"And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption."
"And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands."
"He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered."
"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ."
"16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal." -2 Corinthians 4:16-18
"21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." -Phil.1:21
1 Corinthians 13:13
13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
2 Peter 1:7
7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
1 Let brotherly love continue.
“The spirit of Christianity is a spirit of love. Faith works by love. The true religion is the strongest bond of friendship; if it be not so, it has its name for nothing.”
– Matthew Henry
Well I can certainly say that things are as busy now as they ever were. In less than a month, we will be landing in Manila again as we did almost exactly one year ago (for those who can remember), with a couple notable differences. Last year I went as a guest speaker, sent by a loose fellowship of brothers and sisters who had themselves just become without an official home church. This same fellowship of believers, who then helped provide the first means to be able to go, are largely the same group of believers that now represent Christ Evangel Christian Fellowship, and are enabling me yet again to labor, though not as a guest speaker, but as the Assistant Director of the Missions Organization. My, how much of a difference a year can make. CECF is now a participating and active partner in FLM, a sister church to Christ Bible Church of California, and is currently growing in an evangelistic partnership with Mt.Zion and Chapel Library. All of this can only be explained by God's rich and unlimited grace. " Grace! Grace! God's Grace! Grace that is greater than all our sin!"