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, 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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