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"Honor Christ" from Hebrews 3

How do we honor Christ? Do we have to create/or pray to a Christ like statue everyday? or go to church everyday? "Honor Christ" Honor Christ by the way we think, we are holy through our faith in Jesus, we accept his words and follow it. We are not supposed to store-up things of this world, always saying "this is mine" because our final home is in heaven; Everything belongs to God... Fix your thoughts on Jesus, think carefully who you're imitating, is it the world or Christ? We can honor God by not worrying the things of this world like what were going to eat, dress, have for tomorrow, etc... Let God provide. I can remember before when my salary (money) is almost used up, I was worried what I'm going to eat for the next two days because salary will be due in two days time, I just said "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus please provide for me", I was surprise to know that my purchase on BPI credit card had a free meal in Greenitch hmmm yummy! (^_^) And then the bl

"Christmas is for Jesus" from Luke 2:1-7

Every Christmas season; we are so busy planning Christmas party, gift to buy, making a wish-list, budgets for groceries and etc... But have you ever thought what is Christmas all about? It is like an example story of a baby baptism, everybody was so happy to drink and eat and they have forgotten what the celebration is all about and left the baby in one room... forgotten... In our life we must be careful the true meaning of Christmas is for Jesus, to put him on number 1 priority, don't get caught up in the things of the world being so busy that you forgot to go to Church, read the Bible and pray. The road to hell is wide but the road to Heaven is narrow, only few are saved. If you put Jesus first the world is going to call you names they will think you are weird and (in Tagalog mapagkunwari) Let your petitions be prayed to Jesus and not to worry about life and celebrate Jesus as center of your life then prosperity comes. The meaning of Bethlehem is House of bread. No matter how bi

"Sin is Deadly" from 1 Samuel 31

There was a story of a scorpion and the Dog... the scorpion said to the dog "let's cross the lake will you swim and I be on your back" and the dog replied "what if you bite me in the middle of the lake?", the scorpion said "no! I wouldn't do that because both of us will drown", and so the dog agreed with the scorpion, but in the middle of the lake the scorpion bite the dog. the dog asked "why did you bite me?" and the scorpion replied "its part of my nature", while the dog was about to drown the scorpion already jump to the land. And so as the title shows "Sin is Deadly" from 1st Samuel 31 ; In this chapter where Saul started to commit sin because of pride, disobedience from God, jealousy and anger. If we always think we could fall into sins then we are on guard against sin. The world would think "we can do anything as long as nobody gets hurt then its ok" but that can affect someone with out knowledge it af

"Don’t Drift Away" from Hebrews 2:1-4

...From the continuation of my post in Aice Nice Concepts in Careers Pastor Ken told us the story about riding a boat or ferry, what we should always have are: A life jacket – incase of emergency we can stay float till the rescue comes Anchor on the Boat or Ferry – if ever the engines get damage at lease it can not drift away with an anchor. To bare this in mind we should not neglect our relationship with God and live a righteous life, just like the boat Jesus is our anchor. Another thing is no matter how strong our relationship with God, never think you’re strong enough trusting yourself that you will not be tempted, this is when the Devil will try to do everything to destroy your faith. When the storm of life comes we hold on to the Lord, hold on to God’s faith because the longer we walk with the Lord, the more we say “I know all that line from the Bible. . . “ and I don’t need to go to the church to worship, and you will drift away little by little without our knowledge and you w

"Surrender" from Hebrews 1-12

In Japanese war they didn't surrender even the first atomic bomb was blasted in their country... they surrendered until the second atomic bomb in which they have too much disaster... "Surrender" Hebrews 1-12 We can fall down to the rock or just surrender freely without hardship. God deserve to be number 1, we only need to surrender to him. Read John 1 and John 3:16 Salvation is a free gift we only need to believe in Jesus; Live our life for God, Love him with all your heart and soul. read Galatians 4:4-5. Actions speak louder than words its thru works not spoken we can prove we surrender... for example we can make things for only a certain purpose like chair or any material things but God made us to have our choices of purpose either to follow our own will or to follow God's purpose for us, (to follow God). Ask yourself "Why God made us?" it is for us to find out; to follow God's purpose; to surrender in his purpose. The moon is the reflection of the s

