Some people noted that our infant baptisms do not include godparents. Because ninongs and ninangs are so entrenched in Philippine culture, we do not prohibit parents from asking their relatives or friends to be godparents. But we also instruct the parents about the reasons why we prefer not to have godparents for their children. […]
Part 1 * Download the whole article (PDF) The spread of Reformed presbyterianism in the Philippines was not limited to Manila and the island of Luzon, but also included other parts of the country. CDO, Marawi City and Other Mindanao Groups In 2009, Pastor Vic Bernales introduced his friend Glimar (Glem) Melo, a pastor […]
Part 2 * Download this article (PDF) The exercise of a federative relationship is possible only on the basis of unity in faith and in confession. (I Corinthians 10:14-22; Gal. 1:6-9; Ephesians 4:16-17) ~ “Foundational Principles of Reformed Church Government” by the United Reformed Churches inÂ North America Last week, Rev. Richard Bout, Chairman of the […]
To download a printer-friendly PDF file of this location map and directions, click here. Here’s the address, location map, and directions to our place of worship: Care Fitness Center & Gym Lolo Berong Compound Nueno Ave., Imus, Cavite Tel. nos.: (02) 661-0653 • (0927) 516-8327 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org DIRECTIONS from Bacoor: 1. On Aguinaldo Hway, go south […]
“All praise and thanks to God The Father now be given, The Son, and him who reigns With them in highest heavâ€™n The one eternal God, Whom earth and heavâ€™n adore; For thus it was, is now, And shall be evermore.” (From â€œNow Thank We All Our Godâ€ by Martin Rinkart, 1648)
If Isaiah were alive today, he would call prosperity gospel preachers and most televangelists and megachurch pastors blind, ignorant, useless, greedy and insatiable dogs, just as he called the false shepherds of Israel “silent dogs” who are blind, without knowledge, and who have never enough.
Notwithstanding images of a â€œsuper babyâ€ at his birth, Jesus was like any other baby born in this world by a woman. We hear cute little children in Christmas pageants singing, â€œThe cattle are lowing, the baby awakes, but little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes.â€ No, the baby Jesus did cry.
Christ â€œbecame a curseâ€ to redeem us from the â€œcurse of the lawâ€ (Gal 3:13). He was â€œborn under the lawâ€ to redeem us who were â€œunder the lawâ€ (Gal 4:4-5).
This Advent season, I thought that it is then fitting to reflect upon Anselm’s query, “Why did God become man?” from the vantage point of what Scripture says supported by the Heidelberg Catechism.
Calvin… said that the Sacrament is much more than just a memorial. It is not just a time when we sit and think good thoughts. It is a time in which we are fed, nourished. We meet the risen Christ. Therefore, it should be frequent. How often should you pray? Once a year? No, we […]