Was it Really Good Friday | God’s Word Today

Was it Really Good Friday | God’s Word Today

“When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified him, along with the criminals–one on his right, the other on his left.”  Luke 23:33 Does it seem strange to you that the day which is named in remembrance of Jesus Christ’s death on the cross is called, “Good Friday” in the English speaking world?  Why not “Black […]

Too young to be Naked – Sexual Abuse and What you can do against It

Too young to be Naked – Sexual Abuse and What you can do against It

Children are the most vulnerable when it comes to sexual abuse. It is the responsibility of the adults around them to protect their innocence. But then, what really is sexual abuse and what can you do against it? According to the American Psychological Association, sexual abuse is “…unwanted sexual activity, with perpetrators using force, making threats or taking advantage of […]

Escape from Fire – When Salvation is Just a Phone Call Away

Escape from Fire – When Salvation is Just a Phone Call Away

In a life and death situation, what is the very first thing you think you would do? Franklin Peralta is a survivor of a fire incident that happened in 2013 at the New Divisoria Mall Binondo, Manila. He was working at the Maintenance Department of the New Divisoria Mall on a night shift. Franklin was on duty with a guard […]

Delivered through the Fiery Flames, Now his Life was Never the same

Delivered through the Fiery Flames, Now his Life was Never the same

Rex Dioquino and his family were celebrating the New Year’s Eve to welcome 1996 when a massive fire disaster hit their community. After hearing a loud bang, Rex looked outside their house and found their neighbor’s house on fire. He knew what he needed to do. Rex remembered what his pastor friend has been sharing to them for a long […]

Redeemed from Dishonest Lifestyle – Honoring God by Paying your Taxes Right

Redeemed from Dishonest Lifestyle – Honoring God by Paying your Taxes Right

Eugene Dela Cerna’s Computer Shop Business earned a lot since it was started. But behind this success, Eugene was guilty of committing an offense punishable by law that led her into a somewhat hopeless situation. All along, Eugene had been manipulating her business gross income with the help of her accountant. This caused her to pay lesser tax despite earning […]

His Body was Caught by Fire and Burned but his Hope Remained Unconsumed

His Body was Caught by Fire and Burned but his Hope Remained Unconsumed

How can you move forward from an agonizing encounter with the flames of fire your very own body is constantly reminding you everyday about it? Rhen Galang is one of the survivors of the Ozone Disco fire catastrophe in 1996, also known as “one of the most tragic fire disasters in the Philippines” that killed 162 lives. It wasn’t just […]

Let Loneliness do Its Job | God’s Word Today

Let Loneliness do Its Job | God’s Word Today

“But Ruth replied, ‘Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.’” – Ruth 1:16 Back when the world’s population was less than 250 million, a mere fraction of what it is today, […]

Struck by Fire and Burned – How did they Find Life through the Flames of Death?

Struck by Fire and Burned – How did they Find Life through the Flames of Death?

Fire incidents come along with loss of properties, most of which have sentimental values. What someone has labored for years can be burned to ashes in an instant. More than material things, it also brings a lot of grief especially if lives were taken away. In line with March being both the Fire and Burn Prevention Month as decreed in Proclamation No. […]

Happy Grandparents’ Week! – Here are some Important Lessons from Them

Happy Grandparents’ Week! – Here are some Important Lessons from Them

Do you remember vivid memories with your grandparents? Try to go back and relive the times you spent with them. Look at it with a fresh perspective and see what lessons they gave during your childhood days. Meaningful time together is more important than luxury. “My memory with my grandmother brought me back when I was 5 years old. I […]

Honoring All Women Today – Happy National Women’s Day!

Honoring All Women Today – Happy National Women’s Day!

Do you know that March 8 of every year is the National Women’s Day? As per Republic Act No. 6949 Series of 1990, today is the National Women’s Day in the Philippines. This goes with the International Women’s Day (IWD), a global celebration which aims to recognize the women’s significant contributions in the society. The IWD was first commemorated in the Philippines […]

Quitting or Reorienting | God’s Word Today

Quitting or Reorienting | God’s Word Today

“The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them along with Korah, whose followers died when the fire devoured the 250 men. And they served as a warning sign.” – Numbers 26:10 “It is always too soon to quit,” says George Sweeting. In his years as President of Moody Bible Institute, Dr. Sweeting saw hundred of students who came to the […]

So You Think you’re in Love, Could it be Agape or Divine Love?

So You Think you’re in Love, Could it be Agape or Divine Love?

It is interesting to discover what Eros, Storge, and Phileo love is, but now it is time uncover the greatest of all the loves, Agape. Agape is a Greek word defined as, “affection, good will, love, benevolence” by Larry Pierce as posted in the Blue Letter Bible. According to gotquestions.org, “Agape love involves faithfulness, commitment, and an act of the […]

So You Think you’re in Love, Could it be Phileo or Brotherly Love?

So You Think you’re in Love, Could it be Phileo or Brotherly Love?

After discussing eros and storge love, it is time to talk about phileo love. Phileo love was defined by gotquestions.org as “…brotherly love and is most often exhibited in a close friendship. Best friends will display this generous and affectionate love for each other as each seeks to make the other happy.” Moreover, faithgateway.com says that phileo, “…expresses itself through […]

So You Think You’re in Love, could it be Storge or Affectionate love?

So You Think You’re in Love, could it be Storge or Affectionate love?

Last time we discussed what Eros or Romantic love is. Now, we’ll talk about Storge love. Storge love was defined by truthortradition.com as  “…love and affection that naturally occurs between parents and children, can exist between siblings, and exists between husbands and wives in a good marriage.” However like Eros, the Greek word Storge was not used in the Bible. […]

So You Think You’re in Love, and you think it is Eros or Romantic Love?

So You Think You’re in Love, and you think it is Eros or Romantic Love?

As promised, we are to unravel the different kinds of love and the first on our list, is Eros love! Gotquestions.org says that “Eros was the word often used to express sexual love or the feelings of arousal that are shared between people who are physically attracted to one another.” Eros is the name of the Greek god of desire and […]