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 25, 2011

"Wait Upon The Lord" from Matthew 24:36-51

Two Points of waiting:
Matthew 24
Verse 36-44
Keep watch and be ready.
To be spiritually awake, and be vigilant, alert as the enemy will be always lurking around who his going to devour.
As in the book of Thessalonians Never be tired of doing what is right.
Give strick attention and look for His coming watch the sign and be ready.

1 Peter 4:7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.
1 Corinthians 16:13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

Verse 45-51
Wait with sincere devotion.
Be Godly servant and be faithfull and wise. Do the things of God or do it everything for God's glory.

Luke 16:10 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.

God will reward us for what we have done.

The second coming of Christ People will become corrupt and be wicked but the people were just merrying and having fun.

Noah - means peace. And His ark symbolizes the savior.
As a believes we are already on board at the boat and don't give up.

Romans 13:13-14
13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. 14 Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.

People will have no concern in the things of God. As we celebrate Christmas it's because of Jesus Christ. And not ourselves.

At the rapture the Bible says "Every knee will any down and every tongue will confess that Jesus is the Lord."

Remind ourselves regarding the lesson of "Left Behind".

Don't be deceived. Keep watch and be ready. And wait with sincere devotion. Don't be plastic.

Pastor's Message
Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

"The Time is Near" from Matthew 24:15-35

We must pay more careful attention set our mind above.
We have to choose what is right.

The signs of coming of Christ the worldly people will make wrong - right. And right - wrong.

Abomination - Hateful destroyer.
Daniel 9:27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the 'seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.

7 years great trabelation

Many people will believe in religion - is one of the sign The time is near and we need to pay more attention to God's word so we will not drift away.

Once you don't have relationship with God you will not be with Him during the rapture.

Look up and be spiritually minded.

On sabbath the Jews prohibited people to go out that's why it was stated "pray that your flight will not take plead in sabbath".

A.S.A.P. Always Say A Prayer.
Pray to Jesus - He is the great I am.
John 16:23 In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.

The Hand of Prayers:
Thumb is close to your heart pray for your love ones.
Point finger remind to pray for your boss teachers.
Middle finger is the heighest pray for the rulers the president etc.
Ring finger pray for the weak christians the baby christians the sick.
Pinkie finger is yourself. Pray for yourself.

The main message of this chapter is to motivate us to live rightly today, to live a Godly life.

We can't always make excuse "that we are only human" that is the main reason we should depend on God and not in ourselves we have been redeemed from wickedness to life therefore our new nature is to feed the Spirit not the flesh.

The commitment of being always present in all ministry is not the sign of true commitment but making your heart right with the Lord is the sign of commitment you love doing the ministry rather than being forced to do the ministry.

1 Thessalonians 2:9-11
9 Surely you remember, brothers and sisters, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you. 10 You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed. 11 For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children,

Isaiah 13:10 10 The stars of heaven and their constellations
will not show their light.
The rising sun will be darkened
and the moon will not give its light.

Why did the people cried rather than being happy for the coming of Christ?
Because unbelievers will suddenly realized they have chosen the wrong way.

In verse 32 to 34 are the prediction of His coming
1 Peter 4:7 7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.

Clean your thoughts and be self controlled.

Hebrews 10:37 37 For,

“In just a little while,
he who is coming will come
and will not delay.”

Pay more attention and choose what is right
All of these will come to passed.
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Sunday, December 4, 2011

"Always Anticipate for the Coming of Christ" from Matthew 24:1-14

Our Christmas party is on December 18, 2011
its a potluck

Expect His coming the end of ages
Stand on solid rock

Jesus was not talking about the rapture of the church. But to give realization and insights that there is the beginning and the end. Expect the coming of Jesus
John 2:20 They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?”

Set our mind and hearts in things above.
Luke 21:5 Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said,

What will be the sign of your coming and the end of the age?
Jesus will come like a thief in the night the thief will always come when you least expect it.

Matthew 24:42-44
42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

What are the reason that people can be deceived?
That good works can save you?
The danger is they have sealed it without knowledge. It's important to know the truth. To look out and don't let anyone leads you to error. Be self feeders and read the word of God on your own don't rely only to the church just once a week.

Ephesians 4:14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.

God uses these to bring spirituall awakening, to remind us to go back to God.

1 Thessalonians 5:3 3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

1 Peter 4:18-20
18 And,
“If it is hard for the righteous to be saved,
what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”[a]
19 So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.

We are in the world but we are not of the world that is why the world hate you. Don't be ashame if the world persecute you as you will receive reward in heaven.

1 John 4:4
4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 5 They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit[a] of truth and the spirit of falsehood.

Rules of interpretation

  • Know the context.

  • Interpret the simple truth literally.

  • Scripture will explain scriptures.

  • New testament is priority over the old testament.

  • Explicit is important to know what is obvious word and use it to expound.

Do we get affected by the wickedness of the people?
The more you think of bad things the more you become bad.
Stand and nothing move you always give yourself fully to be in the service of God.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"Response to His Agape Love" from Ezra 9:1-15

Points of this chapter: We need to follow what is good not evil and Let us be reminded of His mercy.

We need to protect ourselves in the enemies; the number one is Satan. Satan really cannot be saved.

Deuteronomy 20:17 Completely destroy them—the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—as the LORD your God has commanded you.

They have not kept themselves away, even though how faithful God is to them. Agape love means unconditional love. It's not easy to become a Christian.

Charles Spurgeon says; Be walking Bible. If you always think God's love more than the world, that's the key. Do not follow the lifestyle of the world or enemy. Remember His love.

Mingled means inter mix. Jewish men marrying foreign women. God's people had been contaminated. Why is it that God forbid His people to marry unequally yolk? Is God "kill joy"? God only wants to preserve His people to be holy one and His intention also is that a danger that they would worship their Idols.

