Archive for March, 2009.

Have You Secured Your Place In Heaven?

Posted on March 31st, 2009 by Pastor Jeff in Missions

It pays to be ready for anything. You would be considered wise if you prepare for accidents, that’s why a lot of people get social security, car insurance, life insurance or accident insurance so they can claim their social security disability benefits in the event of a disabling accident.

How about death? Are you prepared for death? It’s something that we will all face. If you’re not sure, why not secure your place in heaven now? For more information, click the link above that says, ‘secure your place in heaven.’

Verses Relating to Commitment

Posted on March 30th, 2009 by Pastor Jeff in Ministry

Commitment is one of the very important qualities a Christian who ministers in the church must have. Below are some verses that relate to this quality.

Daniel 1:8 “But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way.”

James 5:12 “Above all, my brothers, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. Let your “Yes” be yes, and your “No,” no, or you will be condemned.”

2 John 9 “Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.”

Lost But Found: A Camp 2009 Fund Raising Concert

Posted on March 26th, 2009 by Pastor Jeff in Ministry

On Friday, March 27, Sold Out Live will be holding a fund-raising concert entitled “Lost But Found”. This was organized by Sumulong Baptist Church and will start at 7:00PM at the SBC Masinag main auditorium. Tickets are at P100 so make sure to buy them and have your arm stamped with a rubber stamp and help in funding this year’s summer youth camp. Different groups from Sold Out Ministries and JIVE Youth ministry’s music team will be featured in this camp fund raising concert.

Leadership Thought for the Day: 3/25/09

Posted on March 26th, 2009 by Pastor Jeff in Daily Living, Leadership

Self-discipline may be defined simply as that quality that allows a person to do what needs to be done when he or she doesn’t feel like doing it. Composure, presence of mind, coolheadedness, patience, self-possession, restraint – only a few people display these qualities, and those who do usually make effective leaders.

If you want to be an effective leader, identify the habits you need to build into your life so you can lead with diligence – habits such as physical fitness, balance between work and home, financial and personal accountability, and the like. Disciplined habits will give you the momentum you need to not only move forward, but also to run your earthly race with strength and purpose.

Convenience Through Technology

Posted on March 23rd, 2009 by Pastor Jeff in Uncategorized

Young people enjoy listening to music that they like. That’s why nowadays it is easy to bump into people who are using headsets, listening to the music genre of their preference through an MP3 player, an iPod or cellphone.

But wearing a headset while taking public transportation can sometimes be irritating. Thanks to the technology of a Bluetooth headset, this can be lessened now. Although some headsets are bulky, the absence of wires is still a great convenience. So, as you listen to your favorite Christian music, why not try using a headset with Bluetooth technology?

On Righteous Anger and Love

Posted on March 23rd, 2009 by Pastor Jeff in Daily Living

Dr. David Swoap told the following at a commencement address at Wesmont College:

When I lived in Washington, D.C., I was privileged to meet Mother Teresa. I asked her, “Don’t you ever become angry at the causes of social injustice that you see in India or in any of the places in which you work?”

Her response was, “Why should I expend energy in anger that I can expend in love?”

Keeping Warm When Cold

Posted on March 20th, 2009 by Pastor Jeff in Ministry

During the colder months, it is natural for families to use thicker blankets and linens like those designed by Sferra. This serves to protect from the cold or just maybe allow us to sleep comfortably in bed. Keeping warm is a natural instinct of the body when it gets too cold.

As believers, we should not allow the local church, the body of Christ, to get too cold. It should be natural for a church that is healthy to keep its fellowship warm. Let us know each other and be accountable to each other so as to not allow others to grow too cold.