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Message of the Day: On Proof of One’s Work and Worthless Boasting

Have you been a victim of false accusations? Discredited because of your weaknesses? Paul has so many reasons to boast of his performance as a missionary but he chose to be silent and taught us a lesson not to be boastful of our accomplishment for it is worthless boasting. We boast in the Lord and allow him to commend us.

Pa-Woke and the Filipino Psychology of Kapwa

Dami mong alam! (You know so much!) Eh di ikaw na matalino! Ako na bobo! (Okay! You are smart! I am dumb!) Have you been a victim of these sarcastic comments because you sounded like an intellectual or when you popped out a mind-blogging idea? If yes, then you are a victim of smart-shaming! You are tagged as pa-woke!

Message of the Day: God’s Invitation to Pray with A Promise

This is the most precious of all the privileges that we can ever get, "to be encouraged to pray by no less than God"; we have here the most extraordinary of all promises, "that God will answer us"; and the most encouraging of all promises, "that God will reveal great and mighty things.

Message of the Day: You are My Hiding Place

There are times that we suffer but God provides a shelter to protect us, he is our refuge. There are times when we have to fight against sin and sinners but God becomes our shield and protection. He is our hope.

Message of the Day: Christian Life is like a Race

Christian life is like a race. Our ultimate goal is to win the heavenly prize - an everlasting glory. We may view our blessings and abundance here as forms of reward but our ultimate laurel is in heaven where Jesus is waiting for us.

Message of the Day: Do Not Delay

Love for God's Word produces a life of obedience, an obedience free from hesitation. God's people is always determined to obey God and not delay.

Message of the Day

We must realize that in relation to entering God’s kingdom we are as helpless and dependent as children.

Manila in the 60’s

The Philippines’ Capital City is receiving its long-awaited and well-deserved bath. While Manila is being cleaned up, I thought of posting some of Old Manila.

The Barong Tagalog

The Baro ng Tagalog or Barong Tagalog became one of the symbols of pride, dignity, patriotism and Filipino soul.

La Liga Filipina

Today, we commemorate the founding of La Liga Filipina. July 03, 1892, Rizal founded the La Liga Filipina. What can we learn from it?

The Purpose of Influence Based on Psalm 72

Few days from now the term of office of the newly elected officials of our land will commence. They are the people of influence chosen by millions of Filipino voters to represent them in government.

The Birth of Jose Rizal

Today, June 19, 2019, is the 158th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal. A multi-talented illustrado, hero and martyr. As we commemorate his birth, let us look at some of the facts about his birth.

Jesus’ Final Week: SUNDAY

In the Gospels' account of Jesus' resurrection, it says that he appeared to Mary Magdalene early in the morning (Mk. 16:9-10), to his disciples and to the other women also early in the morning. All these appearances happened on the day of his resurrection. There is no record of the Risen Christ meeting his mother Mary first.

Jesus Final Week: THURSDAY

A normal practice of the Passover was to slaughter the sacrificial lamb on the afternoon of 14 Nisan and ate it together at sunset of 15 Nisan.

Jesus’ Final Week: WEDNESDAY

Judas was not actually acting on his own. It was Satan who took charge of the action. Of course we can infer that Judas opened the door to his heart and allowed Satan to come in. Thus, he cannot be exonerated. His action does not render him free from moral responsibility.

Jesus’ Final Week: TUESDAY

These events showed that the conflict between Jesus and the religious leaders was heating up and would eventually lead to his passion and death.

Jesus’ Final Week: Monday

The Cleansing of the Temple displays God's judgment on those who had drifted away from the real purpose of the rituals inside the Temple. Jesus used the lesson of the cursing of the fig tree as an opportunity to build his disciples' faith and encourage them to pray.

On the Way to THE CRUX: Reflections On Jesus’ Journey to the Cross

Week Five: Responding to Jesus and His works This week’s reflection focuses on our response to the presence of Jesus and his works found in Luke 17:11-19:27 NASB. Luke reminds his readers that Jesus “was on the way to Jerusalem, He was passing between Samaria and Galilee” (Luke 17:11 NASB). In fact this is the final episode in the travelogue. The next passages talk about Jesus teaching in the Temple inside Jerusalem (Luke 19:45-21:38 NASB).

On the Way to THE CRUX: Reflections on Jesus’ Journey to the Cross

Week Four: Lost in His Own Home The older brother’s character shows that one does not have to leave his home in order to be lost or be called a prodigal son. A person can be estranged from God even if he is always inside the church. However, everyone is invited to return to God and repent, both the sinners and the clean ones.

On the Way to THE CRUX. Reflections on Jesus’ Journey to the Cross

Week One: Rethinking Our Concept of Being a Neighbor and Our Treatment of Jesus The Lenten season has started. It is a season of forty days, except Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Though the season is not formally observed in many Evangelical or nondenominational churches, it is still, the best season to reflect on Jesus’ journey to the Cross. I invite you to reflect with me in this series entitled “On the Way to THE CRUX. Reflections on Jesus’ Journey to the Cross.”

The Basis for the Title of Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere

The idea of writing a novel came out when Rizal realized that Filipinos were almost an unknown nation in Europe. In Madrid they mistaken to be Chinese. “Street urchins ran after them shouting ‘Chink! Chink!’ And indeed, half in self-mockery, half in defiance, the Filipinos in Madrid referred to one another as ‘slit-eyed Chinese’” (Leon Ma. Guerrero, The First Filipino).

Pa-Woke and the Filipino Psychology of Kapwa

Dami mong alam! (You know so much!) Eh di ikaw na matalino! Ako na bobo! (Okay! You are smart! I am dumb!) Have you been a victim of these sarcastic comments because you sounded like an intellectual or when you popped out a mind-blogging idea? If yes, then you are a victim of smart-shaming! You are tagged as pa-woke!

The Birth of Jose Rizal

Today, June 19, 2019, is the 158th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal. A multi-talented illustrado, hero and martyr. As we commemorate his birth, let us look at some of the facts about his birth.

Stained by the Spirit

Isaiah 12:2 KJV "Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and my song"

Unashamed of Jesus

Jesus is not a religion but a relationship with God

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