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 20, 2009

Jesus is the Reason for Christmas

Matthew 1:18
18This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. 19Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

20But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,[c] because he will save his people from their sins."

22All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23"The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"[d]—which means, "God with us."

24When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

Matthew 2 NIV
The Visit of the Magi

1After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him."

3When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4When he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born. 5"In Bethlehem in Judea," they replied, "for this is what the prophet has written:
6" 'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for out of you will come a ruler
who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.'"

7Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. 8He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him."

9After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. 12And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.

Sometimes we are caught up in gifts that we forget the reason for Christmas. If we go deeper we want Jesus in our heart.

It's not about Mary or Joseph but it was about Jesus. It's not about the Priest or Pastors but it is about Jesus Christ. May we remember Christmas through Jesus Christ.

We have to renew our relationship with Jesus he someone who rate bitterness and un-forgiveness.

Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."

And if we forgive we don't count how many times they sinned. Did God count our sin?
Santa Clause was use by the enemy to put away Jesus. The world will look forward to Santa Clause than remembering Jesus in Christmas.

People today will give gifts just to receive gifts. The reason for Christmas is not about food, gifts and drinks, it is only about Jesus.

Many people believe that we are saved by good works. But it is only faith in Jesus Christ, if you rate yourself by your good works then you are wrong in understanding salvation.

We need to change your mind and heart that is what we called repent. You have to believe in Jesus Christ. If the Demons believe and tremble before Christ but they don't have personal relationship with God.

Blessed are those who humbled in spirit. John 3

Jesus - means Joshua, Jehova is LORD salvation.
Magi - Wise men or astrologer.

Pastor's Message
Ephesians 2:8-9 8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9not by works, so that no one can boast.

Salvation is the best gift that you could ever have in your life! Salvation is for FREE, you don't have to earn or pay for it! All you have to do is receive Jesus Christ and Believe Him with all your heart. So this Christmas, let us remember God's Love and Grace for all of us. Have a blessed Christmas.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

"Depend on God's Word" from 2 Kings 3

Water is the picture of the word of God, as we have so many trials in our life and we have to depend in God's word (drink the water to replenish our Spiritually)

Sin is a sin, and don't compare yourself to other people, the most important is your personal relationship with the Lord.

When we spend time with His word, it is like diving in to the sea looking for a precious pearl.

Be innocent of evil but be excellent of what is good.

Ephesians 5:19 Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord,

Jeremiah 32:17 "Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.

We have to be in truth and depend on God's word. We should worship God in Spirit and truth.

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

"Test the Spirit Be Careful" from 1 John 4:1-11

Matthew 24:4-5 Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many.

Acts 17:11 Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.

We need to be vigilant and be careful. Don't believe in everything other people says but read the Bible, if you will not read the Bible you will be deceive.

Some religion teaches Jesus is the brother of Lucifer. Did the Bible says that?
Others believe in reincarnation - is against the Bible.

1 Timothy 4:1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.

Our learning and teachings are exclusively for Bible.
And we have to be careful in false teachings.

John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

If you do not acknowledge that Jesus is from God then you are anti-Christ

Matthew 24:5 For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ,' and will deceive many.

2 Thessalonians 2:8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming.

It is so important to depend on the Holy Spirit.
Stop, Look and Listen.
Stop and Look at the Bible and Listen.

Romans 8:27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.

We are more of conquerer cause we are in Christ. Because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

If you are in Christ the power of the enemy can't posses you specially if you are filled with the Holy Spirit. The enemy can only tempt you and put trials, but we have love and protection from the power of God. Do not fear.

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

Pastor's Message
James 2:1 My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don't show favoritism.

Do you know that favoritism is a sin?
Are you showing favoritism towards someone else? If so, you've broke the law and sinned against God. As Christians we need to be sensitive and careful that we don't show partiality to our kids, relatives, friends and co-workers. As we celebrate Christmas and give gifts to our loved ones we should show no partiality, for we know that it is a sin.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

"Follow the Lord" from 2 Kings 2

Luke 9:23 Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

So many times the Lord will test our sincerity and we continue to pursue our relationship with the Lord.

Our commitment to our Lord is not just for short time. We should never leave our faith.

A faith that can't be tested - Can't be trusted.

Hebrews 11:23 By faith Moses' parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king's edict.

We follow the Lord cause If loves us.
You can't imitate God if we have doubts.

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

"Have a True Love" from 1 John 3:11-24

Love is not just a feeling but also a choice.

Sometimes jealousy and envy can overcome our flesh but a being Christian should not feel those evil desire, so even thou you have hatred - you are accountable to your body, know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. We need to look at Jesus as He deals with Pharisee, we need to love people and have concerns with them, to pray for them, when you are praying then you are also loving, if you hatred then you have to confess be honest, we need to check our hearts as God knows what are in our hearts.

1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

Luke 6:20 Looking at his disciples, he said:
"Blessed are you who are poor,
for yours is the kingdom of God.

We are not all lovable, so don't be surprise if the world will hate you.

2 Timothy 3:12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,

The people look at me 6 days a week just to know what we are on Sunday.

Anyone who does not love remain in the darkness.

