Sun, Mar 22, 2015
When Jesus entered our world more than two thousand years ago, He came with a great promise to bring peace to a broken world filled with troubles and strife. If you remember, the angels who made the announcement about His birth, to the lowly shepherds in the field, mentioned about this peace saying, “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests. (Luke 2:14)” And as we all know, Jesus even sacrificed His very own life on the cross to make this promise a reality. He Himself declared to His own disciples these words, Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives . . . (John 14:27)
Sun, Feb 15, 2015
How many of you have realized that whether you like it or not, your life is directly affecting someone else today? And with this truth, the critical question is: how are you affecting them? My prayer is that, if you are true disciples of Jesus Christ, you can effectively do these three things:
#1 You can turn skeptics into seekers (help people overcome their doubts about Jesus)
#2 You can turn seekers into believers (help people surrender their hearts to Jesus for salvation)
#3 You can turn believers into builders and achievers (help believers seriously follow Jesus in winning the world)
Sun, Feb 01, 2015
Throughout the Bible, God has never hidden His expectation that He demands complete loyalty from His people. As early as the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20, He already conveyed it.
However, despite the clarity of these commands, the people of God had repeatedly stumbled in giving Him their wholehearted devotion. It is sad to see that in their history this cycle didn’t just happen once or twice, it happened again and again. It seems that God’s people were not as responsive in learning from their past.
Sun, Jan 25, 2015
Last Sunday, we started looking at the life of Elijah because the Bible compares the last days with the days of Elijah. With this emphasis, I have plainly stated that if ever we are to thrive during these terrible days, we need to emulate the life of Elijah. And we kicked off the series talking about the courage of Elijah. This morning, we will continue by highlighting the faith of Elijah.
The truth is that our faith in God is critical if we are to thrive in the last days. Do you know why? It is because He alone together with His precious promises in the Bible will enable us to stand above all our challenges.
Sun, Jan 11, 2015
As we begin 2015, we who are believers of Jesus Christ should be filled with expectations because of all the wonderful things that God has in stored for us. Instead of approaching this year with so much worries or fears thinking about the possible problems that can come our way, our focus should be on our Almighty God who is committed in leading us into a brighter and better future. Is this your attitude today?
Sun, Dec 28, 2014
As we come to the last Sunday of 2014, I want to start my sermon by praising and thanking God for all the amazing blessings that He has bestowed to each one of us as individuals and to all of us as a church family. I’m sure you will agree with me that although we have had some challenging times, yet over-all, 2014 has been a blessed year. Truly, He has never failed to sustain us because He is faithful and good!
Sun, Dec 07, 2014
Believe it or not, it’s December again. It’s the time of the year that we all look forward to because of all the joys of Christmas. If you’re like me, when everybody starts putting up their Christmas trees and decorations and we begin to hear those familiar Christmas carols, there’s this excitement, this joyful spirit that sets in my heart. Of course, in the Philippines, they don’t wait until December to feel the Christmas spirit. As early as September, many people are already decorating and playing Christmas carols. I think we are the country that celebrates Christmas the longest, right? From early September all the way till January 6 because we also celebrate the visit of the Wise Men from the East. It is really quite a celebration!
Sun, Nov 16, 2014
The Lord being the creator of everyone and everything in the universe holds the right to sit on the throne and rule over all things. He possesses the absolute right to do as He pleases and He is able to control over all the actions of all His creatures. This is what it means of Him reigning over everything!
Sun, Nov 02, 2014
The month of November is always a special month to our church because every second Sunday of this month, we get to celebrate our church anniversary. This celebration allows us to acknowledge God’s goodness and faithfulness to us. It also gives us the opportunity to thank Him for all the blessings He has graciously bestowed upon us through the years. Next Sunday, we will celebrate our thirty-second anniversary and I hope we will all be here to honor and exalt the name of the Lord together for He is worthy of all our praises.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014
Today, one of the biggest theological questions that many people are wrestling with is: “Why did God create man with free will?” Do you know why this is such a controversy? Well, for those people who want to deny the existence of God, they are saying that it doesn't make sense that God who knew beforehand that man would sin and reject Him would still create man and give him the capacity to freely choose what he wants. Their idea is that God created man only to send him to hell.