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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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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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

"Be Set Apart" from 2 Chronicles 29:1-36

Set apart means sanctified or to be holy. One of the pastor from Calvary Chapel was a drug pusher and drug addict until one day he decided to flash it all the drugs in the toilet, for he knew he will use it again... He then choose the right way to repend, to be holy and cleanse his sin.

Hezekiah means the might of Jehovah. Abijah means my father is Jehovah. God's power is our strength, we need God's strength to consecrate ourselves just like King Hezekiah.

King Hezekiah prioritize the 1st thing that is important - serving God. He reform his service to God and repaired the temple. As Christians we are the Levites, that we should serve the living God and to be the chosen generation.

In spiritual speaking we need water, represents the word of God.
Exodus 19:10 And the LORD said to Moses, Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. Have them wash their clothes.

Exodus 19:15 Then he said to the people, "Prepare yourselves for the third day. Abstain from sexual relations."

Defilement means filthiness or in other word idolatry. Even in our home or in church, we should be careful in doing sin.
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.

The focus on this chapter is to be centered only to Christ in verse 11.

  1. The Lord has chosen you to stand before Him.

  2. To serve Him.

  3. To minister before Him.

  4. To burn incense.

  5. Lamp represents the light of God.

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."

Heman means faithful. As Christians, we need to be faithful even though we are struggling we need to pray so God will help us to be faithful.

The things in the church must be use in God's glory.
To consecrate ourselves we need to acquire the blood, the perfect blood of Jesus Christ. Atonement means from Bible Teacher covering of sin and the word simply means by syllable at-one-ment.

The Law wants the shedding of the blood to cleanse your sin, like Jesus Christ's blood became sin for our sin.
2 Corinthians 5:21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Hebrews 9:21-22 In the same way, he sprinkled with the blood both the tabernacle and everything used in its ceremonies. In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

Leviticus 4:24 He is to lay his hand on the goat’s head and slaughter it at the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered before the LORD. It is a sin offering.

Romans 5:10-11 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Our burning incense in New Testament or for us now is our prayer and worship God with gladness.
Psalm 36:1 I have a message from God in my heart concerning the sinfulness of the wicked: There is no fear of God before their eyes.

Philippians 2:10-11 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Dedicate meaning wholeheartedly. We should worship God with reluctantly not by force. We learn to be Dedicating, Pleasing, Consecrating and to Burn Incense, offering our lives to Christ should be done quickly.
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Sunday, August 7, 2011

"Jesus Is Indeed The Mesiah" from Matthew 16:1-20

Sadducees - don't believe in resurrection, angels. And exclude God from the government of the world.
Pharisees - On the first notice of them in the New Testament (Matt. 3:7), they are ranked by our Lord with the Sadducees as a "generation of vipers." They were noted for their self-righteousness and their pride (Matt. 9:11; Luke 7:39; 18:11, 12). They were frequently rebuked by our Lord (Matt. 12:39; 16:1-4).
From the very beginning of his ministry the Pharisees showed themselves bitter and persistent enemies of our Lord. They could not bear his doctrines, and they sought by every means to destroy his influence among the people.
source: http://www.biblegateway.com/resources/dictionaries

And Jesus left them as He doesn't want to argue nor debate with them - this is also the same thing for us we don't need to debate with unbelievers if it's obvious that they are only testing or looking for a hole to put us down.

We serve God because we are saved. Not serve God to be saved. Maintain the doctrines because Jesus is indeed the Mesiah.

In verse 5-12: The disciples were worried because they forgotten the bread, but Jesus reminded them regarding the loaves and feeding of 5 thousand. Now the simple statement of Jesus Christ was "to be on guard against the yeast (false teaching) of the Sadducees and Pharisees". It will lead us astray. Even 1% wrong with (+) 99% right doctrines = everything are still wrong.

Verse 16-20: When Jesus said to Peter "I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. . ." we should not interpret the Bible as literaly but rather the deeper meaning (listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit) example it doesn't mean that Peter hold the keys of the gates of heaven as what other religion believed (when you're about to enter the heaven you will see San Pedro or Peter). On this verses means that if we believed just like Peter confesses to Jesus "you are the Christ, the Son of the living God" then we will enter the Kingdom of Heaven (as Jesus will give us the keys meaning He will open the door) freely we can open it as the keys are given to us by Jesus Christ means He gave us the authority to open it - if we accept (confesses) and not deny Jesus.

Pastor's Message
The LORD’s Covenant With Abram

1 After this, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision:
“Do not be afraid, Abram.
I am your shield,
your very great reward.”

Why did God say this to Abram (Abraham)? It's because Abram was terrified and for sure he asked "who will be there for me? Who will be my defense against my adversary?" Therefore, God comforted and reminded him of His faithfulness.
We too must not be sacred of whatever we are experiencing and facing right now. Because it's all part of our growing process (spiritually). Let's be positive to know that in our problems and dilemma it is an opportunity to rise into the next level. So be assured that GOD is with you, HE is for you and will be faithful until the end.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

"Cast Your Idols" from 2 Chronicles 28:1-27

We should worship the Creator, not the creation. Also means we should worship the Giver not the gift. The King is the one responsible, that can be compared to nowadays, are the pastor, parents and etc.. all who are leaders of the nation.

The name Ahaz means possessor and holder. He did the wicked.

Walked in the ways of the Kings of Israel here means the Kings of Israel are corrupt and they worship idols.

Baal was their idol in the one of the ten tribes of Judah. Another example is their god Molek, they sacrifice their own child. Which can be related to women doing abortion just to get out of the risk in responsibility.

Deuteronomy 12:2-3 Destroy completely all the places on the high mountains, on the hills and under every spreading tree, where the nations you are dispossessing worship their gods. Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and burn their Asherah poles in the fire; cut down the idols of their gods and wipe out their names from those places.

Therefore word in the Bible means as a result or so. Because of their sin, their enemy defeated them. By doing sin not only yourselves will affect but also the people around you. Forsaken means unoccupied.

Deuteronomy 6:14 Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you.

The 10 tribes of Judah will be an instrument to destroy Judah because of their sins. If we have anger in our heart and the "wrong motive" will become the form of idolatry, so let it be cast.

Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

James 2:17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

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.

Discipline is important to us Christians, as God humbled King Ahaz. Wickedness is a general term of nature of human and result of lack of faith.

God wants his vessel to be clean. Have a pure heart. Don't be faithless.

Where does our health comes from? Only from God and not on things around you. The Word of God says "we need to fellowship". If you like doing other things like do worldly stuff rather than to fellowship with your fellow believers then it become a sin.

Lesson to learn, don't be like Ahaz. When you experience trials, turn quickly to God not to turn away from Him. It will make your faith strengthen and grow.

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