God will bring them but love will keep them.

Matthew 5:21-22
21"You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.' 22But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother[b]will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca', is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell.

Keep in mind what matters most is in our heart.

Revelation 21:8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death."

John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

We need to do and act our love. Something that we need to do as "Love" is an action word.
1 John 3:18 Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.

Proverbs 19:17 He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD,
and he will reward him for what he has done.

Let us show it in our actions not just you have to do it but want to do it. You need to be sincere.

John 10:15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.

God will change your heart for you will have Love in your heart.

1 John 3:24 Those who obey his commands live in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.
He lives in us as the the Holy Spirit lives in Us

Pastor's Message
James 1:2-3 Consider it pure joy, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

Trials is something that we cannot avoid as Christians. As for me, I do not really enjoy trials in life. But we need to be joyful because it is a test of our faith. When you endure trials, it develops perseverance and produces godly character in you. So I encourage you today to continue in our walk with the Lord even in the midst of trials.

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Monday, November 30, 2009

"Be a True Child of God" from 1 John 3:1-10

1 John was written by John apostle He saw and proclaim Jesus as God.
Love was mentioned 41 times in this book.

For us to be a true child of God we need to experience God's love and receive that Love. We need to receive Him as your personal Lord and Savior.

If you don't have a relationship with God them you are the son of the devil, it is so important to know why Christ love us and His love is unconditional whether you are good or bad, Jesus still loves you.

John 3:16
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

So many people doesn't understand that verse, that who so ever believe in Him.

1 Corinthians 2:9
However, as it is written:
"No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him"

Romans 8:29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

Even if we are not doing what is wrong but if in our heart we want to do it then it is still a sin. Your heart matters most, when you break 1 of the God's commandments then you break them all.

Sin is Lawlessness.

Whoever keeps the Law but you break one of them, then you break them all.

What is sin?
It's anything you wanted to do.

1 Timothy 1:15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.

Hebrews 4:15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin.

When we do commit a sin, there is a conviction inside us that we need to repent.

Be honest before the Lord.

1 Corinthians 6:9 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders

We are more of the conquerer the battle in the spiritual warfare.

Romans 6:6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with,[a] that we should no longer be slaves to sin—

1 Peter 1:23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.

Pastor's Message
Hebrews 11:6 "Without faith it is impossible to please God"
In the context of this chapter the author was talking about the faith of the believers in the Old Testament. They are members of the Hall of Faith. Some of their experiences seems like impossible to believe but they have showed their FAITH and as a result it is pleasing to God. For us, we also need to have faith because it is one of the ways to please God.

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

"Inquire the Lord" from 1 Kings 22

We need to inquire our Lord spiritually example is going through the Bible verse by verse, chapter by chapter.

To inquire the Lord we must seek His counsel. In every decision even small we must seek counsel of God, seek His word and truth. Part of enquiring is prayer and listen to His voice. Read your Bible.

Proverbs 3:5-6
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;

6 in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.

2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.

Don't be mislead.
Don't listen to man but inquire the Lord always and pray you must listen to the voice of God.
We are standing for what is right, to what the Bible says.

The fruit of the spirit is Love. We need to have Love in telling someone else false opinions.
So important to recognize our own mistake. We need to be a good example to others and our children.
Listen to the still small voice.

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Monday, November 23, 2009

"Stay Connected With Jesus" from 1 John 3

Electronic devices needs electricity, and be connected in to the plug in order to function.

And so, we also need to be connected to Jesus in order to persevere.

We need to abide in fellowship for the preparation of the coming of Christ.
Hebrews 1:2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.

Who is the anti-Christ?

The antiChrist are those who deny Jesus and opposed the teachings of Jesus Christ.

1 John 4:3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.

John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Trinity - God the father, God the son and Holy Spirit.
There are many religion who are sincere but what they believe and doctrine are wrong. You have to be in the truth.

To abide in Christ.
Hebrews 2:1 We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.

Stick to the truth.

1 John 5:11-12 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.

The simplicity and basics from the love of Christ should be in us. Continue to be connected and remain with Christ.

Those who seduce us not to remain in Christ

Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.

2 John 1:7 Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.

John 16:33 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
We need to practice in righteousness, we need to be in the truth.

John 15:5-8 5"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. 8This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

Pastor's Message
Psalm 133:1 "How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity."

The Lord commanded us to have unity or agreement with one another. When we are united as one body of Christ it is pleasing to the eyes of our God. So let us do our best with the help of the Spirit to live together in unity with our family, friends, classmates, co-workers and fellow believers in Christ. God bless!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"Do not covet" from 1 Kings 21

Even a little child can commit covetousness if we don't discipline them.

Exodus 20:17 "You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."

James 1:14 but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.

If we are materially minded we always want just a little more.

The sin of covetousness sometimes may be looked small because it is the 10th commandment but out of covetousness comes many sins. Covetousness will happen to everybody if we are not on guard.

Deuteronomy 19:15 One witness is not enough to convict a man accused of any crime or offense he may have committed. A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.

