WE BELIEVE worship of God should be inspirational. Therefore, we give great place to music in our worship.

WE BELIEVE worship of God should be intelligent. Therefore, our services are designed with great emphasis upon the teaching of the Word of God that He might instruct us how He should be worshiped.

WE BELIEVE worship of God should be fruitful. Therefore, we look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have been truly worshipping Him.

In Calvary Chapel services they focus on a personal relationship with God through worship, prayer and the teaching of God's Word.

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

"Honor Christ" from Hebrews 3

How do we honor Christ?
Do we have to create/or pray to a Christ like statue everyday?
or go to church everyday?

"Honor Christ"


Honor Christ by the way we think, we are holy through our faith in Jesus, we accept his words and follow it.

We are not supposed to store-up things of this world, always saying "this is mine" because our final home is in heaven; Everything belongs to God...

Fix your thoughts on Jesus, think carefully who you're imitating, is it the world or Christ?

We can honor God by not worrying the things of this world like what were going to eat, dress, have for tomorrow, etc... Let God provide.

I can remember before when my salary (money) is almost used up, I was worried what I'm going to eat for the next two days because salary will be due in two days time, I just said "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus please provide for me", I was surprise to know that my purchase on BPI credit card had a free meal in Greenitch hmmm yummy! (^_^)
And then the blog I voted was BatangYagit who won! and Jehzeel gave me a 200 gift checks for McDonald (^_^.)

Jesus is Jehovah is Salvation

Jesus he is our bridge for salvation.

One of the hardest thing to break in a man is tradition.

If you pray on memorize words without meaing then it is like pagans, we must pray by our hearts. Don't bring tradition nor false practices.
Pray for each other and forgive each other.

We can honor God by doing his will NOT our will.

If you see a beautifully design building you don't give credit to the building and say "hey building you have such a nice structure"; but you give credit to the architect the one who design and made the building.
And so, we should not honor ourself up; put the spot light to Jesus. "Its not from me its from Jesus".

For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.

God = Elohim = Holy Trinity = we may not understand everything but through Bible we can understand.

If you are wise, when you travel you always put your name at the suitcase "tag" it outside so everybody can see its yours, but if you are much wiser, you also put a tag inside the suitcase just in case the tag outside got lost you still have one inside.

And so being a true Christian we must not only have a tag outside but also in the inside (our heart and mind).

We honor God not only what you do but also what you think.

Pastor's Message
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has gone, the new has come!
=God has made up a new creation in Christ. We have a fresh new start. Our old life has passed away, and we live our new life for Christ. With via new year may we seed it as a fresh new start to live for Jesus

Pastor's Message
Isaiah 1:18 Come now and let us reason together, says the Lord, though your sins are like scarlet; they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson; they shall be as wool.
=when you hear the voice of the Lord to repent, then respond right away. Do not harden your heart. God wants to wash you and make you clean, but you need to repent.



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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

"Christmas is for Jesus" from Luke 2:1-7


Every Christmas season; we are so busy planning Christmas party, gift to buy, making a wish-list, budgets for groceries and etc...

But have you ever thought what is Christmas all about?

It is like an example story of a baby baptism, everybody was so happy to drink and eat and they have forgotten what the celebration is all about and left the baby in one room...

forgotten...

In our life we must be careful the true meaning of Christmas is for Jesus, to put him on number 1 priority, don't get caught up in the things of the world being so busy that you forgot to go to Church, read the Bible and pray.

The road to hell is wide but the road to Heaven is narrow, only few are saved.

If you put Jesus first the world is going to call you names they will think you are weird and (in Tagalog mapagkunwari)

Let your petitions be prayed to Jesus and not to worry about life and celebrate Jesus as center of your life then prosperity comes.

The meaning of Bethlehem is House of bread.

No matter how big your sin are humble yourself and surrender your life to Lord God, read Revelation 3:20.

It's our free choice if you let Jesus to come into your heart.

