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When I was an intern at a local church, I was asked by a five-year-old kid (who happens to be the pastor’s daughter)…

Where is God?

I answered, “God is in our hearts, if He is our Lord and Savior.

If God is so big”, she said in response, “how can He fit in our heart?

I think I had a hard time answering that question. Sometimes, a kid could ask the hardest questions. We will be talking about God’s omnipresence and answer the question “Where is God?” (more…)

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My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. – James 2:1

We are partial to people specially when it talks about race.
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If Only…

Posted: November 19, 2015 in devotionals
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There are times when we wish God would have done something in our situation. There are days we wanted divine intervention. We all have those moments where we expressed the desire for God to alter the course of events in our lives. We all have those “If Only“.

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Of lust and women…

Posted: June 5, 2015 in devotionals
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(Read Judges 13-16)

It is sadly ironic that, though identified as one of his nation’s foremost judges, Samson never made any attempt to drive Israel’s enemies out of the land. In fact, he was happy to interact with the Philistines, even to the point of marrying one of them. Though he was only interested in serving himself, the Lord would superintend Samson’s selfish choices to secure Israel’s deliverance and ensure Philistia’s demise (Judges 14:4).

That quote came from John MacArthur’s book, Twelve Unlikely Heroes. He wrote about Samson who was a flawed being yet God used him in spite of his weakness for women. He continued by saying…

If Samson were Superman, his own sinful desires were his kryptonite. He could kill a lion, but not his lust. He could break new ropes, but not his old habits. He could defeat armies of the Philistines, but not his own flesh. He could carry away the gates of a city but allowed himself to be carried away when lost in passion.

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I’m having a flashback scene in my mind. Picture this with me. High School. A few years ago (more like fourteen years ago!) It was time to vote for a class president when one of my classmates just stood up and announced his candidacy. He didn’t nominate someone else. He nominated himself. He wanted to be the president of the class.

Guess what? He won. And the class was to blame for an entire year of misery.

(Read Mark 10:35-42 before you continue) (more…)

On Divorce…

Posted: May 2, 2015 in devotionals
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As of this writing, there is no divorce in the Philippines. What we have is either legal separation or an annulment. Legal separation means that the couple is still married but is legally separated, while annulment meant the marriage never took place. Personally, I see both as something that is man-made.

(Read Mark 10:1-12) (more…)