If we humble ourselves and repent God will revive us the grace we need as He is a merciful God, no matter how far we are, if we turned back from our sins God will forgive.
Psalm 86:15 But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God,
slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

Ezekiel 18:19-24
19"Yet you ask, 'Why does the son not share the guilt of his father?' Since the son has done what is just and right and has been careful to keep all my decrees, he will surely live. 20The soul who sins is the one who will die. The son will not share the guilt of the father, nor will the father share the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous man will be credited to him, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against him.

21"But if a wicked man turns away from all the sins he has committed and keeps all my decrees and does what is just and right, he will surely live; he will not die. 22 None of the offenses he has committed will be remembered against him. Because of the righteous things he has done, he will live. 23 Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign LORD. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?

24"But if a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits sin and does the same detestable things the wicked man does, will he live? None of the righteous things he has done will be remembered. Because of the unfaithfulness he is guilty of and because of the sins he has committed, he will die.

32For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent and live!

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

"Received His Encouragement and Warning" from 1 John 2:12

Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."

The more you spend time with Jesus the more you will be like Him. You have known the Father - know more about Jesus.

John 14:7 If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him."

We need to be reminded about the word of God because the enemy will put evil thoughts in us all the time, even the family members will tell you not to go to church. If sinners entice you - do not go with them.

How can you over come the wicked one?

Is to spend time with God's words.

Is is not important to memorize but the most important is to over come the evil one and put God's words in our hearts.

How can a man or woman remain pure?

Psalm 119:11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

The thing that you spend the most is the thing that occupies your heart.

Set your mind on things above let your heart and mind be working together according to God.

Romans 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Even though you are young or mature Christians you must be on guard against the world.

James 4:4 You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.

1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

Psalm 101:3 I will set before my eyes
no vile thing.
The deeds of faithless men I hate;
they will not cling to me.

Everything is meaningless all are temporary and we must cling to the word of God that is eternal.

The devil is the prince of this world.

If you boast your wisdom then it doesn't came from God but from the world.

2 Peter 3:11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives

1 Peter 1:24 For,
"All men are like grass,
and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
the grass withers and the flowers fall,

Let the will of God be for us, that we should be sanctified, the real possessions is when you invest for eternity - the will of God. To learn more about Him to overcome the world. And, to do His word.

Sanctified - set aside for God purpose. We are His possessions.

God is the one who will take care for us and to do His will on us. Doing the will and purpose of God. Love God and not the world. Be on guard.

Realize that the things of the world are like toys.

Pastor's Message
Hebrews 6:18b "... It is impossible for God to lie, "

God is not a man that He should lie, nor a son of man that he should change His mind. Since God is truth, there's no room for him to tell lies or deceit. What God has promised us will surely be fulfilled. So, we need to claim and continue to trust in His promise.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"Do Not Boast" from 1 Kings 20

Some of us knows the story of Titanic:
The RMS Titanic was an Olympic-class passenger liner owned by British shipping company White Star Line and built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland. At the time of her construction, she was the largest passenger steamship in the world.
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Titanic

Everybody who invented the ship was boasting that they stated "Not even God can ever submerge the ship".
Shortly before midnight on 14 April 1912, four days into the ship's maiden voyage, Titanic hit an iceberg and sank two hours and forty minutes later, early on 15 April 1912. The sinking resulted in the deaths of 1,517 of the 2,223 people on board, making it one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history.
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Titanic

Pride, boasting
Proverbs 11:14For lack of guidance a nation falls,
but many advisers make victory sure.

Listen to the advice of other believers and listen to the word of God let it penetrate in our heart.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

We need to have humbleness and humility in serving God.

Boast - means to pride yourself off.
The man who sings his own praises always receive wrong pitch.
Don't count your chicken before they hatch.
Proverbs 27:1 Do not boast about tomorrow,
for you do not know what a day may bring forth.

The kindness of God will lead people to repentance. A man need a new heart and allow God will change us from inside out.

1 Corinthians 1:27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.

Ben-Hadad was so over confident of himself.
Let God be the one who will fight for you.
With a little and God can do a lot.

If we are not thankful and we are thinking we can provide for ourselves, this defile on the Bible that says "Do not compromise and allow God to change us". If you think you are standing firm be careful that you won't fall.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

"Embrace the Truth" from 1 John 2:1-11

Theme of this Book are: God is light, God is love and God is life.

And, to remind us that Jesus is coming back, Jesus save us.

To continue our relationship with Jesus we must obey His words and embrace the truth.

We may have lots of excuses sometimes to sin, but Jesus said you should be perfect but nobody is perfect except God. And, if we do sin let in our defense be Jesus Christ - the righteous One. When Jesus defend us He will never lost the fight by defending us by His own blood. So in order for us to continue to be saved by Jesus we must continue to obey the truth.

Titus 2:11-14
11For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. 12It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

The one who pleases God completely -Jesus Christ

Salvation is not limited, Jesus died for the sins of the whole world. Jesus died for everyone and there's no thing as limited atonement.

John 14:15 "If you love me, you will obey what I command.

John 15:14 You are my friends if you do what I command.

We must be willing to embrace the truth. Titus

James 2:22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.

Story of son and father asking the son to aims the wood. And his father milk the cow. When his father was sick not only does the son chopped the wood but also milked the cow.

