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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: Bad Habits That Every God Follower Must Break – Talk 1

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Homily by Father Joel Jason

Rejoice Sunday – Color: Rose
Rejoice in anticipation of the coming of Easter.
The coming of Jesus’ Resurrection.

The Gospel of Luke Chapter 15
-is called Parables of mercy
-> Lost coin, lost sheep and lost son.

Gospel for today -> Parable of the prodigal son

We have 4 Different Justices:

1. Legal Justice – responsibility of citizens towards government.
example: we vote, we obey traffic rules, etc.

2. Distributive Justice – responsibility of the government
towards the people
– The government distributes wealth of the country to the people

3. Commutative justice – or mathematical justice
– An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth
– This is the justice that we usually embrace

4. Restorative Justice – it restores, rebuilds, rehabilitates, transforms
– This is the justice in our gospel today
– We have difficulty with this justice because
we are used to the commutative justice.
Just like the reaction of the older brother in the gospel
– Another term for this is MERCY
– All of us are beneficiaries of the mercy of God
– This is why are we still alive today. It is because of the mercy of God
– The wage of sin is death. All of us deserve it.
But because of the mercy of God, we are still alive
Mercy will not make sense when it is offered to others.
It will make sense only if it is offered to us.

– As we are given mercy, let us also give mercy to others
– Let us realize that we are benefited by this mercy,
let us also give this mercy to others

Speaker: Bro. Audee Villaraza

Genesis 1:26
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness,
so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky,
over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures
that move along the ground.”

Speaker: Bro Bo Sanchez


Big Message: You look like Jesus.

Rule the animals with love.

Mark 1:13
and he was in the wilderness forty days,
being tempted by Satan.
He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.

If men are supposed to rule animals with benevolence,
there will be harmony

Isaiah 11:7
And the cow and the bear shall feed;
their young ones shall lie down together:
and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

A little child will lead them.

Genesis 3:1
Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals
the Lord God had made. He said to the woman,
“Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”

Serpent

Adam and Eve were supposed to rule the animals
Serpent was allowed to rule eve
Eve allowed the animal to rule over her

Cain and Abel

Genesis 4:6-7
Then the Lord said to Cain,
“Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast?
If you do what is right, will you not be accepted?
But if you do not do what is right,
sin is crouching at your door;
it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”

You must rule over it
Sin is crouching – a serpent crouches

Genesis 4:8
Now Cain said to his brother Abel,
“Let’s go out to the field.”
While they were in the field,
Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.

The animal ruled
Who attacks in the field? The serpent

We’re made in the image and likeness of God
I’m supposed to look like Jesus

In this story, man is acting like beast

In war there are no winners
They are all losers
because we all act like animals

when people act like animals,

we are not able to rule

4 Bad Habits

1. The bad habit of lust

2. Bad habit of temper
– makes excuse that they are “tao lamang”
– Human being was not designed by God with bad habit and rage
– Each person is made in the image and likeness of God

– Fruit of the Holy Spirit
– Peace
– Patience
– Kindness
– Goodness
– Faithfulness
– Gentleness
– Self-control

3. Bad habit of greed
– When there is a greedy person in the government, people suffers
– When there is a greedy person in the family, family breaks

– Greed – comes from fear
– Out of that fear, he becomes greedy and selfish, he then becomes cruel
– God designed us not to be cruel

– God calls us to be human again.

– The glory of God is man fully alive. St. Irenaus

4. Bad habit of apathy
– The problem was what he did not do
– Story of Lazarus and the rich man (bible verse)

How do you stop selfishness?
how do you stop acting like animals?

God is giving us a solution: His name is Jesus.

Genesis 3:15
And I will put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your offspring[a] and hers;
he will crush[b] your head,
and you will strike his heel.”

While everyone around Him were acting like animals,
Jesus was acting in love.

Solution is to connect to Jesus.

Is Jesus selfless?
Did God made you like Jesus?
Therefore, you got the DNA of selflessness in you.

Because Jesus is selfless, I am selfless.

Is Jesus humble?
Is Jesus kind?
Is Jesus sacrificial?
So are you.

Connect more to Jesus.

Speaker: Bro Audee Villaraza

How to connect to Jesus

4 Good Essential Spiritual Habits

If you have strong spiritual life, you know you will be ok.

1. Habit of prayer
– Prayer is the language of our souls
– We are spiritual beings
– Treat prayer like the oxygen that we need to breathe
– Start slow, you may start with 10 minutes
– You need to do it daily

2. Habit of meditating the word
– The word is like the bread of life
– It’s what nourishes us spiritually

3. Habit of serving the Church

4. Habit of sharing God’s love
– Be Jesus to somebody

Speaker: Bro Bo Sanchez

The change will come from Jesus, not from you.
Jesus makes it possible.
The Jesus that is in you will make it happen.

