Posts Tagged ‘TLCC’

(As shared in University of San Carlos – Main Campus, September 29,2016)

Champion. What is a champion? (more…)

I’ve always been someone who watches commercials instead of the shows. Well, mostly I enjoy watching commercials. I would count if it is a 10-,a 30- or a one minute ad. Commercials give you a tagline for every product. Consider the following…

KFC – finger lickin’ good.

Mcdonalds – love ko ‘to (I love this!)

Jollibee – (Atin ang) Langhap Sarap [Google would translate this as inhalation zest but actually it’s more like really delicious]

Sprite

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Back then, the tagline is FOLLOW YOUR HUNGER, OBEY YOUR THIRST. It’s catchy. It really makes you want to drink Sprite on a hot afternoon. The question is, what are you thirsty about? (more…)

The Wedding Feast

Posted: February 16, 2016 in TLCC
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Pride is one of the issues that we all would be facing. Whether we believe it or not, we are prone to look at the self. Jesus, instead of walking out in a party of self righteous people, told a story. (more…)

Repent or Perish

Posted: January 11, 2016 in TLCC
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Earthquakes. Floods. Fire. Drought. Calamities. In every calamity, there is a casualty. How about those dying in the hospital? How about those who are sick with cancer? This poses a question…

Are the people dying more sinful than those who are alive? (more…)

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We usually sing songs we don’t mean. Think about this…

All that I am
All that I have
I lay them down before you Oh Lord
(Do we really mean this song when we sing it?)

or how about…

Here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that you’re my God
(Did we even prepare ourselves before we sing this song remembering that God is holy, and in the act of worship, what preparations did we do before approaching God?)

or this…

Blessed be your name
When I’m found in the desert place
When there is pain in the offering
Blessed be your name
(But when we are in situations like what the composer is singing, I doubt it if we are blessing God’s name. I think we’re more of complaining or in the process of whining.)

Not that I would not sing the songs, but rather, we need to encourage one another that as we sing the songs, may we think about what we are singing. We cannot be saying something and then not doing it, for that would be hypocrisy.

We cannot be rash, hasty, and inconsiderate as not to count the cost of following Jesus. As we study Luke 9:57-62, we will find three men who wanted to follow Jesus at their own terms and how Jesus responded is true to us, even today. In following Jesus, we need to… (more…)

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A pastor and a politician died on the same day. The pastor had a very simple funeral service while the politician was given a pomp funeral. Upon arriving in the pearly gates, the pastor was expecting his reward. Lo and behold, he was shocked to see the politician in heaven. To make matters worse, he saw that the politician was granted VIP treatment, given the best house in heaven, attended to by many angels while he was ushered into a small house. He went to Peter to complain.

Pastor: Why is my house small and the politicians house big? I have toiled all my life and this is my reward?
Peter: Pastor…there are a lot of you here, and it is rare to find a politician in heaven. (more…)

Called In. Sent Out.

Posted: September 15, 2015 in TLCC
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OJT. On the Job training. Internship. Practicum. Everyone has to undergo some kind of practical application in their lives. We don’t want to remain in kindergarten forever. We don’t aim to be in college for ten years (although I did that and at one point realized how ridiculous it was to major in the minors!) We are called in by God to be in a church. However, we are not called in just to get together forever. We are called in to be sent out. This is the focus of our study in Luke 9:1-6. We will be looking at the (I) Missionaries, (II) The Message and (III) The Responses. (more…)