John 15:5 "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

John 13:34 "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

Live as a children of light.

If we are not embracing the truth we can not love one another. The darkness represent hating one another. So be in the light. Even if you love God but you hate your brother or sister then you are still in the darkness.

Christian Love is not a feeling but a choice.

Pastor's Message
Hebrews 2:6b What is man that you are mindful of Him, the son of man that you care for him?

In God's sight you are smaller than a period but wait a minute, He's thinking about you. And not only that, God the creator of the heavens and the earth is concern of you and He cares for you! IT'S AMAZING

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Friday, November 6, 2009

"Listen to His still Small voice" from 1 Kings 19

Ahab - king of Israel his wicked wife Jezebel in which he is afraid.

2 Timothy 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

Another name for Horeb - Mt. Sinai

Luke 9:61-62
61 Still another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say good-by to my family."
62 Jesus replied, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God."

Even he we fail from discouragement Jesus will still use us

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Have True Fellowship with God from 1 John 1

It was 41 times "love" was mentioned in this book.
The purpose ofare this book:

  1. Joy will be complete.

  2. That you will not sin.

  3. You may have eternal life.

  4. Warns us about false teachings.

John wrote 5 books: John, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John and Revelation.

As Christians; we must have fellowship with Jesus Christ. Jesus was not only a spirit but a living God. God has no beginning and no end, He is the alpha and omega.

John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

We all exist in order to have fellowship with God.

Ephesians 3:6 This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.

We are all one in Christ.
Share your hope with Jesus Christ.

John 16:24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

John 15:11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.

If we are not living in the truth we are liar.

Christian walk: the most important is "where you walk" and not "how you walk": Walk in the light - walk in the truth though sometimes we sin we must walk back in the right path.

Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Ecclesiastes 7:20 There is not a righteous man on earth
who does what is right and never sins.

We need to confess into God all our sins. Be honest with God and have true fellowship with God.

Proverbs 28:13 He who conceals his sins does not prosper,
but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

If we admit to our self that we have sin then repent and turn away from our sin, then God will purify us.

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

No man is an island; No man can live without Jesus.

Titus 3:5-6 "He saved up not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy He saved up through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured our on up generously through Jesus Christ our Savior."

Jesus alone is our Savior. we cannot add and do something good to save ourselves. He is the one and only way to heaven. And all we need to do is to BELIEVE IN HIM.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Lord is our Savior from 1 Kings 18

Elijah - Whose God is Jehovah

Behind the scene ministry - those who are not seen but very important. Example are Prayer warriors.

God will use you rightly.

Psalm 91:1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

It is so important for us parents to teach our children with the word of God. We need to be a good example to them in reading the Bible.

Hebrews 6:12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

God is not unjust..

Matthew 10:32 "Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven.

Some people blaming God when things go bad. Jesus said "in this world we will have many troubles". But we should not be shaken. We should remember to call the name of the Lord and never doubt.

Revelation 19:20 But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.

Judgment of God will come "the lake of fire"

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"Grow Up" from 2 Peter 3

When we attend the pastor and servant conference there were many strong believers that serve for more than 10 years but still they make effort and willing to learn.
The story of merciful servant who didn't anticipate for the coming of Christ. To be blameless and spotless. The first thing you need to do in order to experience peace is to receive the grace of God. Ephesians 2:8-9
We worship God for who He is and continue to receive His grace. Be strong with the grace of God. We need to be always be reminded with His grace.
Sotaira salvation patience.
Paul war apostle for the gentile. All disciples are believers but not all believers are disciples. God is not just interesting. It is not we need to worship God to be blessed, You worship God cause you are blessed.
Remember that the other purpose of this book is to warn us about false teachings.

Romans 5:20 The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, 21so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

2 Timothy 3:5-7 5having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.
6They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth.

Jude 1:4 For certain men whose condemnation was written about[a] long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.

Some preacher keeps quoting the Bible but twisting the words of God. We need to be on guard on what we have learned.
Matthew 7:15 "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.

When you receive all His word and being attack by the enemy, be on guard don't pop the balloon. As Christians we need to be devoted.

The problem is not time management its Hunger management. You need to grow in grace.
Ephesians 1:17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
Not just in grace but also in knowledge. There's a saying a hungry children is the healthy.
Pray to grow up to our Lord. For us to grow we need to be controled by Jesus.

Pastor's Message
2 Peter 3:18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.

Acronyms for the word GROW:
G-God first
R-relationship with God is so essential
O-obedience to his Word
W-worship (praying and singing)

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Monday, October 19, 2009

"Be Reminded" from 2 Peter 3:1-13

As Christian Jesus told us to watch out in the day of His coming, and so, we must work out for our salvation.

As for some Christians they don't want repeated teachings. But the important thing is we are reminded. Paul remind us we need to be strong in His grace. It's not just you hear new teachings the true meaning is when you apply His words. If you know not then do not apply. For all of us no matter how you know God's words we are not here to learn - but to know how to please God. Be sincere, write and put His words in our hearts.

For example, whenever you have fight with your spouse remember your wedding day how you two have been so sweet. To recall the good times is to forget the bad times.

