Category Archives: Church Blog

Life in Gratitude to God (Psalms 106:1-3 and James 2:14-26)

By Rev. Lance Filio Introduction Filipinos are well-known for their positive and negative traits. Positively, we are considered to be hospitable, fun-loving and caring people. As part of the larger culture in Asia, we are also known for our “honor-shame” culture – “Amor propio, Delikadesa at Pagtanaw ng utang na loob.” These values show the […]

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“Know Why We Believe in God” (Isaiah 55:8-9 and 1 Peter 3:15)

by Rev. Lance Filio Introduction Finally, the president made some concessions in his controversial speeches about religion. He admitted in public that he does believe in God and explained his personal view about Him. Because of the backlash he received, he realized that while the nation is still generally religious, they are not ready with […]

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Know Why We Believe (Isaiah 55:8-9 and 1 Peter 3:15)

By Rev. Lance Filio   Introduction Religion took the center stage in the Philippines when the President made a blasphemous remark against God. Duterte called God stupid for allowing Adam and Eve to get tempted and to sin against him when they were in the garden. During his speech, he also questioned the doctrine of […]

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Biblical Overseers (Numbers 11:16-17 and Acts 20:28)

By Rev. Lance Filio   Introduction I was elected and appointed as the head of the elders of my home church before I answered the call to become a pastor. I remember being the youngest member of the group and practically knows nothing about the principles and practice of eldership. During this, I am experienced […]

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The Work of an Overseer (Isaiah 40:9-11 and John 10:11-18)

By Rev. Lance Filio Introduction I grew up in the church without having any real experience of formal guidance from an office-bearer. Except the parenting of my own father and mother, and even more so by some older matured Christian who occasionally encouraged me along the way, I essentially learned how to independently take care […]

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Zion Cornerstone Reformed Churches Update

Zion Cornerstone Reformed Churches: Imus, Cavite • Pasig, Metro Manila Download this page (PDF) December 2016—A blessed Christmas greeting to you from the brothers and sisters in the Philippines! May this Christmas season renew your comfort and joy in the good news that our Savior Jesus Christ has come into the world to save his […]

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Check Out Our New TAGALOG Worship Bulletin

  Recently, a visiting minister from the States noticed the worship service bulletins of Pasig and Imus Zion Cornerstone Reformed Church. He appreciated that our bulletin had a short explanation of each element/circumstance of the worship service. He also commended our adherence to the Regulative Principle of Worship’s dialogical format of worship. Now, Rev. Lance […]

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Ang Saligan ng Pamamahala sa Iglesia (Foundational Statements of Church Government)

Salin sa Tagalog ni Pastor Lance Filio mula sa “Foundational Principles of Reformed Church Government” by the United Reformed Churches in North America © 2012. [download id=”870″] 1. Ang iglesia ay pag-aari ni Kristo, ang Tagapamagitan ng Bagong Kasunduan. (The church is the possession of Christ, who is the Mediator of the New Covenant.) Acts 20:28; Ephesians […]

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Ang Kapahayagang Cambridge (The Cambridge Declaration)

What is “The Cambridge Declaration?” In his May 11, 1996 article in World Magazine, “God and Man at Cambridge,” Joe Maxwell writes about the founding of The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. In this opening Declaration, the ACE indicts American evangelicalism’s lack of theological mooring. Here are the first few paragraphs of his article: Worries that […]

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Inquirers’ Class Manual

  [download id=”819″]   Thanks to Rev. Michael Brown, pastor of Christ United Reformed Church in Santee, California, who provided us with a copy of their Membership Class Manual, we now have a Manual of our own. As written in the Preface, the class is designed to be completed in seven weeks, providing attendees “with time […]

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