Pastor Lionell Alexander of GMOBC

Pastor Lionell Alexander of GMOBC

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Tuesday- What and Whose Authority? (Matt. 21:23-27; Mark 11:27-33; Luke 20:1-8)
In Jerusalem, Jesus’ virtual classroom has now expanded from his inner circle of twelve disciples to all the people who gathered to hear him. He taught one thing – the only thing that counts – the good news of God. The people were amazed at this Teacher and how He taught. The religious leaders (the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders) were not impressed. In fact, they were planning to kill Jesus. How could this uneducated Man exhibit such knowledge? They challenged Jesus, “Tell us by what authority You are doing these things, or who is the one who gave You this authority?” Jesus countered with a question to them, “I will ask you a question…Was the baptism of John from heaven or from men”. If they answered Him, he would answer them. This uneducated and untrained Man stumped them. They reasoned that however they answered would cause a problem between them and the people. They determined their best response was no response! The Jewish preachers, teachers, and church leaders determined they could not answer. They did not answer Jesus, therefore He refused to answer them. Jesus was on His way to Calvary to complete His mission. He made time to teach all who were receptive to Him. The church leaders were not receptive and refused to listen. Will you listen and be receptive to the Good News of Jesus Christ?
Monday – Cleansing the Temple (Matt. 21:12,13; Mark 11:15-17; Luke 19:45,46)
When Jesus entered the temple in Jerusalem, what did He find? Was the temple “…the house of prayer for all the peoples“ (Isaiah 56:7) or “…a den of robbers” (Jeremiah 7:11)? Jesus witnessed His house being used as a place for secular business activities of the money changers and livestock salesmen capitalizing on the needs of those who would come in for worship and sacrificial offerings. His Holy House had been transformed from a house of prayer and worship to a mere bazaar for the local merchants. Jesus was now in Jerusalem preparing to complete what He came to earth to do but He took time to do some serious ‘housecleaning’. He restored His house to what it was, a house of prayer. Are we taking care of Jesus’ house (the church building) today or have we turned it into a den of thieves or community marketplace where everything takes place, except prayer and worship?
Monday – Cleansing the Temple (Matt. 21:12,13; Mark 11:15-17; Luke 19:45,46)
When Jesus entered the temple in Jerusalem, what did He find? Was the temple “…the house of prayer for all the peoples“ (Isaiah 56:7) or “…a den of robbers” (Jeremiah 7:11)? Jesus witnessed His house being used as a place for secular business activities of the money changers and livestock salesmen capitalizing on the needs of those who would come in for worship and sacrificial offerings. His Holy House had been transformed from a house of prayer and worship to a mere bazaar for the local merchants. Jesus was now in Jerusalem preparing to complete what He came to earth to do but He took time do some serious ‘housecleaning’. He restored His house to what it was, a house of prayer. Are we taking care of Jesus’ house (the church building) today or have we turned it into a den of thieves or community marketplace where everything takes place, except prayer and worship?
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06/04/2020

Lest we forget why we exist... https://youtu.be/lQtkjvTN_BI

04/08/2020

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Jesus' final five days leading to Calvary - Tuesday: His Authority is Questioned (Matthew 21:23 - 23:39)

One the next day, Jesus returned from Bethany (where He spent the night) and went back to the temple. While Jesus was teaching the chief priests and the elders confronted Him and questioned His authority, "By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” Jesus answered them by appealing to their intellect in asking His question, “The baptism of John was from what source, from heaven or from men?” They realized however they answered Jesus would discredit themselves.

Consider Jesus' complete response to them in the verses that followed. He did not go back and forth with these sinful religious leaders nor did He lord His authority over them. He spoke in parables to reveal Himself and what His mission would accomplish. He confronted them on their sinful ways. As Jesus pointed out, looking 'religious' on the outside does not reveal who one really is on the inside.

