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Being Taught and Having Learned

In one of our classes, I remember our teacher showed us this comic strip to contrast what is being taught and having learned.

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Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

James 1:22 (NIV)

In our lives, let us not just diligently read our Bibles but also apply what we learned from His Word in our lives.

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2013 in EXPRESSo

 

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Stars In The Night

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And God made two great lights–the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night–and the stars. And God set  them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:16-18 (ESV)

We know that in the darkest of nights, we have the moon and the stars to serve as our sources of light.

The same thing is true in life. Indeed it is difficult to see where you are going when all you see is darkness, yet God is the moon of our lives. In the hardest of trials, God will guide us. Though there may be times wherein the moon does not appear at night, it is still there. God may seem absent, but believe that He is still there for us no matter what. He also made stars to help shed even more light in the night.

Let us all be like stars that will help give off more light for people to continue walking in this dark generation.

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2013 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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God Wants You


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But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

– 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)

 

God has chosen us and called us out of darkness so that we may be a people delighting in His wonderful light. What an honor it is for Him to choose us over everything else!

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2012 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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Eyes On Him

ImageAs for me, I would seek God, and to God would I commit my cause… he sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.

— Job 5:8, 11 (ESV)

Sometimes, we tend to get caught up with all the disappointments in this life. But then if we just turn our eyes on Him, we will find that the things of earth will go strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace.

— Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (Hymn)

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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The Belt of Truth

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Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth…

—Ephesians 6:11, 14 (ESV)

The Whole Armor of God is composed of many pieces, one of which is The Belt of Truth.

The Belt of Truth not only holds the other of pieces of the armor together and keeps us safe from harm, but also symbolizes our knowledge on God’s Word and how much of it do we hide in our hearts.

Simply speaking, we need to READ our Bible diligently and most importantly OBEY it. May we always be equipped with God’s Word and firmly fastened in the Truth.

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2012 in Pastors' Latte

 

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Through It All

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You are forever in my life
You see me through the seasons
Cover me with Your hand
And lead me in Your righteousness

And I look to You
And I wait on You

I’ll sing to You Lord
A hymn of love
For Your faithfulness to me
I’m carried in everlasting arms
You’ll never let me go
Through it all

Friend, if you’re struggling right now, if you’re fed up with everything, or if you feel so lonely as if the whole world has walked out on you, know this—God’s hand will always be on your shoulder no matter what.

What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?

—Psalm 8:4 (ESV)

He WILL ALWAYS love you. He will NEVER leave you nor forsake you. Even before you were born, He already had His great plans laid out for you.

If there is a song of love in your heart right now, sing it to Him. Let Him know that you love Him too.

Know this, before the whole world even knew you and even after the whole world is through with you, He will definitely see you…through it all.

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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Friends in the Making

Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling.

—1 John 2:10 (ESV)

God doesn’t just give us dear friends, He encourages us to be likewise.

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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