and prove that we are worthy of entering the gates of heaven. While we are here, we have to make the right choices, right actions, and when we do mess up we ask for forgiveness so our sins don’t count against us. We want to go to heaven and there is only one way there.
We only have one way to get to heaven, and that one way is throughout Jesus. Jesus will always be the only way to get to God. We cannot buy, sneak, or sell our way into heaven because up there we have no use for money.
Jesus is the only path to righteousness and perfection, and the only reason we are here is so we learn to be more like him. Jesus is a extremely important part for us getting into heaven.
There is only one way to our heavenly home. Our only way there is through Jesus Christ, so we need to learn the ways of Jesus while we are here.

What Do You Do When You Hit Rock Bottom?

From a Child Prospective By Mackenzie Ware, 11 years old. ( This is what she received from Sunday message in her own words.

Genius 37:23-24
What Do You Do When You Hit Rock Bottom?

Have you ever hit rock bottom? If you have, how did you get there? Was it because of your own actions or someone else’s? Hitting rock bottom is the worst place to be on Earth, and most of the time people have no idea how to get up. Were you the cause of your own suffering because you weren’t careful with what you were doing? It could have been someone else you listened to, and you thought it was a good idea so you listened.
Were you the cause of your suffering? You could have been in the best place in your life. You has a nice house, a stable job, and possibly a good personal relationship. Then one day you decide to…let’s say… you killed someone you really disliked, soon you were caught by the police, you are sentenced 40 years in jail. You loose your girlfriend/boyfriend because she/he was scared of you, then you loose your house because you weren’t able to pay any if the bills, you lost your job because you weren’t a good
For the company, and once you get out of jail you are at rock bottom, you have nowhere to live, no job to work, and no one to depend on…well you have one person, GOD, God promised that he will NEVER leave you, nor forget you, and he NEVER breaks his promises. When you believe in the Lord you can find your way up from rock bottom.
Now what if it wasn’t your fault you hit rock bottom, it was someone else. Same scenario, you have a job, house, relationship all that good stuff. You disliked a person and you tell your “best friend,” he/she says,” you should secretly try to kill if you dislike that person that much,” you think this is a good idea, so you try to go with it. Boy you’ve gone messed up AGAIN! You go to jail again, loose your girlfriend/boyfriend, loose your house,loose your job, some more of that good good stuff. You back down to rock bottom, but you still have that ONE person to talk to,God, and he will always be there for you, so whenever you wake up from that cold street, pray to God that you can make it back up, and who knows you can become the poorest man in the world to the richest man on Earth, you just don’t know what God will do.
When we are at rock bottom there is always a way to the top, even if it was or wasn’t your fault there is a way to the top. Therefore when we are trapped in the dark, trust in God to see the light.

How do we handle our scars?

From a Child Prospective By Mackenzie Ware, 11 years old. ( This is what she received from Sunday message in her own words.

Genesis 21:14-20
How do we handle our scars?

We are not talking about how you fall off your bike and get a booboo on your knee, and then after time you get a scar. How do you handle your metaphorical scars. If you still don’t understand how do you handle your history.
It is black history month and us, black people, have a lot of history. We did not start off as slaves, there was a time before all of that. We were in Africa living our regular life, but all of a sudden the white men came and took basically all of us against our will, and made us slaves. We had no choice but to become a slave or die. We slaves might have been weak and helpless, but we had God to go to.
We never gave up and we weren’t going to. We had many black role models Martin Luther King Jr, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, etc. Martin Luther King helped us gain basic human rights, Harriet Tubman helped over 300 slaves get out of slavery, and Rosa Parks stood up for herself and many others. They are just some of the people who lead us to freedom and rights. We need to stand up for ourselves and our people.
We are black people. Doesn’t matter if you light skin really dark skin you have a black heritage in you. We are proud for all of our history. Our black lives matter

Are We Happy In The Lord

From a Child Prospective By Mackenzie Ware, 11 years old. ( This is what she received from Sunday message in her own words.

Ecclesiastes 3:12
Are We Happy In The Lord?

Are you happy with what the Lord does for you? You should be because he does so much. It not a sin to be happy, so you should ever be sad. We won’t be alive forever so why waste it on being sad because you won’t have feelings when your dead.
It is not a sin to be happy (that’s crazy). We all deserve to be happy at any time, especially if you are a Christian. We, as Christans have no reason to not be happy. God woke us up this morning, he gave us money to get food, we traveled safely throughout the day, we got home safely, and we got to go to sleep without any disturbance. If you know someone who is always sad, won’t ever smile, that is just depressed, well they don’t have to be like that. You can try to cheer them up, that person is possibly just lonely, and just needs a friend. You are a person who can give that person a friend, and not only will it make them happy, but it will makes you happy. Try helping out someone then ask yourself ,” am I happy.”
Everyone reading this is alive I think. We all are not going to be alive forever, so we shouldn’t waste it on the bad things in life. Stealing, killing, drugs are all a waste of time because the all lead you to the same place…jail, which is a waste of time because if you didn’t do all that stuff you could spend your time being happy. When you do everything you are spupposed to do in the end you be even more happy then ever before. Let’s all be happy and thankful.
We need to be happy in the Lord for he does everything for us and we have to repay him. If you waste your life being sad you won’t live your life to the fullest, and that is not a life you want to have lived.Are

Are We Experiencing God At The Level Of Servanthood?

