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"Repentance Should Be Genuine" from Matthew 3:1-17

Repentance - turning away from sin; making a U turn. Reflection everyday.

He who conceal his sins will not prosper

Matthew 5:3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
For true repentance; There will be a change in our lifestyle. Change in our behavior and actions. Be slow to speak and quick to listen.
Remember that New years' resolution can not change you.

The meaning:
Baptism of fire is the cleansing process - of purification through the Holy Spirit.

Why was Jesus baptize?

He approved to John ministry. To fulfill all righteousness. Jesus is modelling (or doing) what needs to done, in short He is giving an example.

Baptism is not a religion or way for us to be saved. It is the act of obedience and repentance of sins.

Jesus lived on this Earth as 100% man though He was God.

The Dove - symbolism of the Holy Spirit; purity and peace.
We never pray or make the dove an altar.

Pastor's Message
Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such…

"Be Sensitive To His Voice" from Matthew 2:13-23

God spoke to Joseph (fiance of Mary) through dreams. If we want to hear His voice we must not harden our hearts.

Revelation 12:4 Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born.Here is the plan of Satan as he wants to destroy our Savior.

Be obedient to the guidance we have from God and God will speak more to you.

Joseph was sensitive to God's guidance and willing to do God's will no matter what it takes.

Spend your time with God just like how you spend time with your family, friends, spouse and etc.

Trust in God's plan to follow the example of Joseph.

Nazareth has a constant communication to the world. They have polluted morality. The humility of the King is something we have to admire.

Pastor's Message
As we look at this year 2010, we can say that God has been so faithful to us in His church. First and foremost - Go…

"Be A Good Leader" from 1 Chronicles 27

Actions speaks louder than words as a good leader we must "do as I do" not "do as I say". In short "Be the example".

To be a good leader we must be brave enough to face trials. Paul said to Timothy "for God did not gave us spirit of timidity but the spirit of power."

Even though "we did it" we must not say it is because of our talents.

Keep in mind that "we are not super saints or super Christians".

We must recognize its God who sustains us. Most of the times we only looked upon ourselves but we must recognize that God is the source of all things. As a leader we need to be influencer and NOT to follow the example of the world.

1 John 1:16-17
For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.
To be a good example you must get rid of yourself.

A good leader…

"Jesus Is The Gift" from Matthew 1:18-25 and 2:1-12

Jesus - Jehovah is salvation or Joshua, in greek "the Messiah".

Fellowship is very important for us in order to grow spiritualy. We shouldn't be (present just on special day) CEO (Christians) - Christmas and Easter Only.

During these special days we are busy and too occupied, and the meaning of Christmas is not just giving gifts but it's about your relationship with Jesus Christ.

Reading God's word is important and receiving His word gladly in our hearts. Have the true meaning and relationship with Jesus Christ.

Christmas is all about glory and grace. God reach out to man for you and me - all we need to think about is Christ. And to Celebrate Christmas with God.

We must be glad as the song goes "Joy to the World".

Recognize God that He is our King. Walk with Him and continue your fellowship with Him.

What can break our fellowship with God?
Our sins. And If we have bitterness and don't have forgiveness, we encourage you to forgive those who sins agai…

"Jesus Became Man" from Matthew 1:1-14

Israel - govern by God

Both Mary and Joseph came from the tribe of Judah.

The theme of the Book of Matthew - To prove Jesus is the King and the Messiah. He is the Christ. We need to rejoice that we are included in His family.

Pastor's Message
Malachi 3:14 You have said, 'It is futile to serve God. What did we gain by carrying out his requirements and going about like mourners before the LORD Almighty?'
God has rebuke the priest and Judah's people because they are unfaithful to God in their offerings, tithes and etc. So God told them to return to Him for If is the God the LORD who does not change! But in this particular verse they said: IT IS FUTILE/USELESS TO SERVE GOD! And this statement was normally used by the people today. Some will say, "you connot earn possessios or riches in serving God". But as for us, we will Serve Him faithfully! For our labor in the Lord is not in vain and it will surely be rewarded.


"Knowing God From The Heart" from 1 Chronicles 25

Prophesy are accompanied by harps like the book of Psalms specifically in Psalm 22 where Jesus was prophesied.

Music can revive and inspire us in many ways. The bad habit sometimes is that instead of worshipping God - we glorified the pastors, worship leader, the singers etc. . . These are the things we need to avoid. The positive thing - one of the best ways to minister is through music.

When a person develope the talent for example in the worship team they tend to leave the church and make their own band. Our talents came from God so we need to use it for God.

Zaccur - mindful
Jeshaiah - Salvation from Jehova

1 Colosians 3:16-17
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.


"Be Ready" from Revelation 22:12-21

We must be ready for the reward with Jesus

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.
All our labors are not in vain. Salvation is free gift. Jesus will give rewards according to what we have done. Remember the parable of Jesus "the faithful servant" in the book of Matthew. God will give us responsibilities in Heaven. As we wait for God serve Him whole heartedly.