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Nation Building: Choose A Leader – Talk 1

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Homily of Fr. Alex Balatbat

Matupad ang nais ng Diyos sa iyong buhay.

Ang nais natin kalooban ng Diyos maganap sa atin.

Obeying His will.

Allow your suffering be transformed into a joyful sacrifice and allowing His will to be celebrated in your life.

Kapag hindi ka natutukso, matakot ka,
baka magkaibigan na kayu ng demonyo.
Baka sumasang-ayun na ang demonyo sa ginagawa mo.

First Sunday of Lent, introduce us to know the enemy — the devil.
Do not argue with the devil,
because the devil has no capacity to tell the truth.

The devil has no power over you without your consent.
With your consent, he will be powerful.

Jesus is very powerful. He knows the Father’s will.
Pilit inaalis ng kalaban.
The devil is around, waiting for another chance to tempt you.
Focus on Jesus.

In the desert of our lives, there is the devil.
But there is also Jesus, who is more powerful than the devil.

Speaker: Bro Audie Villaraza

The songs that we sing is a declaration.
No matter what we are going through, we declare, great are you Lord.

You are part of a nation.
We need to have leaders who are selfless.
The problem is we are not selfless.
We are selfish.

How can you change from selfish to selfless?
You can’t change people.
The only person you can change, is you.
Your biggest issue is you.
It has to start with you.

Galatians 6:9
Let us not become weary in doing good,
for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

We only reap harvest if we do not give up.

The best place to start is with yourself.

Speaker: Bro Bo Sanchez


Big Message: God is in your family.

Values are taught in family.

1 Samuel 8:1-3 When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as Israel’s leaders.
The name of his firstborn was Joel and the name of his second was Abijah,
and they served at Beersheba. But his sons did not follow his ways.
They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice.

1. You cant blame everything on the parents
2. You cant blame everything on the kids either

Today you see this happening.

Successful people sometimes are not successful in family life.
Parents are sometimes too busy with the bigger vineyard.
They don’t have time for the smaller one.

Fall of great nation happens because:
They marry to divorce.
They divorce to be married.

How does family life connect to the nation?

1. poverty
2. crime – predictor is the absence of father in the home
3. government spending

The real wealth of a nation are its strong families

God is in your family

Children need something that don’t change.
Rocks that will not change.

1. God – will never change. His faithfulness never changes.

Do you want to build this nation?
Introduce your children to Jesus.
Introduce your family to Jesus.

Deuteronomy 6:6-7
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.
Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home
and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

4 things to teach your kids
Teach them to pray daily
Teach them to meditate on God’s word
Teach them how to live in the Body of Christ
-bring them to the feast
Bring them to serve God

How to teach them? By doing these things. Setting an example

Encourage your children to meet other children who loves Jesus.

2. You
You are that second rock. Your unconditional love.
You don’t threaten them with abandonment.
You can discipline.
Build your kids.

3. Home
The best way to love your kids is to love your spouse.

God is bigger than your mess.

Your kids will heal.
Take the healing journey yourself. Your healing overflows to your kids.
God will use their scars.

Your kids will believe what you tell them about their future.

This country will change
when you change the hearts of people and bring them towards God.

Build this country one child at a time.

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Looking For Mr. and Ms. Right: Disordered Perception – Talk 1

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Speaker: Bro Didoy Lubaton

Happiness is up to you.
If you are looking for Mr. and Ms. right look at yourself first.
We cannot love on our own. Because we are all imperfect people.

Work on the relationship with yourself first,
before making relationship with others.

Big Message: You’re His.

God owns you. He is calling you mine.

Speaker: Bro Bo Sanchez

God will always run after you.

We have a broken psychological mirror.
Your mirror is broken.

You do not attract who you deserve.
You attract who you think you deserve.

Before you enter into another relationship,
repair your broken mirror first.
The only way to do this is to receive healing love.

4 Sources Of Healing Love

1. Through Family

  • Get re-parented by God

2. Get spiritual parents from this journey

  • they may be imperfect
  • you need to have church
  • you need friends who you journey together in following Jesus
  • to survive, you need a family, to thrive you need a family of families

3. Self

  • you need to learn to love you

You want your spouse to value you?
You need to value you.
4. God

  • He says I will always run after you

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Courage: Courageous Obedience – Talk 1

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Speaker: Bro Audie Villaraza

Many times we obey our fear first.
What if I fail?
What if…

Faith comes first, not fear.
Obey God first.

