Category Archives: Lessons

A Congregational Prayer

I was asked to lead last Sunday’s congregational prayer in one of our church’s services. Congregational prayers in church usually have a tendency to turn into a laundry list of publicly listed prayer requests. Personally, I am not comfortable with that. … Continue reading

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  *This post is written in a combination of English and Tagalog* O Diyos, ako’y siyasatin, alamin ang aking isip, subukin mo ako ngayon, kung ano ang aking nais; kung ako ay hindi tapat, ito’y iyong nababatid, sa buhay na … Continue reading

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Stewardship Lessons from a Folding Table

I received a message from the church’s text brigade. It was our church’s 40th anniversary the following day, and they were asking for volunteers to bring folding tables that will be used during lunch. Nostalgia and sentimentality struck me, as … Continue reading

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The Birth Dichotomy.

John 3:16 has been one of the most popular bible verses worldwide. I remember back in the mid 90s, a local singer named Jamie Rivera popularized a song which included part of the verse in its lyrics: For God so … Continue reading

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7 Life lessons from an epic back-to-back century ride (Written December 28, 2015).

This post is a narrative of my solo bike ride from Quezon city to the provinces of Rizal and Laguna, and back. Of course, no post of mine is not without its share of eternal lessons. It’s amazing how something … Continue reading

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Faith Series #1: Hebrews 11:1-3 (Creation, Meetings and Corned Beef)

About a month ago, a friend and I had a bible study on Hebrews 11. I have heard this chapter tackled quite a few times in the past in expositions and sermons, yet God once again made His words alive … Continue reading

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Listening to God

“Talking to God is prayer. God talking to you is schizophrenia.” So goes an old joke, as depicted in the meme below: source: Should prayer be a monologue directed to God? Should our prayer lives resemble beepers rather than … Continue reading

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