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, October 30, 2011

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

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

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


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

All we need to do is to receive His invitation.


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

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

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


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

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

The Kingdom of heaven is a wedding banquet.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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


We believers should expect the opposition.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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



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

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


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

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


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

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

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

Jehovah is the jewish national name of God.

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


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

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

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

Philippians 2:14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing

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


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

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

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

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

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

Who was the land owner?
God

Who was the worker?
The disciples and living saints.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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