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, May 31, 2009

"Holding On" from Acts 20:17-38

Ministry and walking with the Lord is never easy, and we must expect to go through persecution like Jesus. People hate us whenever we do things right.

An example is a seed that grows quickly but when sun shines so strong, the baby plant would wither and die.

God is going to use "problems" in our life to mold us. Hold on to Jesus and never give up. Live for Jesus not allowing your work, your family, etc.. to destruct you. Love God and know God more. Hold on don't let problems get you destructed.

Jesus, Paul and the rest of the disciples preach repentance. Don't fall into temptations i.e. Can't go to church because of so many reasons, little by little you will fall back to the world. We need fellowship to keep on track.

The problems we go through in life will help other people, allow God to mold and shape you. Pray "Lord help me to learn the lesson you're teaching me."

Another example, is a chocolate cake, cooked inside of the oven for more than 45mins. If we get the chocolate cake before the desired time it wouldn't be cooked well and what will it taste like?
And so, sometimes God put us inside the oven to cooked us and become better.

When you keep on thinking of "neighbors" than "myself" that's when you find satisfaction. The priority should be Jesus is on top, family then your neighbor as second and yourself as last.

Finishing well, finish what we start in our Christian walk. Finish the book we read. And finish all the project we started.There will always be wolves among the sheeps. Protect your leader. If a wolf says something bad, gossip, and attack your pastor. protect your pastor. You will know what kind of tree by the fruit it bare.Keep your eyes to Jesus as man will disappoing you but Jesus never will.

Giving without expecting anything in return.

Acts 20:35 In everything I did. I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembring the words the Lord Jesus himself said "It is more blessed to give than to receive."

Hold on when you're going through hardship.
Hold on to the word of God.

Pastor Message
Revelation 3:8 "I know you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and not denied my name"
Jesus said this to the church of Philadelphia, this serves as a reminder even for us - church today. As followers of Jesus we know we don't have enough strength and we're weak. Though we've got little strength Jesus want us to continue to love Him by keeping His word and not denying HIS name.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

"Beware of the Enemy" from 2 Samuel 20

There is no rest in fighting for our faith. Don't relax and always be on guard.
Don't be a trouble maker and avoid trouble makers.
Trouble maker means good for nothing person.
Proverbs 24:21 Fear the Lord and the king my son, and do not join with the rebellious.

Always be reminded of values. We need not to have any jealousy in any dealings of our life.
Don't relax with our relationship, we have to be aware for someone who will destroy our relationship.

Pray every single day. When praying let the presence of God feel you.

If we are slow spiritualy we will not grow. As we grow the enemy will also be strong to destroy us, and so be more prepared.
In order to win with the enemy guard our eyes, mind and heart.
Do not judge or you will be judge. Never relax be aware of the enemy.

Don't let your sin comes to your heart. Do not entertain evil thoughts.
Sin leads to death of our soul. Take it seriously. Sin will destroy us if we are not on guard. Repent and avoid sin.

Proverbs 28:13 He who conceals his sons does not prosper but whoever confess and renunces them finds mercy.

Remember don't be CEO Christians. Fellowship help us to be more aware to avoid sins.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

"Obey HIS Words" from James 1:17-27

There were two sons and their father let them make a garden - each of them promise they will do it. Then the father went to his journey. When he came back and saw no improvement, no garden, he asks the first son, "What did you do?" the son replied "nothing". (He was honest)

Then he asks the second son "what did you do?” the son pauses for awhile and said "I helped my brother". (He was lying)

And so it's impossible to pleased God without receiving the grace. We should be thankful to every gift we have... the talents etc.. It's all by the gift of God.

John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Born again is relationship with God not religion it is on how you repent on your sins and not do it again. It's how your relationship from God. We need to be sincere. Demonstrate inward faith through outward actions.

1 John 3:9 whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remained in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

Proverbs 10:19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

Proverbs 18:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

Proverbs 16:32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

Always think before we speak.

Ephesians 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

Put off old character. Listen and be teachable.

Be healthy with conversation. It is important to have love.

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Stick to the word of God. Go back to the basic and have a teachable heart.

2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

or in NIV

Examine yourself to see whether you are in the faith; test yourself. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you - unless of course you fail to the test?

We need to have relationship with the Lord and NOT religion; Christianity is not religion; God reaches us we need to have loving relationship - walk in love and walking in spirit

Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.

God looks in our heart and not on the outside.
Calvary Chapel is not religion but a relationship with God.

Pastor Message
1 John 1:6 And this is love. That we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.
Our love for God is manifested in our walk and obedience to His Word. We must show our love for God by obeying Him. Let us walk in love and in spirit each and everyday.

