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, July 31, 2011

"God Will Never Ignore You" from Matthew 15:21-39

Cry out to Jesus and Pray as He Knows everything and never ignore you.
God will never ignore us so go to Him anytime and pray with A.C.T.S. Adoration Confession Thanksgiving and Supplication.

The Canaanite woman is a gentile. Jesus did Not ignore her but He was only testing her.

John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Isaiah 56:3 Let no foreigner who is bound to the LORD say,
“The LORD will surely exclude me from his people.”
And let no eunuch complain,
“I am only a dry tree.”

Verse 26: The children are the Jews and the Dogs are the gentiles.

Remember Luke 18 Parable, the problem is that after we pray we worry. And sometimes we are overwhelm of problems. Worry will change us for worse. Do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself.

You have great faith and it doesn't comes from you but from God.

Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—

God wants you to pray more and be persistant.

God is sensitive to our needs in verse 32. Prayer is not instructing or informing God.

He daily supplies 900+ billions of creatures in the world.

Admit - without Christ we can do nothing.
Pray - beg for help.
Trust - truly rely unto the savior the Lord.
Act - confidence that God will fulfill his word.
Thank God- appreciate and glorify Him

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"Walk with God" from 2 Chronicles 27:1-9

A saying for us Christians "I rather walk than to run" means that we should continually walk slowly but surely with our faith in God.
This book was not for the kings in Jerusalem. So we will focus on the kings of Judah.

The name Jotham means Jehovah is perfect. (1.) The youngest of Gideon's seventy sons. He escaped when the rest were put to death by the order of Abimelech (Judg. 9:5). When "the citizens of Shechem and the whole house of Millo" were gathered together "by the plain of the pillar" (i.e., the stone set up by Joshua, 24:26; comp. Gen. 35:4) "that was in Shechem, to make Abimelech king," from one of the heights of Mount Gerizim he protested against their doing so in the earliest parable, that of the bramble-king. His words then spoken were prophetic. There came a recoil in the feelings of the people toward Abimelech, and then a terrible revenge, in which many were slain and the city of Shechem was destroyed by Abimelech (Judg. 9:45). Having delivered his warning, Jotham fled to Beer from the vengeance of Abimelech (9:7-21).

(2.) The son and successor of Uzziah on the throne of Judah. As during his last years Uzziah was excluded from public life on account of his leprosy, his son, then twenty-five years of age, administered for seven years the affairs of the kingdom in his father's stead (2 Chr. 26:21, 23; 27:1). After his father's death he became sole monarch, and reigned for sixteen years (B.C. 759-743). He ruled in the fear of God, and his reign was prosperous. He was contemporary with the prophets Isaiah, Hosea, and Micah, by whose ministrations he profited. He was buried in the sepulchre of the kings, greatly lamented by the people (2 Kings 15:38; 2 Chr. 27:7-9).

Why did he reign in Jerusalem?
Because God was calling. He ruled with the fear of God, and this means "fear" is having respect to God.

The name Jerusha means possession, or possessed; i.e., "by a husband", the wife of Uzziah, and mother of king Jotham (2 Kings 15:33).

and Zadok means
righteous. (1.) A son of Ahitub, of the line of Eleazer (2 Sam. 8:17; 1 Chr. 24:3), high priest in the time of David (2 Sam. 20:25) and Solomon (1 Kings 4:4). He is first mentioned as coming to take part with David at Hebron (1 Chr. 12:27, 28). He was probably on this account made ruler over the Aaronites (27:17). Zadok and Abiathar acted as high priests on several important occasions (1 Chr. 15:11; 2 Sam. 15:24-29, 35, 36); but when Adonijah endeavoured to secure the throne, Abiathar went with him, and therefore Solomon "thrust him out from being high priest," and Zadok, remaining faithful to David, became high priest alone (1 Kings 2:27, 35; 1 Chr. 29:22). In him the line of Phinehas resumed the dignity, and held it till the fall of Jerusalem. He was succeeded in his sacred office by his son Azariah (1 Kings 4:2; comp. 1 Chr. 6:3-9).

