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, November 30, 2011

"Response to His Agape Love" from Ezra 9:1-15

Points of this chapter: We need to follow what is good not evil and Let us be reminded of His mercy.

We need to protect ourselves in the enemies; the number one is Satan. Satan really cannot be saved.

Deuteronomy 20:17 Completely destroy them—the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—as the LORD your God has commanded you.

They have not kept themselves away, even though how faithful God is to them. Agape love means unconditional love. It's not easy to become a Christian.

Charles Spurgeon says; Be walking Bible. If you always think God's love more than the world, that's the key. Do not follow the lifestyle of the world or enemy. Remember His love.

Mingled means inter mix. Jewish men marrying foreign women. God's people had been contaminated. Why is it that God forbid His people to marry unequally yolk? Is God "kill joy"? God only wants to preserve His people to be holy one and His intention also is that a danger that they would worship their Idols.

Deuteronomy 7:3-4 3 Do not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons, 4 for they will turn your children away from following me to serve other gods, and the LORD’s anger will burn against you and will quickly destroy you.

1 Corinthians 6:14 By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.

Proverbs 29:3 A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

Repent if your involve in a relationship that is wrong. We need to fear the Lord with fear and trembling. Fear means respect.

Psalm 119:1 Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD.

Proverbs 29:3 A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

We have to acknowledge our sin and do not cover up our inequity. Be mindful of God's grace.

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.

We should not break His commands.

2 Peter 2:20-21 20 If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. 21 It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

"Be Conform to The Likeness of Christ" from Matthew 23:13-39

How do we conform into the likeness of Christ?

  1. Developed through christian character.

  2. God want us to experience Saints spiritual surgery.

  3. Always come to Him.

The pharisees are careful to keep their outside character very clean but God sees the heart. Search your heart what is your motive?
Aim for purity.

How terrible it would be to say you're Holy and Right?

Jesus condemn the pharisees for they have thier own doctrines and ways to enter heaven and by that false teaching prevent man to accept Jesus Christ. It's not about religion, it's about relationship with God.

The most hardest thing to remove to any person are thier tradition and religious beliefs.

We should not copy the example of the pharisees. They keep the people from going to the kingdom of heaven. They can cover up lies.

Know the difference between Sinful anger and righteous anger.

Don't swear anymore. Let your yes be yes and no be no.
Don't break the oath keep the oath you have with the Lord
James 5:12 Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a simple “Yes” or “No.” Otherwise you will be condemned.

The attitude of the pharisees: hypocrites - putting other people down in order to cover up thier own sins.

Matthew 9:13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

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

We should allow God to do the surgery. To change us from within not from the outside.

Put off the former way of life and put in the new way of life.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

The pharisees are so expert in showing themselves good in the outside. But God looks inside and so be pure in heart.
Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.

Nothing is hidden in God's eyes.
1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

Salvation is God's work and not man's effort.

God doesn't want us to do more for Him but God wants us to be more with Him.

John 8:24 I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am he, you will indeed die in your sins.”

You will die with your sins if you don't believe in Christ.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"He Choose You" from Ezra 8:1-36

Can you imagine if Filipinos choose a swimmer who only knew dog style swim to represent our country? No! Just for us Christians we should be really a good representative of God.

God choose you because of His grace and love. Why did God choose Ezra? Overall God is gracious. The Bible tells us that God already choose us before the creation of the world. Isn't we are blessed that God already choose us before we exist.

Romans 8:28-29
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.

Strengths and Accomplishment of Ezra:
1. He observe God's word
2. He led the second group of exiles
3. He is concern keeping about the details of commandments of God.

Psalm 1:1-2
1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the LORD,
and who meditates on his law day and night.

He work along side of Nehemiah.
In the New Testament version Barnabas was with Paul. Barnabas means the son of Encouragement.

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.

It was evident that God is faithful and gracious. Even if our forefathers disobey God, still the 12 tribes of Judah is complete. As God's people, we should pray for more workers.

How to be capable of doing something?
We must learn. We should realize we are not competent.

2 Corinthians 3:5-6 5 Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. 6 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

He urge the people to have fasting. Shame on you, if you didn't pray. Set-apart means to make holy. Sanctification is ungoing of the Holy Spirit or use by Him.

How we consecrated our things on your house? Simply use it for God's glory then it will be sacred. They offer a sacrifice to God, as for us loving Him for He first loved us.

Matthew 5:24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

"Don't Act Like a Pharisees" from Matthew 23:1-12

What should be done:
We should apply what we have learned.
Be a real minister.

The main focus in service to God is to Himself not to you. That's why you don't act like a pharisees.

Moses is the most humble in the mankind of history.

Many people look very good and kind to others but deep inside they are just doing it for a purpose.
What good is it? for they don't have the heart for God.
These people will honor from thier lips but they are far from me.

Luke 11:43 “Woe to you Pharisees, because you love the most important seats in the synagogues and respectful greetings in the marketplaces.

Whatever that comes out of your mouth make sure you can do it. We should do what we teach.