1 Peter 1:12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.

The words and commandment given by the Lord; Love one another as I loved you. Remember how God provided for your needs.

On the other hand, the best way to learn is to teach, because when you teach you have to study. We need to always remember as 75% of what you hear will just go in and out of your ears but if you keep on hearing it only 25% will stay in your thoughts. The power of Practice and Repetition will instill the lessons in our brain.

To have endurance we need His words. Understand what is in the Last Days; mockers and false teachings will come. You might wonder where is Jesus? He promise He will come but God has it own time.
2 Peter 2:5-7 5if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others; 6if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; 7and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men

God did promise He will not destroy Earth in water or flood again but He never promise He will not destroy Earth in fire.

Revelation 20:9 They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God's people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them.

God is eternal He has no beginning and end.

2 Peter 2:9 if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment.

We sin everyday but God give us a chance to repent and turn away from our sin.

Romans 2:4 Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you toward repentance?

Matthew 9:4 Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, "Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts?

Free from the love of money - for it is the root of all evil.

Remember the chicken and the pig story. That's the picture of true commitment.

Pastor's Message
2 Timothy 1:7 "For God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power, of Love and self-discipline."

The word timidity means "fear or shyness". As believers of Christ, we should not be timid to share our faith to others. For the spirit of timidity does not come from God. So I encourage you to use your spiritual gifts and share your faith for God's greater glory!

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Walk in His Ways" from 1 Kings 16

In this chapter 1 Kings 16, all the bad kings of Israel are mentioned.

Baasha = means bad or wicked.

For us in order to walk in His ways we must listen to His words in the Bible. There were many warnings in the Bible but we don't want to listen. And in return, we will just reap what we sow.

Elah = means strong.

You fail, I fail, we all fail, but do you still want to continue the negative things you did and continue it on to the next chapter?
This is NOT just for unbelievers but for all of us believers Christians.

For example, when the world want to escape the problems of life - people get drunk. Drunkenness has killed more man, than being killed at the war. In our life today there are many areas to check: these are our heart, jealousy, anger, covetousness and gossip...

Another thing is according to facts, over 19 million of sex magazines are being sold because many people want lust - it's the reality of the worldly things today. Pornography has the biggest catch in the businesses today.

Zimri reign for only seven days, he commit suicide.

Whether you're unbeliever or believer in this world every 16 seconds there are people who commit suicide. Sometimes in our heart we cause division.
Ephesians 4:5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism;

We should have unity and not comparing ourself to others.

Who was the most evil king of Israel?
1 Kings 16:30 Ahab son of Omri did more evil in the eyes of the LORD than any of those before him.

The issue is the heart again and again to check our heart. Do not judge for you will also be judge. Check your own heart first before looking to the mistakes of others, and do the gossip!
2 Timothy 3:1-5
1But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

"Walk in the Truth" from 2 Peter 2

Walk in Truth from 2 Peter 2

Today, there are so many business (that people don't know are sinful earnings) in order to earn money like piracy.
Peter told us about false teachers and teachings. As Christians we need to walk in the truth. The purpose of this book is to assure us and let us know Jesus will come back.
How to know the false teachings and are only cult?
If the preacher always talks about money and physical blessings that is one sign.

1 Timoty 6:5 and constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.

Don't worry stay on tract and stick with Jesus. We are not fighting against flesh and blood but spiritual war.
In today's society we welcome homosexuality and all other who follow corrupt desire and sinful nature. But God will surely rescue the righteous man, just as like Lot was rescued in Sodom and Gomorrah.
(research Jim Jones and YFZ group)
We don't serve the ministry to have money. We should be faithful in serving God. We serve God because we love Him.
We should not sell anything at the church - it was design for worship.

Matthew 8:12 But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years.

Pastor's Message
2 Thessalonians 3:13 "Never tire of doing what is right"

We know that doing what is right pleases God, but sometimes we are exhausted to do the what is right because God is faithful, He will not forget your work for Him. God bless.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

"Be Fully Committed" from 1 Kings 15

Be fully Committed from 1 Kings 15

Have you heard the of the humanist teachings?
They don't have any right nor wrong. As long as you don't hurt anybody that's fine. And if you steal other people goods is fine as long as you help other people.

For us Christians we follow what's right and wrong. Dedicated and loyal to God.

We should not tolerate our children to do minor sins, always correct them and be firm in discipline.
Do what is right in the eyes of the Lord and NOT in the eyes of man.

Matthew 10:25 It is enough for the student to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebub, how much more the members of his household!

Love God first forget about family and friends.

Every time we commit a sin and even if we ask for forgiveness there will always be consequences in our actions. Be careful to use your living body as sacrifice not to compromise our faith.

The number 1 sin in our daily life is gossip and lie - all forms of lies be it a white lie is still a lie.
Some people can't live without seeing (all the negative of the other persons) and spreading a gossip (talks) to other people.

We all sin.

But for all of us to fully commit ask a little portion of the Holy Spirit ask God to refresh you and remind you.

For reference in the names seen at 1 Kings 15

Asherah - the (false) goddess of sexuality.
Jehoshapath - Jehovah judges.
Baasha - means wicked.