The two (2) disappointment in Life:

  1. You didn't get everything you want. and

  2. You get everything you wanted, even if you get everything you want you won't be happy, why? As King Solomon has everything, he is rich, he has so many wives (seven thousand) but he said "none of this really matters".
    Because only Jesus can give you satisfaction.


Put Jesus Christ as the center of everything, put him as the reason we are alive. We were born to honor God and surrender our life to God.

Christmas is for Jesus, he wants to come in and fulfill your purpose in life. It is more blessing to give than to receive.

Pastor's Message
Isaiah 55:1 "Come, all you whe are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.
=God invites us to come and be satisfied with relationship with Him. The gospel is free and a relationship with God is free. The best thing in life is free, but often taken for granted.



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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"Sin is Deadly" from 1 Samuel 31

There was a story of a scorpion and the Dog...
the scorpion said to the dog "let's cross the lake will you swim and I be on your back" and the dog replied "what if you bite me in the middle of the lake?",
the scorpion said "no! I wouldn't do that because both of us will drown",
and so the dog agreed with the scorpion, but in the middle of the lake the scorpion bite the dog.
the dog asked "why did you bite me?" and the scorpion replied "its part of my nature", while the dog was about to drown the scorpion already jump to the land.

And so as the title shows "Sin is Deadly" from 1st Samuel 31;

In this chapter where Saul started to commit sin because of pride, disobedience from God, jealousy and anger.

If we always think we could fall into sins then we are on guard against sin.
The world would think "we can do anything as long as nobody gets hurt then its ok" but that can affect someone with out knowledge it affects everybody; sin breaks relationship.

Never think you're the only one gets affected; everyone can be affected it brings death to the soul, when you stumble into sin and you don't feel to do anything spiritual, and this is the time when we should pray.

Euthanasia in Switzerland => this is wrong God is the only one who can direct when we will die; we need to be as close to God not as far as we can.

Compromise is something we should be careful; example we are watchful of big sin but not on little things, little sins like small gossips, not returning what we borrow, etc...
Sin can take control; be careful what you feed in your mind, fill your mind with proper knowledge, as the saying in computer "Garbage IN Garbage OUT".

Sin is a thief just came in to steal and destroy, it is tasty and fun so avoid it and do Nothing with it.

Don't even get close to play on sin. Don't worry if other people will humiliate you for doing what is good, don't worry about your body, worry about your soul.

Don't worry about what other people will say but worry about what God will judge of you.

Example in one day:
you gossip about someone and you think lustful about someone that makes two sins a day... multiply by 365 days in a year, multiply by the number on your age, so how many sins you have in a life time?
But if someone did you wrong, they gossip about you or slander your name sometimes you don't forgive, how can God forgive you too?
God can forgive from all of our sins if we have true repentance.

True repentance is something you don't do the same sin all over again. Hate sin. Don't let it play in your body, heart and mind.

As human beings we commit sin, if you sin repent quickly.

Read 2 Corithians 7:10, Proverbs 20:7, Galatians 5:16

Walk in the spirit always pray to God.



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Monday, December 15, 2008

"Don’t Drift Away" from Hebrews 2:1-4

...From the continuation of my post in Aice Nice Concepts in Careers

Pastor Ken told us the story about riding a boat or ferry, what we should always have are:

  1. A life jacket – incase of emergency we can stay float till the rescue comes

  2. Anchor on the Boat or Ferry – if ever the engines get damage at lease it can not drift away with an anchor.


To bare this in mind we should not neglect our relationship with God and live a righteous life, just like the boat Jesus is our anchor.

Another thing is no matter how strong our relationship with God, never think you’re strong enough trusting yourself that you will not be tempted, this is when the Devil will try to do everything to destroy your faith.

When the storm of life comes we hold on to the Lord, hold on to God’s faith because the longer we walk with the Lord, the more we say “I know all that line from the Bible. . . “ and I don’t need to go to the church to worship, and you will drift away little by little without our knowledge and you will start to neglect the word of God, neglect the Bible.

Sin is always around and it is something that we need to resist, be careful NOT to drift away.

