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, May 29, 2011

"Don't Be Legalistic" from Matthew 12:1-14

Psalm Reading
Psalm 18:25-36 (New International Version)
25 To the faithful you show yourself faithful,
to the blameless you show yourself blameless,
26 to the pure you show yourself pure,
but to the devious you show yourself shrewd.
27 You save the humble
but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.
28 You, LORD, keep my lamp burning;
my God turns my darkness into light.
29 With your help I can advance against a troop[a];
with my God I can scale a wall.

30 As for God, his way is perfect:
The LORD’s word is flawless;
he shields all who take refuge in him.
31 For who is God besides the LORD?
And who is the Rock except our God?
32 It is God who arms me with strength
and keeps my way secure.
33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
he causes me to stand on the heights.
34 He trains my hands for battle;
my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
35 You make your saving help my shield,
and your right hand sustains me;
your help has made me great.
36 You provide a broad path for my feet,
so that my ankles do not give way.


Prayer Request
Church Building. Please continue to pray for the provision for the church building. And pray that God will help us during the transition.

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Our study for today was about the Pharisees who are being legalistic in the Law.
If I will pray and show good works, will God blessed me?
Yes He will, but if you based it on the prayer and good works alone, then you are wrong.

Don't use worship for you to be blessed. You are blessed and that is the reason for you to worship. Being self righteous and lagalistic is like being Pharisees.

True righteousness comes from the heart.
We are saved to serve and not serve to be saved.

Jesus didn't came to abolish the law but to fulfill it. God created the sabbath. The creator will always be supreme from what it is created.

The purpose of sabbath is to rest and it is for us - our reward from God. Now to where we will spend it - if its for God or pleasure or money - it is our choice.

The word sabbath was mentioned 7-times in this chapter and seven is the completion.
Know that Jesus is the prophet, prince and King.

Don't depend in your own flesh in serving people.
Not doing good in sabbath day or any other day is the same as doing evil.

We don't want to be legalistic in serving God. The question is "how is your relationship with God?"
Don't be like pharisees who were more loyal to thier religious ways than to God.

They way you live your life reveal your reason for living.
Do what is pleasing in the eyes of God not man.

Pastor's Message
Romans 8:31b If God is for us, who can be against us?

Paul the apostle mentioned here that we are more than conquerors because Christ's love is for us. This statement was indeed reliable and trustworthy because He promised us that He will never ever leave us nor forsake us. So we must hold on to this promise and know without a doubt that He is meant for us.



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Sunday, May 22, 2011

"Receive God's Invitation" from Matthew 11:20-30

Psalm Reading
Psalm 18:11-24 (New International Version)
11 He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him—
the dark rain clouds of the sky.
12 Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced,
with hailstones and bolts of lightning.
13 The LORD thundered from heaven;
the voice of the Most High resounded.[a]
14 He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy,
with great bolts of lightning he routed them.
15 The valleys of the sea were exposed
and the foundations of the earth laid bare
at your rebuke, LORD,
at the blast of breath from your nostrils.

16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
he drew me out of deep waters.
17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
from my foes, who were too strong for me.
18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
but the LORD was my support.
19 He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me.

20 The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness;
according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me.
21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD;
I am not guilty of turning from my God.
22 All his laws are before me;
I have not turned away from his decrees.
23 I have been blameless before him
and have kept myself from sin.
24 The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness,
according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight.


Answered Prayer
Church Lot: We Praise God for He answered our prayers. We already have a lot for our church! Please continue to pray for provision for church building.



Luke 14:11 "For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."


Obey the sample of Christ, though the people were stuborn Jesus stayed calm. Remember that they rejected God and not you. As we are God's messenger and Child, Whatever they do unto you they did it to God and you will defended by God.

We must be like a child in order to enter the Kingdom of God. If we harden our hearts we will never hear the Holy Spirit.

The two kinds of prayers of people; The arrogant and the little children. The arrogant will always think "I'm a good person and have not sinned against you God." but the little child would always pray "please forgive me for all my sins Lord."
You will never be blessed if you're boasting.

And also be like little children who are excited of the word of God but not of the things of this world.

2 Timothy 1:9 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,

John 10:15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.


To "know God" is more than knowledge it requires and intimate relationship with God.
Though we have read the Bible from cover to cover we must continue to learn from His word - will speak to us. The Promise of God - if you come to Him - God will give you rest.

Heavy laden means loaded with troubles. But if you do it your way you will be (relentless)?
Take His yoke and we will find rest to our soul to turn your life over to God.


Pastor's Message
Proverbs 3:5-6 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.


When I read there verses, during my devotion, God really comforted me! Because last week I was a bit worried, for I have a lot of things in mind about the lot for the church, the expenses for church building and so forth. But God is faithful, for He gives me more peace and reassured me that He will be in-charge of everything that I should not worry but to TRUST GOD with all my heart.



