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"Be a True Friend" from 2 Samuel 17

There are many different kinds of people in this world, some will just be there for you as they know they can use you, ask money from you (without paying) but when you need their help they won't be there anymore.

We may not find a true friend in this world but Jesus will always be our friend.

Before you can be a true friend you need to know who is your friend.

Bitterness can cause anger, unforgiveness can break a friendship. We need to forgive one another to deal with friendship.

Part of the definition of love is not keeping the negative side of the person. Forgiveness is needed but we don't need to be hypocrite.

In dealing with advice it must come from the Bible.

We can only find a true friend in the body of Christ.

Bad company corrupts a good character. Everytime you hear their bad expressions, sooner it will seems like "not bad anymore". Be very careful with "expressions", never say "it's only expressions and it's not bad" as you keep on hear…

"LISTEN TO THE LORD" from Hebrews 12:14

Listen to the Lord when He corrects us. How many of us get disciplined by spanking and liked the spanking?

Many of us are being disciplined because God loves us to become more mature in Christian life. To change our lifestyle for better and loving relationship with the Lord. God wants us to have deep personal relationship with Him. Go to the path where God's wants you to be it's so important that we are discipline by the Lord and continue to go at the race and not to draw back from the race.

There are two words after the discipline;
we could get "better" GO TO GROW with the LORD more
or "bitter" - go against God.

When we make mistakes do we repent quickly or wait till we get the discipline from the Lord?

What's more important our physical life or external life?

See to it your not left behind.

Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.
Hebrews 3:12 Beware, brethren, lest thee be in any of you an e…

"Have a Right Attitude" from 2 Samuel 16

Some people often live to impress other people but the motives are different, they have the hidden evil plans and only God knows everything.

We all need to have a true motives in giving, as sometimes we forget the meaning of giving thanks to the Lord.
Proverbs 10:13 He who answers before listening that is his folly and his shame.

We need to have a right attitude, do not judge.

Exodus 22:28 Do not blaspheme God or curse the rules of your people.

As sinful nature we want to fight back but don't fall in to sin just let them be.
Sometimes we are doing right things at the wrong time even other people doesn't see it "right" but you need to be honest with your words and actions. Always be prepared.


"Discipline Yourself" from Hebrews 12

Even if we don't like to be discipline God will do so; discipline ourselves against sin to made new in attitude of our mind, as Christians we are runner of race, if you have excess baggage you won't be able to run fast, throw off excess baggage like sins to run fast.
There are two lines of sins:

1. Commission like lying, stealing etc..
2. Omission like laziness to pray etc..
Draw off the sins and get back to the Lord. Our problem is not time management but hunger management like "I don't have time to read the Bible and pray because I'm busy at work".
Devotion is when you pray and never cease thinking about the Lord. Let us run with perseverance => endurance.

Discipline yourself. In order to discipline ourselves we must fix our eyes to Jesus not on the things of this world. Don't get destructed, Jesus is our example.
Discipline ourselves to submit to God's word. Don't be discourage God loves us so much if He discipline us means He wants us to mature. T…

Ask and You Shall Receive Seek and You Shall Find

Jesus said "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find"
9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?

12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?

13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
who was He talking too when he said those words?
Was Jesus talking to the multitude, to all the people?
No, Jesus was taking to His disciples, that was His promise to all His disciples and how can we be like Jesus disciples? ...
Jesus said "deny yourself and follow me". Now how will you deny yourself? Don't ask for yo…

Happy Easter He has risen

Pastor Message

1 Peter 1:3 "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead!"

"He is Risen - Go and Tell"

2 Kings 4:1-7 The Widows' Oil

Speaker: Pastor Elmer

The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, "Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves."

Elisha replied to her "How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?"

"Your servant has nothing there at all," she said, "except a little oil."

Elisha said, "Go around and ask all your neighbor for empty jars. Don't ask for just a few. Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to the one side."

She left him and afterward shut the door beh…

"Remember Jesus" from Mark 15

Good Friday communion

When you forget the past you repeat the same mistakes, history repeat itself. And so never forget the past we must remember and never take it for granted. Jesus went to the cross because He love us.

Jesus says "I'm the truth, the way, the life, no one comes to to God except through me"

Remember the Good Friday how Jesus died for our sins in Golgotha = place of skull or Calvary. Never forget the sacrifices Jesus made for us.
Third hour from six in the morning is 12:00 of noon time where Jesus was crucified and the sky was total darkness up to three in the afternoon where Jesus died on the cross.

We all rebel and broken God's words don't compare other person to others like "she/he is not as bad as him/her"

Humble ourselves at the cross, turn our back from sin and believe in faith of Jesus. You can't be save by knowing the facts; there's difference between Heaven and Hell. If you sincerely say "Lord forgive me" that's …

Be Good Inside

A lady who was beaten up by her father ran away. Then lived in one City where she found a place to worship this changed her life and do the right things outside but inside the pain from her family was still there.

Goodness is not just we do but what's inside our heart; It's important we mean what we say, we need to be honest with our words and honest with our heart.

We should not show favoritism in one person, like if you saw a powerful good looking and rich person, you wanted to be friend with him/her right away.
We need to be careful with our anger it can kill us.

Be sincere with our words.
Proverbs 26:28 A lying tongue hates those it hurts and a flattering mouth words ruin
We can't pretend to be happy but upset.

Not just look good physically but also good inside.

Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised


Happy 7th Anniversary Calvary Chapel

"Faith is Tested" from Hebrews 11:17
There are so many ways to test a genuine gold, one of the best way is to examine it carefuly and put into fire to melt it. Same goes to Christian test of faith.

We should not lean on our own understanding we must come to God by faith even though we don't understand. Many of other religions would not believe that Jesus was the son of God. If you don't believe that God walked down to the Earth and sacrifice His son to save humanity there's no salvation.
Satan will always doubt us that the Bible is real.
By faith God will use anybody to surrender to Him. Believe even if we haven't see it, Heaven is real. Blessed are those who believe.

Many people dreamed of to be rich and famous and when they finally got it they felt empty. The things of the world will never satisfy us but God will.

Sin is delicious otherwise nobody will do it.
For love to be meaningful you have a choice saying No to sin and Yes to God, it takes faith to do that. W…

"Imitate Good Not Evil" from 2 Samuel 13

No man can be a complete model.
That is why we need to look up to God.
Be careful with lust its just sexual immorality and not love.

The world will tell you its okay to look at the naked woman/man as long as you only look and don't touch, that is wrong ways of the world.
The world will say that its ok to have sex before marriage as long as you love each other, marriage is just a contract with a piece of paper, = also wrong Remember God said wait and be pure before marriage.

Keep in mind, Bad company corrupt Good character. Be very careful who to imitate.

1 Corinthians 3:19 For wisdom of the world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He catches the wise in their own craftiness".

Be careful of imitating the world.

Be careful in giving counsel. And seeking counsel. Not to follow what the world does. Do not run to somebody who is not going to Give Godly counsel or not standing up for what is right and good.

Don't be alone with person with opposite sex, be cautious, you p…