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Pop Evangelism’s Misuse of Scripture–Part 1

March 7, 2010
Pop Evangelism’s Misuse of Scripture–Part 1

In Joshua 24:15, what choices were Joshua presenting to Israel when he told them, "Choose this day whom you will serve. . ."

Israel’s Jubilee Fulfilled in the Philippines!

February 12, 2010

Really? If Moses were alive today, he would have died laughing at the "Intercessors for the Philippines," a group of Filipinos so gullible to the deception of Cindy Jacobs, a well-known false prophet.

A Big Post-Conference Question

February 5, 2010
A Big Post-Conference Question

The Conference on Theology in Manila featuring Dr. Michael Horton enlightened many Filipino believers on what exactly are these Reformed "doctrines of grace," and how these are different from evangelicalism's doctrine of salvation.

Will the True Israel Please Stand?

January 25, 2010
Will the True Israel Please Stand?

No earthly promise to Israel remains unfulfilled, contradicting the claim that God's promises to Abraham still have to be fulfilled in a future millennial reign.

The Unshakable Church

January 19, 2010
The Unshakable Church

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 22:15-25; Revelation 3:7-13 A sermon preached on January 17, 2009 at Davao United Covenant Reformed Church on the occasion of their 10th Anniversary To download a printer-friendly PDF version of this sermon, click here. Introduction When Vic Bernales, Pete Dimaya and I considered starting Sunday worship services in the latter part of […]

The Origins of the Christ-Child

December 18, 2009
The Origins of the Christ-Child

Beneath Matthew’s genealogy is the story of God’s salvation plan through Abraham, David, and Christ. Notice that the record includes not only Jews, but also a few Gentiles, all of them women who had tarnished reputations. But as Paul says, all those who are Christ’s are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise (Gal 3:29).

A Psalm of Lament for Christmas

December 7, 2009
A Psalm of Lament for Christmas

This is why we celebrate Christmas. This is why we have joy at Christmas. This is why we could say with David, “My heart shall rejoice in your salvation!” This is why the angels in heaven rejoiced at the birth of Christ, because his birth was “good news of great joy that will be for all the people.”

Communion with God and His People through Sacrifice

November 30, 2009
Communion with God and His People through Sacrifice

God commands us to worship him regularly and continually. His word is the standard by which our worship would be acceptable to him. We are to offer sacrifices to him to be able to come before him in worship and thanksgiving.

Strike Two, and You’re Out of the Promised Land!

September 17, 2009
Strike Two, and You’re Out of the Promised Land!

With two, not three, swings of his staff at the rock, Moses struck out of the Promised Land! But we have a Mediator better and more complete than Moses. Moses could not give the people Living Water. Only God could. And Moses could not accompany God’s people into the Promised Land. Only Christ could, by his provision of the Living Water of eternal life.

Esther: adored despite being “godless”

August 21, 2009
Esther: adored despite being “godless”

The book says about the women's turns in the king's chamber, "In the evening she would go in, and in the morning she would return to the second harem" (Est 2:14). Now we know that a night with a king widely known for being a womanizer was not spent on exchanging pleasantries.

Spies on a Mission in the Promised Land

July 24, 2009

Christian, Jesus is your "spy" who knows everything about your Promised Land because he came down from there. He assures you that your Promised Land is the heavenly city, beautiful and abounding in God’s blessings. Its inhabitants are not wicked enemies you have to fight and conquer, but righteous friends with whom you will fellowship for eternity. Its fortifications do not just reach up to heaven, but the city is in heaven itself, safe and secure from all evil.

“Christianity and the American Revolution”

July 2, 2009

On this 233rd commemoration of the American Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, the debate among Christians is still open whether or not the American Revolution was Scripturally justified. A second related question is whether the independence movement was motivated by Christian ideals or by Enlightenment deists. I dug up a couple of engaging […]

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