Word of God through Pastor Joseph Catabui



PASSAGE: Romans 6:5-8 (The NET Bible)

5 for if we have become united with him in the likeness of his death, we will certainly also be united in the likeness of his resurrection.  6 we know that our old man was crucified with him so that the body of Sin would No longer dominate us, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. 7 for someone who has died have been freed from sin. 8 now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.

How are people enslaved to the power of sin? One way is by the attractive appeal of sin. It is very attractive. And if that is the only way that sin holds us in bondage, then verse 7 probably would have to mean. "He who has died is freed from this powerful attraction of sin." Sin enslaves people, and holds them captive, and does horrible work in men for almost a life time. Sin creates a blinding guilt that makes a person feel hopeless and despairing that they could ever be forgiven and included among the righteous. This is deeper and more terrible than slavery to the lure of sin. This is slavery to the blinding despair of sin.

Read more: The Believer’s Freedom from the Domination of Sin

Word of God through Pastor Nick Esguerra 

TEXT: LUKE 10:38-42

JESUS said:

“...only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."

What is one thing needed by all believers that it will not be taken away from them?

Many times in the Gospel accounts we saw Jesus being invited by someone especially the tax collectors and Pharisees.

One important aspect present whenever Jesus visits a particular home is how food is served and there is always feasting.

Table fellowship in sharing meals is significant in the ministry of the Lord.

It is where Jesus not only comes to dine with people who invited Him as they reclined at the table but the Lord uses those times to:

·         Teach concerning the Kingdom of God.

·         Address important issues and concerns in revealing God’s truth.

·         Utter biblical truths concerning the teachings and claims of Jesus Christ.

Read more: One Better Thing Believers Need

Word of God by: Bro. Fredie Tria

Text: James 1:19-25

19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. 21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it — not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it — they will be blessed in what they do.

As we read and study the Bible, we may find that some scriptures are prescriptive and some are descriptive. Prescriptive scriptures are those that prescribe what we should do or how we should live. These are commands and imperatives which tells us to “Do this” or “Not to do that”. These scriptures are prescribing while some other parts of the scriptures, instead of prescribing, are describing events that happened. Often times, there are implications of what we should do but just because something is described in the scriptures does not mean automatically we should do that. So we must be careful in interpreting the scriptures anytime to make sure that we interpret it rightly based on the given text. In the light of James 1:19-25, I encourage you to listen to god’s WORD prescriptively. The main point of what James is saying here is that “Do not just listen to the word, but DO IT!” It is a lot easier to listen than just do it.

Read more: Listening And Doing

Word of God through Pastor Nick Esguerra



TEXT: JOHN 4:43-54


One of the remarkable stories in the Gospel that illustrates the healing grace of the Lord was our passage today wherein Jesus heals the official’s son.

The Gospel accounts are full of manifestations of how the Lord Jesus performed many miracles through signs and wonders testifying that indeed He is the Messiah and the Son of God.

Many were astonished as Jesus performed miracles but failed to see who the Lord is.

Then He said to the paralytic, "Get up, take your mat and go home."  And the man got up and went home. When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to men. Matthew 9:6-8

Some people believed in Jesus’ name but not in faith.

Read more: Taking Jesus At His Word

Word of God through Bro. Julius de Leon





State of the Psalmist

·         He is crying out to God for wisdom as he make decisions, vv 4-5

·         He is surrounded by enemies, v2 

·         He knows he is a sinner who doesn’t deserve God’s help, vv 7,11,18

·         but he relies on the love and great mercy of the Lord, v6 

·         and who puts his hope to God his savior, v5

Read more: Life Can Be A Difficult Journey But We Can Make It Victoriously