It is important to walk with God daily and be with the righteous one. Even though we failed, but we must be slowly but surely having faith in God.

Who am I, when no one is watching?
We must do what is pleasing to God.

Our life is like a pizza, each slice is by category with our daily habits, while having small slice means you are only taking time with the Lord. Remember that God is the owner of the pizza.

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.

Be reminded that even though you are a good person but surrounded with corrupt (means crocked) people meaning they are not good in the eyes of the Lord. Let the Holy Spirit convict them and pray for them. And continue with your spiritual growth.

To walk with the Lord is we need to have the armor, as what says in Ephesians 6.

Ephesians 6:10-17
The Armor of God

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.

Jotham was the warrior who use the armor of God. And this also relate to us - we are the warrior - We use the armor to shield Satan.

Why did Jotham grew powerful?
Because he walk steadfastly. The walk steadfastly means consistent, unwavering and with conviction. As people of God, we need to have faith and relationship in God.

TGIF means Today God Is First.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

"Be Genuine" from Matthew 15:1-20

In our world nowadays have so many corruptions.

The importance of the heart is to be genuine.
Not just the external appearance.
To Clean our talks. (avoid gossip, bad words expressions, etc. . .)

Traditions - are handled down and obeyed but not really the law of God.

The Pharisees ask a deceptive question (not sincere/genuine) to capture Jesus...

As believers we should not take our parents for granted but the pharisees taught that it is ok not to help your parents if you help others or the church. Jesus emphasize the Ten Commandments that taught us to Honor your father and mother. How could you follow the traditions of not washing your hands before you eat but not follow the Law of God?

Deuteronomy 21:18-21
18 If someone has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, 19 his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of his town. 20 They shall say to the elders, “This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a glutton and a drunkard.” 21 Then all the men of his town are to stone him to death. You must purge the evil from among you. All Israel will hear of it and be afraid.

Ezekiel 33:31 My people come to you, as they usually do, and sit before you to hear your words, but they do not put them into practice. Their mouths speak of love, but their hearts are greedy for unjust gain.

Some people like to hear stories made by man. But NOT interested to listen to God's words. People in reality like entertainment.

Ephesians 5:3 New International Version (NIV)
3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.

Luke 11:39-40 New International Version (NIV)
39 Then the Lord said to him, “Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness. 40 You foolish people! Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also?

The word of God - the truth will set us free.

Pastor's Message
2 Chronicles 26:16 But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall. He was unfaithful to the LORD his God, and entered the temple of the LORD to burn incense on the altar of incense.

Uzziah start as humble and excellent, in other words he is God-dependent. God provided for all his needs. God blessed Him so much. But he became prideful, and it's rooted from being so self-confident and lack of thankfulness.
Thus, as believers, we should always remember that what we have all comes from the source of all - our God. We need to humbly say "thank you" and not be in so much pride. Because, PRIDE will not lift us up but pull us down.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"Be Careful Of Your Success" from 2 Chronicles 26:1-23

(As The Bible scholars says the author of 2 Chronicles is Ezra.)

Success comes from the Lord. King Uzziah was successful at first as a king.
Uzziah means strength from the Lord. A contracted form of Azari'ah the Lord is my strength

Blessings will lead us to humbleness. The more humble we are the more blessings.
Jehovah means Lord - who is the most powerful and not to a religion.

Nowadays, it is so sad to know that the worldly people are not seeking God.
Worldly people are more fond of parties and seeking happiness but in going to the church or Bible study, most of us are lazy and not having the heart to seek God.

The battle for us today: are the trials of life and having problem that we may call "Giants" or enemy.

Help means protect or aid.
There is a saying, whoever gives the power gets the glory.
King Uzziah was so blessed, and he became famous. Some famous persons these days gets spoiled and lost with their fame.

The more you learn the Bible - the more we will realize how little we are.

To learned God's word is a blessing.

Judges 20:16 Among all these soldiers there were seven hundred select troops who were left-handed, each of whom could sling a stone at a hair and not miss.

When King Uzziah became powerful with all the blessings he received, he didin't thank God and in return it made himself prideful with the material blessing he has.