Deuteronomy 7:3-4 3 Do not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons, 4 for they will turn your children away from following me to serve other gods, and the LORD’s anger will burn against you and will quickly destroy you.

1 Corinthians 6:14 By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.

Proverbs 29:3 A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

Repent if your involve in a relationship that is wrong. We need to fear the Lord with fear and trembling. Fear means respect.

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

Proverbs 29:3 A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

We have to acknowledge our sin and do not cover up our inequity. Be mindful of God's grace.

2 Corinthians 7:1 Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.

We should not break His commands.

2 Peter 2:20-21 20 If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. 21 It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

"Be Conform to The Likeness of Christ" from Matthew 23:13-39

How do we conform into the likeness of Christ?

  1. Developed through christian character.

  2. God want us to experience Saints spiritual surgery.

  3. Always come to Him.

The pharisees are careful to keep their outside character very clean but God sees the heart. Search your heart what is your motive?
Aim for purity.

How terrible it would be to say you're Holy and Right?

Jesus condemn the pharisees for they have thier own doctrines and ways to enter heaven and by that false teaching prevent man to accept Jesus Christ. It's not about religion, it's about relationship with God.

The most hardest thing to remove to any person are thier tradition and religious beliefs.

We should not copy the example of the pharisees. They keep the people from going to the kingdom of heaven. They can cover up lies.

Know the difference between Sinful anger and righteous anger.

Don't swear anymore. Let your yes be yes and no be no.
Don't break the oath keep the oath you have with the Lord
James 5:12 Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a simple “Yes” or “No.” Otherwise you will be condemned.

The attitude of the pharisees: hypocrites - putting other people down in order to cover up thier own sins.

Matthew 9:13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Proverbs 29:23 Pride brings a person low,
but the lowly in spirit gain honor.

We should allow God to do the surgery. To change us from within not from the outside.

Put off the former way of life and put in the new way of life.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

The pharisees are so expert in showing themselves good in the outside. But God looks inside and so be pure in heart.
Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.

Nothing is hidden in God's eyes.
1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

Salvation is God's work and not man's effort.

God doesn't want us to do more for Him but God wants us to be more with Him.

John 8:24 I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am he, you will indeed die in your sins.”

You will die with your sins if you don't believe in Christ.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"He Choose You" from Ezra 8:1-36

Can you imagine if Filipinos choose a swimmer who only knew dog style swim to represent our country? No! Just for us Christians we should be really a good representative of God.

God choose you because of His grace and love. Why did God choose Ezra? Overall God is gracious. The Bible tells us that God already choose us before the creation of the world. Isn't we are blessed that God already choose us before we exist.

Romans 8:28-29
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.

Strengths and Accomplishment of Ezra:
1. He observe God's word
2. He led the second group of exiles
3. He is concern keeping about the details of commandments of God.

Psalm 1:1-2
1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the LORD,
and who meditates on his law day and night.

He work along side of Nehemiah.
In the New Testament version Barnabas was with Paul. Barnabas means the son of Encouragement.

Hebrews 10:25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

It was evident that God is faithful and gracious. Even if our forefathers disobey God, still the 12 tribes of Judah is complete. As God's people, we should pray for more workers.

How to be capable of doing something?
We must learn. We should realize we are not competent.

2 Corinthians 3:5-6 5 Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. 6 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

He urge the people to have fasting. Shame on you, if you didn't pray. Set-apart means to make holy. Sanctification is ungoing of the Holy Spirit or use by Him.

How we consecrated our things on your house? Simply use it for God's glory then it will be sacred. They offer a sacrifice to God, as for us loving Him for He first loved us.

Matthew 5:24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

"Don't Act Like a Pharisees" from Matthew 23:1-12

What should be done:
We should apply what we have learned.
Be a real minister.

The main focus in service to God is to Himself not to you. That's why you don't act like a pharisees.

Moses is the most humble in the mankind of history.

Many people look very good and kind to others but deep inside they are just doing it for a purpose.
What good is it? for they don't have the heart for God.
These people will honor from thier lips but they are far from me.

Luke 11:43 “Woe to you Pharisees, because you love the most important seats in the synagogues and respectful greetings in the marketplaces.

Whatever that comes out of your mouth make sure you can do it. We should do what we teach.

Ministry not showmistry.

When you pray - with sincerity.
Be careful not to do your act of righteousness to be seen by man for you will not inherit the treasure in heaven.

Even in preaching they preach in envy and rivalry. Be remind do nothing out of selfish ambition.

Phylacteries - boxes containing verses.

Deuteronomy 22:12 Make tassels on the four corners of the cloak you wear.

Most of the time we like to be treated well to be VIP.
They want themselves to be always comfortable.

Sad to pay nowadays servant of Christ wants to be celebrity.

Matthew 23:8-10
8 “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. 9 And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. 10 Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah.

Take note that you are not to be called Rabbi.

Don't call anyone Father. Not even spiritual father or mother as some Christians' does.

In the worlds point of view you must be called with a title to be respected. But in the Bible's point of view Respect God not man in regards to title.
God opposes the proud, who ever humbler himself will be exalted.

  • Christ Like attitude. Look to Jesus

  • If you look to Jesus we can have attitude of being a servant.

  • Philippians 2:5-8
    5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
    6 Who, being in very nature[a] God,
    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
    7 rather, he made himself nothing
    by taking the very nature[b] of a servant,
    being made in human likeness.
    8 And being found in appearance as a man,
    he humbled himself
    by becoming obedient to death—
    even death on a cross!

  • We should apply what we have learn

  • Be a real minister.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"Devote Yourself in The Word of God" from Ezra 7:1-28

The Instruction starts in this chapter. Jeshua means Salvation. Take note that this is in God's calling. Chapter 6 and 7 is between of Esther. The names of Israelites has a meaning on God's word.

