Month: May 2019

ACTS: Progress – Talk 4

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Speaker: Bro Bo Sanchez

Your expectation will affect your experience.
Expect that God speaks to you in your heart.
Raise up your expectation.

Matthew 5:48

Be perfect, therefore,
as your heavenly Father is perfect.


Big Message: You need a savior.

It’s an impossible goal.

If you encounter God, your life will change totally,

but gradually.

100% for God

Give everything to God

Allow God to change everything in your life.

Great things often times don’t happen overnight.

There is no such thing as instant transformation.

You are in church not because you are perfect.
You are in church because you need a savior.

Speaker: Bro Audee Villaraza

Real progress or fake progress

God will not change you in days, he will change you

in decades. He likes to take time.

God will change you over a lifetime.
God will not change you overnight.

Reasons why God slowly changes you:

1. God wants to teach you how to trust.
You are not in control. God is control.

2. God wants to teach you how to be compassionate
Aware of weaknesses

3. Humility

No short cut the progress

Respect your pace
We have different pace in life

For every phase, there is a different pace

Ecclesiastes 3:1

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens

You can always have Jesus.
We need Him in our lives.

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ACTS: Perspective – Talk 3

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Homily from Fr. Bob Mcconaghy

God does not want to settle with our plans.

He has a great plan for us.

We like to do it our way than the Lord’s
way.

Unexpected love.
Do what’s unexpected of you.

Speaker: Bro Audee Villaraza

Your new day is coming.

Big Message: Get a Jesus Encounter.

Power of perspective.

If you change your perspective, you change
your entire life.

Perspective is like the steering wheel of
life.

Perspective: You will be liberated or
limited.

Paul and Silas

Acts 16:25-28

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying
and singing hymns to God, and the other
prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly
there was such a violent earthquake that the
foundations of the prison were shaken. At
once all the prison doors flew open, and
everyone’s chains came loose. The jailer
woke up, and when he saw the prison doors
open, he drew his sword and was about to
kill himself because he thought the
prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted,
“Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!”

2 Ways To Change Perspective

1. Praise

Don’t let your problems prevent you from
praising God

Don’t let it stop you from thanking God.

Your praise changes your perspective.

Even if Paul and Silas were in prison, it
did not mean that they are imprisoned.
If you are stressed, it does not mean that
you can’t be blessed.

When you praise God, you become a better
person.

It does not change your situation, it
changes your position.

Start praising God.

You start seeing things from a higher
perspective.

Praise gives you the ability to have joy
amidst your difficulties.

2. Purpose

To them, they are not in prison, but they
are on a mission.

If you are trapped in a dead end, that is
not a prison, that is a mission.

This is temporary. God has a purpose why I
am in this place, until I accomplish this
mission.

Stand up for Jesus.

Speaker: Bro Bo Sanchez

Acts 8:1

On that day a great persecution broke out
against the church in Jerusalem, and all
except the apostles were scattered
throughout Judea and Samaria.

God’s plans are better in your life.

Acts 8:3

But Saul began to destroy the church. Going
from house to house, he dragged off both men
and women and put them in prison.

Acts 9:1-2

Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out
murderous threats against the Lord’s
disciples. He went to the high priest and
asked him for letters to the synagogues in
Damascus, so that if he found any there who
belonged to the Way, whether men or women,
he might take them as prisoners to
Jerusalem.

Conversion happened.

Acts 9:3-6

As he neared Damascus on his journey,
suddenly a light from heaven flashed around
him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice
say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you
persecute me?”

“Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked.

“I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he
replied. “Now get up and go into the city,
and you will be told what you must do.”

Steps of Conversion

1. You meet God. God shows up.

The purpose of the Feast is to let you meet
God.

Conversion is meeting God.

Allow God to change you.

Pure mercy

2. Like Saul, you have to fall down.

Humility

Humus – soil.

Admit, I’m wrong, and God is absolutely right.

Acts 9:9

For three days he was blind, and did not eat
or drink anything.

Saul became blind.

Reality of his soul, he was blind.

God gave him a new set of eyes.

3. You follow God.

God wants to meet you.

Are you ready to obey?

Are you ready to follow what I want you to do?

If you met Jesus, you’ll stick around
no matter how hard and difficult.

Before you love Him, allow Him to love you
first.

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ACTS: Problem – Talk 2

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Speaker: Bro Audee Villaraza

Flex you faith by praising the Lord.
When fear bullies you, flex your faith.
If God is with me, then I will not be afraid
God will make a way

Big message: God will turn you bad situation
into your best provision

Acts 1:8

But you will receive power when the Holy
Spirit comes on you; and you will be my
witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and
Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Acts 2:46-47

Every day they continued to meet together in
the temple courts. They broke bread in their
homes and ate together with glad and sincere
hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor
of all the people. And the Lord added to
their number daily those who were being
saved.