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

Even though you are low position in the society, the important is having God in your life.
Pride will pull you down and it will never push you up.

Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

Collosians 2:18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind.

As bible says knowledge puff's up but we builds up.

We learned in Uzziahs life;
Lack of thankfulness to God brings pride to us.
Important to God to be careful for the blessings you have.
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Sunday, July 17, 2011

"Trust Him Completely" from Matthew 14:22-36

There are instances for example, we trust our money to buy a plane ticket and hoping that when the time comes of our flight we will go to the airport and reach the destination we want.
How much more in the word of God? Do you trust Him completely?

Jesus went to a private place to pray and He trust Him (God) completely.

But the worldly people these days, will make the prayer at the bottom of the list they do thier daily tasks first and they pray at bed time. They don't trust God completely.
The world will do garbage tasks first and pray only if they need it.

Prayer is not a toy. It must be sincere and having the right attitude. Unlike the cell phone, you can communicate with someone if only you have a load but God is open 24 hours / every milli seconds of the a day.

In verse 27 - if we are afraid then we lack of trust. When Peter saw the wind, he was afraid and began to sink. Why? Because Peter lost his focus on the Lord and look at the wind, and cried for help to Jesus.

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.

If we look around for sure we will be destructed. We must set our eyes on things above and not on this world. We know the word of God is complete.
When we get destructed on the things of this world we will go down.
If we are afraid then it means we don't trust the Lord that is with us, because we got destructed and not focusing our life in Jesus..
People will say "descarte ko yan sa buhay" and "my achievements in life" it means they never trust in the Lord.
Everything you do you must include Christ and He will make your path straight.

The Lord is near to those who called in Him in truth. Our spiritual eyes should be fix to God. Don't get too confident in ourself but be confident with God. Truly Rely on Savior The Lord.

Who reach out the hand in order to save Peter? In verse 31 says it was Jesus. He will come and we shall be saved. He is our refuge our shield.
The word Doubt means is was to duplicate, mentally to waver.
Never Doubt because There is none Like God. So trust Him Completely.
Jeremiah 17:7 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD,
whose confidence is in him.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"Stay On Track Until The End" from 2 Chronicles 25:1-28

The book of the Chronicles means history and these includes the history of the Kings who were on Judah.

Amaziah the king, was good at first but in the end he failed to be on track with the Lord. As Christians, we must stay on track on our faith with the Lord until the end.

For us to stay on track until the end, we must obey God's word wholeheartedly. Obeying Jesus commandments to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, and soul.

Wholeheartedly means obeying completely.
James 1:8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

Sometimes the nature of man is not to desire what is good, we often desire is to do sin.
Most of the time, we have no understanding of God's word, and that vengeance is ours (which is wrong thing to do). As the Lord says "vengeance is mine."

Amaziah wants to fight the enemy. In the old testament, God allows the Israelites to fight with the enemy as long as it is not their fellow Jews.

Man's by nature is greedy if he cannot get that something he wants.

We should hate what is evil, but do not hate man. Just hate their wrong motives, but do not commit hatred to others.

The most problem in church is having backstabbers with their fellow believer.
Exodus 20:3-5 You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,

Bow down means worship.

Hebrew word of Qatar means burning incense.

Edomites leave in cave. So maybe there they make worship of their idols.
2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.

For us if we lean on money, that is our god.

King Amaziah here make his pride revolves. Pride comes first before tragic happens.
James 4:6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
“God opposes the proud
but shows favor to the humble.”

We need to learn to be God dependent and not self sufficient.
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Sunday, July 10, 2011

"Be Compassionate" from Matthew 14:1-21

Psalm Reading
Psalm 22:1-8

The world of today is most of the time, people are lovers of themselves they even despise thier own parents. Lacking of compassion to one another.

John the baptist had compassion to rebuke and correct Herodias (his brother Philip's wife) not to marry Herod, but Herod put him into prison. And John the Baptist was beheaded because of the request of Salome the daughter of Herodias.