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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"Truly Hear The Word Of The Lord" from 2 Chronicles 18

Jehoshaphat had a great wealth but he allied himself with the unbeliever.

Remember to "First seek the council of the Lord".

Do not be like Jehoshaphat who doesn't want rebuke. To truly hear the word of the Lord we should not be angry.

Are we like Ahab if we hear the word of God?

Today, God uses the Bible to correct us.
If we don't want we listen surely we will be angry.

Truth can sometimes cause us to be angry, People will only hear what they want to listen. But we must obey God not man.
For sure they will persecute you, If you tell the truth but they don't have the open heart. Blessed are those who are persecuted for they will be blessed.

In 2 Chronicles 18:21-22
21 “‘I will go and be a deceiving spirit in the mouths of all his prophets,’ he said.

“‘You will succeed in enticing him,’ said the LORD. ‘Go and do it.’

22 “So now the LORD has put a deceiving spirit in the mouths of these prophets of yours. The LORD has decreed disaster for you.”


Why would God allow the lying spirit in all prophets?
God has created all things, God has place a limitation in what Satan can do, but God does use Satan for His purposes. When God Created man, gave to man the power of choice it was necessary that man's choice was valid and there is something to choose, if you don't have a choice then what is the value of choices? If God didn't allow any choice then what is the value of choice if all and everything was good in the whole universe?
God have to create a choice, He has allow Satan and allow man to choose if he was for God or not. God was looking for love in man and God will never know unless the man will choose Him against Satan.
And thus, God allowed God the rebellion of Satan, and allow us to exercise that choice. And now, God is allowing a lying Spirit in all the prophet in order for Him to pursue His purpose and we can't argue what God plan as He is wiser than we are. Now it worked, Ahab went to the battle and died.

Compromise - you are leaving yourself open.

Don't make allied with unbeliever.

The life of Ahab serves as a lesson that we must hear the word of the Lord and we need to always have His word to minister to us, don't merely listen, but doing it.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

"Soften Your Hearts" from Matthew 11:1-19

Psalm Reading
Psalm 88:1-9
1 LORD, you are the God who saves me;
day and night I cry out to you.
2 May my prayer come before you;
turn your ear to my cry.

3 I am overwhelmed with troubles
and my life draws near to death.
4 I am counted among those who go down to the pit;
I am like one without strength.
5 I am set apart with the dead,
like the slain who lie in the grave,
whom you remember no more,
who are cut off from your care.

6 You have put me in the lowest pit,
in the darkest depths.
7 Your wrath lies heavily on me;
you have overwhelmed me with all your waves.[d]
8 You have taken from me my closest friends
and have made me repulsive to them.
I am confined and cannot escape;
9 my eyes are dim with grief.


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for the notes on "Soften Your Hearts" from Matthew 11:1-19

If we are in difficulties and do what is right just like John stand up for what is right. And also like Job who lost everything and was accused that he committed sin against God but still did what is right.

We have heard from His word that God is faithful. Soften your heart.

We're not John the baptist, but when you doubt don't turn away from God.
Matthew 11:6 Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”

Ephesians 4:16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.


Sometimes we are not interested in things of God. Remember that We should never give up.

Isaiah 40:3 A voice of one calling:
“In the wilderness prepare
the way for the LORD;
make straight in the desert
a highway for our God.

John 3:30 He must become greater; I must become less.”


Consecrated ears - a Spiritual ears to hear God's word. Be careful what comes in our mind.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness.

If you don't open your heart you will not be blessed.

Proverbs 17:24 A discerning person keeps wisdom in view,
but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.


We have learn the sample of Jesus. Even though the people see the Miracle of Jesus still the people harden thier hearts.
The meaning of G.R.O.W.
G-od first
R-elationship with God soften your hearts
O-bey God
W-e need to worship God includes your prayers.


Pastor's Message
Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans is a Gospel book and gives us the assurance that we are saved through Faith and by His Grace.
This verse says that: we are justified through faith.
Justification by faith, what does it means?
Justified - means just as though we've never sin. And the key to be justified is Faith! So in order to have peace with God we must first believe the Lord Jesus Christ, the Messiah who gives us the real assurance of salvation. Let's learn more about His saving Grace. "Grace is grace and that's exactly what we need".


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Thursday, May 12, 2011

"We Are God's Workmanship" from 2 Chronicles 17

The reign of Jehoshaphat.
He followed the Lord's commandments as his father David - walked blameless. He may commit a sin but he quickly repent.

We need to remember -
Our protection is not trusting man. The Lord is with us and let Him guide us. "In God we trust." God is our pilot and we are just the passenger.



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


Obey His word and let the Lord speak to you.

Romans 3:29-30
29 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too, 30 since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith. 31 Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law
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Monday, May 9, 2011

"Live By The Spirit" from Matthew 10:21-42

It is not enough to be student only but also a servant.