Peace amidst problems -> happiness

Trust in his long term plans

If God is working on it,
it’s worth the wait.

Speaker: Sis Rissa Kawpeng

Acts 5:42

Day after day, in the temple courts and from
house to house, they never stopped teaching
and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is
the Messiah.

Matthew 25:40

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you,
whatever you did for one of the least of
these brothers and sisters of mine, you did
for me.’

Evangelist + social worker

Acts 6:8

Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and
power, performed great wonders and signs
among the people.

Acts 6:13

They produced false witnesses, who
testified, “This fellow never stops speaking
against this holy place and against the law.

Lessons learned from the story of Stephen:

Lesson 1:
When you don’t like certain people, ask God
to reveal your insecurities.
What’s about this person that’s pointing
back to me?

Lesson 2:
Before pointing someone error, remind that
you are not God
We don’t know everything

Lesson 3:
No matter how good you are, some people wont
like you

Acts 7:54

When the members of the Sanhedrin heard
this, they were furious and gnashed their
teeth at him.

Acts 7:57-60

At this they covered their ears and, yelling
at the top of their voices, they all rushed
at him, dragged him out of the city and
began to stone him. Meanwhile, the witnesses
laid their coats at the feet of a young man
named Saul.

While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed,
“Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then he
fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do
not hold this sin against them.” When he had
said this, he fell asleep.

Because of persecution, Christianity spread
more.

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ACTS: Power – Talk 1

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Homily from Fr. Bob

Mercy is always given when it is not
deserved.

Speaker: Bro Audee Villaraza


Big Message: God’s power is in you.

Luke wrote book of Acts.
Luke was a bi-vocational
He was not just a missionary
He was also a doctor
Luke got his material from Paul

Learn to hang out with Saints.

Acts 1:8

But you will receive power when the Holy
Spirit comes on you; and you will be my
witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and
Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Book of Acts is also called
Acts of the Holy Spirit in the Apostles

Speaker: Bro Alvin Barcelona

4 Signs That You Have God’s Spirit

1. It brings you closer to God

Acts 2:1-4

When the day of Pentecost came, they were
all together in one place. Suddenly a sound
like the blowing of a violent wind came from
heaven and filled the whole house where they
were sitting. They saw what seemed to be
tongues of fire that separated and came to
rest on each of them. All of them were
filled with the Holy Spirit and began to
speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled
them.

2. It brings unity

Only love can bring unity

3. It brings you to holiness

Continuous desire to be in a relationship
with God

God’s power and love is in you.

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Breaking Bad: Big Day

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Speaker: Bro Audee Villaraza


Big Message: Let His will be done.

God’s will.

If you want God to direct you,
you got to allow God to disturb you.

Jonah 1:1-10,15

The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of
Amittai: “Go to the great city of Nineveh
and preach against it, because its
wickedness has come up before me.”

But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed
for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where
he found a ship bound for that port. After
paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed
for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.
Then the Lord sent a great wind on the sea,
and such a violent storm arose that the ship
threatened to break up. 5 All the sailors
were afraid and each cried out to his own
god. And they threw the cargo into the sea
to lighten the ship.

But Jonah had gone below deck, where he lay
down and fell into a deep sleep. The captain
went to him and said, “How can you sleep?
Get up and call on your god! Maybe he will
take notice of us so that we will not
perish.”

Then the sailors said to each other, “Come,
let us cast lots to find out who is
responsible for this calamity.” They cast
lots and the lot fell on Jonah. So they
asked him, “Tell us, who is responsible for
making all this trouble for us? What kind of
work do you do? Where do you come from? What
is your country? From what people are you?”

He answered, “I am a Hebrew and I worship
the Lord, the God of heaven, who made the
sea and the dry land.”

This terrified them and they asked, “What
have you done?” (They knew he was running
away from the Lord, because he had already
told them so.)

Then they took Jonah and threw him
overboard, and the raging sea grew calm.

God knows your limitations
God is smart enough to send you and where
not to send you.

Being sensitive to the Spirit

When it comes to serving the Lord,
age does not matter.
It’s a matter of anointing.
God will equip you.

How to make Godly decisions

Your deficiencies does not define you.

Decision align with God’s mission to you.

Acts 27:31, 28:1

Then Paul said to the centurion and the
soldiers, “Unless these men stay with the
ship, you cannot be saved.”

Once safely on shore, we found out that the
island was called Malta. The islanders
showed us unusual kindness.

Is the boat that you are in right now,
better or worse because you are in it?

Jonah’s decision almost killed the people on the ship.
Paul’s decision saved the people on the ship.

Be the Paul in somebody’s life.

Embrace your cross

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