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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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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