Acceptable Worship: A Zealous and Fervent Service to the Lord

Romans 12:11 Not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord. Not lagging behind in diligence... "Lagging behind" means slothful, lazy, sluggish, hesitating hence be tardy or delayed. In classical Greek, it means indolent which refers to shrinking backward, because unready. The idea of 'delay' underlies the secondary sense, 'burdensome, troublesome' - a vexation arising from weary waiting.... Continue Reading →

Acceptable Worship: A Love That Conforms to God’s Character

Romans 12: 9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor.  A love without hypocrisy. In verse 9, Paul used the Greek word agápē translated as love. It means benevolence, goodwill, esteem. In the New Testament, it... Continue Reading →

Nagsimula sa Wala

Walang tirahan... Ipinaubaya ng mga magulang ang lupang pinag-aawayan. Kung kaya't minsa'y nakatira sa tabing dagat, Minsan nama'y sa kabundukan, At kung minsa'y sa *pinagpapaupahang lupa. Walang pangkain... Umiinom lamang ng mainit na tubig malam'nan lang ang t'yan bago pumasok sa eskwela. Walang pambili ng kendi kung kaya't namumulot na lamang ng balat nito upang gawing... Continue Reading →

Acceptable Worship: A Selfless Service

Continuation of the study on Romans 12. 3 For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.4 For just as we have... Continue Reading →

Acceptable Worship: An Offering Prescribed by God

I asked the Lord how to deal with a specific situation that keeps on happening for quite some time now. The verse that was brought to my mind was: "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." (Romans 12:21) As I read through the whole chapter, checking the verse and its context,... Continue Reading →

God’s Battle (Part 2): A Pathway Through the Wilderness

I went out unafraid of the vast army ahead of me because of God’s promise the night before.  However, as the day unfolded, my heart was again in turmoil. I began to worry about a lot of things. I easily lost sight of Him. In my eyes, the vast army became greater than my Lord. “Are you really going to... Continue Reading →

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