Make your faith so real, that your fear will disappear.

Speaker: Bro Bo Sanchez

I need courage.
If fear becomes first, you will not enjoy what God
wants to give you this year.

3 Strategies How To Have Courage

  1. Take the first step right away.
    Make a plan. The moment you finish the plan,
    before you sleep, make the first step.
    Law of momentum.
  2. Focus on the Why, not the How.
    We are stuck with the how.
    Something good will happen, because God is good.
  3. You are the miracle that you have been praying for.
    You are a walking miracle.
    God has already provided everything that you need.
    What you need to do is act.
    You need more courage. Act Now.
    The miracle is you. He created you in His image and likeness.
    Keep on following God.

How To Prepare Quick and Easy Healthy Meal – WH1 – Talk 1

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WH1 – How To Prepare Quick and Easy Healthy Meal
Day 1
11:10 AM

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Speaker: Chef Jessie Sincioco

Disclaimer:

This document is not 100% accurate.
I just write this as I remembered.

Chef Jessie, a proud Catholic, was the chef of Pop Francis when he visited in Manila last January 2014.  She also was the chef of the delegates of the recent ASEAN Summit last November 2017.  But she preferred to be called the chef of Pope Francis.  She is very proud to say that Pope Francis never experienced stomach ache during his stay here in Manila.  Her dream when she was still young was to work on a prestigious bank.  She studied financial course in college.  But when she graduated, God led her to the kitchen.  She now has a restaurant Top of The City in Citibank Makati.  She also mentioned that she is still serving Pope Francis meal in her restaurant.  Portion of the earnings for this meal is donated to charity.

This desert was prepared for diabetic persons.
Ingredients:
3 Bananas
3 Eggs
3 tbs Cocoa

Procedure
1. Blend the 3 ingredients
2. Place it in a small round for 3
3. Place it in an oven which was preheated 350 degrees
and cook it for 10 minutes
End Result: Looks like a banana cup cake

Ingredients:
1 bowl Brown Rice
1 bowl Red Rice
Some vegetables (non-leaves) found in your refrigerator
roasted chicken (breast part)
Olive oil (regular)
Salt
Pepper
Garlic
onion

Procedure
1. Preheat in a pan olive oil
2. Place sliced garlic in the pan and stir
3. Place sliced onion in the pan and stir
4. Place sliced vegetable and chicken in the pan and stir
5. Place brown and red rice and stir
6. Add Salt and Pepper to season
7. Place it in a bowl and place bowl in the plate facing down
8. Add some broccoli and other vegetables on the side (plating)
End Result is a beautiful plated main dish.

Ingredients
Pako
Alugbati
Olive oil (virgin)
Apple cider vinegar
Tomato
Nuts

Procedure
1. Blanch Pako and Alugbati
2. Place it in a bowl
3. Mix Olive oil and Apple Cider vinegar
4. Mix the mixture to the alugbati and pako
5. Add sliced tomato
6. Add some nuts
Result is a nice healthy salad

For sanitation purposes,

Have a separate chopping boards (color coded)
1 for meat
2 for fish
3 for vegetables
4 for fruits
5 for bread

Have a separate knives (color coded – same color for each of the five chopping boards)

Wash your hands with water and soap every time you hold something in your hand

Angels and Demons: Temptation – Talk 1

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Speaker: Bro Alvin Barcelona

Spiritual warfare happens everyday
The devil is a defeated enemy

We protect ourselves from sin

How do we fight temptation?
See yourself as God sees you and temptation will never dare go near you

Genesis 1:27
So God created mankind in His own image

There is holiness in you

Romans 3:23
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Who you think you are is who you will become

1 John 3:1
See what great love the Father has lavished on us,
that we should be called children of God!
And that is what we are!
The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Where will you dwell in

Acknowledge that you are sinner
But also remember that you are created in the image of God

Speaker: Bro Audie Villaraza

Big message: You’re better than you think you are.

Temptations don’t cause sin.
A weak spiritual immune system causes you to sin.
A spiritual immune system is all about a loving relationship With yourself, with others and God.

To make a stronger spiritual immune system, you need nourishing love.

The battle is not on the outside, the battle is within

Self rejection – what opens the gates so that temptation comes in

Behind every sin is a cry for love
Sin is a fake version of love
Heal you relationship with yourself

Replace self rejection with self acceptance

You are better than you think you are
Your behavior flows from your belief.
You belief changes your behavior
For God you are special

We are all sinners
You are a child of God
Jesus the Son of God giving His life for you

You are the reason why He died
He is the reason why we continue to live