Jesus did not come to redeem the self-righteous but lost sinners who would come to Him by faith. He came to seek and save those who are lost.

04/07/2020

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Jesus' final five days leading to Calvary - Monday: The Cleansing of the Temple

When Jesus entered the temple in Jerusalem, what He found was not worship or prayer. People traveled from near and far for the Passover and it was convenient to purchase their sacrificial animals when they got there. This practice of profiting from the sale of animals and money changing had not only become corrupt but what was worst was that it was taking place inside the temple. Jesus' actions against the money changers and those buying and selling in the temple was righteous indignation. As he took action against them, Jesus quoted Isaiah 56:7, "My house shall be called a house of prayer." Before He left the temple, Jesus healed the blind and lame who came to Him in His house.

Jesus' reference to Isaiah 56:7 pointed to a future time when the Gentiles would be true worshipers in the community of worship with faithful Israel (Isaiah 56:3-8). The full quotation of Isaiah 56:7 is: “My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations”

03/29/2020

Join us on Facebook Live tomorrow, March 29, at 11:00 for week 2 of our 'In Home Service'. Shelter-in-Place is not a shelter from God. We may not be able to go to a building but the church goes on. God is omnipresent; He will never be confined to a building. Nothing can stop our worship!

03/21/2020

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Here is a summary of Pastor Alexander's sermon, Philosophies, Fables and Foolishness: Make the Main Thing the Main Thing (Colossians 2:16-23:

Jesus completes us!

As Christians, the totality of our existence is firmly grounded and rooted in Jesus Christ. In Him, we have been set free from the legalistic stronghold of the world. We will not be pulled into the false ideologies of man-made wisdom that produces man-made results which are empty of any substance. There are no rules to govern us in our spiritual walk aside from what we have been given through the Word of God. We are totally free in Jesus!

In Paul's letter to the Christians at Colossae he addressed the problem of them being attacked/invaded by false teaching. As Paul wrote, we are not to be concerned with man-made legalistic ordinances and restrictions in our worship. Looking 'spiritual' is one thing; living a life that is wholly acceptable to God through Jesus Christ is something else.

Points to consider:
-What is in Him controls our actions (vv. 16, 17)
-What is not of Him should have no control over us (vv. 18-22)
-What is necessary for us is found only through Him (v. 23)

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Join us tomorrow, Sunday, March 22, 2020, on Facebook Live. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) may prohibit us from worshipping together in our church sanctuary, but God is Omnipresent! God has blessed us with the technology to fellowship together where we are.
Our service will begin at 11:00 AM with songs of praise and worship and at 11:15 Pastor Lionell Alexander will lead us further in the service.
For those who don’t have Facebook Live availability, join us via conference call at 712-775-8963 (toll-free with cellphone); the conference code is 471071.

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03/21/2020

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A message from the pastor:

On Thursday, March 19, Governor Abbott issued an Executive Order for the state of Texas that went into effect at midnight, March 20. The executive order calls for a prohibition of gathering of 10 or more people. Although churches are exempt from the executive order because of freedom of religion, the decisions of Dallas County and the city of Dallas do apply to churches (no community gathering of 50 or more people). Based on the governor's executive order, the local requirements and my responsibility and desire to ensure the health and safety of the members and visitors of our church, we will not hold services at Greater Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, March 22 or Sunday, March 29. Ministry meetings, including prayer, bible study and choir rehearsals will also be cancelled during this two week period, beginning tomorrow, March 21.

We are planning on having worship service on Sunday, March 22, via Facebook Live and conference call (for those without social media capabilities). We are working on the logistics right now; the schedule will be posted and communicated on or before noon tomorrow, March 21. Stay tuned...

12/26/2017

Merry Christmas to our church family and friends! May God continue to shower His blessings on you throughout the holiday season. -Pastor Lionell and Sherva Alexander

01/08/2017

We're stepping up and moving forward in 2017- Hebrews 11:6. If you are searching for a church home, a church where you can praise God and use your spiritual gift(s) for Kingdom building, then come and join us at Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church! Our worship service begins at 11:00 AM. We are located at 4127 Biglow Dr., Dallas (75216).