Example of a good and bad callous:
A good callous is when you first learn to play the guitar, your fingers tips will be start to pain, then it will develop callous and time after time you keep on playing the guitar your finger tips will not feel any pain anymore, but when you stop playing the guitar for so many months and years the callous will fade little by little then your finger tips will pain again if you play.
And so it is also the same with the bad callous; when you keep on doing what is wrong your conscience and heart will not be guilty anymore the Holy spirit can not penetrate your “callous heart” you won’t hear the Holy spirit saying what is good. But if you stop doing wrong, avoid the sin, and learn the good habits; when you make a mistake you will feel bad about it in your heart and the Holy spirit will let you know what to do to make it right.

How close can you get to Lord God and not leave your salvation?

Everyday we make decision if we to continue to walk with God.

Just like marriage, at the wedding day the couple exchange their commitments and say “I do” to each other, but everyday both of them make a decision to remain faithful to each other if they let someone or something to destroy their marriage both of them are watchful and stay on guard to remain strong in their relationship.

Be watchful and be on guard with the sin.

God is the head of the Church we are the parts we need to stay attached, we need each other to help our self stay with the Lord. Do not neglect that area in your life and stay strong with the Lord.

It is easy to drift away to follow the current but it is difficult to swim against the stream.
Only a live fish can swim against the current, dead fish drift away with the flow.

Pastor's Message
Luke 23:3 Then Pilate asked Him saying, "are you the King of the Jews?" He answered him and said "it is as you say".
=Jesus is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. But it is our choice to make Him the King and Lord of our life. God will not force His Kingship on us but we must freely acknowledge Him as King of our life.



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Monday, December 8, 2008

"Surrender" from Hebrews 1-12

In Japanese war they didn't surrender even the first atomic bomb was blasted in their country... they surrendered until the second atomic bomb in which they have too much disaster...
"Surrender" Hebrews 1-12

We can fall down to the rock or just surrender freely without hardship. God deserve to be number 1, we only need to surrender to him.

Read John 1 and John 3:16

Salvation is a free gift we only need to believe in Jesus; Live our life for God, Love him with all your heart and soul.
read Galatians 4:4-5.

Actions speak louder than words its thru works not spoken we can prove we surrender... for example we can make things for only a certain purpose like chair or any material things but God made us to have our choices of purpose either to follow our own will or to follow God's purpose for us, (to follow God). Ask yourself "Why God made us?" it is for us to find out; to follow God's purpose; to surrender in his purpose.

The moon is the reflection of the sun during at night it is the sun that shine its light thru the moon; Jesus is the reflection of God, God and Jesus are one if we surrender to Jesus we surrender to God.

Whenever we think of evil thoughts or hatred it's consider murder; but if we live for Jesus you will find peace in your heart when you surrender.

Sometimes we're not perfect; we loose our temper but if you surrender things will be solve.

When you look at the mirror you will see the reflection of yourself, if you see any flaws you will do something to make it right so you will look good. The Bible is the word of God it serves as the mirror, if you know that what you're doing is wrong from the word of God (in the Bible) you must do something to apply the word of God.

Remember we are save because Jesus died on the cross. We are save through faith in grace.

God form as human being through Jesus to be crucified to save our sin so if you do not surrender in him how can you be save?
God has good plans for us once we receive the word of God and surrender.

Reflection:

  1. What is it we live for? for the world or God

  2. Is God number 1 in your life?

  3. What is the last and first thought you entertain whenever you wake up and go to sleep?



We must put God in our throne. We can't get through heaven without Jesus in our heart.

Jesus is Jehovah is Yahweh is Salvation.
Luke 4:18
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

John 1-3:
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Colossians 1:16-17:
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Love means a choice either you be with Jesus or in hell you can't sever two master either you will love one and hate the other.

Pastor's Message
Luke 14:33 So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be my disciple.
=Being a disciple of Jesus is not easy. We need to consider the cost of being a follower of Jesus. It could be giving up an immoral relationship, losing family member/friend/job. There is a price to put Christ first.



