Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Free sheet music : Elgar, Edward - Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 (Orchestra)

Free sheet music : Elgar, Edward - Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 (Orchestra)

Summer Scenes

Towering trees

Sandy beach. Pero wala naman sa beach...

Summer people

Summer smiles

Summer shot (tin's debut)

Summer jam

Christ is our righteousness before God

The Gospel: God being involved in our process of making inferences.

Our good works don't make us appear right and holy before God. We tend to feel disgusted towards ourselves when we make mistakes. But then, when we get into the habit of doing good again, our perception towards our standing before God changes. We then feel ACCEPTED. Friends, if this is how we see ourselves, our perception of God is distorted.

If Jesus is in us, how we see ourselves don't matter. How God sees us is the only thing that matters. Sometimes our perception regarding different things gets distorted. The opinions of the world can get included in our process of deducing spiritual truths. Jesus came so that we may know Him who is true. (1 John 5:20) Our knowledge of Him, viz. our knowledge of the truth elevates us from the world's flawed systems of thought. Paul himself said, "I resolved to know nothing except Jesus and Him crucified. " (1 Corinthians 2:2) Having encountered Christ and experienced His unmerited kindness prompted Paul to believe and live this philosophy. For Him, Christ-crucified is the peak of knowledge.

Christ is our righteousness before God. In and of ourselves we've got nothing good to show before a Holy God. If we have put our faith in Christ, it's Christ whom God sees upon looking at us. It's Christ's righteousness, obedience, humility, perfection that He sees. Because we are 'in' Christ, God is pleased with us; because Christ is in us, we've got the power to overcome sin.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Random Photos:

CALLING

Commuting. Another step out of the comfort zone.

Family Facts

Ancestral background

ANTONIO AGUJA
DONATED BELLS tO THE CHURCH                                        
BECAME ONE OF THE VICE MAYORS OF SANTA MARIA, LAGUNA

JULIA PAGSUYUIN
-  KNOWN FOR HER DELICIOUS ‘PUTO AND KUTSINTA’

TALINO HERNANDEZ AND BEATRIZ SILVA  WERE FROM
 TIAONG, QUEZON. 

JUANARIA ANGELES 
-    ADOPTED BY SABAS S. AND JULIA P, HER CLOSE RELATIVES

LOURDES HERNANDEZ
DIED FROM BIRTH PAIN

FRANCISCO SAN PASCUAL WAS WIDOWED WITH TWO WIVES BEFORE HE GOT MARRIED TO SEMPLECIA GANOLA

 SABAS SAN PASCUAL          
-    TOWN MUSICIAN; COMPOSED THE  ‘HIMNO NG SANTA MARIA’, 
     THE OFFICIAL HYMN OF SANTA MARIA (1968).
     HE WAS GIVEN AN AWARD BY GOV. SAN LUIS               
          -   BECAME A COUNCILOR,  AND THEN THE VICE MAYOR OF THE TOWN         
SABAS SAN PASCUAL WAS MARRIED TO NUBERTA SANTIAGO BEFORE HE WAS UNITED WITH JULIA PAGSUYUIN

FAMILY LIST (BOTH SIDES):

MIGUEL CAFARIAN SAN PASCUAL*POLICARPIA GERANDO  
  TEMATEO GANOLA* FELOMENA VALLADARES
                                                                          
 FRANCISCO SAN PASCUAL*SEMPLICIA GANOLA
SABAS SAN PASCUAL * JULIA PAGSUYUIN

ANTONIO AGUJA * RUFINA LORENZO    
TALINO HERNANDEZ * BEATRIZ SILVA
MARIANO ANGELES * [ ? ] LOPEZ          
[?]    * Eutropia Calavines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
PASCUAL AGUJA * LOURDES HERNANDEZ
AGUSTIN ANGELES * JUANARIA CALAVINES