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Why do we need to Believe in the Bible?

The objective of 1 on 1 evangelism to let them know we all need to have the step of faith.
Would you believe that Jesus is more of a good moral believer?
How could a God of love sent person to suffering, do you believe to in going to heaven?

As a christian we must be ready to answer this but do not answer right away, work round about on how you will answer, how do you know the Bible?

This book is the amazing book in the entire world, it was the Holy Spirit who guided the people who translated the scriptures, I know the Bible is true because I have experience I needed. The Bible promise to give me peacefulness and filled my doubts, and experience love for others, confirmed by science - they don't contradict each other, far before the heaven the stars are uncountable, the science confirmed no scientist can count the stars even if they invented the most highest technology, all matters are made by invisible energy.

I believe the science because it confirms by the Bible. It tells about God, it was confirm by archeology discovered, the Bible is true because it's the one book that predict the future - all the events happened right now are predicted by the Bible, the final battle is around Middle East and Jerusalem one half already taken place therefore, the other half is yet to happen. Read the Bible. Have the step of faith that we should take.

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

"Persevere" from James 1:1-16

A little knowledge about the book of James, he was the half brother of Jesus and brother of John and James was one of the servant of pillar.
Now for the Sunday Bible study topic.

Who invented the sewing machine?

Barthelemy Thimonnier (1793-1857)
Barthelemy Thimonnier was a man of French descent whose father was a textile dyer of Lyon. Barthelemy learned the tailoring trade after he was forced to leave school due to financial pressures. Many of the villagers were weavers and he noticed what a short amount of time was required to weave a fabric on a loom, compared to the painstaking work of sewing a garment by hand. He wanted to invent a machine to do this work. His village also produced a type of embroidery called point de chainette, in which a needle with a small hook was used to form the chainstitch. It was Thimonnier's idea to use this type of hooked needle and produce the stitch by machine.

Ignoring his tailor shop to the point where his neighbors thought him crazy, Thimonnier worked secretly on his invention for four years. In 1830 he received a patent on his machine, which produced the chainstitch by means of a needle shaped like a small crochet hook.

By 1841 he was successful in having eighty machines in use sewing army clothing in Paris. But the fears of the tailors could not be quieted and the machines were destroyed by an infuriated mob. Thimonnier was forced to flee for his life, and he died penniless in England.
source: http://www.moah.org/exhibits/virtual/sewing.html

At first the people laugh at him with that invention but he continue to persevere. And until now sewing machine is a useful tool.

Persevere means to maintain the effort.

For the trials in our life, instead of asking "why me Lord?"
We must ask, "Lord what are you teaching me?"
James 1:4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete not lacking anything

If we continue to run we will win the race.
Climbing a mountain can be difficult but if we think of how beautiful the peak, it will give us endurance to persevere.

If all of us will have no temptations or problems then we would be weak and fragile. God own everything, He may give and take away but still blessed be the name of the Lord.

Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Sometimes we are easily angered and forget to trust in the Lord, just ask for His help.

James 1:6 But when he ask, he must believes and not doubt because he who doubts is like wave in the sea blown and tossed by the wind.

We shouldn't be like sponge Christians, while listening to the word of God we absorb and in good times we will Praise the Lord, but when the sponge is squeeze that is "in bad times" all the word of God we absorbed are all washed out or thrown out.
Receive and apply His words.
By perseverance the snail reaches the ark.

Human have more ability than the snail to move on.

Proverbs 4:26 Put away perversity from your mouth, keep corrupt talk far from your lips.

Repenting is changing in everything from sin. Change our lifestyle. Change our way of thinking.

Pastor Message

1 John 2:1 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defens -Jesus Christ the Righteous One

The Bible will keep you from sin and sin will keep you from the Bible. But thank God even if we sinned Jesus is our attorney who never loses in defending our case with that we will not be punished.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"Have a Right Motives in Showing Kindness" from 2 Samuel 19

We need to check our hearts in showing kindness.

Matthew 6:1 Be careful not to do your acts of righteousness before man, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

Do not cover up your sin by showing kindness.
King David was mourning for his son Absalom he shows kindness and trully sincere with his act. Joab killed Absalom, he is putting guilt to David, trying to cover up his sins in killing Absalom.

Sometimes in our walk with the Lord we are discourage, we should continue to pressed on. Do we do it for man or for the Lord?

