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, June 15, 2014

"I Struggle With Sin" from Romans 7:14-25

Be honest before God that we are struggling with sin.
The law is spiritual. It is God's way to change people but it's not the way to save man.
What is the greatest commandment?
Love the Lord your God with all of your heart.

How to know if you're are worldly:

  • What do you think, want the most?
  • How do you use your money?
  • What do you do in free time?
  • Who are the company you enjoy the most?
  • Who are the people you admire?
  • What are the things you admire?
  • Where do you spend your free time?

We struggle in so many things before God.
Romans 7:15-17 (NIV)
15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.

Isaiah 50:1 (NIV)
Israel’s Sin and the Servant’s Obedience
50 This is what the Lord says:
“Where is your mother’s certificate of divorce
with which I sent her away?
Or to which of my creditors
did I sell you?
Because of your sins you were sold;
because of your transgressions your mother was sent away.
Those who are contained over the desires of this world can not please God.
Gen 6:5 The LORD saw how great man's wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time.
Mark 7:21-23 (NIV)
21 For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, 22 adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. 23 All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”

Romans 8:7-8 (NIV)
7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.

Galatians 5:19-21 (NIV)
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 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Who will free us from this life of sins?

Jesus Christ is the answer. There is no "impossible" word in God's vocabulary.
Jesus is the solution for all our struggles in Life and more than eternity.

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

"Control Our Worldly Desires" from Romans 7:7-13

Envy and Lust are sin.

The meaning of:
Concupiscence
desire, Rom. 7:8 (R.V., "coveting"); Col. 3:5 (R.V., "desire").
The "lust of concupiscence" (1 Thess. 4:5; R.V., "passion of
lust") denotes evil desire, indwelling sin.
without the law sin is dead. for without the law there are no transgressions.

Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

James 1:14-16 (NIV)
14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
16 Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters.

Hebrews 3:13 New International Version (NIV)
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.

Psalm 118:7-11 New International Version (NIV)
7 The Lord is with me; he is my helper.
I look in triumph on my enemies.
8 It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in humans.
9 It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in princes.
10 All the nations surrounded me,
but in the name of the Lord I cut them down.
11 They surrounded me on every side,
but in the name of the Lord I cut them down.

Nehemiah 9:13 New International Version (NIV)
13 “You came down on Mount Sinai; you spoke to them from heaven. You gave them regulations and laws that are just and right, and decrees and commands that are good.


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Sunday, May 25, 2014

"God Offers Enternal Life" from

Romans 6:19-23New International Version (NIV)

19 I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness. 20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. 21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[a] Christ Jesus our Lord.

Wickedness are increasing. We are not under the law but Grace. God wants us to exclusively use for His glory.
To put off the old selves and put on the new one. God wants to use us as living sacrifice. To use us for His glory.

If Sin will reign in our life there will be no conviction.
If you are slave to sin you are free from righteousness.

What benefit you will have if your life is in sin?
- You will reap only destruction.

James 1:15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
renewing our minds is essential for change.

Sanctification - a religious ceremony in which something is made holy.

God wants us to follow Him.

2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

God wants you to be free from sin. we are given to serve God. But, don't use God's grace for immortality.

Just to evaluate ourselves:
Are there any good changes in our life today than last year?

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Sin is contrary to God's grace.
God's gift is eternal life.
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

"Righteousness is a Gift" Romans 5:17-21

Righteousness is a Gift from God. Throughout the Son if God.

Philippians 3:9 (NIV)
and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.

Even great leaders fail, we should focus out attention to Jesus not to our Pastor or leaders. Fix your eyes to God. He is the beginning and the end He will never fail you.
The more we know God's law, the more we are accountable.

1 John 5:11-13 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.


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Sunday, April 6, 2014

"The Curse Has Been Cut Off" from Romans 5:12

Who is the first person in the Bible who committed sin?

It was Adam, as he is the one who first received the commandment from God.
Romans 5:14 Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who was a pattern of the one to come.

