Changes

“The only thing constant in this world is change.” – Heraclitus, Greek philosopher, 535-475BC

Change is inevitable and good. You can’t avoid it so you might as well adapt to it. Generally it improves life. But change also creates uncertainty and instability. Many things change and will continue to change. But thankfully, some truths will never change.

1. The Lord does not change.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8

2. The Word of the Lord does not change.
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” Matthew 24:35

3. The love of the Lord does not change.
“Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassion never fail. They are new every morning. Great is His faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:21-23

In a world of change, in a world of uncertainty, in a world of instability, in a world where things change in an instant and your ordered world gets shaken, you can rely on these three truths.

Does any one of you need to hear that kind of assurance? Then let God speaks PEACE into your heart that HE DOES NOT CHANGE!

Lighthouse Christian Community Sunday Flash September 1, 2013

Simply Jesus

2,000 years of Christian history has made the Christian faith too complicated, too sophisticated, too much “out of reach” for the common man.

The language, the rituals, the ceremonies, the practices, the doctrines have muddled the faith to the point where it is hardly understandable anymore. It looks nice on the outside but inside it is empty (like a well-wrapped gift with no real gift inside).

It is a sad commentary on modern Christianity that people have the “religion of Jesus” but have no relationship with Jesus. They have the outward appearance of the Christian faith but not the internal reality of the living Christ.

At the heart of it all, Christianity is not about the Church or church buildings, it is not about intricacies of doctrine, it is not about rituals and traditions, it is not about the saints past nor leaders present, it is not about rules and regulations.

Rather at the heart of it all, Christianity is all about JESUS! Simply JESUS! Who he was, what he did, and how we should respond.

May we all strive to KNOW JESUS, SIMPLY JESUS. Discover Him in a deeper way who He really was, what He really did, and how we now should respond to Him.

By doing so, our lives will never be the same again.

Dr. Albert Clavo                                                                                                           Senior Pastor, Lighthouse Christian Community

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Baking Class Schedule for May 2013

Here are the schedule of classes at Mother’s Cookie Jar Baking Studio for May 2013.

May 4, Saturday, 10am to 4pm

ROYAL RUN-OUTS. You will learn how to make those cute flat or 2D candy toppers for your cakes or cupcakes. Please bring your own apron and hand towels and flat boxes to take your finished project home. PhP2,000.00

May 10-11, Friday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm

Spring Flowers Workshop. In this 2-day class, learn how to make the beautiful Parrot Tulip, Hydrangeas, Buds and Blossoms perfect for your cakes for any occasion. You will learn how to dust and steam your gumpaste flowers for a life-like finish. Please bring your own apron, hand towels and a container to bring your finished project home.  PhP3,700.00

May 18, Saturday, 10am to 5pm

BASIC FONDANT. Learn how to make rolled fondant, gumpaste and royal icing from scratch, cover and decorate a one-layer fondant cake. Please bring your own apron and hand towels and a box for your fondant. PhP2,500.00

May 25, Saturday, 9am to 5pm

INTRO TO BAKING. A hands-on class where you will learn about different tools and equipment used in baking, as well as the proper way of measuring. This class also covers basic cakes and frostings such as Chocolate cake with chocolate ganache, Yellow cake with whipped cream icing, Mocha chiffon cake with no-melt buttercream, Butter cake with Italian meringue. Please bring your own apron and hand towels. PhP3,400.00

May 30-31, Thursday – Friday, 10am to 5pm

Simple Wedding Flowers. In this 2-day class, you will learn how to make beautiful life-like gumpaste flowers such as the open peony, roses and filler flowers that are perfect for a wedding cake. We will also show you how to make gumpaste, edible glue and royal icing. You will also learn how to dust and steam your flowers for a wonderful finish, as well as the use of airbrush. Please bring your own apron, hand towels and a box for your finished project. PhP3,700.00

For more information and reservation please call Mother’s Cookie Jar office at (02) 808-2386 or (0922) 874-8318. A 50% downpayment is required for any reservation.

Make a Difference

Here are some inpiring videos about making a difference in other people’s lives. I hope that you too can make a difference in people’s lives and inspire others to do so.

These videos are shared from http://www.makeadifference.com.

Make a Difference

Acknowledgment

Volunteer

Colors

Simple Gesture

My Best Self

Eagle Parable

Connection

I am a Teacher

60th Birthday Celebration

Being 60 marks a new chapter in one’s life. It is a time to reflect on what has transpired in the past and to celebrate the wonder of life that God brings. It is therefore a cause for celebration.

Jossie 60th Birthday

Back to Basics

For the next three months, Lighthouse Christian Community’s Sunday messages will focus on the basics of Christianity – A Call to Authentic Spirituality, namely:

March 2012 – Bible Based

April 2012 – Christ Centered

May 2012 – Spirit Filled

The series was kicked-offed with a sermon by LCC’s senior pastor Dr. Albert Clavo on March 4 entitled The Supremacy of Scripture.

I will be posting my notes of the messages in powerpoint format in this post. These may be downloaded.

01 – Scripture Alone, by Dr. Albert Clavo, March 4, 2012

02-Jesus, the Great I AM, by Dr. Albert Clavo, April 2012

Love Month – February 2012

For the month of February 2012, Lighthouse Christian Community scheduled a series of messages on Love, Marriage and Family. Here is the introductory message by Dr. Albert Clavo, Senior Pastor.

WHAT IS LOVE?

A famous song says, “Love is a many splendored thing.” And it’s true. Love is experienced by all in various shapes and forms, yet is difficult to define. It can only be described according to one’s experience of it. The Greeks had four words for love, each one depicting an aspect of love.

  1. Eros – physical or sensual love; includes romance and passion, usually for an opposite sex.
  2. Phileo – brotherly or friendship love; includes affection.
  3. Storge – caring love; like that of a parent to his or her child; includes protection and preservation.
  4. Agape – unconditional and sacrificial self-giving love. This is the love that considers the other before and beyond considering its own. 

The apostle Paul writes in Romans 5:5 thatGod has poured his love (agape) into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.” In a family, all four ‘loves’ must be present (with ‘eros’ exclusively for a husband and wife). But it is ‘agape’ that will keep a marriage and family strong through every season of life.

“Beloved, let us love (agape) one another, for love (agape) is from God and everyone who loves (agape) is born of God and knows God.” (1 John 4:7)

Pastor Albert and Barbara Clavo

The schedule of messages are as follows. My notes of the messages in powerpoint format are also attached and may be downloaded.

February 5 – What the Bible Says about Marriage and Family

February 12 – The God-Kind of Love

February 19 – God the Perfect Matchmaker

February 26 – Developing and Maintaining Intimacy in Our Relationships (with separate special session for the youth by Pastor Brian)

01 What the Bible Says about Marriage and Family – Pastor Albert Clavo

02 The God-Kind of Love – Pastor Jojo Baldo

03 Honoring God – The Perfect Matchmaker – Pastor Jojo Baldo

03a God The Perfect Matchmaker – Pastor Albert Clavo

03b God The Perfect Matchmaker – Pastor Albert Clavo