"Our Enemy is not our Friend" 1 Samuel 29

The word "enemy" mention here is meant as "sin" or "temptation" of the world. Always be on guard against the "Enemy" . . . Before anything else let us talk about what communion bring us: Communion help us remember to keep away from Sin. Communion help us in sharing faith and get ready for his return. Through communion this tells us to repent and be saved from sin... We need to be close to our friends not in the enemy (the things of this world)... be on fellowship it will help us to be strong in our faith, the Enemy will always have temptation for us to fail in attending fellowship i.e. too busy, have more important things to do, but God said in Ten Commandments "You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me " The enemy will try to pull us far from the Lord. Don't look like the wor

"Forgive in Love" from Philemon

Remember how Jesus went to so much suffering but he said “Father forgive them for they don’t know what they have done” “Forgive in Love” Philemon We have to see the need to forgive even if they have gossip about you or borrowed money didn’t pay. . . In forgiveness we are family of God; sometimes you treat strangers better than your family taken for granted when they have done mistake. And you don’t forgive. Forgiveness is unconditional we have to forgive and forget. We have to remember in family of God we need to pray and look out for one another. We are not competing but helping one another, we need to forgive not revenge. Grace in peace means subject of forgiveness as God gives grace in us. If someone hurt you, remember grace of God as you don’t deserve it but he gave it to you. Live at peace at all men; we need forgiveness in family of God specially in your immediate family. In sickness Jesus said “you are forgiven” in order to heal, so if you can’t forgive neither does your sickne

"Be Devoted to God/good" from Titus 3:8

Being in right/correct order is to Be Devoted to God for example if you were to drive a car the correct order is to start the car and drive but if you drive without starting the car you will not get anywhere it will not work… “Be Devoted to Go(o)d” Titus 3:8 The right order would be God comes first all the time then good works will follow then we are save by grace not by good deeds. God doesn’t bless us by doing good deeds but by what’s in our faith and character. After receiving God’s grace we have the decision to make if we continually do good deeds like think about others, make an effort how we can channel the blessings to others. Remember without God we wouldn’t have anything. Read Psalm 16:2 And John 15:5 => Genuine faith has evidence. Believing and trusting in Christ. It is more blessing to give than to receive. Allow God to use you to be a blessing with someone else. Allow yourself to be use by God. Read 1 Corinthians 3:11 It shows whatever deeds we have is tested not t

"Don't Doubt" from 1 Samuel 27

Last night was the midweek Bible study in Calvary Chapel, the teachings was really in time for my situation not only in office but also in my faith. “Do not Doubt” 1 Samuel 27 Pastor Ken told us the story of a person with no glamorous clothes, buying 16 cars... This person goes in one car dealer shop when the sales man look at his physical appearance, the sales man doubt that this man could buy 16 cars.. and so he said “I really don't know if I can sell 16 cars right away how about going to the next car dealer shop?” and so he went to the next shop, and he was given 16 cars right away since it was paid in cash he was also given a big discount... the man who bought the cars was a fisherman, and all of them fishermen that had a big catch and savings that they decided to buy cars at the same time so to have big discount. The moral lesson of the story is that if we have doubts good chance of a lifetime can be missed. That was a very nice story about Doubt told us by Pastor Ken. Now

"Work for your Salvation" from Titus 3:1

"Work for your salvation" Titus 3:1 Pastor Ken told us the story of baking a cake, we have to mix the right ingredients to make a perfect cake else it will not be like we wanted it to be... Surrender our will, our future to god and submit to God's control, give the control to Jesus/God. We can not be save by being obedient, go to the church every Sunday but to come to the Lord our God by faith and by mercy of Jesus Ready to do whatever is good (read Ep 2:9) Act and talk like Christians means we have to be concern of others. Every step we make, our relationship is a process with the Lord, ask to yourself where are you today with your relationship with the Lord? for example, a month ago you use to go to the church and practice good deeds but where are you now?... To slander no one, not to listen to any slander it is also participating with that sin. To truly love our neighbor is to watch themselves, we should live at peace to all men, even if they attack you, be NOT to hav

