Hindi ko alam kung anong nangyayari sa buhay ninyo ngayon. Pero kung tinitingnan n'yo ang mga magagandang nangyayari sa buhay n'yo (halimbawa?), maaaring sabihin n'yo sa sarili n'yo, "Aba, pinagpapala ako ng Diyos. Siguro magaganda ang mga nagagawa ko. Natutuwa siya sa akin kasi ako ay isang mabait, mabuti, at masipag na Cristiano. Napakabuti talaga... Continue Reading →
...change is something God intends his people to experience together. It's a corporate goal. What God does in individuals is part of a larger story of redemption that involves all of God's people through the ages. (Paul Tripp, How People Change, p. 77) Being involved with people is time consuming, messy, and complicated. From our point... Continue Reading →
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 →
Last night, I had the privilege of teaching God's Word to a group of students (State Varsity Christian Fellowship) of the University of the Philippines on the topic Pursuing Holiness in Love. I introduced the message with these words: In terms of relationships many young people today pursue the wrong things, things that are trivial and... Continue Reading →
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes,... Continue Reading →
We are all familiar with the greatest commandment, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind" (Matthew 22:37). But how about the second greatest commandment? "You shall love your neighbor," right? Wrong! Verse 39 reads, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."... Continue Reading →
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 →
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Discipleship is about a love relationship with Jesus. Jesus is calling us not just to love him, but to love him more than anything or anyone in our life. What do we then need to remember so that we will love Jesus more each day? Read sermon here.