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

"Remember" from 2 Peter 1:12-25

The purpose of this book is to be aware of false teachings.

For us, Christians we learn a lot from His words but we forget and so we need to be reminded -to remember His Love. The first thing we receive from God is our salvation. In every teachings we should learn the basic.

We use the meaning of the word but we often forgot.

Its not how much you come but how it came to you as you absorb it from the heart. Remember the basic of Love. To put it in your mind and maintain the basic, though we have advance learning never forget the basic.

We need to be refresh and stir up our memory. The word of God is like water that refreshes the soul. To be absent to the body is to be present to the Lord.

John 21:18 I tell you the truth, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go."

Every word we need to take it by heart. We need to be reminded of that.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.

Luke 3:22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased."

The father said it to Jesus with you I'm well please.

We need to stay attention to His words look upon His words.

Psalm 119:1-5 Blessed are they whose ways are blameless,
who walk according to the law of the LORD.

2 Blessed are they who keep his statutes
and seek him with all their heart.

3 They do nothing wrong;
they walk in his ways.

4 You have laid down precepts
that are to be fully obeyed.

5 Oh, that my ways were steadfast
in obeying your decrees!

Who was the bright morning star? Look at...

Revelation 22:16 "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you[a] this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star."

Jesus Christ was the bright morning star.

2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,

This talks about new and old scriptures. Don't doubt what the Bible says.

Pastor's Message
2 Thessalonians 3:16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.

Our God is so amazing that he poured out His grace upon us. His grace which is the gift of God that we don't deserve. May we truly embrace that grace and experience His eternal encouragement and good hope.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

"Be Change" from 1 Kings 14

Many books can inform us but only the Bible can transform us.

Many Christians sometimes pretend to be someone else but everything is uncovered to the eyes of God. He wants us to change from inside out.

Think about when we're eating we need to chew the food very well to absorb the vitamins and minerals in the food.

Psalm 119:9-11
9 How can a young man keep his way pure?
By living according to your word.

10 I seek you with all my heart;
do not let me stray from your commands.

11 I have hidden your word in my heart
that I might not sin against you.

Psalm 32:1 Blessed is he
whose transgressions are forgiven,
whose sins are covered.

If we want to be productive - we need to have the fruit of the spirit. We need to set to the goodness of God. Sometimes God remind us to the Christians songs we hear, be transform for God.

Deuteronomy 23:3 No Ammonite or Moabite or any of his descendants may enter the assembly of the LORD, even down to the tenth generation.

Psalm 115:4-8
4 But their idols are silver and gold,
made by the hands of men.

5 They have mouths, but cannot speak,
eyes, but they cannot see;

6 they have ears, but cannot hear,
noses, but they cannot smell;

7 they have hands, but cannot feel,
feet, but they cannot walk;
nor can they utter a sound with their throats.

8 Those who make them will be like them,
and so will all who trust in them.

Bronze in the Bible is symbol of judgement.

Sometimes we feel we are not blessed, but God wants us to change in our life.
Allow God's work and Spirit to change our life.

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

"Know Jesus Better" from 2 Peter 1:1-11

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

The reason why Jesus has not yet come because He was waiting for you to repent.

Peter -(Simon) means solid rock
Peter is not only a servant but also an apostle.

Some people would think that serving God can save you. God doesn't show favoritism. If we don't receive grace and peace then we are not saved.

Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9not by works, so that no one can boast.

1 Thessalonian 4:7 For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.

God want us to finish the race, and one barriers for us to finish is "sin".
Avoid foolishness (specially listening to songs), if you want Jesus, better developed a Godly character.

Philippians 4:12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.

-Exercise your faith and develop to know Jesus better. The goal is to grow in our relationship with God.

1 Thessalonians 1:3 We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Faith, Love and Perseverance and to Godliness - having bright relationship with God.

1 Timothy 4:7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.

Train yourselves being Godly.

1 Thessalonians 4:1 Finally, brothers, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more.

Exercise more and more do not be stagnant in your with the Lord.

Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Ask help to God to see.

1 Peter 1:2 who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling by his blood:
Grace and peace be yours in abundance.

Pastor's Message
Colossians 4:12 "Epaphras, who is one of you and a servan of Christ Jesus. He is always wrestling in prayer for you."

As Christians we need to be devoted in prayer. Just like Epaphras, he is always wrestling in prayer. Let's follow his example and be a man and woman of prayer. God Bless!

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

"Listen to God's Voice" from 1 Kings 13

Listen to the voice of the Lord from 1 Kings 13
God's word is for you and me. For us to hear God's word we need to allow God to change us. We need to allow God to change our heart. Remember that:

Jeremiah 11:12 The towns of Judah and the people of Jerusalem will go and cry out to the gods to whom they burn incense, but they will not help them at all when disaster strikes.

Even in the small voice God speaks to our heart we must listen to it.

Colossians 3:9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices

The church before are much pure because they don't compromise.

To know if God's voice is speaking to us the words are consistent with the Bible's teachings.