CESAR AGUJA*TERESITA ANGELES




Sunday, March 28, 2010

Ministry Musings

                                               
          Sometimes the church becomes the culprit why a young person loses interest in the things of God. Here is the norm now. A kid enters the Sunday School and learns Bible facts. As he progresses from level to level, he studies different lessons. The problem lies here. The curriculum is messed up. Or maybe there's no curriculum at all. The teacher just pulls a lesson and teaches them. The approach at times does not attend to their respective needs.
          When a junior steps into teenage years, he faces another world. He can't find the relevance of what he had learned in the Sunday School. He just knows the facts. He knows he's going to heaven but he does not have a firm relationship with the Lord. When he gets into college, bigger challenges come. How will he be able to face them?
         The answer lies in intentional discipleship. As a lil kid steps into the church, discipleship must happen. Whether a young person is 3 or 25, he must learn the importance of this process.
         The youth workers must coordinate with the Sunday School teachers. They must create a systematic plan in guiding a kid/youth once he stepped into the church. When a kid reaches adolescence, he/she must be prepared to face the challenges. When it comes to youth programs, it must perfectly complement what he/she has learned in his kiddie years. As I have observed, the youth ministry and Sunday school are not that coordinated. The SS Department has a different set of curriculum with the Youth Ministry. 
          Many churches experience this challenge. Some of the things we face include these situations as well:
          - a kid, upon stepping into the youth ministry is welcomed with different 'activities'. He then starts to miss what he/she has learned in the Sunday school. 'Abstract truths' surprise him/her. He/she is not prepared to learn the truths the young people use to know. 
          - the youth ministry does not have an established process to guide the youth in their spiritual growth. It sometimes ends up with entertaining events. It then starts to lose some of its kids.
          - the youth can't get edified during the worship service. the church has become traditional. The old can't engage with the young
          - The group has become exclusive since the youth is not equipped to make disciples.
          - The Youth Ministry can't get the youth in the church. They employ activities similar to the world's. What's sad is that sometimes, this attempt leads to the gospel being compromised. What is preached is what they just want to hear. Foundations, then, are failed to be carefully laid. 
         This entry's intention is not to find fault among God's people. We are already complete in Christ. The Church is Christ's bride, blameless and faultless before Him. My question is that why did we end up unequipped and ignorant of our standing in Him?
         What I am hopeful for is to see transformation among and in God's people (including myself). Understanding the gospel truths frees us from habitual tendencies to do in our own wisdom and strength what God wants us to accomplish. God has already made it basic. Paul's warning to the Corinthians applies to us:
         "But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:3"
     
    

Random Photos

                                                         Today's Sunday School
These kids are having fun learning Bible facts. Secret: kuhanin ang kiliti. Keep things basic. Recently this morning, we talked about the importance of giving, the story  of a Chinese native who was desperate to have his bible that he prayed everyday just to have it. Then, we had this game of looking for nouns in Psalm 23. Got this idea from Ms. Amissa Eugenio. 

Random Photos

 Childhood Passion




                                                        

Sunday, March 21, 2010

YOUTHMINISTRY 101


              So far, I've been learning and getting familiar with the scheme of things surrounding the youth ministry. What are some of them?

1. VISIONEERING
        Vision is not that 'mystical' thing you see or hear from nowhere; as God's people, we need to be aware that it's God's vision we must run with and  take hold of. His vision is not for our guessing; it has been laid out in His Word. Pursuing a rich relationship with Him brings the vision to life. As a youth worker, I have realized that God's vision for us is that we will know Christ and be transformed by Him. (...until Christ is formed in you- Galatians 4:19) The ministry should be founded on Christ, and must end in Him.

         We are running in vain if we think that the end goal of our ministry are buildings, fine programs, popularity, numbers, emotional experiences. Jesus, at times, may be replaced with these stuffs. He is the substance, and unless we rely on His grace and on what He has already done and established, we might be building His work on shaky foundations. Our vision springs forth from One source, and He is Christ.

2. LEADERSHIP
        Leadership is another means to an end: Christ. The reason why we have leadership development is for their gifts to be utilized for the spread of the gospel. For us to further understand this, this insight might help:
        "What we need to recognise and keep clear in our heads, is that Christian leadership is given by God to serve the ministry of his gospel word. Christian leadership is a means to an end: the spread of the gospel...That's what puts the fire in our belly and the message in our mouths. The great gospel of Jesus is what drives the increase of God's kingdom, and the growth of the church."  (http://matthiasmedia.com.au/briefing/library/2845/)
        Leadership serves this purpose. 


RESURRECTION

found an uplifting song



I'm at a loss for words, there's nothing to say
I sit in silence wondering what led me to this place
How did my heart become so lifeless and cold
Where did the passion go?

