God, since the beginning of the world and man, has been revealing Himself to us. He wants us to know Him in a personal way and He has used many methods or things to give us a chance to get to know Him. One of the ways is through His wonderful creation.
Psalm 19:1-4 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. 2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. 3 There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. 4 Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.”
God is speaking so loud to all peoples of the earth whether they are in jeans, kimonos, g-strings or maternity dresses – wherever they are in the world, God’s creation, its beauty and amazing wonders reveal the magnificence and awesomeness of God.
Posted on October 4th, 2011 by Pastor Jeff in Faith
It’s October. For others it means that Christmas time is nearing, yet for Octoberian students, these are the times for final exams, passing of papers, projects, and school payments. The air is field with tension as graduating students prepare for their commencement exercise. Anxiety clouds up the minds of those who are unsure of what the future holds. Read the rest of this entry »
Wherever Jesus went, crowds gather. Different accounts from the Bible have showed how people would draw together to listen to his stories. Even children pile up in front of him. Sick people run to at least touch him. That’s how they believe that Jesus can heal them. And their faith has healed them. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on October 28th, 2010 by Pastor Jeff in Faith
With the shortage of white collared jobs locally, many professionals choose to apply for blue collared jobs overseas like construction jobs or restaurant jobs which pay much higher abroad. This has affected many families especially teen-agers who grow up with out the presence and influence of a parent. It’s not to say that there is something wrong with being a single parent, it’s just that we can see the effects on many of our youth. They may have received a better life financially but they lack in many areas that count. So how should we decide on things like these? Be practical or have faith in God’s design and God’s promise of provision?
Posted on October 9th, 2010 by Pastor Jeff in Faith
“And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible.”
Note the glorious personality of the promise. I will, I will. The Lord Jehovah Himself interposes to deliver and redeem His people. He pledges Himself personally to rescue them. His own arm shall do it, that He may have the glory. Here is not a word said of any effort of our own which may be needed to assist the Lord. Neither our strength nor our weakness is taken into the account, but the lone I, like the sun in the heavens, shines out resplendent in all-sufficience. Why then do we calculate our forces, and consult with flesh and blood to our grievous wounding? Jehovah has power enough without borrowing from our puny arm. Peace, ye unbelieving thoughts, be still, and know that the Lord reigneth. Nor is there a hint concerning secondary means and causes. The Lord says nothing of friends and helpers: He undertakes the work alone, and feels no need of human arms to aid Him. Vain are all our lookings around to companions and relatives; they are broken reeds if we lean upon them–often unwilling when able, and unable when they are willing. Since the promise comes alone from God, it would be well to wait only upon Him; and when we do so, our expectation never fails us. Who are the wicked that we should fear them? The Lord will utterly consume them; they are to be pitied rather than feared. As for terrible ones, they are only terrors to those who have no God to fly to, for when the Lord is on our side, whom shall we fear? If we run into sin to please the wicked, we have cause to be alarmed, but if we hold fast our integrity, the rage of tyrants shall be overruled for our good. When the fish swallowed Jonah, he found him a morsel which he could not digest; and when the world devours the church, it is glad to be rid of it again. In all times of fiery trial, in patience let us possess our souls.
Posted on September 18th, 2010 by Pastor Jeff in Faith
“Trust in Him at all times.”
Faith is as much the rule of temporal as of spiritual life; we ought to have faith in God for our earthly affairs as well as for our heavenly business. It is only as we learn to trust in God for the supply of all our daily need that we shall live above the world. We are not to be idle, that would show we did not trust in God, who worketh hitherto, but in the devil, who is the father of idleness. We are not to be imprudent or rash; that were to trust chance, and not the living God, who is a God of economy and order. Acting in all prudence and uprightness, we are to rely simply and entirely upon the Lord at all times.
Let me commend to you a life of trust in God in temporal things. Trusting in God, you will not be compelled to mourn because you have used sinful means to grow rich. Serve God with integrity, and if you achieve no success, at least no sin will lie upon your conscience. Trusting God, you will not be guilty of self-contradiction. He who trusts in craft, sails this way to-day, and that way the next, like a vessel tossed about by the fickle wind; but he that trusteth in the Lord is like a vessel propelled by steam, she cuts through the waves, defies the wind, and makes one bright silvery straightforward track to her destined haven. Be you a man with living principles within; never bow to the varying customs of worldly wisdom. Walk in your path of integrity with steadfast steps, and show that you are invincibly strong in the strength which confidence in God alone can confer. Thus you will be delivered from carking care, you will not be troubled with evil tidings, your heart will be fixed, trusting in the Lord. How pleasant to float along the stream of providence! There is no more blessed way of living than a life of dependence upon a covenant-keeping God. We have no care, for He careth for us; we have no troubles, because we cast our burdens upon the Lord.
Posted on August 30th, 2010 by Pastor Jeff in Faith
“Trust in Him at all times.”
Faith is as much the rule of temporal as of spiritual life; we ought to have faith in God for our earthly affairs as well as for our heavenly business. It is only as we learn to trust in God for the supply of all our daily need that we shall live above the world. We are not to be idle, that would show we did not trust in God, who worketh hitherto, but in the devil, who is the father of idleness. We are not to be imprudent or rash; that were to trust chance, and not the living God, who is a God of economy and order. Acting in all prudence and uprightness, we are to rely simply and entirely upon the Lord at all times. Read the rest of this entry »