1 John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

If we don't listen to the word of God, the enemy will come by to devour us. And so, God's word will always reminds us. We must be careful to really follow His word.
When you hear HIS voice Do not harden your heart. Do not be a sponge Christians.

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

"Be Truly Humble" from 1 Peter 5

Many people are doing good things but their heart has a different motives.

Now, God put an authority to the church elders but He wants us all to be humble. As we are all equal in the glory of God. 1 John 3:2

Acts 20:28 Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.

Our relationship with God as like the shepherd to "feed the sheep" as in "them" (the world) with God's word and we're not only looking in ourselves but also to other people. This is NOT for us to "supposed to do" but we want to do it as our motivation is humbling ourselves.

We must have a shepherd heart to do the shepherd job.

John 10:11 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

Ephesians 5:21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Remember God opposes the proud but gives grace to the Humble.

Cast all your anxiety on him because He cares for you. When you think He doesn't care then you're always worried.

Now, to Let's us endure the suffering.
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

19 Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

Pastor's Message
Colossians 3:9 "Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices.."

This verse reminds us of the commandment no.9 "Do not bear false witness against your neighbor" or "Thou shall not lie." We all know that lying is a SIN, and we must not take it lightly. We should guard our tongue from telling lies for we are a new creation, the old self has gone. So let us be honest with each other and obey what God has commandment us.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"Listen to a Good Advice" from 1 Kings 12

Listen to a Good Advice...
Solomon = means peaceful
When Solomon asks for wisdom - God gave it to him, and even more... but he compromise until he was deceive by his possession and wives to honor other gods.
And as we can see, even the wisest man can fall down. If he went out from the counsel of God.
How much more are we? We're not as wise as Solomon and if we don't follow every God's commandments - what will come to us?

If you don't know how to solve your own problems he must go to mature person not only in knowledge but also in spirit. We all need to listen to mature Christians. And, be a servant of Jesus. If you want to be first be the servant of all.

Proverbs 10:14 Wise men store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.

Proverbs 19:20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.

Don't be deceived. Be faithful and be humble. Worship God in spirit and faith.

Isaiah 29:13 The Lord says:
"These people come near to me with their mouth
and honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.
Their worship of me
is made up only of rules taught by men.

Isaiah 30:1 "Woe to the obstinate children,"
declares the LORD,
"to those who carry out plans that are not mine,
forming an alliance, but not by my Spirit,
heaping sin upon sin;

Matthew 15:8-9 " 'These people honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.
9 They worship me in vain;
their teachings are but rules taught by men.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

"Have an Undivided Heart" from 1 Kings 11

Do you want to get married someday?

But if there's someone who has another lover would you want that person?

Jesus wants us to love only one and we can't serve two masters. Mr. Wisdom (Solomon) fail in this area. Solomon loved so many women from different nations, foreign wives. In which God warns him not to intermarry with. The Lord knows Solomon specially his witnesses. The word for today we should not be unequally yoke.

God knows our plans.

For us we need to continue to depend to God.

1 Corinthians 15:23 But each in his own turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.

Solomon had the total of 1000 (wives and concubines) which lead him astray. We need to be careful with our God.

Whenever you feel cold in our relationship with God asks and pray to let God help you.

The Lord doesn't care how many times you go to church but God looks at your heart.

Solomon commit the same mistake as his father did but David recognizes his sin and repented.

Solomon didn't follow the Lord completely. Just imagine that Mr. Wisdom (whom God gave a gift of wisdom) can fall into the same mistake his father did, how much more for us? Never assume that you can't fall always be on guard.

Even if we watched movies we must be aware and careful. Seek God's word to help us not to have Undivided heart.

What was in David's heart?

Only for God.

And what was in Solomon's heart?

Is was undivided until he fall away from God.

Sometimes our hearts are divided then we need to go back to the basic things like to seek God first.

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Sunday, September 6, 2009

"Live to Please God" from 1 Peter 4:1-11

How can we please the Lord?
To adore Him, obey His words, have fellowship. Let's find out what pleases God.
People may not like us to put on our new self. It is hard to suffer and hard to give up our sin.
1 Thessalonian 4:3-5 It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God;

If we don't have relationship to God, what are our desire?
To have merry life?
Materialistic wants?
We need to go back to the basic to please God. Live as wise not as animals. Live as children of God.
Galatians 3:29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

John 8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

Ephesians 5:18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.

Sometimes if we remember our past it's not healthy. Leave enough to the past.
We need to have stock of knowledge in the word of God. Don't worry about old friends. One day they will be judge.
Romans 14:12 So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.

One day we will all be judge rightly. Is there second chance? No. We only live our life once, so live it right.
1 Peter 3:19 through whom also he went and preached to the spirits in prison

If you know how to pray you have learned the key for happiness.
Talks about agape Love.
1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

Show hospitality without grumbling.
Passages about our gifts:
Romans 12:6-8 We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his[a]faith. 7If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; 8if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.

1 Corinthians 12:4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit.

We use the gift of God wisely to bring glory to God as we serve to God. Use your gift to bring Him glory and not glory to us. To live to please God. To Lords' be the glory.
Bring Honor and Glory to God.

