Linggo, Hulyo 31, 2016

July 31, 2016 - 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Fr. Erel Villanueva

The Goal of Being Rich Toward God

Ecclesiastes 1:12-23

Colossians 3:1-11 – Set your mind on things above.

Psalm 49:1-12

Luke 12:13-21

“Do not trust your blessing; learn to trust God!”

“Money is temporary but our attitude is forever; our soul is eternal.”

“Our life is not measured by our possessions.”

“Being rich toward God is doing the things God wants us to do.”

“Do not hold back with a spirit of covetousness. Be willing to share and bless others.”

“You need to be faithful in small things so God will bless you with bigger things.”

Linggo, Hulyo 17, 2016

July 17, 2016 - 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop Ricardo Alcaraz

The Goal of Abiding With Him"

Genesis 18:1-10a - When God comes to us, we must welcome Him with joy and humility

Colossians 1:15-23 - Because we have been reconciled with God through faith in Christ, we are to continue to be steadfast in our faith in Him.

Psalm 15

Luke 10:38-42

In the hecticness of life, it is important to keep our focus on the Lord.

We cannot rush our relationship with God

1.(v.38-40) Know the value of spending time with the Lord.

2.(v.41-42) It's important not just to know what is important but to choose it.

Benefits of Spending Time with God (Joshua 1:8)
  1.  (Psalm 1:1-3) - You will get wisdom; prosperous, successful
  2.  (Proverbs 3:1-2) - You get sustenance from God; you enjoy the favor and blessing of God.
  3. (Proverbs 4:20-22) - God's favor and wisdom will cause things to work in your life => length of days and long life.
  4. You will live a fulfilling life.
  5. You will have health to enjoy your life.

Miyerkules, Hulyo 13, 2016

July 13, 2016 - Wednesday Fellowship - Bishop Ricardo Alcaraz

Our Authority in Christ

Know and Stand Firm in the Authority we have in Christ.

Authority – The right to do something.

Luke 10:19 – Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Colossians 1:13 – He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.

Ephesians 2:1-6 – The Lord has shows us some of the things He has done for us.

Ephesians 1:16-23 – St. Paul’s Prayer our Authority in Christ.

John 14:12-14 – “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”

Philippians 2:9-11 – Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Mark 16:15-18 – And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

Ephesians 4:27 – nor give place to the devil.

James 4:7 – Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Linggo, Hulyo 10, 2016

July 10, 2016 - 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop Ricardo Alcaraz

The Goal of Loving Our Neighbor

Love God by obeying Him and by being a neighbor to those in need.

Deuteronomy 30:9-14

Colossians 1:3-8

Psalm 25:1-10

Luke 10:25-37

“Our love for God is measured by our obedience.”

1.(v.25-28) Love isn’t just intelligent defining but a way of living.

2.(v.29-37) Love isn’t about just looking for the right neighbor but by being a neighbor.

“We can only approach God with humility”

Miyerkules, Hulyo 6, 2016

July 6, 2016 - Wednesday Fellowship - Bishop Ricardo Alcaraz

Choose only the Lord as your source

Stand firm in believing that only the Lord is the source of true power.

1 Kings 18:21 – And Elijah came to all the people, and said, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people answered him not a word.

2 Kings 17:41 – So these nations feared the Lord, yet served their carved images; also their children and their children’s children have continued doing as their fathers did, even to this day.

Zephaniah 1:5 – Those who worship the host of heaven on the housetops; Those who worship and swear oaths by the Lord,
But who also swear by Milcom;

Exodus 20:2-3 – I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.

Acts 8:9-13;18-22 – The Sorcerer’s profession of Faith.

2 Kings 1:1-4 – God Judges Ahaziah

Deuteronomy 18:9-12 – “When you come into the land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord, and because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before you.”

Linggo, Hulyo 3, 2016

July 3, 2016 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Bishop Ricardo Alcaraz

The Goal of Reaping God's Harvest

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Homily by Bp. Ricardo Alcaraz

The Goal of the Harvest: God has given us authority to invade the kingdom of darkness to populate the Kingdom of Heaven.