If we do it for the Lord we wouldn't be discourage. As discouragement comes from Satan. Discouragement is when we are looking to ourselves and not from the Lord.
We need to serve the Lord wholeheartedly, genuine and sincere before God. We need to show kindness to God from within our hearts.
Shimei was the one who curse David.

Ziba was the one who betrayed David.

We can not cover our sins to God by showing kindness.

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

"Abide in Jesus" from Hebrews 13:9-25

Happy Mothers' Day!
A teaching from:

Proverbs 31:25-30
Strength and honor are her clothing; she shall rejoice in time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness. She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her: "Many daughters have done well, but you excel them all."
Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.

And now for the continuation of our Bible study from Hebrews 13:9-25 "Abide in Jesus"
As a disciples we are never graduate we continue to learn the word of God. Never get tired of reading and learning the Bible. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow, don't be deceive by strange teachings i.e. Not basic Christians doctrines. To abide in the Lord we need His grace - it will help us to endure; not by ceremonial foods

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.

and also remember:
Matthew 15:16-20 So Jesus said "Are you also still without understanding? Do you not yet understand that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and is eliminated? But those things which proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornication, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man." (link this on you ice9web post)

Be careful with our words and expressions that can defile our character as Christians.

Who is our high priest?
Only Jesus, we don't need an altar but we need to have relationship with Jesus to maintain the grace in God, abide in His grace.

As the song goes "we need to get back to the basic of life, a heart that is pure and grounded in Christ..." abide in the Lord, cling to His Love never forget Jesus as our first love.
We are not save by traditions, like "not to do these and that can cause bad luck" or whatever.

Ephesians 2:8-10 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

And keep in mind everything on this earth is temporary, we are only passing by in this planet;
Philippians 3:20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

Fellowship begin with worship and praises. Part of the prayer is we need adoration.

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for "God resist the proud, But gives grace to the humble."

Hebrews 13:17 Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable to you.

In order to have peace in God you need to receive His grace. Abiding in the Lord. God prepare a place for all of us our body, our lives, we need to use for the Lord.
John 15:15 "No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. "

We need to persevere.
Ephesians 3:17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love.

Pastor's Message
1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.
There are many distractions that the enemy will do to attack us. And one area in our life where Satan will attack us is our prayer life. It is so important to be clear minded and ask God to cleanse our mind with His Word and His Spirit so that we can pray.

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

"Be Concerned to Everyone" from 2 Samuel 18

May 6, was the first Wednesday of the month, we are having our communion, we studied Luke 23:32-49.

Communion is not a ritual but it's a true fellowship acknowledging Jesus as our savior, the evidence of our faith is our fellowship. ~Pastor Edging

Now from our mid-week Bible study, we are in the Old Testament 2 Samuel 18, we greet each other with "Be Concerned to Everyone"
Being concerned individually, for example if we hear an ambulance we became so insensitive and just ignore it, we don't care, but we could pray for those who are in that situation who needs help. We need to be concern with our immediate family because they are our first ministry.

13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.

To show concern we also need to "respect", respect the authority and respect for others.

As child of God we all have consequences of our deeds.

Remember our family, their salvation, and pray for them.

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

"Love God Above All" from Hebrews 13:1-8

Do you remember the chicken and the pig story?To let us remember the moral lesson of that story...The chicken can only lay eggs and food can be serve while the pig needs to be killed in order to give food in our table.

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

Love is an action word; it is when we do it and not just say it.

Proverbs 15:1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

A sharp word can ruin others.
1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.

Hospitality is talking to people when they want to talk to you in a nice way, listen to them.It is easy to talk about worldly things than talk about the Bible. Right?
1 John 2:9 Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness.

1 Thessalonians 4:9 Now about brotherly love we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other.

Romans 12:9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

Pray for everybody including the none believers of Christ, show hospitality.

Hebrews 6:10 God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them.

Protect marriage, don't keep anything from you spouse, example show to him/her your mobile messages; prevent adultery or other party ruin your marriage. Pray with your spouse.

Hebrews 13:4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 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 thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Never put money above all nor prioritize it, we need to have straight love for the Lord. Don't let your work become a curse. Godliness with contentment is great gain.

Hebrews 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God gap said, "Never will I leave you; Never will I forsake you.

Proverbs 30:7-9 Two things I ask of you, O Lord; do not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say "Who is the Lord?" or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.

Psalm 54:4 Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.Matthew 22:37 Jesus replied "Love the Lord you God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.38 This is the first and greatest commandment,39 And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."

Pastor Message1 Peter 2:1 "Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind."
We all know that God hates sin. And we must get rid of it, for sin hinders our walk and relationship with God. I urge you to leave your sin and live for Him.

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