12/31/2016

Whatever your plans are on New Year's Eve - Watch Night Service, social gathering, time with family and loved ones or staying in - what are your plans for Sunday Morning? What better way to start the New Year than worshiping God and praising him for a new day, a new year.

Come and celebrate the New Year with us at Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church at 4127 Biglow St., Dallas 75216. Our New Year's Day Service will begin at 10:30 AM

This is the day which the LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24).

12/31/2016

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12/24/2016

Celebrate Christmas with us! If you are looking for a church to worship God and celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, join me at Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church of Dallas for our Christmas worship celebration on Sunday, December 25, at 10:30 AM.

12/24/2016

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Celebrate Christmas with us at Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church! If you are looking for a church to worship God and celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, join us and Pastor Lionell Alexander for our Christmas worship celebration on Sunday, December 25, at 10:30 AM.

07/09/2016

You've tried everything. Really? Have you tried God? If Life's experiences are a test of your faith, what is your grade? Whether you believe it or not, prayer does change things; and people.

07/09/2016

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...and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and heal their land.
-2 Chronicles 7:14

[08/31/15]   The Women's Intergenerational Ministry (WIM) did a fantastic job during morning worship on Sunday morning, August 30, 2015. The praise dancers (Adults) were great! The Women's Chorus was fantastic! The speaker for the morning, Charlese Agnew was outstanding! Thank you, WIM, for your ministry and service.

06/30/2015

I am truly blessed to have been chosen as the pastor, and servant-leader, of the Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church on February 10, 2013. As we celebrate this 2nd Anniversary, I thank GMOBC for the opportunity to serve you as we work together for the Kingdom. I am filled with excitement as we are striving to be light and witnesses in our Jerusalem, and in Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth!

It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave; just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, -Matthew 20:26-28(a)

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[03/08/15]   Don't forget to 'Spring Forward' tonight. Daylight saving time begins at 2:00 AM. See you at Sunday School in the morning- or at least on time for morning worship!

03/08/2015

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'Guts to Glory'

'Guts to Glory'

10/26/2014

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The Pastor's Letter to the Women of GMOBC for Women's Day 2014

The theme for today’s program, Women of Faith: From Generation to Generation, is one that I look forward to witnessing become a living theme within the Greater Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church over the next year. The Mission auxiliaries of this church have a rich history. I fondly remember those who faithfully served in Mission #1, Mission #2 and the Junior Mission in years past. Today’s program signifies the passing of the baton among the leadership of the women of Greater Mount Olive.

This year’s program represents the inauguration of the Women’s Fellowship of the Greater Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. The foundation of the Women’s Fellowship will be built on the exhortations of Paul to the generations of the women of the church at Crete, as recorded in Titus 2:3-5. If ‘today’s’ Christian women are serving as living examples of how to present oneself in the world as well as in the church and as mentors and teachers of Godly character and service, then the next generation will have the foundational tools to move forward as responsible women, wives and mothers serving God in all facets of life and the church.

Yesterday’s auxiliaries are the building blocks to today’s Fellowship ministries. The ministries within the Fellowship will consist of women of all ages working, joint and severally, toward the common goal of being Kingdom Servants in character and service to God. While the names may be changing from auxiliaries to ministries, the objectives are the same: women serving God through Bible study, evangelistic activities and fellowship.

Again, I enthusiastically look forward to seeing what the Women’s Fellowship will become as a result of the foundational examples and teaching of the Mission Auxiliaries. Thank you, women of Greater Mount Olive, for what you have done, what you are doing, and, by God’s blessings, what you will do as Women of Faith: From Generation to Generation.

