The Eyes of Faith

Gaining Victory Over Unforgiving Spirit

Pillars of Successful & Prosperous Life

The Holy Spirit Lives In Us

I Am A Human Person

The Goodness of God

Encouragement

Where are You Headed

God Made You For A Purpose

"Why?" to "Why Not?""

Understanding Your Generation

Growing in Holiness

The Cross

Conversion

Gratitude

Blessings from Obeying the Word of God

The Narrow Doors to Eternal Life

Our God is a God of Wow

Sunday Celebration

Lift Up Your Eyes

Put Aside Your Excuses

Doors of Opportunity

How to Pray in Difficult Times

Modern Wise Men

Embrace Your Seasons

One Tearful Moment After The Other

More Than Just Water

I won't Settle for Crumbs

Modern Wise Men

Redefining and Redirecting Your Personal Vision

Four Pillars for Life's Stormy Seas

One Night Upon the Sea - Part 1

One Night Upon the Sea - Part 2

One Night Upon the Sea - Part 3

When We Stop Measuring Everything the Miracle will Begin - Part 1

When We Stop Measuring Everything the Miracle will Begin - Part 2

When We Stop Measuring Everything the Miracle will Begin - Part 3

When to Keep Your Mouth Shut - Part 1

When to Keep Your Mouth Shut - Part 2

When to Keep Your Mouth Shut - Part 3

God Wants You to Succeed

Beautifying the Tongue - Part 1

Beautifying the Tongue - Part 2

Beautifying the Tongue - Part 3

Test of Obedience

Turning Adversities Into Opportunities: The Life and Times of Daniel - Part 1

Turning Adversities Into Opportunities: The Life and Times of Daniel - Part 2

No Cheap Seats

Contentment

10 Pillars of Prosperous Life - Part 1

10 Pillars of Prosperous Life - Part 2

Promises for Testing Times - Part 1

Promises for Testing Times - Part 2

Listening to God - Part 1

Listening to God - Part 2

The Profit in Trials

God's Plan for Your Finances

Life Changing Encounter - Emma Espina

Jesus’ Encounter With Women Part 1: Jesus Esteems Motherhood

When Jesus walked on this earth, many of the women He encountered were mothers of great strength, courage and faith worthy of high esteem and emulation. The ways He treated these mothers were great examples that we all should emulate as His followers. Jesus valued motherhood so much that He regarded mothers with very high esteem and compassion. Since motherhood is the normal result of marriage and not of pre-marital teenage pregnancy, it has a direct connection with the importance and sanctity of marriage which Jesus emphasized in Matthew 19:6.

TEARING DOWN THE WALLS

Walls are barriers that are found inside living things and  non-living things. It draws a line between cells to define the shapes of its parts , to balance and control the flow of fluids, nutrients, oxygen and electrolytes for life to function well. Similarly, walls are solid structures that define, divide and enclose an area for privacy and security of a house, a city, a country or a state,

The Cross

For Catholics,  the cross is the centrality of our faith.

“Whoever wants to be my disciples must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24

To be a disciple of Jesus Christ, one should deny oneself and decide to carry one’s cross.

VICTORY OVER ANGER

Anger is an emotion that affects one’s physiological and spiritual being.  Varying in intensity, anger is synonymous with rage, fury and wrath and can be tormenting and enslaving. It is somehow associated with aggression and uncontrolled behavior, rooted on lack of understanding and forgiveness of self and others and unconfessed sins. 

Embracing Our Cross

In John 3:14-15, Jesus said “Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.” In saying this, Jesus was referring to an event described in Numbers 21:4-8.

Growing in Holiness

Mathew5: 43-48 “You have heard that it was said, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Be holy as your heavenly Father is holy.”

