Sa huli, gagawin ng Diyos na ganap ang kabanalan ng lahat ng mananampalataya. Ang tiyak na pag-asang ito ay nagpapasigla at nagpapalakas sa ating pagsisikap na lumago sa kabanalan at tumulong din sa paglago ng iba sa kasalukuyan.
Yung justification natin hindi nakasalalay sa sanctification natin. Pero yung sanctification natin nakasalalay sa justification natin. Magkaiba itong dalawa, pero hindi pwedeng paghiwalayin. Walang justified Christian na hindi being sanctified Christian. Kasi ‘yan ang layunin ng Diyos sa ginawa niyang pagliligtas sa atin at hindi mababali ang layuning iyan ng Diyos.
The gospel is “of first importance.” It is our church’s central message and primary motivation. Why do we need to have greater confidence in the supremacy of Christ and the sufficiency of what he has done on the cross? In light of contemporary trends that diminish the importance of gospel preaching, how are we to continue embracing the foolishness of the cross? What must change in how we preach and minister to our people? What should we expect from God if we will continue to be faithful in gospel ministry, even when we don’t see immediate and quantifiable results?
We are justified by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.Why is faith the appropriate response to Christ’s finished work on the cross? What is “union with Christ” and why is this important in our understanding and living the Christian life? Why is faith not just our initial response, but also a day-to- day response to the gospel? In what ways do we manifest self-righteousness and self-reliance in living the Christian life and doing our ministries? How does the gospel serve as a corrective to our “fleshly” tendencies?
Pastors, we’re still a bit of a mess. We’re all at times very poor examples of the truths we teach. … More
Kapag may away kayong mag-asawa, tandaan mong hindi ang asawa mo ang kaaway mo. Hindi siya ang dapat mong labanan. Your enemy is your sinful self. Kahit pa nasasaktan ka ng asawa mo, tandaan mong ang kasalanan sa puso mo ang dapat mong labanan at patayin. You will learn how to fight well when you learn how to fight against your real enemy. Sa halip na kayo ang mag-away, magtutulong kayong labanan ang natitira pang kasalanan sa puso n’yo. When you remember that, it will make a lot of difference in your marriage, and in all relationships for that matter.