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Monthly Archives: February 2012

All or Nothing!

“If Jesus is not Lord of all then He is not Lord at all.”

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

— Jesus Christ

 
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Posted by on February 29, 2012 in SugarQUOTEd Latte

 

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Sure Way

“When we are under the weight of stress & hardship, we may wonder whether our LORD, Who engineered us, has miscalculated our personal ‘tensile strength’.

We are certain that we are going to collapse under the weight of trials, but our Designer knows exactly what we can handle by His grace. He knows our limits and will never permit more than we can bear.

God may send a load, but not an overload.”

There will be tough trials, painful experiences and no easy answers.

One Leeway — God’s way. Run back to Him. 

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2012 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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Not An Option

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” — 2 Timothy 1:7 NLT

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2012 in SugarQUOTEd Latte

 

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God Is Good

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God is good. He is good not only because good things happen to us but because even when bad things happen, they happen for a good reason.

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

Say What You Need To Say

Is it better to say too much? or to say too little?

None of the above. Sometimes it’s better to just say what you need to say.

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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Skepticism

The root of skepticism is the non-acceptance and the non-understanding of GRACE.

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2012 in EXPRESSo, SugarQUOTEd Latte

 

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death and life

Death is certain and uncertain. It will surely happen yet we will never know when —   Live the life God has given you. Love the people God has blessed you. 

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2012 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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God is in Control

“So who even comes close to being like God? 
   To whom or what can you compare him?

‘So—who is like me? 
   Who holds a candle to me?’ says The Holy.
Look at the night skies: 
   Who do you think made all this?
Who marches this army of stars out each night, 
   counts them off, calls each by name
—so magnificent! so powerful!— 
   and never overlooks a single one?”

—Isaiah 40:18, 25-26 (MSG)
 
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Posted by on February 22, 2012 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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GOD First

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” — Matthew 6:33

If you put God first, everything that follows comes in first class —    Everything else will be in proper places.

 
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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

GReat AtTITUDE

“Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.”  

— Garth Brooks

Many things in life are confusing and cannot be explained. There will be tough times and moments that God seems silent.

Yet God’s sovereignty and love precede the appointed disappointments in life, confronting us with the truth that God is always in control. Thus, unanswered prayers are already answers themselves. For in the end, Who God is matters more than what He does!

Our humble response — Gratitude (“Great Attitude”): a thankful heart; a Godly lifestyle.

Life is better lived being grateful about everything than by grumbling about anything. 

 

“Be thankful, whatever the circumstances may be…” — 1 Thessalonians 5:18

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2012 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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A Heavy Heart

 A heavy heart is what almost everybody in this world carries everyday — a heart that is a burden to ourselves and to our relationship with God. Yet that same heart is God’s home.

A heavy heart lifted by God and made His. 

To love and hold. To care and cherish. 

“The high and lofty one who lives in eternity, 
      the Holy One, says this: 
   ‘I live in the high and holy place 
      with those whose spirits are contrite and humble. 
   I restore the crushed spirit of the humble 
      and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts.'”  
     

—Isaiah 57:15 (NLT) 

 

“Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.”

—Ephesians 3:17 (NLT)

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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Just Like A Little Baby

You may be wondering what does a little baby have in connection with your life right now. 

We all know that we are no longer babies but grown-ups living a life for a promising future. We should also take note that we are trying to grow up and live a life for God.

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But just like babies, we need to be loved and be cared. This is very true about us, growing Christians, we need love and care, the love of God and the care of fellow beloved and lovers of God. 

A baby also needs food — for Christians, the Word of God. Through that we could learn more and grow more.

As the baby turns into a toddler, it begins to have more needs and here also comes the tantrums. Growing Christians, go find themselves with the Lord but there are really times in which we really do complain for the things we don’t understand yet. This stage is not the breaking point but a start of the real life with and for Christ.

 

 

 “So get rid of all evil behavior. Be done with all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy, and all unkind speech. Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment, now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness.”

— 1 Peter 2:1-3 (NLT)

 

Are you now a grown-up Christian or are you still a growing little baby?

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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Not an Option

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“Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.” 

— 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 MSG

 

 
 
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Posted by on February 17, 2012 in SugarQUOTEd Latte

 

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What Is…

     “Life is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s the way it is. The way you deal with it is what makes the difference.” 

—Virginia Satir

 

“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”

—Matthew 6:34 (MSG)
 
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Posted by on February 16, 2012 in SugarQUOTEd Latte

 

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He is…

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   I was a sinner and is still a sinner.

                                                        I  was a doubter and is still one.

 I was self-centered and is still selfish.

I was not perfect and is still imperfect.

But there was and is a perfect being.

Never was a sinner and never is a sinner.

Not once was a doubter but is always a believer.

Never was He self- centered but is truly selfless.

That was and is our Savior, Jesus Christ.

He was once dead but He is now alive in our hearts.

He was molding us and is still molding us into perfection.

He was here and is now coming back.

There is no difference between is and was, but the people. People change through time. Even then, we can never change the fact that we sin. We sin and Jesus saved us — saved by grace. He will come again and save us all, those who truly believe in Him.

“…let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to  cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”
                                                                                                                                 Hebrews 10:22-23
 
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Posted by on February 15, 2012 in EXPRESSo