Zerahiah means Prince of the Lord. Ezra is a priest and study the the word of God. Especially Ezra was called to be the 2nd to Moses. So just as him, you must study the word of God.

If we have no relationship with God, you will not know that God choose you, and this is the first step to salvation. God's word has a powerful impact in the people around you as you apply it to your life.

Good hand meaning blessed by the Lord. He had practice what he learned.

John 14:15 If you love me, keep my commands.

Acts 13:34 God raised him from the dead so that he will never be subject to decay. As God has said,‘'I will give you the holy and sure blessings promised to David.’'

The heart in a Christian life is very sensitive in your walk with faith in God.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Ezra was given a power of the things to settled for God has trust in him.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

"He Is The Answer" from Matthew 22:34-46

The Sadducees questioned Jesus regarding the resurection and the Law.
What is the law? In the Bible it was in the first 5 books; Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.

What is the first and greatest commandments?
Love the Lord with all of your heart and all of your mind. You need to have a relationship with God to be able to Love Him whole heartedly. Walk in love. The one evidence of loving God is reading His love letter that is the Bible. Loving with all of your heart and all of your soul.

The first is the spirit, the soul, we have the spirit of God to guide us and teach us. Our soul has only two destination either heaven or hell. To be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord. The Bible is teaching us to Love God with all of our soul.

How to love God with all of your mind?
1) Use your brain for God's glory. Not for your own glory. Example is studying the Bible.
2) Don't boast on what you have learned in the world like you're a doctor or lawyer
Galatians 6:3
3) ask God for the mind of Christ.

Sickness is not the reason for us not to worship God.

Philippians 4:6-8 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Having the mind of Christ, He wants to be the only one in our life. Allow God to set your priority.
Persevere and Endurance. Abide in me and I will abide in you so you will bare much fruit. The word abide - God doesn't want us to do more for Him but He wants us to be more with Him.

God's love is unconditional.

Romans 12:2 Do not conform 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.

For whatever you think you become one.
Our mind should be change moving forward be focus with God.

How much do you Love yourself?
You can never do it on your own. You can not never love someone as yourself if you don't Love God.

Love your neighbor as yourself I am the Lord.
Forgive the persons who did you wrong so God will also forgive you.

How to extend the Love of God?
B-bare each other accepting each other.
E-encourage one another.
S-share your blessing can't be just money or food it could also be gift of talents.
T-time best way to express love is giving time.

How can we show love for one another?
Accept the person that he/she like that.
Share to the people who are in need.
Live in harmony with one another.

How to live in harmony?
Be willing to associate to people with low position whether they are poor or sinners. But don't compromise.
Man is a wolf to man who does not know. They love each other without knowing each other.

John 13:34-35 34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

John 15:17 This is my command: Love each other.

1 John 2:11 But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.

1 John 4:7-8 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 John 4:19-21
19 We love because he first loved us. 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.

You are a hyprocrite if you hate someone.
Love is not what you do but what you are.
Love is the fulfillment of the Law.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"God Is The Blessing" from Ezra 6:1-22

God will allow you to carry on and He will provide your needs. Allow His word to guide you. Don't throw away God's word in your life. Of course God's nature is a blesser, knowing He is providing your needs. Building the kingdom of God will not stop. When we are faithless, God is faithful. Trust in God's word, don't just read it. God's word will never stop into our lives.

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

As believers must be a conceit companion of the light of God then we will do His work. Seek the Lord.

Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

It was God who changes the heart of the King of Assyria.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

"Clothe Yourself With Christ" from Matthew 22:1-14

Jesus spoke to then in parables.
Parables is the illustration and comparison to physical and spiritual.
And in this parable it was clear that we need to wear the right wedding clothes.

Matthew 22:2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.

He will send servant to invite then in the wedding but the people neglected.
Who are the servants?
Before in the old testaments it was the prophets who communicate and in the new testaments it was Jesus and his disciples. Nowadays, the Holy Spirit is the one who communicates to us in order to minister.

All we need to do is to receive His invitation.

John 3:29-30 The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. 30 He must become greater; I must become less.”

Isaiah 55:1 “Come, all you who are thirsty,
come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without cost.

Revelation 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.

God used many prophets but most people rejected them.
The message was "tell those who was been invited that I have prepared a dinner".

God repeats his message to the Jews over and over again.

The Kingdom of heaven is a wedding banquet.

We are all under construction but the the point is we need to receive the message. We should pay attention to the words of God.

Are we being mistreated because of our faith?
As most people are lovers of pleasure than lovers of God.
But then the persecution in this world can not be compared to hell. All these persecution are nothing compared (if you go) to heaven.

Even as believers we must be careful not to love money more than God.

The 1st invitation was for the Jews but they refuse and the 2nd was for the religious but they all refuse. And the 3rd was for the Gentiles.
But people nowadays like to make robes and they will make their own religion have thier own doctrines, etc...
That is foolishness as it is the work of men because salvation is not the work of men but God.

Christ provided his own robe of righteousness and wear it. And where can you get it?
Only in the Bible the word of God.

This is to remind us not to wear filthy clothes as this is our own effort.

Jesus indeed said to us that He is the only way the truth and the Light.

Revelation 19:7-9
7 Let us rejoice and be glad
and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready.
8 Fine linen, bright and clean,
was given her to wear.”

(Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.)

9 Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”

Isaiah 61:10 I delight greatly in the LORD;
my soul rejoices in my God.
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness,
as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Our savior often use this expression "for many are called but only few are chosen" who are really saved?
We need Jesus to give us the robe of righteousness.

If you don't have Jesus Christ (robe of righteousness) you will be thrown outside.

Romans 3:2 Much in every way! First of all, the Jews have been entrusted with the very words of God.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

"Be On Guard" from Ezra 4:1-24

Our defenses as Christians is the word of God. We must anticipate and expect that the enemy will attack us.
The enemies here were the Samaritans, the Jews don't associate with them for they are unclean.