Learn To Grow Through Adversity

James 1:1-12 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you

The Discipline of a Godly Person

To succeed in whatever field, we need discipline. Therefore, a committed servant of God must have discipline. A true committed servant cannot just do whatever he wanted or attend to the Lord’s work whenever he felt like it. If he did whatever he wanted to do, he is not disciplined but a rebel.

Narrow Doors of Eternal Life

The doors that lead to eternal life are narrow. If we fail to live properly these aspects or areas of our life, we will not be able to enter the narrow door to eternal life. As Jesus said, in Mt. 7:13, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.”

Part 1.The Trial of Faith

The First Call to a Life of Faith and Friendship with God our Father. Before the coming of Christ, the most remarkable trial of faith in the salvation history happened to Abraham who was regarded as the friend of God because of his trust and obedience to Him (James 2:23).

Part 2. Seven Examples of Testings

Testing of Character and the Fruit of the Holy Spirit – Rom. 5.1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access in this grace in which we stand, and we boast in the hope of glory of God.

Part 1. Seven Examples of Testings

TESTINGS are experiences of inconveniences, seemingly unjust difficulties and sufferings and long waiting that may hit us rock bottom or lead us to hopelessness if we put our trust in ourselves or if we hold on too much to our “Isaac’s” for power, courage and strength.

The High Cost of Disobedience

The disobedience of our first parents in Gen. 3, which caused them and all their children to lose paradise, exhibits the high cost of disobedience. But, because of the second Adam, Jesus, as stated in 1 Cor. 15, paradise and heaven were opened to us again. Clearly, disobedience has corresponding consequences

Commitment: The Foundation of Becoming a Good Follower Part 1

When we decide to follow Jesus, we must count the cost and be willing to abandon everything else that may distract us. 

Consequences of Spiritual Apathy

Our theme for this year is “Awakening from Spiritual Slumber or Spiritual Sleep.” There are different types of sleep. Some people in our church and in our community are already in coma, which means that he or she had been sleeping for a long time.

Filled to the Brim - Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3

Life is empty without Christ. But, with Christ, you are satisfied because Christ has everything and, when you are with Him, there is nothing you shall want. 

God Tests Our Faith Through Obedience

Jesus emptied Himself and obeyed the Father until His death. Jesus’ life is a very beautiful example of obedience and because of this, God greatly exalted him. So, have the same attitude of Christ and be like Him.

The Real Faith that Really Works

So, faith without action is dead. Now, let us talk about real faith.

The Four Tests of Faith - Part 1

Money is one of the greatest tests of character and faith.

How God Tests Our Faith

God wants to see how much we love Him. He wants to know whether we will trust Him no matter what happens in our lives.

Conversion

We should all ask God for His unconditional love so that we too may experience conversion and spend all our energy for the Kingdom of God.

Becoming a Person of Integrity

Integrity means deciding to integrate my heart’s value into my daily actions.

Beatitudes

Let our presence be felt and give realistic and meaningful service to the poor.

The Brothers of Goliath - Part 2

 

The first step towards victory is to acknowledge that we need to renew our renewed lives. We need to once again ask the Lord to send forth His Holy Spirit upon us so that, once again, we may experience a new Pentecost to renew our renewed lives.  

The Brothers of Goliath - Part 1

We should always be ready to fight against the schemes of the enemy (Satan) and we should be firm in trusting the Lord. 

The Importance of Making Decision About The Will of God

Learn the principles/steps to know If your decision Is the will of God.

Important Questions That We Have To Ask Ourselves On Our Next Birthday

Our birthdays provide a lot of opportunities to enlarge our vision in becoming Christ-like.  Another year in age does not equal another year in growth.  Have we been growing in maturity?  

Road to Brokenness

The journey and the work on the road to brokenness will begin when we ask the Holy Spirit to be our travelling partner. 

Wash Your Mouth with Soap

Let us always remember to ask the Lord for wisdom before we say something.

Learning from the Mistakes of Others

We are always admonished to avoid making mistakes.  One way to do so is by learning from the mistakes of others.

