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"Don't Be Legalistic" from Matthew 12:1-14

Psalm Reading
Psalm 18:25-36 (New International Version)
25 To the faithful you show yourself faithful,
to the blameless you show yourself blameless,
26 to the pure you show yourself pure,
but to the devious you show yourself shrewd.
27 You save the humble
but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.
28 You, LORD, keep my lamp burning;
my God turns my darkness into light.
29 With your help I can advance against a troop[a];
with my God I can scale a wall.

30 As for God, his way is perfect:
The LORD’s word is flawless;
he shields all who take refuge in him.
31 For who is God besides the LORD?
And who is the Rock except our God?
32 It is God who arms me with strength
and keeps my way secure.
33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
he causes me to stand on the heights.
34 He trains my hands for battle;
my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
35 You make your saving help my shield,
and your right hand sustains me;
your help has made me great.
36 You provi…

"Receive God's Invitation" from Matthew 11:20-30

Psalm Reading
Psalm 18:11-24 (New International Version)
11 He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him—
the dark rain clouds of the sky.
12 Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced,
with hailstones and bolts of lightning.
13 The LORD thundered from heaven;
the voice of the Most High resounded.[a]
14 He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy,
with great bolts of lightning he routed them.
15 The valleys of the sea were exposed
and the foundations of the earth laid bare
at your rebuke, LORD,
at the blast of breath from your nostrils.

16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
he drew me out of deep waters.
17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
from my foes, who were too strong for me.
18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
but the LORD was my support.
19 He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me.

20 The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness;
according to th…

"Truly Hear The Word Of The Lord" from 2 Chronicles 18

Jehoshaphat had a great wealth but he allied himself with the unbeliever.

Remember to "First seek the council of the Lord".

Do not be like Jehoshaphat who doesn't want rebuke. To truly hear the word of the Lord we should not be angry.

Are we like Ahab if we hear the word of God?

Today, God uses the Bible to correct us.
If we don't want we listen surely we will be angry.

Truth can sometimes cause us to be angry, People will only hear what they want to listen. But we must obey God not man.
For sure they will persecute you, If you tell the truth but they don't have the open heart. Blessed are those who are persecuted for they will be blessed.

In 2 Chronicles 18:21-22
21 “‘I will go and be a deceiving spirit in the mouths of all his prophets,’ he said.

“‘You will succeed in enticing him,’ said the LORD. ‘Go and do it.’

22 “So now the LORD has put a deceiving spirit in the mouths of these prophets of yours. The LORD has decreed disaster for you.”

Why would God allow the lyi…

"Soften Your Hearts" from Matthew 11:1-19

Psalm Reading
Psalm 88:1-9
1 LORD, you are the God who saves me;
day and night I cry out to you.
2 May my prayer come before you;
turn your ear to my cry.

3 I am overwhelmed with troubles
and my life draws near to death.
4 I am counted among those who go down to the pit;
I am like one without strength.
5 I am set apart with the dead,
like the slain who lie in the grave,
whom you remember no more,
who are cut off from your care.

6 You have put me in the lowest pit,
in the darkest depths.
7 Your wrath lies heavily on me;
you have overwhelmed me with all your waves.[d]
8 You have taken from me my closest friends
and have made me repulsive to them.
I am confined and cannot escape;
9 my eyes are dim with grief.

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for the notes on "Soften Your Hearts" from Matthew 11:1-19

If we are in difficulties and do what is right just like John stand up for what is right. And also like Job who lost everything and was accused that he committed sin against God b…

"We Are God's Workmanship" from 2 Chronicles 17

The reign of Jehoshaphat.
He followed the Lord's commandments as his father David - walked blameless. He may commit a sin but he quickly repent.

We need to remember -
Our protection is not trusting man. The Lord is with us and let Him guide us. "In God we trust." God is our pilot and we are just the passenger.

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

Obey His word and let the Lord speak to you.

Romans 3:29-30
29 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too, 30 since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith. 31 Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law.

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"Live By The Spirit" from Matthew 10:21-42

It is not enough to be student only but also a servant.

God didn't gave us the spirit of timidity of but spirit of faith.

They are filled with knowledge but they denied God in thier actions.
Jesus tells us Love Him more than your family make Him your first priority.
For example if your family did wrong and choose them more than what Jesus says is right then you are making your family your first priority.

Be lead by the Spirit and deny ourselves. Not as the world says "Love yourself first and then everything will follow."
It should be "Love God first and everything will follow"
If you can't deny yourselve and continue to live by sins you can not follow Jesus. Deny our flesh and follow Jesus.

You can't attend the church because you're Busy?
What is being BUSY?

B.U.S.Y. = Being Under Satan Yoke.
We will be rewarded according to what we have done.
After you receive it will result giving. All peoples will know that you're Christ Disciples if we love one another.

"I'm Blessed" Psalm 32

I was so speechless tonight. Very surprise to see Ptr. Ken Pascua and his entire family back in Davao. Still can't believe they are here for the last time before going to the USA for good.

Here are my notes for tonight teaching:

The only blessing we can ever have is the forgiveness of sins and God received us in His kingdom.

What is the difference between transgression and sin?
Transgressions - you know it's bad but you did it anyway.
Sins - you miss the mark.

When we confess, God will forgive us. Many people got crazy because they know they are guilty. They punish themselves because they thought that all that guilt and shame will be forgiven but forgiveness is only through Jesus Christ.

We do sin specifically against God. And we should ask for repentance specifically to God. If we try to cover our sins what will happen?

If we kept silent of our sins how can God forgive us?
Repent quickly. Every day we need to trust in God's grace moment by moment.

The problem is that we k…

"Grow In Christ" from Matthew 10:1-20

1 Keep me safe, my God,
for in you I take refuge.

2 I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord;
apart from you I have no good thing.”
3 I say of the holy people who are in the land,
“They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”
4 Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more.
I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods
or take up their names on my lips.

5 LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup;
you make my lot secure.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance.
7 I will praise the LORD, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I keep my eyes always on the LORD.
With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,
10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
nor will you let your faithful[b] one see decay.
11 You make known to me the path of…