"Be wise Not Foolish" from Samuel 25

November 5, 2008: “Be Wise Not Foolish” Samuel 25 When I went to the midweek Bible study I was surprise to see all the Christmas decorations in our Calvary Chapel in Obrero. (^_^) The teachings for that day was “Be Wise Not Fools” For example it is fool to live for temporary things And wisdom of this world is foolish to God but the wisdom of the Bible is eternal in short we should study the Bible and learn, so we can be wise to live for God. Living to please God we are to find joy, peace and satisfaction in life. How foolish are we to won something when everything belongs to God? Being wise is to use the blessing for spiritual development Learn to give wisely to others. Quick to listen and slow to speak NOT to give in to anger, and not to give in to emotions. (nako ang hirap nitong gawain minsan) It is wise to be humble than to be proud. Overlook each other faults, don’t be guilty of having revenge. Ask God for wisdom in decisions and choices we make. ~~~

Don't Judge

A message from Pastor Ken Pascua: Salamat ginoo sa imong pulong salamat ginoo sa imong gracia Lord tabangi kami kasabot imong pulong Lord give us wisdom give us understanding help us Lord not just to understand with our mind but with our heart . . . Guide us in your truth tonight Lord in Jesus name Amen. There is a saying “ don’t judge the book by its cover” you don’t know what’s on the inside of the book, I know a some book where you looked the book and you open it up, when you looked inside its empty there is nothing inside its where you put your valuables inside the book so you don’t know what’s in the book and you see this book its about the title but it’s not so we can’t judge the book by its cover. I remember once my cousin told me a story about this when he was playing basketball in high school and they are about to choose who’s the player and there was one player he was short and “and I don’t want him in my team, you can’t play with the big boys,” this short basketball play

"Be Teachable" from Titus 2:1-8

"Be Teachable" Titus 2:1-8 The words written here are my notes for November 2, 2008 Bible study. As the title shows "Be Teachable" means teach ourselves in walk in God's grace. . . We know God's grace tru Bible example in reading Psalm 119:9 We must learn the basic salvation by grace. Learn to also give grace to others if they did you wrong. For if you can't give grace, do you deserve grace from God? Wisdom is learned tru age as we grow old, anything in this world must be moderate we must be careful read 1 Peter 5:8 God must be #1 we must continue to be trained, be worthy of respect, honorable in character and elder people must be respected, read Lev 19:32. Have self control, be in control of your self. Example are relationship we know is wrong i.e. lesbian and gay or the 1960 relationship. Also bad hobbies, too much drinking that you satisfied yourselve for being drunk that just drinking moderately. Smoking which we all know is bad for health. . . Contr

Revive, reborn and rebirth

October 11, 2008 around 15:00 Just came home from beach and had a shower... Hmmm words in my mind, Revive, reborn and rebirth, a wonderful feeling. I will remember this date.  Pastor's Message Isaiah 35:4 say to those with fearful hearts, "Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, He will come with vengeance, with divine retribution He will come to save you." with all the problems happening in the world today, we can have peace. Because we know Jesus is coming back to judge the world and save us. Be strong, don't fear Jesus is coming.  ~~~

Aice Nice Concepts: "Jesus I'm so in love with you"

This song kept on running in my mind for one week now whew! I just heard it from one song in Calvary just this morning I research who sang and find lyrics Let My Words Be Few by Philips, Craig & Dean You are God in heaven And here am I on earth So I’ll let my words be few Jesus, I am so in love with You (Chorus) And I’ll stand in awe of You Yes I’ll stand in awe of You And I’ll let my words be few Jesus, I am so in love with You The simplest of all love songs I want to bring to You So I’ll let my words be few Jesus, I am so in love with You


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