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, 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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