Pastor’s Corner

Apr
12

Lenten Season: A Journey from Death to Life

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By Ptr. Benjamin Gevera, Adm. Pastor of Sabang Church of Christ Disciples, Inc.   I. INTRODUCTION March and April are months when we celebrate the Lenten and Easter Season. Here, we are called to humility and repentance that is “ more than ashes and sackcloth.” Our teaching, serving, and living as Christians do ... Continue

Apr
12

GOD Will Show You His Will – Life Principle 10

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By Charles F. Stanley   If necessary, God will move heaven and earth to show us His will. (2 Chronicles 20:12) God always wants the best for us, and He is committed to showing us how to follow the specific plan He has designed for each of our lives. He wants us to listen ... Continue

Nov
6

Christian Values: The Foundation of Solidarity in Life and Ministry

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By Rev. Benjie Gevera, Adm. Pastor of Sabang Church of Christ Disciples   Ephesians 4: 11-13; “ It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the ... Continue

Nov
6

Fight Your Battles on Your Knees – Life Principle 8

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By Charles F. Stanley     Fight all your battles on your knees and you win every time. 2 Samuel 15:31 The term resistance movement describes situations in which oppressed people rise up against their oppressors. Resistance fighters take the stance, “I’m not going to stand idly by and allow this evil to continue. I choose to resist ... Continue

Nov
5

CE: “ Growing Together to Become Like CHRIST “

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    Ephesians 4:12-13 I. Introduction: We all knew that it will take our children a lot of walking to learn to run just as it took them a lot of crawling before they learned to walk. This is quite a long process. And this process is only just but a part of the ... Continue

Aug
11

Doing Mission the Christ Way

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(By: Rev. Benjie D. Gevera Administrative Minister of UCCP Sabang Church of Christ Disciples)     Matthew 4:1-11   I. Introduction : As we come together to celebrate Mission Emphasis Month, we are again reminded with our primary task to do God’s mission in the world. Hence, we are a true church, only in so far ... Continue

Aug
11

The Dark Moments in Our Life – Life Principle 7

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        "The dark moments of our life will last only so long as is necessary for God to accomplish His purpose in us." 1 Samuel 30:1–6   If you want God’s best for your life and desire to be used by Him, at some point you will have to travel the road of adversity. ... Continue

Jul
11

A Rural Life’s Reflection

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By: Rev. Benjie D. Gevera. Administrative Minister of Sabang Church of Christ Disciples      THE RURAL LIFE SCENARIO: It reminds us of our rootedness to the earth, where we are called  to look again at God’s gift to the Filipino people to a lush and verdant land surrounded by waters teaming with life ... Continue

Jul
11

The Principle of Sowing and Reaping – Life Principle 6

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      "You reap what you sow, more than you sow, and later than you sow." Judges 2:1–4   Today is the father of tomorrow. What we are today is the result of what we have been thinking and the way we have lived in the past. Those who act wisely today will have wisdom in ... Continue

Jun
6

Co-heirs with Christ

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  Co-heirs with Christ by Phil Ware   [F]or in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are ... Continue

May
11

The Pentecost Season

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    I. THE BIBLICAL TEXT :  ACTS 2:1-4 “ When the day of Pentecost come, 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 ... Continue

May
6

Energized by His Presence – Life Principle 4

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    The awareness of God’s presence energizes us for our work. Deuteronomy 20:1 When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid because the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you.   How can you get ... Continue

Mar
23

Lenten Season: A Journey From Death to Life

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By: Rev. Benjie D. Gevera Administrative Minister of UCCP Sabang Church of Christ Disciples      I.    INTRODUCTION : March and April are months when we celebrate the Lenten Season. Here, we are called to humility and repentance that is “ more that ashes and sackcloth.” Our teaching, serving, and living as Christians do ... Continue

Mar
23

Anchor in Times of Storm – Life Principle 3

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    God’s Word is an immovable anchor in times of storm. Numbers 23:19 The words of King Darius echoed through Daniel’s mind as servants lowered him into the lion’s den. “Your God whom you constantly serve will Himself deliver you” (Dan. 6:16). Workers then laid a heavy stone over the opening to the ... Continue

Feb
8

Equipping Church Members for the Ministry

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By: Rev. Benjie D. Gevera Administrative Minister of UCCP Sabang Church of Christ Disciples )   BIBLICAL TEXT: Acts 8:14-17 “ When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the Word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. When they arrived, they prayed for them that they might receive ... Continue

Feb
8

A Life of Obedience – Life Principle 2

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    Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him. Exodus 19:5   Obedience can be a challenge, especially when we feel tempted to believe that we stand to lose more through our obedience than we might gain. However, obeying God is essential to pleasing Him—not just in times of temptation, but at all ... Continue

Jan
9

Epiphany: The Season for Celebrating the Universal Revelation of Jesus Christ

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     I. THE WORD ON EPIPHANY: The Christmas Season ends on Epiphany Day which is the 6th of  January.  The word EPIPHANY comes from the Greek  epiphaneia which means “appearance“ or “manifestation.“  It celebrates the visit of the Magi to the stable at Bethlehem. The Magi or the Wisemen or the three ... Continue

Jan
9

Our Intimacy with God – Life Principle 1

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    Our intimacy with God—His highest priority for our lives—determines the impact of our lives. Genesis 1:26 One of our greatest needs is to know we are loved. Each of us has to feel certain, deep down in our hearts, that someone loves us, cares for us, and has our best interests at ... Continue

Sep
8

Christian Education Geared On Growing Into The Lifestyle Of Jesus Christ

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By Rev. Benjamin Gevera - Administrative Pastor of UCCP Sabang Church of Christ Disciples     " And He came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and He was teaching them on the Sabbath; and they were amazed at His teaching, for His message was with authority."  Luke 4:31-32   I. Introduction:   We all knew that it will take our children a ... Continue

Aug
8

Doing Mission the Christ Way

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By: Rev. Benjie D. Gevera Administrative Minister of Sabang Church of Christ Disciples ( UCCP)   Matthew 4:1-11   As we come together to celebrate Mission Emphasis Month, we are again reminded  with our primary task to do God’s mission in the world. Hence, we are a true church, only in so far as we ... Continue