2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

Zerubabbel was one of the leaders the exile in Babylon, he helped the people in rebuilding the temple, and he refuses the enemies by helping them.

2 John 1:10-11 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them. 11 Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work.

Matthew 10:16 I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.

The enemy will discourage you and make you afraid. Frustrate means will bother. Discouragement and Fear are the two greatest obstacle in your faith in God.

Romans 8:1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,

We believers should expect the opposition.

Proverbs 4:16 For they cannot rest until they do evil;
they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble.

Micah 2:1 Woe to those who plan iniquity,
to those who plot evil on their beds!
At morning’s light they carry it out
because it is in their power to do it.

Jesus came to rebuilt the ruined temple of our lives.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

"God is our 1st Priority" from Ezra 3:1-13

Some Christians backslide but Praise God they go back to their faith.

The Altar is a place of sacrifice. And the Temple is a place of worship or to dedicate ourselves to God.

John 17:11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of[a] your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one.
Leviticus 23:33-44 33 The LORD said to Moses, 34 “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh month the LORD’s Festival of Tabernacles begins, and it lasts for seven days. 35 The first day is a sacred assembly; do no regular work. 36 For seven days present food offerings to the LORD, and on the eighth day hold a sacred assembly and present a food offering to the LORD. It is the closing special assembly; do no regular work.
37 (“‘These are the LORD’s appointed festivals, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies for bringing food offerings to the LORD—the burnt offerings and grain offerings, sacrifices and drink offerings required for each day. 38 These offerings are in addition to those for the LORD’s Sabbaths and[a] in addition to your gifts and whatever you have vowed and all the freewill offerings you give to the LORD.)
39 “‘So beginning with the fifteenth day of the seventh month, after you have gathered the crops of the land, celebrate the festival to the LORD for seven days; the first day is a day of sabbath rest, and the eighth day also is a day of sabbath rest. 40 On the first day you are to take branches from luxuriant trees—from palms, willows and other leafy trees—and rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days. 41Celebrate this as a festival to the LORD for seven days each year. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come; celebrate it in the seventh month. 42 Live in temporary shelters for seven days: All native-born Israelites are to live in such shelters 43 so your descendants will know that I had the Israelites live in temporary shelters when I brought them out of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.’”
44 So Moses announced to the Israelites the appointed festivals of the LORD.

The people first built the altar for them to communicate to God. Nowadays, we should set prayers as our first priority.

Genesis 8:20 Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it.and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the LORD.
Genesis 13:4 and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the LORD.
Genesis 22:14 So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided.

They give thanks through the altar, for us now through prayers.

Psalm 136:1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.
Job 38:6 On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone—
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Know what is your first priority?
It should be God. The foundation of our life.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

"God Has Set Us Free" from Ezra 1:1-11

Ezra has 10 chapters. This book is about God's people starting to have relationship with unbelievers or beginning to be equally yolk.

Jehovah is the jewish national name of God.

Isaiah 44:5 Some will say, ‘I belong to the LORD’; others will call themselves by the name of Jacob; still others will write on their hand, ‘The LORD’s,’ and will take the name Israel.

We have freedom because God set us free. King Cyrus was a great military leader, he conquered the Egypt. He gives freewill for all the Jews to build the temple of God.

Once we offer to God, we offer it to his people. Temple is the work of God and our own body. We need to offer our sacrifices to God voluntarily.

Set your priority, for God wants us to choose the best thing. All these verses is a shadow of Jesus Christ, for God never leave them.

Philippians 2:14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing

James 1:16-17 16 Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

God will help you to rebuilt yourself to set our hearts and minds on things above not on this earthly things.

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

"We Need To Have The Right Attitude" from Matthew 20:1-16

Points to interpret:
Scripture Will interpret itself
See the background of it when parable was said.
Having the right attitude in serving God.

Every one wants to work in God's vine yard.

Who was the land owner?

Who was the worker?
The disciples and living saints.

Vineyard here is refering to work of God or ministry - whether you are in the office, at home or in church.

The purpose of this parable is to remind us that we should not compare to those who have the longer relationship with God as we are all equall in God's sight. This parable has nothing to do with salvation. It doesn't represent rewad to earn a penny.

1 Corinthians 3:8 The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor.

Are you underestimating people who are new in relationship with God?
We need to store our treasure in our heart and live it out.

Don't compare yourself thinking you are the superior as we have different gifts and no matter who you are God will use you if you let Him. God is not showing favoritism. As we serve the Lord we need to have the right motivation.

It is good to have ambition in life but don't do it in selfish ambition.

We are all equall in the sight of God. Do not under estimate their work in God.

What are our motivation in serving God?
Store your treasure in heaven.
Man look outside but God look inside. God will use you if you have the right attitude. Patience not selfish ambition. We need to have love - the bottom line to serve God.

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

Pastor's Message
1 John 1:10 NIV If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.

I have known a person who says "I have not sinned and I am sinless". That's extremely brave statement, isn't it? In other words, that person is telling I'm absolutely perfect and declaring that God is a liar! And in reality, the Word of God has no place in his heart. So, I counsel you to confess (tell it and surrender it to God) your sins (1 John 1:9) and open youp heart and receive God's Word and you'll not be changed.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"Sin Brings You Down" from 2 Chronicles 36:1-23

For a drug-addict when you take in drugs, the feeling is like heaven. This is also the same in our body, when you're enjoying to do sins it will make you high but in the end sin brings you down as this is God's word said.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Jehoahaz, his name means God sustain him. In other words God is holding him. But, he did evil in the eyes of God.

Jehoiakim, his name means raised up by God. Jehoiakim was not thankful, the same thing for us, we should be thankful for if we don't, we committed sin.

Philippians 2:14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing

Nebuchadnezzar, his name means Nebu the protector against misfortune. Detestable means faithful.

