Magkaaway ba ang “gospel” at ang “law”?

Our church is currently on a new journey through The Ten Commandments. Last September 30, during our 32nd anniversary celebration, nagbigay ako ng introduction kung ano ang purposes ni God sa Sampung Utos at ano ang kinalaman nito sa buhay Cristiano natin ngayon. Sinabi ko sa simula ng sermon: Yes, gusto nating maging “deeper into the gospel.” Pero... Continue Reading →

Ang Sampung Utos (Intro)

Both legalism and antinomianism spring from a failure to understand the nature of the law and its function sa Christian life. Kung "low" ang view natin ng "law", we will not grow deeper into the gospel. Pero kung we will recover a high view of the law, masasabi nating: "Dahil kay Jesus, love ako ni Lord, accepted na niya ako. Dahil diyan, masaya ang puso ko sa pagsunod sa mga utos niya."

Weaving the Gospel into My Heart

I realized that I could not consistently weave the gospel into my conversations with others until the gospel was woven deeply into my own heart. God showed me that I am a natural "law speaker;" I bring judgment much more easily that I bring grace. When I saw this, I began praying for God to... Continue Reading →

Part 40: The Good Life (Luke 18:18-30)

Kahit na gustuhin nating mga Pilipino na mag-maintain ng positive attitude (Think positive, wag kang aayaw!) at isiping life is good, deep in our hearts we feel that life is bad. Ang daming nangyayari sa buhay natin at sa paligid natin na di mabuti. May bagyo. May bills na hirap bayaran. May anak na matigas ang ulo. May asawa... Continue Reading →

Part 3: Life Fulfilled

We desperately want a fulfilled life. Yes, all of us. Without exception. There is nothing inherently wrong in desiring a fulfilled life. The problem is when we think that having plenty of money, a secured job, or a nice family can give us fulfillment. We strive to be a good parent, a loving spouse, or... Continue Reading →

Loving Leviticus

Loving Leviticus? Hmmm...these two words don't seem to be compatible. Just ask Bible readers - even Christian leaders - and the adjectives that may seem to correspond to the third book of the Bible are "boring, difficult, irrelevant," That may be true if you are looking at Leviticus as merely a code of regulations for... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk about God’s Story (Week 8)

Here's the discussion guide for Week 8 of The Story of God. This guide includes the story of God's giving of the law in Mt. Sinai, recorded in Leviticus. Use this in your small group, family worship time, Sunday School class, or for sharing to non-Christians. If you want to listen to the sermon related... Continue Reading →

Listen to God’s Story (Chapter 8)

Let's admit it, the book of Leviticus doesn't excite us as much as Genesis and Exodus. One of the benefits of following a Bible reading plan is that it forces you to read parts of Scripture you won't usually prefer to read. We learn to read the Bible with the same conviction as that of... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk about God’s Story (Week 7)

Here's the discussion guide for Week 7 of The Story of God. This guide includes the stories of God's giving of the law in Mt. Sinai and the making of the tabernacle. Use this in your small group, family worship time, Sunday School class, or for sharing to non-Christians. If you want to listen to... Continue Reading →

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