“Jesus received no help or succor in his death. He suffered under the relentless, unrelieved terrors of divine wrath and fury against sin. God arrived in the blackness at Calvary to bring judgment, not on the ungodly, but on his Son. God brought the outer darkness of hell to Calvary that day as he unleashed the full extent of his wrath against the sins of all who would ever believe in Jesus Christ. Infinite wrath moved by infinite righteousness brought infinite punishment on the eternal Son.”
Kung sa Diyos ang tiwala mo na magbibigay ng lahat ng kailangan mo, hindi ka maghahanap sa iba, hindi mo aangkinin o pagnanasahan man lang ang hindi para sa 'yo. “Huwag kayong magmukhang pera; at masiyahan na kayo sa anumang nasa inyo. Sapagkat sinabi ng Diyos, Hindi kita iiwan ni pababayaan man'" (Heb 13:5 MBB).
Nilagay ng Diyos ang mga sexual and relational boundaries na 'to for our good and for his glory. Alam ng Diyos, in his wise design, na ang sexual intimacy para maging good for us and glorifying to him ay sa relasyon lang ng mag-asawa.
I just came home from the 60th annual gathering of pastors and leaders of the Luzon Convention of Southern Baptist Churches, and I am forcing myself to reflect on what I have seen. I want to be able to say that the Luzon Convention is in good shape, but that would be dishonest. I want... Continue Reading →
Kapag nakikita mo na itong "murder" ay ginagawa lang ng mga kriminal, you see the problem as outside of you. You feel better than other people, nagiging self-righteous ka. Kasi di mo nakikita na this "murder" is also in your heart. Hayaan mo ngayon na itong utos/batas na 'to ay magsilbing salamin sa kundisyon ng puso mo. Not primarily for others, but for you.
Pastors, we're still a bit of a mess. We're all at times very poor examples of the truths we teach. We all have the dark ability to expound a passage that lauds God's grace yet be a husband or father of ungrace in the car on the way home. You can lead a men's ministry... Continue Reading →