Jehoiachin, his name means the one God appointed. We Christians, should always focus on God.

Jeremiah 22:24 “As surely as I live,” declares the LORD, “even if you, Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, were a signet ring on my right hand, I would still pull you off.

If we are willing to accept God's word in our heart.

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 Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

In spiritual aspect stiff-neck means you no longer wanalso ar God's word and become stubborn.

Hebrews 3:13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.

Romans 2:5 But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed.

The unexamined life is not worth living. People in the world today are doing sin.
Things we need to pondered; contemplate, evaluate and calculate.

Proverbs 29:21 A servant pampered from youth will turn out to be insolent.

1 Thessalonians 4:8 Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit.

Jeremiah 29:10 This is what the LORD says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place.

Isaiah 44:28 who says of Cyrus, ‘He is my shepherd and will accomplish all that I please; he will say of Jerusalem, “Let it be rebuilt,” and of the temple, “Let its foundations be laid.

Jeremiah 25:12 But when the seventy years are fulfilled, I will punish the king of Babylon and his nation, the land of the Babylonians, for their guilt, declares the LORD, and will make it desolate forever.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

"By The Hands Of God" Matthew 19:13-30

Our blessing comes from God.
Salvation or deliverance comes from God.

The only presence that touches our heart is God. Jesus welcome the little children and used them as an example.
Matthew 18:2-5

Luke 18:15 People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them.

The Spiritual part of the children is very important. We should pray for our children.

What good thing must I do to get eternal life?

Galatians 3:5 So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard?

James 2:10-11 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. For he who said, “You shall not commit adultery,”[a] also said, “You shall not murder.”[b] If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker.

Why did Jesus bring out the 10 Commandments?
Because the law is the mirror of who we are.

Jesus told the wealthy young man to sell all his possession and follow Him. But the young man went out sad as he can not give up his own god - his wealth and property.

1 Timothy 6:17-19 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.

Ephesians 5:5 For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

In verse 23: If you allow money to control you it is harder to enter the kingdom of God.

1 Timothy 6:9-10 Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 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.

Loving Him totally for the expansion of the kingdom of God. For all of who followed Him and love Him completely. Love God supremely.

We are all sinners but a faith in God counts live by faith with the God Jesus Christ. Salvation comes from God.

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

Luke 9:23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.

1 Corinthians 2:12 What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.

Pastor's Message
2 Thessalonians 2:16
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope,

It's been said that "Encouragement cost you nothing to give, but it is priceless to receive"

This statement is (without a doubt) true and reliable. For all of us need encouragement not only on a dialy basis but moment by moment. Thus, we should continually let God pour out His unlimited grace and give us ETERNAL ENCOURAGEMENT. Praise God for His WORD that encourage us and give us hope!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"Revive Your Commitment" from 2 Chronicles 35:1-27

Covenant is a bow, God use it to revive King Josiah in his reign and to revive the temple.
Passover symbolizes Jesus Christ.

John 4:20 Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 33:3 He rebuilt the high places his father Hezekiah had demolished; he also erected altars to the Baals and made Asherah poles. He bowed down to all the starry hosts and worshiped them.

The meaning of the Temple before is an arc of covenant. But these days, our body is (we are) the temple.

1 Corinthians 6:19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.

If you are son of God, you must not be into the world and you must also be holy. It's a really big opportunity for us Christians of what God grace has.

If I am already saved, I should not do such things anymore. It also means you NOT being selfish. The only king for us is Jesus Christ.

You should not question God of "what His plan and purpose for you?". If you have problem, you should first go to God and pray. God is the only hope for us in our life.

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

"Stick To His Word" from Matthew 19:1-15

This chapter teaches about marriage and divorce.

Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?
No. Because in the beginning God created one man and woman made for each other. One mind and two flesh. What God bind let no man set apart.

Divorce in King James version means to put away.

Because of divorce law many children became half orphan.

In marriage the word united means shall cleave - to glue. Just like as you glue the paper when you set it apart after gluing what will happen? The two papers will be ruin.

Jesus focuses in marriage than divorce and pointed out reasons to stay in marriage:
1. At the beginning God created one male and female
2. Man should cleave to his wife
3. No longer two but one, a husband must not divorce his wife.
4. Therefore, what God has joined together let no man shall separate.

Moses allowed divorce because the people heart were hard. But the intention of God was to make marriage permanent and to protect women.

Anyone who will divorces his wife except for fornication and marries another will commit adultery.

1 Corinthians 7:39 A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord.

1 Corinthians 7:24-25 Brothers and sisters, each person, as responsible to God, should remain in the situation they were in when God called them. Now about virgins: I have no command from the Lord, but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy.

1 Corinthians 7:32-33 I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs—how he can please the Lord. But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world—how he can please his wife—

Pastor's Message
1 Thessalonians 5:18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Virma and I started to read devotional book to our baby Eunice Faith. And this is one of the verses that we had read to her (1 The 5:18). Although this is a profound verse, yet one thing I've learn in baby Eunice's devotion and that is to give thanks whatever happens. Whether good or bad experience, having money or no money, and in whatever circumstances that we are in now WE SHOULD GIVE THANKS! For that is the will of God for us!
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

"Spiritual Renovation" from 2 Chronicles 34:1

Be transform from renewing of your mind. Josiah means healed by Jehovah.

Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

We want to be clean in the word of God. Occupy till I come means we need to be faithful until He comes and not to be busy.

If you're faithful whatever works you have, God will reward you especially in serving God. Faithful means loyal. Worship is not something like to make us ready.

Revelation 14:10-11 10 they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.”

Receptive means quick to response. God will give us heart of flesh. We are complete by God's grace. As we continue in our walk with the Lord put off those dirt on you having sin.