God didn't gave us the spirit of timidity of but spirit of faith.

They are filled with knowledge but they denied God in thier actions.
Jesus tells us Love Him more than your family make Him your first priority.
For example if your family did wrong and choose them more than what Jesus says is right then you are making your family your first priority.

Be lead by the Spirit and deny ourselves. Not as the world says "Love yourself first and then everything will follow."
It should be "Love God first and everything will follow"
If you can't deny yourselve and continue to live by sins you can not follow Jesus. Deny our flesh and follow Jesus.

You can't attend the church because you're Busy?
What is being BUSY?



B.U.S.Y. = Being Under Satan Yoke.
We will be rewarded according to what we have done.
After you receive it will result giving. All peoples will know that you're Christ Disciples if we love one another.

Galatians 6:10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.


Pastor's Message
Romans 2:13 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.

When you received your salvation it is not enough to hear it only you must make a decision to embrace the GRACE OF GOD in order to obtain eternal life. For righteousness comes through faith. And His word clearly states that hearing God's word is not enough for us to become righteous! So we ought to practice it and live it out! I encourage you today, to continue to abide in His grace because that compels you to do what is right. Remember this: we obey because we are SAVED! We are saved to SERVE!



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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

"I'm Blessed" Psalm 32

I was so speechless tonight. Very surprise to see Ptr. Ken Pascua and his entire family back in Davao. Still can't believe they are here for the last time before going to the USA for good.

Here are my notes for tonight teaching:

The only blessing we can ever have is the forgiveness of sins and God received us in His kingdom.

What is the difference between transgression and sin?
Transgressions - you know it's bad but you did it anyway.
Sins - you miss the mark.

When we confess, God will forgive us. Many people got crazy because they know they are guilty. They punish themselves because they thought that all that guilt and shame will be forgiven but forgiveness is only through Jesus Christ.

We do sin specifically against God. And we should ask for repentance specifically to God. If we try to cover our sins what will happen?

If we kept silent of our sins how can God forgive us?
Repent quickly. Every day we need to trust in God's grace moment by moment.

The problem is that we keep on telling ourselves to confess later. Some people wait and wait till thier heart got hard. But the true children of God doesn't got by without being caught.

Who paid of all our sins?
Jesus Christ.

Ressurection - is the receipt.

Discipline is God calling us back to get our attention to come come back to Him.

Acknowledge our sins and God will forgive us.
God will discipline His child. You wouldn't discipline anybody who is not your child either, don't you?

Never cover your sin if you do you will not be forgiven. You can't hide your sin, the Lord will expose it. So be sure to confess it before you're put in the highlights.

God is patience and giving opportunity to everyone. He is our hiding place. So never listen if satan will come to you and say "it's ok you can do that and repent later."

Who is our counselor?
The Holy Spirit, will counsel us. Our conscience to teach and instruct us. To keep us in the right tract.

God doesn't want to hurt you so listen to the Holy Spirit.

Repent now and do it today. If we are forgiven then we are blessed.



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Sunday, May 1, 2011

"Grow In Christ" from Matthew 10:1-20

Disciplemakers' Handbook: Helping People Grow in Christ
1 Keep me safe, my God,
for in you I take refuge.

2 I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord;
apart from you I have no good thing.”
3 I say of the holy people who are in the land,
“They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”
4 Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more.
I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods
or take up their names on my lips.

5 LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup;
you make my lot secure.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance.
7 I will praise the LORD, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I keep my eyes always on the LORD.
With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,
10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
nor will you let your faithful[b] one see decay.
11 You make known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.


"We are like a plant that needs to stay in one place."
Reflect on what will happen if you keep on removing the plant and put it in one place to another?


Eventually, the plant will die, because the plant roots will never have the chance to grow and attached itself firmly in the ground.
As for us, to spiritually grow healthy, we need to stay in one fellowship.

The capability to do ministry will always come from God. God will give us power to do His will and serve to reach out to people.

Hebrews 3:1 Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.

Freely you receive, freely you will give. - The gospel is free and we need to preach it for free. Therefore, when we preach don't ask for money. Trust in the Lord and He will provide. Don't use God's name for your own benefit.
It is never about money.

Don't give your gold to the pigs - use your discernment in sharing. Always be prepared to those you are willing to listen.
To be like God is to be wise, harmless and sensitive. And know the consequences when you reject the God's message.

2 Peter 3:7 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.

Be excellent on what is good and innocent on what is evil.

2 Corinthians 3:5 Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.

Pastor's Message
Psalm 144:15b
Blessed are the people whose God is the LORD.
The word "Blessed" means oh how happy!. As His children, I would say, oh how wonderful, blissful, delightful and pleasurable it is to have God in our lives. For the Lord our God is so awesome, He is indescribable God. Let us therefore all the time glorify the God of the universe in our lives. Be blessed and be satisfied because He is our GREAT I AM!



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