Thank you,

Pastor Lionell A. Alexander

10/26/2014

Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church of Dallas

The Pastor's Letter to the Women of GMOBC for Women's Day 2014

The theme for today’s program, Women of Faith: From Generation to Generation, is one that I look forward to witnessing become a living theme within the Greater Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church over the next year. The Mission auxiliaries of this church have a rich history. I fondly remember those who faithfully served in Mission #1, Mission #2 and the Junior Mission in years past. Today’s program signifies the passing of the baton among the leadership of the women of Greater Mount Olive.

This year’s program represents the inauguration of the Women’s Fellowship of the Greater Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. The foundation of the Women’s Fellowship will be built on the exhortations of Paul to the generations of the women of the church at Crete, as recorded in Titus 2:3-5. If ‘today’s’ Christian women are serving as living examples of how to present oneself in the world as well as in the church and as mentors and teachers of Godly character and service, then the next generation will have the foundational tools to move forward as responsible women, wives and mothers serving God in all facets of life and the church.

Yesterday’s auxiliaries are the building blocks to today’s Fellowship ministries. The ministries within the Fellowship will consist of women of all ages working, joint and severally, toward the common goal of being Kingdom Servants in character and service to God. While the names may be changing from auxiliaries to ministries, the objectives are the same: women serving God through Bible study, evangelistic activities and fellowship.

Again, I enthusiastically look forward to seeing what the Women’s Fellowship will become as a result of the foundational examples and teaching of the Mission Auxiliaries. Thank you, women of Greater Mount Olive, for what you have done, what you are doing, and, by God’s blessings, what you will do as Women of Faith: From Generation to Generation.

Thank you,

Pastor Lionell A. Alexander

06/29/2014

We are celebrating one year with Pastor Lionell A. Alexander! God is truly blessing the Greater Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church.

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[03/24/14]   Today's message: 'What About Me?' -Job 1:1-22

There was a man in the land of Uz named Job. Job was a very wealthy man, married, with 7 sons and 3 daughters. His possessions also were 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and very many servants; and Job was the greatest of all the men of the east. One day the sons of God were presenting themselves to God and Satan was among them. When God asked Satan where he was coming from, Satan answered that he was roaming the earth and walking around on it. What Satan was doing was looking for those he could lead in a life of sin, a life that did not include a relationship with God. God asked Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, fearing God and turning away from evil.” Satan told God that if the hedge of protection was removed from Job and He put His hands on all that Job had that Job would surely curse God. Then the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power, only do not put forth your hand on him.” So Satan departed from the presence of the LORD. Satan then caused Job to lose his livestock, his possessions, his servants and his children. But Job DID NOT curse God. In fact, in his time of grief he worshipped God! Job said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall return there. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD.” Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God.

As you contemplate on all that God has blessed you with and all He has done for you, will you praise Him at all times? In fact, if God had the very conversation with Satan today and said, "Have you considered my servant (your name)?", would you be worthy of such a test as Job? Is your praise limited to your possessions or your standing in life or will you worship God at all times, in all circumstances? When you consider what Job endured because of his faith and relationship with God, ask yourself "What about me? Am I worthy and willing to show Satan that I will praise God at all times?"
Verses to reflect on: John 10: 28; Romans 8:28; 1 Corinthians 10:13; James 1:2-4

[01/01/14]   This is the time of year where we RESOLVE to do the one thing or even several things we feel will make us look, feel, or be a better person. Along with your resolutions, I pray that 2014 is a year of spiritual growth for you. I encourage to you find a bible reading plan that appeals to you. One that fits your needs so that reading the Bible becomes a daily habit! In addition, find a daily or weekly devotion or inspirational reading to help keep you focused on what really matters in 2014.

I pray that 2014 will be a year that you know the immensely rewarding experience of reading God’s Word; that you grow closer to God and get to know Him better; that you spend precious time reading His Word. And lastly, I pray that you will resolve to make prayer and meditation an integral part of your life.

May God Bless You Immensely,
Rev. A.

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