The Apostles’ Creed Part 5 – Conceived by the Holy Spirit, Born of the Virgin Mary

Sabi ni Albert Mohler, kung hindi ka naniniwala sa virgin birth, delikado ka, dahil ang pinaniniwalaan mo ay hindi ang Cristo na itinuturo ng Salita ng Diyos. “The Apostles’ Creed, therefore, has included the virgin birth for good reason—it is true, it is essential, and it is glorious.” Dito nakasalalay ang kaligtasan natin. Kaya sabi sa Nicene Creed about Christ, “Who, for us men for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man.”

The Apostles’ Creed Part 4 – Jesus Christ, His Only Son, Our Lord

Yung mas mahalagang identity o pagkakakilanlan ko ay ang pagiging Christian: “I am a Christian.” Pero siyempre palasak na ‘yan, kasi halos lahat ng tao sa paligid natin sasabihin nila “Christian” din sila, ibang sekta nga lang, o sa pangalan lang (nominalism). Pero sana tayong lahat ay naiintindihan natin kung ano ang ibig sabihin ng Christian. Na hindi lang tayo basta naniniwala na may Diyos, o relihiyoso tulad din ng iba. Kundi yung identity natin na nakakabit kay Cristo, kaya nga Christian, si Cristo ang nasa sentro, si Cristo ang lahat-lahat.

Abraham Part 13 – Our Everlasting Possession (Gen. 23)

Makakaranas ka ng iba’t ibang sufferings—persecutions, o financial troubles, o problema sa pamilya, o Covid, o struggles sa kasalanan, o discouragements sa discipleship at ministry. At gagamitin ‘yan ng Kaaway para ilagay sa puso mo ang pagdududa sa pangako ng Diyos, “Paano naman niya tutuparin yung pangako niya sa ‘yo kung ganyan ang nangyayari sa buhay mo ngayon?” Kung gayon, ano ang dapat mong palaging tandaan?

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?