Word for the Soul

February 03, 2015

Running the race of faith

 “Know ye not that they that which run in a race run all, but one receives the the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.”  1 Corinthians 9:24 One of the most common analogies in the Bible is the comparison of a Christian to a runner. “And I do this for the sake of the good news (the Gospel), in order that I may become a participator in it and shrare in its [blessings ...
January 01, 2015

Bagong Taon, Bagong Buhay

Ang pagbabago ng buhay ay hindi sapagkat tayo ay nahaharap o nalalapit na sa bagong taon. Gayundin, kaya lamang magbabago ay sapagkat mayroon tayong mahal sa buhay na nais nating pagbigyan at marami pang ibang kadahilanan. Ang ganitong uri ng pagbabago ay hindi tumatagal at kadalasan ay bumabalik sa dati, at nagiging malala pa. Ang pagbabagong ganito ay ayon lang sa kakayahang galling sa tao. ...
December 24, 2014

The People With Hope

We can divide people into two kinds: those with hope and those without it. Those who are separate from Christ are without hope “Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world” (Ephesians 2:12). The people without hope are those who are ...
Sa pangkalahatan, ang tao, relihiyoso man o hindi, ay nababahagi sa dalawa tungkol sa impierno: ang mga naniniwala at ang mga hindi naniniwala. Alin ang tama? Ano ang totoo? May impierno o wala?  Ito ang ating tatalakayin. MGA DAHILAN NG IBA KUNG BAKIT WALANG IMPIERNO Bukod sa mga di-relihiyoso ay may mga relihiyoso din na di-naniniwala sa impierno.  Wari'y nakapagtataka sapagkat sila ...
September 19, 2014

Overcoming Trials

By Bishop Art Ferriol Trials are a necessity of life. The reason is because we are living in a moral world where good and evil exists. Furthermore, man is a moral being that he must continuously choose between right or wrong. In this process of choosing, one’s true character is tried. On morality, it must be noted that choosing that which is right is not as easy as it may seem. While ...
Ang salitang pagkakatipon o fellowship ay hango sa salitang Griego na “koinonia” na ang ibig sabihin ay “sharing in common, o partnership, o communion”. Ang unang Iglesia na pinangungunahan ng mga Apostol ang siyang nagpakita ng napakagandang larawan ng koinonia o ng biblical na pagkakatipon. Sa Gawa 2:42, “At sila'y nagsipanatiling matibay sa turo ng mga apostol at ...
by Bishop Art Ferriol The words spoken by Jesus Christ in John 8:32 declare, “And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” These eternal words emphasize three important truths that the Lord would like to impart us.   MAN IS NOT YET FREE There was a presumption, an unspoken presumption by the Lord-Man is not yet free. He is a slave. Of course, in this modern ...
March 19, 2014

Remember Thy Creator

By Pastor Orly Ibarbia   "Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them." - Ecclesiastes 12:1 The warning given to young men here was that if one lives a care free life, and walks after all the lusts of the heart and the sight of the eyes, he will have to give an account for this, for ...
December 19, 2013

Celebrating Christmas

By Bishop Art Ferriol The practices associated with the celebration of the birth of Christ dates back to thousands of years before His birth. It is believed originated in Babylon (now Iraq) in 2000 BC. The festival lasted  for long periods of  times wherein exchange of gifts were done and plays were performed. This was accompanied with procession and merry making. Back then, these ...
It is interesting to note that the word “Christian” was mentioned only three times in the Bible. The term Christian was actually formulated by unbelievers in reference to the followers of Christ. The followers of Christ were first called disciples. A disciple is both a learner and a doer. A disciple can be likened to a scholar, one who is given to intensive study. Disciples are ...