From a Child Prospective By Mackenzie Ware, 11 years old. ( This is what she received from Sunday message in her own words.

Luke 10:1-3, 17
Are We Experiencing God At The Level Of Servanthood?

Are we expecting
In our church we have leaders and the congregation, the leader are supposed to set and example for the congregation as Jesus did for the world. We are not Jesus so we can’t do it like him but we have to try, which is all we can do.
If you can’t do it right don’t do it at all. If you don’t know how to do something, and you can’t learn it, don’t give up, but try something different because we can’t do everything. We want to do the things we like but if you don’t give and effort you can’t do it, we need to try if you want to be able to do it right. Jesus always gave effort in everything he did, he wasn’t lazy, he wasn’t tired, he was always on the go to spread the word of God. We need to give the effort.
We are here to spread the word of God, but most of us don’t even do that we do the complete opposite. When we don’t do what we are meant for it will effect us in the end. Since we were made in God’s image we have to act the part, or be as perfect as possible.
We don’t want to follow the devil for the WORST path to take, it might be a smooth ride but you are cheating and you will see you and your problems face to face. Let’s take the right path even though there are way more bumps, you can still get through with the help of God.
We need to try as much as we can, but when you don’t you won’t accomplish your goals. Lets take the right path as a leader not a follower.

What If Jesus Were King?

From a Child Prospective By Mackenzie Ware, 11 years old. ( This is what she received from Sunday message in her own words.

Luke 4:14-21, 28-30
What If Jesus Were King?

If Jesus were to be King(as in Martin Luther King Jr) he would be able easily spread the word as if he were making toast. Martin Luther King was loved and respect in rights for black people, and so many people loved him. Before he was shot he had changed so many people’s lives, and blacks got to be more respected. If it we’re Jesus in his shows it would be just like that. Jesus was loved and respect in sharing the word of God, doing miracles, healing the unhealthy, and so many people loved him. Before he was put to death on the cross he had changed so many people’s lives, and they got to know about God, therefore their souls were saved. Even though Martin Luther King and Jesus have some similarities, you can’t compare anything to Jesus. Jesus has been through it all with and without us, and he will continue his work to help us all.

Are We Measuring Up?

From a Child Prospective By Mackenzie Ware, 11 years old. ( This is what she received from Sunday message in her own words.

Ephesians 3:14-19
Are We Measuring Up?

Do you ever have that one “friend” that you don’t ever see until one day you get some money and they finally come around, and they are all over hoping they can get some money? I know that I’m not the only one. We all want a true friend that will stick by you no matter what, but sometimes it’s hard to find those people in the human race because they are already taken, they changed their ways, or there aren’t anymore, but there will be one person who is always there but you don’t even know it… Jesus. He has always been there since you were born and until you die no matter what you do. If you ever feeling lonely you can just hang out with Jesus, he will have time for you. We need to pray to Jesus more anyway since he has done everything for us, be gives us breath, he give it us food, our basic needs, and etc.
We need to be more greatful for everything given to us because if we don’t the height of our faith goes lower and lower. God has a measuring stick and he uses it to measure our every deed. If you have faith he measures how much faith you have, so let’s keep our self in check so we can get into heaven

Have we taken our eyes off the star?

From a Child Prospective By Mackenzie Ware, 11 years old. ( This is what she received from Sunday message in her own words.

Matthew 2:10
Have we taken our eyes off the star?

Christmas is over, and we are getting ready for the New Year. Most of the Christmas decorations have been taken down, we been back home from our trips, we have opened all the presents, but that beautiful star is still shining. Since the day Jesus was born the star has been shining and we have been letting that star guide us through our life. You are probably thinking, how does a little star in the night shy guide us through our life, Jesus is that star and he personally makes out how our life is going to be, and his star guides and helps you. That’s why we should never take our eye off the star because it’s like walking away from Jesus.
Jesus will always be by our side and never leave us in the dark, and follow you through your life, so you are never alone. Jesus has promised to never leave you and he never breaks his promises, so we need to let him guide us.
Not only will Jesus follow you he will be there to help you through the way because he won’t just walk with you and do nothing like regular people would do. He going to guide you through the obstacles that come along for life isn’t just a smooth road for there are bumps along the way. We can’t every do anything alone, and we don’t have to since we have that bright star to guide us along the way, so we don’t end up on the wrong side. We will always have that light to light the way.
We all have been somewhere that was dark and you had to use something to light a path. Let’s say that the dark is you trapped in your mind, you are just walking but you have no idea where you are or where you are going, now that light is Jesus, a light appears by your side and you let that light guide you as it lights your path, now you have reached the end you are in heaven and it’s the best, you are overwhelmed with joy, and extremely happy that you were able to find that light to help guide. We can never look away from that’s light or you could lose it, so let not.