Matthew 6:1 "Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven."
When you serve God do it out of love not because others is watching you. Serving Him without hypocrisy. Do not let your right know what your left hand is doing. If you give your tithes to God don't let anyone know. All our efforts will be rewarded by God.

Isaiah 44:6 “This is what t…

"He Is Everything That We Need" from Revelation 22:1-11

God promise us we will have eternal life and will live forever with our glorified body.
Our curse begin when we gave in to sins that separate us from God. Why are we here if we are cursed?
God didn't make us (human) to be a robot, HE gave us freedom of will and to choose between HIM and Satan, if we want to be restored from our sins or not.

Whenever we are tired remember:
T-tell it to God
I-increase your faith.
R-refresh your spirit, pray.
E-endure, and press on.
D-do it with God, don't do it on your own.

If you're faithful in little things God will give you bigger things - that is bond servant - servant for life.
Servant for life without end that is our relationship with God.

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Hebrews 12:14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

1 John 3:2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know t…

"Heaven Is Beautiful" from Revelation 21:9-27

In heaven there will be no more sin. All people will never have to fear of any kind of enemy.

Isaiah 60:18 No longer will violence be heard in your land,
nor ruin or destruction within your borders,
but you will call your walls Salvation
and your gates Praise.
God has proven Himself to be always faithful.

The Heaven is indescribable by man if we are going to interpret it from Revelation.

Blue - God
Red - blood of Christ
Green - growing in Spirit
Purple - the royal crown of Jesus

Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
God's people are the temple that is why we need to take good care of our body.

The story of Billy Graham when He describe heaven: Heaven is a home beyond imagination. It is the God's house happy home.

We will sing worship forever in Heaven. No more will there be teachings of God's word because the only reason we are learning the Bible in order for us to go to Heav…

"Give Your Best" from 1 Chronicles 22

We need to really press on in our relationship with our Lord. To surrender wholly to Him as God set us in His family.

To give our best in serving God 110% as we are not serving men but God.
Serving Christ is a lifetime commitment.

First we experience grace from God to experience the fruit of the Holy Spirit i.e. peace. God is our refuge, strong tower and shield we must realize to always give God our best.

Psalm 119:11 I have hidden your word in my heart
that I might not sin against you.Hide God's word in our heart in order to guard our heart. As emotions can be deceitful.
Joshua 1:7-8
Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
Be strong in the Lord and Don't lo…

"All Things Are New" from Revelation 21:1-8

Revival starts in our hearts and mind. In the future all things are new and we will experience the new Heaven and new Earth.

John 14:23 Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.We need to treat our body as the Temple of The Holy Spirit. As our body belong to Christ, the body we live in now is not for ourselves. Offer your body as an instrument of righteousness and not wickedness.

Though we have sickness remember our body is just temporary and this world is not our place. And also God will use certain problems in our life to help us to grow in knowledge in our savior Jesus Christ. In heaven there will be no more death but we will have an everlasting life. All things in the past will be completely erased. We will never say "we experience this and that in the Earth...".

2 Corinthians 5:17 If anyone in Christ, he is a new creation the old has gone the new has come.
The second de…

"Don't Depend On The Arm of The Flesh" from 1 Chronicles 21

David at this moment is slowly not trusting God, but trusting in his armies.

Don't depend on the arms of the flesh and have a complete trust on God. Don't listen to the voice of Satan.

When David desire to number or count the Israelites to know how great or many his armies, this is the beginning of his pride. Sometimes if we begin to have pride in our heart this also opens the door to Satan's voice

Most of the times people want to please man rather than God.

Intelligence is like the river the deeper it is the less noise.

In 1 Chronicles 21:6-7 But Joab did not include Levi and Benjamin in the numbering, because the king's command was repulsive to him. This command was also evil in the sight of God; so he punished Israel.

God punished the Israelites.

Pride goes before destruction.

Proverbs 19:22 What a man desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar.

People around you will be affected by your sin. We can't say that when we sin "nobody will get aff…

"Are You In The Book Of Life?" from Revelation 20:11-15

If we belong to a certain religion, does that mean we are automatically in the Book of Life?

It's not about what religion you belong, or if you have the right religion, but it's all about having that true relationship with God.

2 Peter 3:7 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.

2 Peter 3:10-11 10But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.
11Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives
To be in the center of God's word, and if we are serious and joyful. If we don't have relationship with God then we will experience the second death - our spirit will be thrown in the lake of fire.

Second death is eternal separation from God.

Examine your heart do you think you are…

"Our Battle is Constant" from 1 Chronicles 20

The enemy is constantly attacking us every single day and always there around us to destroy us.