We need to be transform and it starts with our mind so be careful what you're thinking.
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Sunday, September 11, 2011

"Be Kind And Forgiving" from Matthew 18:15-35

Have You forgiven someone who hurt you?

If yes, is that a sincere forgiveness?

If it's you're brother or sister (in Christ) keep the matter private and approach to show him his fault. If you can't keep your mouth shut. Ask God for help. The new generation is to post thier problem in the facebook status. Does posting to social networking site will solve your problems?
Talk to her/him immediately.

Leviticus 19:17-18
“‘Do not hate a fellow Israelite in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in their guilt. “‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.

Do not overcome evil with evil but overcome evil with good.

2 Thesalonians 3:15 15 Yet do not regard them as an enemy, but warn them as you would a fellow believer.

  • Keep the matter private.

  • Ask Help from other believers.

  • If he/she doesn't believe treat him as a pagan do not associate with him but do not hate him as an enemy.

Verse 18: settle the matters within the church not on the court or asking help to the unbelievers.

Forgiveness should be boundless. It is not about times, plus, not about counting the sins of other people.

You would say "I can forgive but will never listen to that person" do you want God to treat you that way?

Get rid of all bitterness. Because if you just know and experience all the forgiveness from God and accept Him then you will know how to forgive.
What's is the point of God's power if you don't ask help?
Observe the children they don't get bitter and easily forgive and then play together again.

Some of the most miserable people are those who doesn't know how to forgive as they are only punishing themselves.

Unless you forgive your brother from your heart, God will not do the same.

Revelation 2:23 I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.

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

Pastor's Message
Ezra 3:11 With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the LORD: "HE is good; HIS love to Israel endures forever." And all the people have a great shout of praise to the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.

God is indeed truthful to His promises and faithful to our prayers. For If bestowed this sanctuary to us when we desperately need a place to fellowship and His timing was so perfect. Great is our God and forever I am thankful for His love and His provision. As we celebrate God's goodness today may we keep on thanking Him now and forever. Thanksgiving belongs to our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"Practice Godliness not wickedness" from 2 Chronicles 33:1-25

You should practice Godliness in any work, it is for our faith in God. As Christian's we have to be against the world. Manasseh means he works to forget, he is one of the bad kings of Israel.

Avoid every kind of evil. Some Bible Scholars says King Manasseh made an altar image of him. Where your treasure is there your heart will be also. Sorcery means a lot of power and come from evil. Divination means predicting the signs. Witchcraft means a form of magic.

Galatians 5:19-20 19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions

Deuteronomy 18:10-11 10 Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, 11 or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead.

Leviticus 19:20 “If a man sleeps with a female slave who is promised to another man but who has not been ransomed or given her freedom, there must be due punishment. Yet they are not to be put to death, because she had not been freed.

Mediums consults the soul of people who are dead.

Isaiah 8:19 When someone tells you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?

How should you know that you wont practice it? Just read the word of God.

Galatians 3:10-13 10 For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.” 11 Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because “the righteous will live by faith.” 12 The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, “The person who does these things will live by them.” 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.”

Important to listen to God's word for us to have encouragement in our life. Go back to Him every time we fall.

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

"Who Is The Greatest?" from Matthew 18

Psalm 27
1 The LORD is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

2 When the wicked advance against me
to devour[a] me,
it is my enemies and my foes
who will stumble and fall.
3 Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then I will be confident.

4 One thing I ask from the LORD,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the LORD
and to seek him in his temple.
5 For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
and set me high upon a rock.

6 Then my head will be exalted
above the enemies who surround me;
at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the LORD.

7 Hear my voice when I call, LORD;
be merciful to me and answer me.
8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”
Your face, LORD, I will seek.
9 Do not hide your face from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;
you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
God my Savior.
10 Though my father and mother forsake me,
the LORD will receive me.
11 Teach me your way, LORD;
lead me in a straight path
because of my oppressors.
12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
spouting malicious accusations.

13 I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the LORD;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the LORD.


The disciples will often wonder who is the greatest among themselves and in the kingdom of heaven. Just like some people, do we often think about who will be the greatest in the kingdom of God?
And Jesus explained "unless you'll be like children you will never enter the kingdom of heaven". The "children" if someone will tell you "para ka man bata" (you're like the kids) is that a good thing or not?
Being like the children are innocent (from bad things), curious (about learning God more), and humble (when we made mistakes).
Humility is the key to become the greatest. Humble thy self in the eyes of the Lord and He shall lift you up. The path to greatness is the path of servanthood not looking for ourselves but for the Lord.

The worst sin is to destroy the child's faith in God. In heaven thier (children) angels will always behold them. We all have angels in heaven to protect us.

In verse 8: Jesus doesn't mean literally. If anything cause you to sin then cut it out, the good example of this is, if in case gossiping cause you to sin (then to cut it off) don't talk to that person and tell her/him not to cause you to sin.

Jesus is present even in the gathering of 2 and 3 person.
This is also the same in fellowship with the church it doesn't matter how many people will attend as long as those few people agree with each other and have one faith then Jesus is present in the midst.

How many times do you forgive someone who does the same mistakes?
Seven times?
Seven times seventy! Before you finally finish counting 490 you will forget where you left of counting the mistakes of people who did you wrong.
In short, Jesus said "it is not the matter of numbers but the matter of the spirit, if you can't forgive how can your Father in heaven forgive you?"
Do you want to hear from God (before you enter the kingdom of heaven) I remember what you did this and that and you're still not forgiven because you haven't forgave this and that person too!
You got to be willing to forgive pray for the spirit of forgiveness. And to remove all the bitterness.

Because of the hardness of the heart in man Moses put up the law of divorce. But Jesus explain "in the beginning it was not so, God intended to have ONLY one partner (Adam and Eve)" so the children will not be hurt. Jesus have only ONE cause of divorce and that is fornication.