The disciples of John the Baptist went to Jesus for help. And as for us, whenever we are in trouble we need to run to Jesus and He will fill us. Do not run for justice, God will do what He has to do in protecting His children.

Compassion is not just saying "you're sorry" it is an action word we need the Holy Spirit in order to do it properly.

Remember the story of Chicken and Pig.

Just like Jesus His compassion is giving His life for our sins.

When you cry God knows everything.

Hebrews 5:2 He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is subject to weakness.
Who are ignorant and going astray?

Our theme for today - "be compassionate" as our God is full of compassion.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

"Desire What Is Good" from 2 Chronicles 24:1-27

On this chapter the people are under going the test of faith in God as they sway from being good and bad in the sight of the Lord.

Joash did what was right in the sight of the Lord. To relate in our generation - we should do what is right in the CCTV of the Lord.

Even though our life before, we see how sinful it is, God is a God of second chances, many chances and millions of chances. "Meaning the old has gone, the new has come".

Baal is a god of wisdom.

Use our things for Him not for worldly thing. Cause probably today, if someone has a new things, you desire also to have it.

God loves people who gives cheerfully.
2 Corinthians 9:7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Repairing the temple here is like in the life of a Christian, we are under construction, we have so many things to fix within our heart.
Diligent means hard worker. Dedicating your work for God and desiring what is good.
Sinful nature of man is grabbing something and now how to let go of it. And remember that everything in this world are owned by God.

Joash committed sin to God by worshiping Asherah poles and idols.

The Prophets (are like word of God) reminding the people before just like us with the Bible.

Before we have the "He" generation and it is ONLY God - the only one to worship. But now, its "Me" generation, worshiping ourselves. Sometimes we Christians are always focusing in ourselves.

Sometimes as Christians, we're thinking that God's word is always convicting our life. For God's word is like a double edged-sword.

Even though we fail, the important is we must be a good soil.
Desiring what is good is essential and desiring God is important.

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Monday, July 4, 2011

"We Need To Receive The Message Of God" from Matthew 13:44-58

Field - is the world, the ground, the Earth.
When Jesus talks about a Man - he is talking about himself.
It is not the things of this world that can bring us back to God.

In verse 44 Jesus gave up everything to redeem us.
Hebrews 12:2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Colossians 2:3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

The treasure is the church.

Merchant - describe as buyer but here it is also Jesus who planted the good seed.

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

If you have the Son - Jesus, you will have the Life.

Another interpretation of the merchant = A true christians is a spiritual merchant who seeks for this fine pearls - word of God, that will make you happy and give up everything.

What are the things we need to learn?
We need to receive God's message and seek God. Remember the song of Kari Jobe - "the more I seek you, the more I find you, the more I find you, The more I love you".

If we are the merchant and Christ will be the pearl then salvation will be our effort which is wrong, because salvation comes through Christ. Pearls - is plural not singular (God) and so we are the pearls we should not find Jesus but He is there for us to receive and He will redeem us.

And now for the parable of the net, this was related to the parables of the weeds. This is how we will be in the end of the age. The judgement day.

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Friday, July 1, 2011

"His Word Will Come To Pass" from 2 Chronicles 23

The word of God will always come to pass.

Supporting verse of 23:1-3
1 King 9:5 I will establish your royal throne over Israel forever, as I promised David your father when I said, ‘You shall never fail to have a successor on the throne of Israel.’

Jehoiada - means Jehovah know, yaweh was identified in his life, he was the instrument of God.

Sometimes we misrepresent God in our actions and words, we are only human not perfect but we need to know what actions to follow and never condemn anybody.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Athaliah was a wicked queen that in verse 8 they will protect the king from the wickedness of Athaliah.

Sometimes people trust in the weapon (firearms, etc.) than in God. But we should trust in God more.

We should remember that God's word will be fulfill and know that we should hold on to God's promises.

Revive ourselves. Remember the song revive us, renew us Spirit come and seize us. Revival comes from within us and not from the world. Reviving our life that comes from the Holy Spirit.

It is important to claim God's promises. Learn to feed ourselves with God's word. Faith comes by hearing - hearing the word of God.

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