Greetings Zion Family,
As we begin our journey together during this new season in the life of Zion Missionary Baptist Church, I am glad to be here serving as your new Senior Pastor. It is my prayer during these 90 days of "Listening, Learning and Loving", that God will shower all of us with grace and mercy. I look forward to listening to the stories of Zion, learning about the ministry impact of the church and loving the people of Zion. 
I ask that you continue to pray for my family as we become familiar with the community and the church. I am excited about this journey! I am excited about what God is going to do through this church!
In this season of upgrade, God is going to take us to the next level so that we can make an even greater impact on our community. 

Happy New Year! 

Pastor Robert James

Twitter: @PstrRJ
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Move, Now! Immediate Obedience

Written by Ina Allen.

Deuteronomy 1:6-7

I remember reading and studying about the Minutemen of the American Revolutionary War. We were taught that these men volunteered to go to war and through training, were read to move at a minute's notice. We have similar people that operate at a minute's notice today. They are sometimes called First Responders. These people are part of the Emergency Medical System and are more than likely to be the first to arrive at the scene of an accident, natural disaster or terrorist attack to provide aid to those involved. These women and men, out of obedience to an alert or call they receive, drop everything they are doing leave their comfort zone, at the moment and go. They go without questions or without hesitating.

The Making of a Dream Team

Written by LaJauna Ellis.

The year was 1992, Barcelona, Spain, Olympic competition, at its finest...Because of a 1989 rule change, this was the first time the US Olympic team included professional basketball players, and what a team it was!

Led by the coaching staff of Chuck Daly, Lenny Wilkens, and P.J. Carlesimo, the team consisted of the starting five, the "dream" part of the team: Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing and, Scottie Pippin. Rounding out the team, the bench included: Charles Barkley, David Robinson Karl Malone, Chris Mullin, Clyde Drexler, John Stockton, and Christian Laettner.

One by one, Team USA eliminated the competition until it reigned supreme, beating its opponents by an average of 44 points. Winning the gold medal, they were the main attraction everywhere they went, arriving and departing to cheers of USA, USA, USA!

This was the United States DREAM TEAM! With five players considered the best of the best leading the way, this is a team some say can never be duplicated. Yet this was not the original dream team. No, there was another dream team, one led by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bible Gateway Verse of the Day

Galatians 6:7-8
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”

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