Liberating Grace

(Easter Sunday Message, 16 April 2017, given to the congregation of Ikthus East, Bacolod City) Text: Romans 6:1-14 Introduction: The Christian’s greatest sorrow is the fact that he still has to struggle against the remnants of sin in his life. But Christ has not left him helpless in this regard. By virtue of his resurrection […]

How To Build Up God’s Church

(A message given during the Ikthus East Family Retreat last 12 April 2017 at Buenos Aires, Mountain Resort, Bago City, Negros Occidental, Philippines) “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.” (Psalm 127:1) The church is God’s […]

Afraid

I’m so afraid of one day reaching the end of my life only to realize, upon looking back, that I’ve lived an ordinary life and have failed to live up to my full potential. This fear is wrong. There’s nothing wrong in being ordinary, there’s nothing wrong in not being successful. What is important is […]

I am the Door

An Ikthus East Sermon, April 2016 TEXT: John 10:7-10 INTRODUCTION: There’s a saying that goes this way: “Jesus is the Answer. What is the question?” The point of this saying is not that Jesus is the answer to all kinds of questions, but that Jesus is the answer to the deepest questions in life. That […]