Good works?
There are always people who will work their way to God's presence and blessing - what good work must I do to inherent the kingdom of Heaven?
The answer; There are no good works that man can do to achieve going to heaven. There is only one Good and that is God.
To measure us, Keep the commandments the Law of God. And have relationship with God.
How to have relationship with God?
Get to know him more, you can never have relationship with someone whom you don't know, for example, how will you establish a relationship with the person you like? You have to know her/him and give her/him what she/he wants till you establish the strong relationship and do not do what she/he doesn't like.

How to know God more?
Read the Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth (The BIBLE). Fellowship with the same faith (believers) And have a relationship with God.
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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"Boastful People Are Not A Servant of God" from 2 Chronicles 32:1-33

Our confidence needs to be in God and to be aware of God. Faithfulness cannot be taught, it's only by the grace. Usually after the success, the enemy will attack you.

Sennacherib means sin, he was the picture of sin in this chapter. Siege means surrounded. A Prideful person don't want to consult anybody's advice.

Proverbs 15:22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.

As believers, we need encouragement every single day. Be strong in the Lord.

2 Timothy 2:1 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

Be courageous means be spirited. Moving forward and overcoming the fear.

1 John 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

Encouragement cost you nothing but it is priceless to give. ASAP means Always Say A Prayer.

Isaiah 37:36 Then the angel of the LORD went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the Assyrian camp. When the people got up the next morning—there were all the dead bodies!

Be kind and compassionate to others. We should repent from pride. How could we handle our blessings?

James 1:13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone.

Deuteronomy 8:2 Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.

Proverbs 10:7 The name of the righteous is used in blessings, but the name of the wicked will rot.

1 Peter 5:5-6 5 In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

"Inward Faith Causes Obedience" from Matthew 17:14-27

Why did the disciples can't heal the people?
Thou they have the faith they were lacked of belief.

We must be aware that the healing is not on physical but spiritual, though we are not underestimating the physical healing.

Faith doesn't come from ourselves but from God.

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

Acts 3:16 16 By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.

Faith that comes through Him - we must be aware that faith comes from the Lord. Remember the story of "the doubting Thomas" he was the only one who doesn't believe that Jesus was resurrected.
Believe and you will see.

Be persistent in our prayer - and continue never stopping - that is faith.

In verse 20: the disciples can't heal the boy because of thier unbelief. Our unbelief hinder what whe wanted to be done. And it is impossible to please God and impossible for God to heal us. (Depending to God's power to heal.)

Matthew 14:30-31
30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

Slowly but surely we must increase our faith.
Fasting can help us to grow and have genuine faith.
Full Assurance In The Healer.

Ephesians 6:18 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 Lord’s people.

Genuine faith causes obedience.
What is impossible with men is possible with God.

We notice in verse 22 the only point the disciples heard was the bad news "Jesus will be killed" and they didn't hear the point of Jesus will be raised from the dead.

Sorrow and grief is understandable but Death is the happiness of the saints.

John 16:22 So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.

In Matthew 17:27
Even Jesus let Peter pay the tax and this is the same to us - we are NOT the one who will scrutinize the government if they are corrupt or not. It is more important to be honest and be clear in conscience. God will provide.

Do we commit sin if we have little faith?
Anyone who knows the good but doesn't do good - sins.
It is important that we grow our relationship with God.
Faith promotes peace and intelligence. We are not force but we must abide the law of the land and the law of Jesus Christ. Genuine Faith without doubts.

Pastor's Message
Please pray for comfort and peace for Labor's family, as they face the trials of losing Arnold physically. But still we praise the Lord because Arnold recommitted His life to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ before he moved from this earthly body.
And we are reminded that life here on earth is so short but if we have Jesus Christ in our hearts we will live forever and ever in heaven.

2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present (at home) with the Lord.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

"Give Your 100-Percent To God" from 2 Chronicles 31:1-21

The original vs. imitation, the original one really gives 100% quality on any product. As for us in our service to God, we need to give our 100% too and we need to give it wholeheartedly.

Honoring God with your wealth, we should be reminded to give your 100% to God and do not get tired. We need to "let go" of our idols.

Exodus 23:24 Do not bow down before their gods or worship them or follow their practices. You must demolish them and break their sacred stones to pieces.

Minister means is to serve. When you give your 100% to God, you should give thanks to God. We should sing praises to God in 100% also.

Psalms 135:1-3
Praise the LORD. Praise the name of the LORD; praise him, you servants of the LORD, you who minister in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God. Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant.

God really blessed King Hezekiah and this will be also the same to us - honoring God makes our life a blessing.

1 Timothy 5:17 The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.

Proverbs 3:9 Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops

If you can spend so much money in the party but why it is to God - you can only give small amount?
Giving is one of the important things for us to be reminded cause it is in God's law. God love's a cheerful giver.

Faithfulness means loyalty or perseverance. Conaniah means made by Jehovah.

Whatever position you have in the church, do it faithfully. We should serve God, anytime, anywhere. There's no age limit when you serve God. We should depend on to the Lord. Trust in God faithfully.

If you want to be mature in God, eat solid food spiritually. We need to seek God, work wholeheartedly, do not be mediocre but excel your service to God.
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Sunday, August 21, 2011

"Be In God Presence" from Matthew 17:1-13

Do you feel God's presence?
Or not?

To feel God's presence we must...Be change from glory to glory.

Jesus transfigured in front of his disciples to make them believed.

Remember that the disciples was just an ordinary men (fishermen) but they are servant of God.

(Revelation 21:23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.)

What was the sign when Moses saw the glory of God?
He was glowing with radiance after he came back from Mountain of Sinai.

2 Peter 1:18 We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.

In God's presence there is no darkness, the Holiness of God is there and in Him there is no darkness. Transfigured means to change.

"The invisible image of the invisible God."

Luke 9:30-31 Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. They spoke about his departure,[a] which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem.