We need to be watchful and be aware that we are in constant battle as the enemy are always active.
In the book of Philippians we can do all things with God so we don't need to put it all in our hands.

Sometimes if we are harsh and quickly judge people. It could only mean that we are doing sins in our life and we tend to be judgmental - to quickly jump into conclusion.

If we fall into sins, the most important step to do is to get up and be careful.

Overcome the giants in our life - it could be the problems, etc...

God is much bigger than our problems. As we trust in the Lord, even in our trials the enemy will be defeated. It was all about the grace of God that we can overcome all our problems.

We need to listen to the voice of truth.

Sibbecai - the Lord sustain.
One talent is equivalent to 34 kgs.


"You/We Are In Waiting Side" from Revelation 20:1-10

Satan cannot deceive His people. We are in the waiting.

We can over come Satan not from our won strength but by strength of God as we don't have any power to overcome the enemy by our own self.
Satan can use Bible verses. Condemnation is from Satan and not from God. Conviction is from God.

Matthew 24:24 For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible.
Revelation 20:8 and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore.=>talking about the Church

If we hold on to the truth we are in winning side. We are in victory with Christ. Wear the armor of God. And hold on to the word of God, to abide in God so we will bear much fruit. The fruits are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and faithfulness.

We should not be easily angered...
Pray for your enemy.

Romans 8:17 Now if we are childr…

"He Will Come Again" from Revelation 19:11-21

He will come again or Jesus will come again. Do you remember how some people believed or predicted the coming of Christ?
Just like last week was Oct. 10 2010 (10-10-10) many people believed that Jesus will come on that date. But where is He now?

Jesus said "I will come like the thief in the night..."

To explain; a thief will never tell you when and what time he will come. Nobody will know the exact time and place.
Jesus is faithful as He will go back to the Earth and in the book of John, He said "I am the way the truth and the life. . ."

Hebrews 11:1-2 1Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. 2This is what the ancients were commended for.
Revelation 19:12 His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself.means - This is the rightful judgement.

Luke 10:22 "All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Fathe…

"God Will Give Victory" from 1 Chronicles 18

David brought down the enemy - our flesh and Demon.

(Remember Jesus, He prayed and fast for 40 days and nights.)

Moabites - are the decendant of Lot.
Lot - nephew of Abraham (Genesis 12:5) they lived in Sodom (Genesis 13) and Genesis 19:1-29

Always be on guard from the scheme of the enemy. God wants us to be dependent on Him. God words are real and genuine. The Lord gave David the victory as God promised.

As Christians God will preserve and protect us.

Psalm 23
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,

3 he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.

4 Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.

6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days o…

"Hallelujah" from Revelation 19:1-10

Hallelujah - jah = Yaweh or Elijah

Worship is in your heart not about your gestures and not on how good you sing. You have to focus your attention to the Lord.

Glory - doxa

Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, his works are perfect,
and all his ways are just.
A faithful God who does no wrong,
upright and just is he.
Even in our trials and problems we need to worship God.

24 Elders are the 12 tribes of Israel and 12 Apostles also include creatures = Lion - Jesus the Messaiah in the cool of Matthew, Ox - servant, facad like man or son of man, from the book of John the flying eagle

1 Chronicles 16:36 Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.
Then all the people said "Amen" and "Praise the LORD."
A servant of God are those who have relationship with God not just the Pastors or workers at the Church.

We worship God in so many ways like using your voice, using instruments, even working for God. Praising Him for His goodness.

Psalm 150:6 L…

"God is Faithful" From 1 Chronicles 17

David was a man of war this was the reason why God didn't allow him to build a temple.
God is our defender and He is always faithful.
Know that Love and faith will sparks activities. God has given us His word in order for us to do something for Him.
David was willing to note according to God's timing. A man always seeking advice of God through prayers.

God promises are Yes and Amen. We need to realize and acknowledge the faithfulness of God. There is no one like our God.

We need to remember God's love when He rescue us from Hell. We need to be thankful. And follow the example of David - not to complain and always pray for everything.


"The Enemy Will Never Raise Again" from Revelation 18:1-24

When Paul wrote the book of Revelation they were under the Roman empire.

The main points of the verses in Revelation 18 are for us to come out of the sin and not to stay on the mud.

You know that it is a sin yet you continue to do it, that is the influence of anti-Christ.

God is going to judge us.

For we should keep ourselves pure and to be clean and not contaminated.

We need to go back to Jesus you can't serve both God and sin.

Wisdom from the Devil are being arrogant always stating "me myself and I and wants honors and rewards" but wisdom from God are being humble, loving and making yourself available to God.

Therefore, we need to fully dedicate our life to God as our labors for Him are never in vain.

All the riches of this world are temporary. And in the end times people will be lovers of themselves.

As Christians we need to be reminded that we are citizens of heaven. If you're living for heaven then focus your mind to God. In heaven Satan will never raise.