That consequences are:
  1. Sin entered the world
  2. Adam ushered the sin, sorrow and all the trouble we have right now.

Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned--

"Death" here is not only physical death, but also spiritual death. It's surprising that even if you don't teach a child to sin, she/he commits a sin.

The reason we are dying because Adam sinned against God. But, Jesus came so we will have life.
Jesus is the way the truth and the life.

James 1:15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.

Romans is the gospel of grace. Salvation is free but not cheap.

God
Riches
At
Christ
Expense

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

"Received the Promise by Faith" from Romans 4:13-25

Romans 4:13 It was not through law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.

Abraham is a man of faith. When God told him he will be the father of all nations - he has no son. But he believed and received the promise of God. Abraham received the promise before the law was given.

Galatians 3:14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.

Genesis 28:14 Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.

All the things we have in faith has no value if we are justified by law. The promise is worthless if the Jews seek to be justified by morality - they can't depend on any promise of God.

1 John 3:4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.

Justification is by faith.

Romans 3:26 he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.

God doesn't save people because we are goo but He save people cause He is good.

GRACE acronym:
God
Riches
At
Christ
Expense

Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--
not by works, so that no one can boast.

Galatians 2:21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!"

Hebrews 11:11 By faith Abraham, even though he was past age--and Sarah herself was barren--was enabled to become a father because he considered him faithful who had made the promise.
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Sunday, March 2, 2014

"Be A Man/Woman Of Faith" from Romans 4:1-6

Martin Luther is a man of faith.
- To be a man of faith is simply believing in the promise of God.
- Justification is an act not a process.

Justification
a forensic term, opposed to condemnation. As regards its nature,
it is the judicial act of God, by which he pardons all the sins
of those who believe in Christ, and accounts, accepts, and treats them as righteous in the eye of the law.
Justification is not the forgiveness of a man without righteousness, but a declaration that he possesses a righteousness which perfectly and for ever satisfies the law, namely, Christ's righteousness (2 Cor. 5:21; Rom. 4:6-8).

Sanctification involves more than a mere moral reformation of character, brought about by the power of the truth: it is the work of the Holy Spirit bringing the whole nature more and more under the influences of the new gracious principles implanted in the soul in regeneration. In other words, sanctification is the carrying on to perfection the work begun in regeneration, and it extends to the whole man (Rom. 6:13; 2 Cor. 4:6; Col. 3:10; 1 John 4:7;
1 Cor. 6:19). It is the special office of the Holy Spirit in the plan of redemption to carry on this work (1 Cor. 6:11; 2 Thess. 2:13). Faith is instrumental in securing sanctification, inasmuch as it (1) secures union to Christ (Gal. 2:20), and (2)
brings the believer into living contact with the truth, whereby
he is led to yield obedience "to the commands, trembling at the
threatenings, and embracing the promises of God for this life
and that which is to come."

Romans 4:3 What does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."
Romans 4:5 However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness.
Galatians 3:12 The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, "The man who does these things will live by them."

It doesn't cost us to do anything but Jesus did everything for us to be free from sin.
We should always go back to scriptures for our Salvation.
Faith is being sincere and genuine in God's promises.

Galatians 3:8 The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: "All nations will be blessed through you."
What should we do to be justified?
  • its just believing and having faith.
  • we can't work for our Salvation. we all fall in sins.
  • we are justified as Christ gave His life to us.


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Sunday, February 16, 2014

"We are All Guilty" from Romans 3:9-20

Romans 3:10 As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one;

Don't quick to judge for you may be doing the same way as them.
we should not offer our body to sins. but offer it to God as instrument.

We are all sinners.

Psalm 14:1 The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.
Psalm 14:2 The LORD looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.
Psalm 14:3 All have turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.

Woe to a man to thinks evil while he ia still in bed.
By nature we are not seekers of God. No one plans to be Godly.

Abiding means staying with God.

