Part 7 – Forgiven and Forgiving

Obvious na sobrang practical at relevant araw-araw ang mga napag-uusapan natin sa peacemaking. Kasi lahat naman tayo ay may relasyon at lahat ay nagkakaproblema sa relasyon. Last Tuesday lang, apat ang nakausap ko tungkol diyan. Merong nagpapasalamat dahil nachallenge siya na kausapin ang isang taong matagal na niyang nakatampuhan. Nakita ko ang kagalakan at kalayaang... Continue Reading →

Part 4 – The Power of Confesssion

http://www.audiomack.com/song/derick-parfan/4-the-power-of-confession Talo si Pacquiao kay Mayweather. Tsk, sayang. Nang iannounce kung sino nanalo, hirap tayong makapaniwala na talo si Pacman. Kasi naman siya ang gusto nating manalo. Ayaw natin sa kalaban niya. Tapos parang siya pa ang aggressive, sugod nang sugod, tapos itong si Mayweather, depensa lang. Pero sa scorecards ng mga judges, panalo talaga... Continue Reading →

Every Time You Ask for Forgiveness

God "calls us to humbly confess that we really do love ourselves more than we love him and others. He invites us to admit how regularly we demand our own way. He welcomes us to own up to our anger, greed, envy, and vengeance. If his kingdom is ever to fully and completely come, it... Continue Reading →

“Persona Non Grata”

Last Tuesday, the Davao City Council declared comedian Ramon Bautista as persona non grata in Davao City. Their reasons? "He is an extremely corrupt influence to the youth” and “his abusive behavior should not be tolerated.” These comments were a reaction to a pejorative term he used in referring to the women of the city. Many felt insulted and disrespected.Some... Continue Reading →

Part 12: Great Love

Here's my wife's testimony on how the great love of God liberates her from self-righteousness, pride, and external religiosity: Naging Kristyano ako noong 4th year high school ako. Naging active ako sa mga gawain sa church at pinili ko rin magtrabaho sa isang Christian NGO. Hindi ko namalayan na sa kabila ng pagiging active sa... Continue Reading →

Anger

I spent two Sundays (Dec. 5 and 12) preaching about how we must deal with our anger. In part 1, based on Matthew 5:21-26, I pointed out that our anger is often sinful and selfish. Like murder, we will be liable to God for all our angry words or thoughts, even if we perceive them... Continue Reading →

The Grace to Forgive

God does not only grant forgiveness, he also grants a forgiving heart. A forgiven sinner has a forgiving heart. God’s grace to forgive is also his grace to give us the heart to forgive. Ask for forgiveness, and it will be given to you. Ask for a forgiving heart and it will also be given... Continue Reading →

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