Lent A Time for Humility and Repentance

Let us admit our sins and recognize our need for forgiveness from God.  Let us ask for mercy from Jesus, the Lamb of God who died for us and redeemed us from our sins.

Bear One Another's Burden

If we do not like a person, let us look at ourselves first. Have we not done something wrong ourselves?

What Matters Most in Life

Relationships, not achievements or the acquisition of things, are what matters most in life.

The Laity and Their Role in the Church

They are made sharers in Christ’s priestly, prophetic and kingly missions. This means that lay persons are consecrated; they are set apart for God. We often think that when someone is consecrated, he is a priest or a nun. It actually means he or she is being dedicated to God.

How to Stop Satan from Hindering Us

We are not waging the war alone against Satan; God Himself is in the forefront of the battlefield!

Contentment vs Complancency

Contentment is recognizing that what I have is sufficient and then making the most of it.

Faith & Evangelization

It is placing always our complete trust in our Lord Jesus Christ who never fails us.  It is a grace from God. It is also a human responsibility.

The Lord's Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer is a complete prayer. It is a means of raising to God our past, present, and future. It is a prayer that only real disciples can pray. Jesus chose these words to teach us how to pray as we ought to do so.

Sacrifice in Service

The proof of our love of our Lord is tested on how much is our willingness to sacrifice for Him. Let us love Jesus with our sacrificial love and please His Father!

God's Power in Our Weakness

God often acts in ways that are the exact opposite of what we expect.  We think that God only wants to use our strength, but He also wants to use our weakness for His glory.  

Victory in Adversity

God never promised that we would live a problem-free life.  In reality, we all experience problems – financial crisis, illness, and even death in the family.  The good news is that we can defeat these problems.

Five Laws of Relationships with People

The Bible-based laws of relationships with people around us require us to bless our enemies, to be sensitive of the feelings of others, to be in harmony and have the same regard with others, to be kind to all, and to be humble.

Contenders for the Faith

Let us develop a diligent spirit that can help us establish a deep and personal relationship with the Lord.

The Importance of a Diligent Spirit

Let us develop a diligent spirit that can help us establish a deep and personal relationship with the Lord.

Discovering the Power of Our Personal Domain

We have personal authority and power to fulfill our purpose in life.

Signs of Discipleship

What is discipleship? Discipleship is the way of following the Lord Jesus.

God's Ways

We have personal authority and power to fulfill our purpose in life. What is happening in our life is within our personal authority and power.

A Life that Matters

Living a life that matters does not happen by accident. It’s not a matter of circumstance, but of choice. Choose to live a life that matters.

Seven Signs of a Growing Church

Never should we hinder to growth of our church.

The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree

We should not be like a barren fig tree that if it is not going to bear fruit, then it’s better to cut it down.

The Power to Bless or to Curse

How should we use our power to bless? How can we be responsible with the words that come out of our mouth?

Do You Believe in Miracles

Don’t look at the problem but think first of the solution who is JESUS.

The Power and Secret of Encouragement

But if by faith you look at Jesus, then, like David, you will encourage yourself in the Lord.

Frustration

Learn to fight back frustrations in a positive manner.

Faithfulness

Have you been unfaithful or irresponsible? Are you tempted to quit?

Love Heals

How does love heal? What are the major factors affecting our state of health?

There is Miracle in Your Mouth

Speak God’s words of healing and faith. Speak of the goodness of the Lord. Believe in the power of blessing. Speak a blessing. There is miracle in your mouth!

Restoration of Self Esteem (Part II)

It is important to accept our life situation and believe inour self-value. Someone else does believe in our value – God.

Restoration of Self Image (Part I)

The Lord God created man in his image and likeness. Since He is a perfect God, He created man to be perfect like Him. So every person is a perfect image of God – a perfect maker, a perfect creator.

When Spiritual Power is Lost

The Cross Fr. JC Gallora