The message of Christmas Carols!

Posted by John on 12/13/2015 in Uncategorized |

Something I’ve always loved about Christmas is listening to and singing the beautiful Christmas carols that have been written over the centuries. I like them so much that I often listen to them at other times throughout the year.

What struck me was how in the midst of the rhyme and repetition that songs require, they deliver such powerful and nuanced messages. They speak deep truths about Jesus, His incarnation, mission, purpose, and power, along with His love and sacrifice for humanity. They are not only a strong witness to the message of the Savior and salvation, but are also a reminder to those of us who follow Him of the deep truths that we believe.

For hundreds of years, these carols have told the story of the One who left heaven to bring salvation to all people. They remind us, as they have done for centuries, of the importance of this day we celebrate—the birth of Christ—Jesus, God’s Son, who lived among us and laid down His life for us so that we may live forever. Embedded within the beautiful Christmas carols is the truth of what God has done to bring salvation to humanity.

At Christmas, we are reminded about Jesus’ birth, and it’s a wonderful time of year to think about Him and all that He has done for us, which goes way beyond the Christmas season. He is an integral part of our lives and wants to be part of all we do—and He can be, as much as we’ll let Him.

As we sing Christmas carols this year, it’s a great time to reflect on what they mean, what Jesus did, and how deeply He loves each one of us and each one of our fellow human beings.—And to carry those thoughts and that love throughout the year ahead. Love Him, love His creations, and be grateful for all He’s done.
Have a wonderful Christmas in Christ.

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Is it okey to use ipads during preaching instead of a paper bible?

Posted by John on 05/11/2015 in Uncategorized |

As a preacher myself, iPads and phones bother me while during service. However, I am learning the efficiency in using one during service. We go through a lot of scriptures during service. So being able to get to the scripture quickly is paramount for saving time. In addition, when preaching or teaching, my iPad helps me stay on track and great for quick scripture search.With a swipe or a click,preaching ais made easy. But to be honest,  there is still nothing like the intimacy of feeling the bible and hearing those thin loving pages turn. So I am back now holding my bible  while preaching on the pulpit.

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Watch Asia’s Got Talent Grand Finals : El Gamma Penumbra

Posted by John on 05/08/2015 in Entertainment |

Shadow play group El Gamma Penumbra once again wowed the audience and judges after their much-awaited performance on Asia’s Got Talent Grand Finals held Thursday night, May 7, 2015, at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Also aired via AXN channel.

Shadow play group El Gamma Penumbra once again wowed the audience and judges after their much-awaited performance on Asia’s Got Talent Grand Finals held Thursday night, May 7, 2015, at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Also aired via AXN channel.

“You know what really make me fell in love with you with your performance, the possibility of message that you put in is endless. Wonderful performance,” said

“Your message is so clear. So beautifully profound,” said David Foster.

Asia’s Got Talent Grand Finals winner will be announced next week, May 14, 2015.  Click HERE to vote for free.

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President Noynoy Aquino Guilty of mamasapano?

Posted by John on 04/16/2015 in Uncategorized |

MANILA, Philippines –  Senate draft report found President Benigno  Aquino III responsible for the Mamasapano operation, Senator Grace Poe  said on Tuesday, MArch 17,2015.

I found this comment on FB worth posting since we share the same thoughts.

Dear Madam Grace Poe, I agree he is responsible but  he is not liable for a failed Police operation. For example, you  directed your staffs to gather evidence and in the process somebody got  killed, are you criminally liable?
There were so many failed Police and Military operations in history. In 1972 Munich Olympics, six Israeli  athletes, five Israeli coaches and one German police officer were  massacre/killed by the terrorists, in a FAILED POLICE OPERATION. Nobody  was prosecuted nor was held liable because it was a FAILED POLICE  OPERATION. No one, not even the officer who directed the FAILED  OPERATION, nor the chief of police were held liable. That is why I  totally disagree with your findings that the President can be held  liable and can be impeached. There is too much political influence in  that senate investigation. At first I admired your sincerity and  honesty, but my observation was that you got carried away by your fellow  senators who wants to bring down a good president. I say a good  president because he is fighting the root cause of POVERTY which is  CORRUPTION in the government. And those people who wants to bring down  the president are the CORRUPTS and THIEVES in the Government. Our  country will move backward to the Marcos Enrile Era where political  enemies are killed, tortured and jailed, if these evil conspirators  successfully bring down a good president. Good as in NOT A THIEF. I hope  madam senator, you will not let your children and their children live  in the old rotten society of CORRUPTION. The fight on corruption have  just begun with Pres. Aquino’s term, 50 years of corruption cannot be  eliminated in six years especially when many corrupt officials with  billions of stolen taxpayers money are still around. Their stolen  billions is very powerful to influence the mass media, the voters, the  bishops, the judiciary and many more money can buy. Just look at the  Supreme Court in the case against the People of the Philippines versus  Erap Estrada. The Judges ruled in favor of a CONVICTED CRIMINAL to run  the government of Manila. The supreme court ruling have set a precedent  to all the Judges in the entire country that it is MORAL and JUST for a  CRIMINAL to run a government of a country. An ordinary citizen need a  police clearance and NBI clearance to get accepted for a job. How can we  explain this to the children of the future???  The Supreme Court of the  land has just LEGALIZED CORRUPTION…May GOD help and save the  Philippines and its People…
its about good and evil not politics…

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