Pray to let our tongue be tame by the Holy Spirit. And, guide us in everyday decisions.

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

"God looks at the Heart" from Romans 2:22

In Genesis 17:10-27, circumcision is in the spirit and physically.
- spiritomy - is from the greek word.
- circumcision - sign of separation. exclusively chosen by God. To bring this as of today this is like baptism it is the sign of that we are declaring we are Christians.

If the baptised person gives no evidence of salvation than it is a mockery.
The Gentiles are uncircumcised before.

We must remember that God looks at the heart.
And, the law is like a thermometer it will tell you have committed a sin but it will not remove the sin.
Being a Jew means nothing if you're not obeying the law of God.

Everything that you do are in vain if its not done from the heart.

- Transgressions means crossing the line. you know that it is wrong but you are still doing it.

What are the disadvantage of uncircumcised?
  1. separated from messiah without Christ
  2. excluded from citizenship from Israel
  3. foreigners of the covenant and the promises - God made for his people.
  4. without hope - you will die and go to hell.
  5. without God in the world.

Romans 2:26 If those who are not circumcised keep the law's requirements, will they not be regarded as though they were circumcised?
-> it is also the same as we are married and losses our wedding ring doesn't mean we are unmarried.
-> also the same thing to those who are married but commit adultery then the wedding ring is meaningless.

Galatians 5:14 The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."

Pray:
Lord search our heart and see if there are any wicked things in us.

Philippians 3:3 For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh—

The real circumcision is the circumcision of the heart.

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

"Leave Out Your Beliefs" from Romans 2:17-24

The Jews are said to be in the "high status" because they were the chosen ones and the Messiah came from their blood lines. They also have the law and are boastful of it. But do all of them have the good character?
Remember that it's not all about facts but character counts.

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Psalm 147:19 He has revealed his word to Jacob, his laws and decrees to Israel.
20 He has done this for no other nation; they do not know his laws. Praise the LORD.

Anyone who knows the good doesn't do it is = sins.
We have law of God
Psalm 119:99 I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.
100 I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

"Let's Obey The Lord" from Romans 2:12-16

in the law it is said that
"ignorance of the law excuses no one"

All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law. 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. (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.) This will take place on the day when God judges people’s secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.
- Romans 2:12-16

Luke 12:47-48
“The servant who knows the master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what the master wants will be beaten with many blows. But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. - Luke 12:47-48

that's why if we don't know the law of the Lord we should know it. know the ten commandments in the old testament. and Jesus said in the new testament "love God with all your heart and love your neighbours as yourself"

Romans 8:3 (NIV)
3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh,[a] God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering.[b] And so he condemned sin in the flesh,

Deuteronomy 4:1 Hear now, O Israel, the decrees and laws I am about to teach you. Follow them so that you may live and may go in and take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you.

obedience is a blessing.

don't be like a Pharisee who hears but doesn't do. allow God's word change you pray for it.
conscience is the knowledge in our heart to know right and wrong.

1 Timothy 4:2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.

Mat 25:31 "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory.
Mat 25:32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
Mat 25:33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

"God Only Can Judge" from Romans 2:1-5

Romans 2:1 You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgement on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgement do the same things.

whenever you point 1 finger to someone, there are 3 fingers pointing back to you.
for the same way you judge others the same way it will be judge unto you.

Luke 6:37 "Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

when we are enumerating the mistakes of others, we are looking to ourselves.
the heart is what we should be careful with. do not use scripture to attack unbelievers. ask the Lord to change you.

commit - being performed habitually.

Psalm 36:5-6 Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep. O LORD, you preserve both man and beast.

Those who are quickly to judge others are guilty of something else.
when we love then we will not judge and point fingers to others.
don't be quick to judge and slow to change.

Hebrews 12:25 See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven?

Jerimiah 3:22 "Return, faithless people; I will cure you of backsliding." "Yes, we will come to you, for you are the LORD our God.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

repent - change of lifestyle, turning away from sin, turn to God.


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