They spoke about Jesus departure (his going to the cross) and Jesus is preparing for himself.

The two big leaders:
Moses - represent the book of the Law.
Elijah - represent the prophet.

Verse 4: to be in God's presence is not about feeling just like when Peter was overwhelm, it is about the God's presence itself be guided by the Holy Spirit.

Exodus 24:15-18
15 When Moses went up on the mountain, the cloud covered it, 16 and the glory of the LORD settled on Mount Sinai. For six days the cloud covered the mountain, and on the seventh day the LORD called to Moses from within the cloud. 17 To the Israelites the glory of the LORD looked like a consuming fire on top of the mountain. 18 Then Moses entered the cloud as he went on up the mountain. And he stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

the symbol of divine presence. Dwelt continualy in the Holy place.

Listen to the word, study the Bible and listen to God and obey what He command.

Why should we listen to Jesus?
Because He is more than an example to us. Perfect and clean from inside-out.
Satan temptation is so strong and we need to stick to the word. Consistently use God's word and it will train you to distinguish good from evil.
- Ep 6
Sword of the spirit - word of God.

Not only listening the word but be devoted to fellowship.

Hebrews 10:25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

When praying have CARE:
C-conversation essential part learn how to listen.
A-adore God. Adoration to God 1st.
R-reflection. Because you are thinking about God and not other things.
E-edification. Your soul will be lifted up.

Revelation 1:7 “Look, he is coming with the clouds,”
and “every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him”;
and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.”
So shall it be! Amen.

We need to have God's spirit of presence.
We need to have a fleshly heart.

Luke 24:46-47 He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

Serve the Lord with gladness.
It is not an excuse that we must be treated well, because the son of man suffered.

Be change from glory to glory remember "CARE". Meditate to God's word not only for us to be comfortable but be also prepared for suffering. Embrace his word and allow the presence of God be upon you.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

"Turn To God" from 2 Chronicles 30:1-27

Passover is a reminder for the Israelite's of the love of God for them.

Our fellowship inside the Church will grow and strengthen your faith.

Exodus 12:3-7
3 Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household. 4 If any household is too small for a whole lamb, they must share one with their nearest neighbor, having taken into account the number of people there are. You are to determine the amount of lamb needed in accordance with what each person will eat. 5 The animals you choose must be year-old males without defect, and you may take them from the sheep or the goats. 6Take care of them until the fourteenth day of the month, when all the members of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight. 7 Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs.

1 Corinthians 5:7 Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch—as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.

Always turn to God in whatever status you have in your life now. Unfaithful in King James Version is from the word trespass.

Submit means to surrender, to give or to occupy. To obey Him 1st yielding our body. His Holy Spirit renew every part of your life. You must submit and humble yourself to God.

Sanctuary means in church. I need to have fellowship or go to church. Serve the Lord your God.

Matthew 4:10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.

Scom it means mock. The word of God is complete. Blood it means cleansing. In the New Testament, it always have an attention to the shedding of the blood of Christ and of what He has done.

Church was built for the sinners not the holy one, for in reality we all have sin against God.

Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.

Psalms 86:5 You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.

James 5:15-16 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

They are joyful in worshiping God, which is important. If you turn to God, it will always have a great joy. The blessings for the people, that is why there are blessing in the reign of King Hezekiah.

Deuteronomy 10:8 At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister and to pronounce blessings in his name, as they still do today.

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

"Do Not Turn Your Back And Follow Jesus" from Matthew 16:21-28

Following is not only knowing but doing what He did. And expecting trials.

Luke 24:46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day,

Acts 2:23-24 23 This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men,[a] put him to death by nailing him to the cross. 24 But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.

On this verse Jesus told His disciple the prediction of His death.

The resurrection of Jesus is the receipt of our redemption

Who was the blessing to Jesus at this point?
It was Peter because he doesn't want Jesus to be crucified. And Peter was only thinking of the physical death. We must understand that at that time Peter was only a baby christian.

Remember at the desert the temptation of Jesus. And the book of Hebrews Jesus endured the Cross to overcome the world. As there are no other way.

Let your mind be set to the things spirit.
The mind controlled by the spirit is peace those who are in sinful nature are setting its mind to the pleasure of this world.

In verse 24: think about this, are we denying ourselves to follow Jesus?
It means we are giving our whole life (and not partial) to God - To be fully dedicated.

How do we deny ourselves? Put aside our selfish ambition, as the nature of man will always think our own interest.. not only selfish ambition but in dealing with our sins, do we have patience, kindness and gentleness?
Forget yourself? Not physicaly but spiritually.

To conform in Jesus examples of living - to act like Jesus and not like the world.
Romans 12:2 Do not conform 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.

Money is a good servant but a dangerous master.
For the LOVE of money is the root of all evil.

Take up the cross?
Means to endure and persevere the hardship.
What is the opposite of taking up the cross? It is ignoring the cross.

1 Timothy 3:3-4
not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full[a] respect.

Remember the saying "All disciples are believers but not all believers are disciples".

Dedicate you life to God.
Mark 8:35 For whoever wants to save their life[a] will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.

As what good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet looses his soul?
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.”

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

We are going to be rewarded to what we have done.
Matthew 10:42 And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”

Do not ignore God's words - BIBLE - Basic Instructions Before Leaving this Earth.
Know it in youp mind.
Store it in youp heart..
Show it in your life.

Pastor's Message
Genesis 22:8 Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.

At this time God tested Abraham, if he really trusted God by way of sacrificing his only son Isaac.
Personally, the other night I was so worried and couldn't really some sleep because I was thinking of the funds for the church building. During the morning when I prayed and asked the Lord to speak to me in my time of need. I wanted to be comforted and reminded of His word. Indeed, God is so faithful He gave me this verse to build-up my spirit and encourage me to cast everything unto Him for He's faithful God. He is our Jehovah Jireh!

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