Abraham Part 11 – Joys and Sorrows in God’s Story (Gen. 21)

We live in a world na hindi preferences o script natin ang nasusunod. We are in God’s theater, we follow his script. Drama, hindi lang comedy, merong tragedy. Hindi aksidente, not because he is not in control, but in his sovereignty, kasama sa istorya. It is tempting for us to revise the script. Do you trust him, that what he is writing in history is the most beautiful story—for his glory, and for the good of his people? How about your story—do you trust him that he knows what’s best?

Abraham Part 9 – Great Judgment, Great Mercy (Gen. 19)

Tanggalin natin sa mindset natin yung pag-aakala ng ilan na ang Diyos ng Old Testament ay God of wrath, at ang Diyos ng New Testament ay God of love. No, the God of the Old Testament is the same God of the New Testament. Hindi siya nagbabago. He is the God of love and wrath, grace and justice, mercy and righteousness. Makikita natin ‘yan pareho—mercy and judgment— sa kwento ng pagtupok ng Diyos sa Sodom at Gomorrah at sa kamatayan ni Jesus sa krus.

Abraham Part 7 – God’s Covenant People (Gen. 17)

We don’t take our covenant membership seriously. Yung baptism nga natin noon saka yung significance nito bihira nating alalahanin, as if walang kinalaman yun sa buhay natin ngayon. Yung iba naman nagpabaptize dati, feeling nila it’s all about their personal relationship with God, at tila walang koneksyon yung baptism sa church membership. Bakit kaya ganun? Posibleng isang dahilan ay dahil hindi natin lubos na nauunawaan kung ano ang ibig sabihin ng covenant.