Ministry not showmistry.

When you pray - with sincerity.
Be careful not to do your act of righteousness to be seen by man for you will not inherit the treasure in heaven.

Even in preaching they preach in envy and rivalry. Be remind do nothing out of selfish ambition.

Phylacteries - boxes containing verses.

Deuteronomy 22:12 Make tassels on the four corners of the cloak you wear.

Most of the time we like to be treated well to be VIP.
They want themselves to be always comfortable.

Sad to pay nowadays servant of Christ wants to be celebrity.

Matthew 23:8-10
8 “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. 9 And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. 10 Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah.

Take note that you are not to be called Rabbi.

Don't call anyone Father. Not even spiritual father or mother as some Christians' does.

In the worlds point of view you must be called with a title to be respected. But in the Bible's point of view Respect God not man in regards to title.
God opposes the proud, who ever humbler himself will be exalted.

  • Christ Like attitude. Look to Jesus

  • If you look to Jesus we can have attitude of being a servant.

  • Philippians 2:5-8
    5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
    6 Who, being in very nature[a] God,
    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
    7 rather, he made himself nothing
    by taking the very nature[b] of a servant,
    being made in human likeness.
    8 And being found in appearance as a man,
    he humbled himself
    by becoming obedient to death—
    even death on a cross!

  • We should apply what we have learn

  • Be a real minister.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"Devote Yourself in The Word of God" from Ezra 7:1-28

The Instruction starts in this chapter. Jeshua means Salvation. Take note that this is in God's calling. Chapter 6 and 7 is between of Esther. The names of Israelites has a meaning on God's word.

Zerahiah means Prince of the Lord. Ezra is a priest and study the the word of God. Especially Ezra was called to be the 2nd to Moses. So just as him, you must study the word of God.

If we have no relationship with God, you will not know that God choose you, and this is the first step to salvation. God's word has a powerful impact in the people around you as you apply it to your life.

Good hand meaning blessed by the Lord. He had practice what he learned.

John 14:15 If you love me, keep my commands.

Acts 13:34 God raised him from the dead so that he will never be subject to decay. As God has said,‘'I will give you the holy and sure blessings promised to David.’'

The heart in a Christian life is very sensitive in your walk with faith in God.

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.

Ezra was given a power of the things to settled for God has trust in him.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

"He Is The Answer" from Matthew 22:34-46

The Sadducees questioned Jesus regarding the resurection and the Law.
What is the law? In the Bible it was in the first 5 books; Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.

What is the first and greatest commandments?
Love the Lord with all of your heart and all of your mind. You need to have a relationship with God to be able to Love Him whole heartedly. Walk in love. The one evidence of loving God is reading His love letter that is the Bible. Loving with all of your heart and all of your soul.

The first is the spirit, the soul, we have the spirit of God to guide us and teach us. Our soul has only two destination either heaven or hell. To be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord. The Bible is teaching us to Love God with all of our soul.

How to love God with all of your mind?
1) Use your brain for God's glory. Not for your own glory. Example is studying the Bible.
2) Don't boast on what you have learned in the world like you're a doctor or lawyer
Galatians 6:3
3) ask God for the mind of Christ.

Sickness is not the reason for us not to worship God.

Philippians 4:6-8 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Having the mind of Christ, He wants to be the only one in our life. Allow God to set your priority.
Persevere and Endurance. Abide in me and I will abide in you so you will bare much fruit. The word abide - God doesn't want us to do more for Him but He wants us to be more with Him.

God's love is unconditional.

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.

For whatever you think you become one.
Our mind should be change moving forward be focus with God.

How much do you Love yourself?
You can never do it on your own. You can not never love someone as yourself if you don't Love God.

Love your neighbor as yourself I am the Lord.
Forgive the persons who did you wrong so God will also forgive you.

How to extend the Love of God?
B-bare each other accepting each other.
E-encourage one another.
S-share your blessing can't be just money or food it could also be gift of talents.
T-time best way to express love is giving time.

How can we show love for one another?
Accept the person that he/she like that.
Share to the people who are in need.
Live in harmony with one another.

How to live in harmony?
Be willing to associate to people with low position whether they are poor or sinners. But don't compromise.
Man is a wolf to man who does not know. They love each other without knowing each other.

John 13:34-35 34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

John 15:17 This is my command: Love each other.

1 John 2:11 But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.

1 John 4:7-8 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 John 4:19-21
19 We love because he first loved us. 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.

You are a hyprocrite if you hate someone.
Love is not what you do but what you are.
Love is the fulfillment of the Law.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"God Is The Blessing" from Ezra 6:1-22

God will allow you to carry on and He will provide your needs. Allow His word to guide you. Don't throw away God's word in your life. Of course God's nature is a blesser, knowing He is providing your needs. Building the kingdom of God will not stop. When we are faithless, God is faithful. Trust in God's word, don't just read it. God's word will never stop into our lives.

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

As believers must be a conceit companion of the light of God then we will do His work. Seek the Lord.

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

It was God who changes the heart of the King of Assyria.

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