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Thursday, December 4, 2008

"Our Enemy is not our Friend" 1 Samuel 29

Our Enemy is not our/a Friend 1 Samuel 29
The word "enemy" mention here is meant as "sin" or "temptation" of the world.
Always be on guard against the "Enemy". . .

Before anything else let us talk about what communion bring us:
Communion help us remember to keep away from Sin.
Communion help us in sharing faith and get ready for his return. Through communion this tells us to repent and be saved from sin...

We need to be close to our friends not in the enemy (the things of this world)... be on fellowship it will help us to be strong in our faith, the Enemy will always have temptation for us to fail in attending fellowship i.e. too busy, have more important things to do, but God said in Ten Commandments "You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me"

The enemy will try to pull us far from the Lord.

Don't look like the world be careful not to participate in worldly things examples are the movies, TV, songs or green jokes, always be aware what you feed in your eyes and ears, this will be internally absorb thus making you do things unconsciously thinking it was right thing to do.

We can not be friend with the world and be Friend with God.

Look like the world, talk like the world, be guard against those things read Hebrews 2:1

We must be attentive, the enemy will let you "forget about God" and let you "doubts and be hurt" not to trust in God.

The story about the Deer and Hunter... when a hunter hit a deer with his gun the deer fell down, thinking it was already dead, the hunter went close to the deer for him to take photos. As soon as the camera flash the deer quickly rose up and the hunter was hit with the horn of the deer he ended up in ICU.

the lesson of the story: always pray to be save, never put your guard down, less you will fall in Satan's trap... remember Satan was lucifer who was the Angel of God and fall from heaven.

the Spy story:
in US Army all of the soldiers have an exam questions only Americans knows in order to identify who are the spy of Germans because spy can talk and even look like the Americans but they don't know all about Americans.
in connection of the spy story we have the Bible in order to identify the spy if the person doesn't follow the Bible then keep away from them.

The enemy knows your witnesses be careful they set trap for you.

Read 1 Corinthians 10:13

Don't play with an enemy, when there's a way out RUN...

Read 2 Peter 2:9.



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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

"Forgive in Love" from Philemon


Remember how Jesus went to so much suffering but he said “Father forgive them for they don’t know what they have done”

“Forgive in Love” Philemon


We have to see the need to forgive even if they have gossip about you or borrowed money didn’t pay. . .
In forgiveness we are family of God; sometimes you treat strangers better than your family taken for granted when they have done mistake.
And you don’t forgive. Forgiveness is unconditional we have to forgive and forget.

We have to remember in family of God we need to pray and look out for one another. We are not competing but helping one another, we need to forgive not revenge.

Grace in peace means subject of forgiveness as God gives grace in us.

If someone hurt you, remember grace of God as you don’t deserve it but he gave it to you. Live at peace at all men; we need forgiveness in family of God specially in your immediate family.

In sickness Jesus said “you are forgiven” in order to heal, so if you can’t forgive neither does your sickness be healed.

In our Lord’s prayer “forgive us as we forgive them. . . “ how can you be forgiven by God if you can’t forgive others?

Pray for your enemies for them to think of others and not only for themselves “just help them grow in their faith” not only to receive in forgiveness but to give forgiveness.

All of us has a master possession in life it could be “sin or the Lord” it may bring despair or luck.

Onesimus= means profitable one (Philemon 8)
For someone in your life to be use you need to forgive without expecting anything in return.

Forgiveness is from a willing heart.
Forgiveness is need to be received and given.
Just continue to show kindness show something above and beyond.

Unless we forgive others God will forgive you. We don’t deserve to go to heaven unless we are forgiven.

On how you forgive that is how God will forgive you.

Epahras means lovely (Philemon 23)

Think about it:
Have they spit on your face?
Have they pierce your hand and feet?
Have they crucify you?

Remember Jesus he forgave all of them.

Pastor's Message
Luke 12:5 But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes I say to you, fear Him!
=People today have no fear of God in thier hearts. They continue in sin and don't think about God's judgment or consequences to thier actions. We need to respect, honor, and fear God.



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