Pastor's Message
Ephesians 5:10 "Find out what pleases the Lord".

What are the things that pleases God? We know that God is please when we worship Him in spirit and in truth. He is also even delighted to see us obeying His commands. And He even love to hear us when we pray. So, I encourage you today to please Him in your thoughts, words and actions. God bless.

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

"Continue to Suffer" from 1 Peter 3:13

We always have persecution in our family and friends though we don't like it and yet the Lord wants us to learn.

In 1st Peter the Christians were under the rule of Romans.

Even in the world today we are in suffering. Even though everybody are not believers, even Jesus, all of us suffer to do what is good.

Romans 8:22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.

Luke 6:22-28
22 Blessed are you when men hate you,
when they exclude you and insult you
and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.

23 "Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their fathers treated the prophets.
24 "But woe to you who are rich,
for you have already received your comfort.
25 Woe to you who are well fed now,
for you will go hungry.
Woe to you who laugh now,
for you will mourn and weep.
26 Woe to you when all men speak well of you,
for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets.

Even if we do what is right expect to suffer, stand by the Lord.

God's knows our heart He knows who is hypocrite.
Like a tea bag if you put it on cold water the taste is flat but in very hot water it will be more delicious.
We have to continue and remember His words. You are blessed when you are suffering. The blessed word is to be envied. Blessed are you if the people insult you for we have blessing in heaven.
As Christian what is our hope? Hope in heaven.
Always be prepared to give answers to those who ask you with gentleness and respect. By faith we can go to heaven. Always be prepared.
Whenever we are asks for our faith, always answer in gentleness.
(I experience this love of Jesus Christ and I repented)
1 Peter 1:3 Praise to God for a Living Hope

3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

Keep a clear conscience. Apart from Jesus Christ we are not good, no one is righteous no one is good apart from Jesus. People will always insult and criticize you. Even if you do what is right.

Where do you put the light? In the dark.
You are the Believers and it is just so you were put at none believers to give light to them. Even if they insult you keep a clear conscience.

"It requires more courage to suffer than to die."
Christ suffer for us to bring us to God, He did that by the power of spirit. Think about Jesus. A heart and power of the Holy Spirit.

Philippians 4:18 I have received full payment and even more; I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.

Romans 8:11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.
Ephesians 4:10 He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.

Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,

Hebrews 11:13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth.

Matthew 27:52-53 The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. 53They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.

Who can save you? According to our conscience and by our faith in God alone.
Unless we alow the Spirit of God to save us. Even if Jesus suffered presecution.

Evidence of Holy Spirit
Psalm 110:1 The LORD says to my Lord:
"Sit at my right hand
until I make your enemies
a footstool for your feet."

Ephesians 1:21 far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.

Why are we suffering? Look to Jesus even Him suffered who was the anointed one.
Remember Jesus.

Pastor's Message
Ephesians 3:7 "I become a servant of this gospel by the gift of God's grace given me through the working of His power."

We need to continue to live as servants of God by the power of his grace. For without His grace we are nothing. May all of us embrace His amazing grace as we continue to serve Him for God's glory.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

"Be Honest to the Lord" from 1 Kings 9

It was 12.5 years - Solomon built the temple for the Lord.

God hears the prayers of the righteous person so be honest to the Lord
1 Corinthians 10:12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall!

Be careful with relationship with others specially with none believers.

Trust in the Lord...
1 Kings 8:56 "Praise be to the LORD, who has given rest to his people Israel just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave through his servant Moses.

Deuteronomy 7:1-3 When the LORD your God brings you into the land you are entering to possess and drives out before you many nations—the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites, seven nations larger and stronger than you- and when the LORD your God has delivered them over to you and you have defeated them, then you must destroy them totally. Make no treaty with them, and show them no mercy. Do not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons,

Do not be unequally yoke to unbelievers. Don't be close to them...
Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.

The most important is our obedience to the Lord.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

"Follow God's Order" from 1 Peter 3:1-12

"Obey before we complain, do it and follow God's order."

Before I can remember... I always complain before I obey, but as the word of God above and from the concept of 1 Peter we must obey before we complain.

For wife -must be submissive to the husband.

Ephesians 5:22-24 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

Being submissive = cooperate entirely and volountarily

A change life speaks loudly and clearly. Be a good sample of Christian.

The pattern of God is to change inside - out.
Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

Genesis 2:22-23 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

23 The man said,
"This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called 'woman'
for she was taken out of man."

And now for the husband:
Colossians 3:19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.

Ephesians 5:22-28 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26to make her holy, cleansing[a] her by the washing with water through the word, 27and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

And now for all and everybody:

Matthew 5:44 But I tell you: Love your enemies[a] and pray for those who persecute you,
a. Matthew 5:44 Some late manuscripts enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you

Romans 12:20-21 On the contrary:
"If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head." 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Galatians 6:10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

oh! all of these words are so hard to do, specially when we are moved by emotional hurt.

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

Pastor's Message
Galatians 6:3 If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

As Believers of Christ were not to compare ourselves to other believers thinking that we are Super Christians and they are not, because in reality we are not. May you continue to depend in His Power and strength to live a victorious life day after day.

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