Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Prodigal God | Book Review

Book Title: The Prodigal God
Author: Timothy Keller

This is one of the first books that I have read and loved. We often hear the story of the prodigal son, where the son took all of his inheritance, spent it foolishly, became broke, and went back home. The typical sermon where a sinner goes home to God. But the author, Timothy Keller, tells another part of the story, the story of the elder brother. He wrestles with the story of both sides, telling about grace and salvation and also reasons out the problems Christians face today.

Be involved in the church

Being a Pastor's Kid, I have been involved with the church at a young age. Be it presenting at church events, joining choirs, cleaning or just being at church. I really can't escape the church and being "volun-told" to join activities. So why do we need to be involved in the church?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Choosing your Faith | Book Review

Book Title: Choosing your Faith: In a world of Spiritual Options
Author: Mark Mittelberg

There are different religions aside from Christianity. And within Christianity there are different denominations which are estimated to be around 41,000 in number! [See other Christian statistics here] And also within Christianity, you can find the different cults that twists the Word of God.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Blessing of Mission Trips

One of the advantages of being a PK is travelling. As a kid, we have been visiting churches, and held vbs on the mountain provinces here in the Philippines .So I was exposed to the mission field at a young age. Even now, I love mission trips because now I understand the importance of the mission, and I can see and experience the blessing of God to the churches and places that we are visiting.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Growing up as a PK and my life changing experience

Growing up as a PK, to summarize, is not different with how other's grew up. Well, yeah you could say it's different, but in essence it is the same. We all experience life. We all have our own moments of joy, happiness, troubles, pressures. There might be some "unique" experiences that we could say only pk's experience (You are a PK if..struggles of a PK) but it is also true for everyone. We all have our own unique experiences. Well all have our own story to tell.

Friday, September 12, 2014

My Salvation Story

This is not a salvation story that is dramatic, and that will bring you to tears. I have heard testimonies that are real tearjerkers, and how I wish my story was like theirs. How they tell that God saved them from their evil works, or how lost they were in their life and all that. It's amazing how one's life was changed from a morally sinful life to a God-fearing and loving life.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Stuff Christians say

Well, the funny thing why I thought about this post is the recent album or song that one direction released. You got it right, FIREPROOF. (I think I heard some girls scream?)
Anyways, when I saw that it was trending I clicked on it, and to my surprise it was One Direction. Are we now getting on the same page? Or are you confused about "what is with this post talking about fireproof?"

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Reason why I believe in God | Lesson

This is a lesson that I have prepared for one of our youth fellowship. A lesson on why we believe in God with the text on Psalm 23, a psalm of David.
Why do we believe in God? Why do we believe what we believe?

Life lesson on expectations

In my last blog post Struggles of a PK, there was one point where I talked about false expectations. And as I was contemplating about "expectations," it hit me! Aren't I also placing false expectations with our young people at our church? Sometimes, I expect them to behave well in church because they grew up in the church and that they were already taught how to behave and what not.

Monday, September 8, 2014

How to survive in a church

I think most Christians who grew up in a church have thought about either one of these lines:
"I go to church because I need to go to church"
"I need to go to church because of my parents"
"I need to go to church to be saved"
and if you are a pk like me, maybe this line
"I go to church for the sake of going to church (because y'know, my dad is the pastor)."