When all my efforts seem like chasing wind
I've used up all my strength and there's nothing left to give
I've lost the feeling and I'm down to the core
I can't fake it anymore.

chorus:
Here I am at the end I'm in need of resurrection
Only You can take this empty shell and raise it from the dead
What I've lost to the world what seems far beyond redemption
You can take the pieces in Your hand and make me whole again, again

You speak and all creation falls to its knees
You raise Your hand and calm the waves of the raging sea
You have a way of turning winter to spring
Make something beautiful out of all this suffering

chorus 2:
Here I am once again I'm in need of resurrection
Only You can take this empty shell and raise it from the dead
What I've lost to the world what seems far beyond redemption
You can take the pieces in Your hand and make me whole again, again

You have a way of turning winter to spring
Make something beautiful out of all this suffering

Friday, March 19, 2010

Easter+graduation+gmyx anniversary = celebration!

                





                                        

Thursday, March 18, 2010

One Desire

So great to have God as your only desire. This afternoon (March 16) I found myself in deep contentment, lacking nothing, possessing peace that transcends knowledge and understanding. Though I am in an unideal place, doing the unexpected, possessing no 'title', I feel secure and whole. That's because of Jesus. My identity is in Him. Yes, I am not perfect; indeed certain situations in my life don't seem to look perfect, but the One who is with me is perfect. I am in Him.

The lions may grow weak and hungry but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. Psalm 35:10

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

GMYX BREAK TRAINING

Psalm 16



1 Keep me safe, O God,  for in you I take refuge.
 2 I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord;
       apart from you I have no good thing."

 3 As for the saints who are in the land,
       they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight. 
[b]
 4 The sorrows of those will increase
       who run after other gods.
       I will not pour out their libations of blood
       or take up their names on my lips.

 5 LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup;
       you have made my lot secure.

 6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
       surely I have a delightful inheritance.

 7 I will praise the LORD, who counsels me;
       even at night my heart instructs me.

 8 I have set the LORD always before me.
       Because he is at my right hand,
       I will not be shaken.

 9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
       my body also will rest secure,

 10 because you will not abandon me to the grave, [c]
       nor will you let your Holy One 
[d] see decay.
 11 You have made [e] known to me the path of life;
       you will fill me with joy in your presence,
       with eternal pleasures at your right hand.


OUTLINE

God alone is his refuge - verse 1
God alone is the 'good thing'- verse 2
God's people is the object of his delight- verse 3
God's provision alone is his security- verse 5
God's wisdom alone is his delight- verse 6
God's promise of eternal life is the reason why his whole being rejoices- v9
God's presence is the source of his joy v11

Monday, March 15, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

GMYX Website


                                                    Just click this link:
                                                 http://gmyx.yolasite.com/

Sunday, March 7, 2010

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT SUMMER


One> The weather. Sweating gives me comfort. Now I won't 'suffer' coz cold nights are long gone.
Two> Haluhalo.
Three> HS students don't have classes... and that means youth ministry will surely flourish
Four> Being able to roam around the remotest areas of Santa Maria
Five> No more noisy tricycles in our streets (coz we live near SMNHS)
Six> Youth Camps, DVBS, Music Workshops, Church Anniv, Jamming all along
Seven> We'll be able to focus on discipleship

Magazines

I'm going to tell you a secret. Giwi bookstore sells good-as-new magazines for very low prices. Last Saturday, I went home delighted being able to purchase these mags:

                                                                           P10.00

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P 10.00



                                                                          P 10.00

                                                                       P 10.00

                                                                              P 75.00

AUDACIOUS DREAMS




1. Publish a book
2. Join the frontier missions...in short, be able to go to places where the gospel is not yet   preached
3. Help establish a strong youth/ministry in Santa Maria
4. Master Greek and Hebrew
5. Worship Team album
6. Go to India, Israel, Greece, Italy, Ireland, China, Morocco
7. Be an excellent cook
8. Master Apologetics


Ha. Libreng mangarap

MY SAVIOR LIVES (tagalog version)

Walanghanggang maghahari
Buong mundo'y magpupuri
Halina't sama-samang
Sambahin ang tunay na Dios...Hesukristo!

Chorus:
S'ya'ng ating nagapagligtas
Panginoon nating lahat
Awiting, 'Siya ay buhay'

Kaligtasan ay sigurado
Kung si Hesus ang nasa puso mo
Awiting, 'Siya ay buhay'

Bridge:
Panginoon nating lahat
Purihin Siya (loop)

TO KNOW YOUR NAME (tagalog version)

Ibinigay mo, Panginoong Hesukristo
Ang iyong dugo para sa kapatawaran ko
Ang aking buhay, binago ng pag-ibig mo
Kaligtasan, sa aki'y inialay

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

TO BE LAUNCHED THIS SUMMER



                          GMYX VISION


  GMYX MISSION