God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this;

it is a gift from God. – Ephesians 2:8-9

Is there anyone who comes to mind that you know messed up his life big time and yet God continues to love and forgive him? We might be quick to say that the person is undeserving but in God’s eyes, that person is still considered a recipient of His love and forgiveness!

My friend, this is God’s amazing grace. It must be the most difficult concept in the Bible to understand yet the very heart of the Father for all of us!

This is grace – God’s unmerited favor. In it, you and I have been given a gift we didn’t earn. The Bible even says that we are saved by grace expressed by God’s forgiveness of our sins. His blessings to us even include peace and fulfillment in this life and, in the life to come, unencumbered fellowship with Him for all eternity.

Isn’t that something that amazes you? That is how much God loves us! That is His boundless grace – at the cross, His Son died for your sins and mine. So, we could be with Him forever.

Not only does this grace fill our relationship with God. This same boundless grace pouring out in us is the same grace that allows us to endure trials and sufferings. Amidst uncertainties and the seemingly never-ending pandemic, God’s abounding grace sustains.

You may have developed habits and lifestyles that make it hard for you to receive and extend grace especially during this pandemic. But the Bible gives us hope and reminds us that through God’s help, the impossible will be made possible. Remember, God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work (2 Corinthians 9:8).

The boundless grace of God is the good news you help us bring every time you give to CBN Asia and we cannot thank you enough for your partnership that brings hope and transformation to thousands upon thousands of people.

Because you heed the call to partner with our Family of Ministries, once messed up lives are now filled with the transforming love and boundless love of God. Thank you for helping us become witnesses of God’s grace through our live TV Special of The 700 Club Asia “Boundless Grace” that aired last August 23 to September 3, 2021, on GMA.

 By giving, you become a part of someone receiving the boundless grace from God. And as you continue to be an extension of God’s loving and helping hand through CBN Asia, may you receive God’s promises to those who faithfully give in His name. May His blessings overflow to you and to your family.

In His service,

PETER M. KAIRUZ
President and CEO, CBN Asia
Host, The 700 Club Asia

Ready to Quit Drinking? Overcome Alcohol Addiction with these 5 Tips!

You drove by a liquor store and could not help but buy a drink. You went home and opened the first bottle, the second, the third… until you lost count. You have been binge-drinking for months and the quarantine only triggered your alcohol use.

Deep down you know there is something wrong – and you are struggling to stop drinking.

Do not worry, your help comes from God! (Psalm 121:1)

Here are 5 practical tips to help you overcome an alcohol addiction, from The 700 Club Asia and Beyond Small Talk host, Erick Totañes.

Tip #1: Surround yourself with the right people

Alcohol addiction could be an incredibly confusing thing. You need people who can help you set things straight.

Who are the people that you surround yourself with? Do they encourage you to curb your drinking, or it is the other way around?

Whoever they are and whatever they do, Erick has a suggestion for you, “Make sure that they will lead you to the right influence.”

Tip #2: Look for a church community that will journey with you 

The road to recovery is not a straight path. Temptations are everywhere so relapse could happen. The pandemic, along with other life troubles can make you seek comfort in a bottle of liquor. One wrong move and you are down the rabbit hole again. 

That’s why it is important to have a solid support group by your side.

These people who love you with the love of God will correct you out of genuine concern. These people will journey with you toward recovery. These people will let you confess your sins and weaknesses to each other and pray for you that you may be healed (James 5:16).

Tip #3: Be open and teachable 

Keep an open mind and be willing to acknowledge your mistakes – then forgive yourself. Ask God to help you accept criticism, advice, and wisdom from others.

“Humble yourself. We must have a teachable heart. When the people who care for us give us advice, let’s accept it,” says Erick, which leads you to Tip #4.

Tip #4: Listen and follow godly advice 

No matter what age you’re at, remember that learning doesn’t have to stop. You can learn, unlearn, and relearn things that will help you overcome alcohol addiction.

Erick realized the value of heeding godly advice when he himself struggled with alcohol addiction before becoming a pastor, “To the young people, follow your parents. To older ones, listen to the good advice of your friends and loved ones.”

Then, pray for discernment. Prepare your heart to receive, filter, and apply those words of wisdom to your life.

Tip #5: Start today 

Start seeking ways to overcome your triggers. And if you suspect that you are no longer in the driver’s seat of your life, start seeking medical treatment. Start changing your mindset and lifestyle. Start finishing your recovery by starting today.

How?

If you don’t know where to start, Erick affirms that you can always start with God, “If we come to God with humility, acknowledging that we are sinners and we have made a lot of mistakes, God is faithful to cleanse and forgive us from all sins.”

You can start today because there is a God who loves you. Nothing is too late nor too heavy for Him. Surrender your life to Him and He will do the heavy lifting of all your stress, troubles, and even alcohol addiction.

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous, so that He will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9 NASB)

If you want to break free from the shackles of alcohol addiction, we want to journey with you through prayers. Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 and we would love to pray for you.

Looking for more inspiring content? Catch the next webisode of Beyond Small Talk this coming Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 7:00 PM, on The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube channel!

frontlines april - june 2021

Transforming the World through God’s Love | APR – JUN 2021

Frontlines Asia – July to September 2020

In this issue:

  • Q and A with Peter Kairuz – How do you find peace in the middle of uncertain times?
  • You Helped Rescue Veronica from Depression – Read how God helped a woman who battled against hopelessness
  • God Gives Back what You Give Others – Be inspired with a man’s story of generosity as he thrive to save his business but still able to give and help others
  • Your Love Brought Healing to a COVID-19 Patient – God answered the prayer of a mother for the healing of her daughter from COVID-19
  • Hope in the Time of COVID-19: Responding to the Pandemic Together – The pandemic could not stop CBN Asia’s partners in bridging hope and relief among the tribes, children and frontliners in the middle of pandemic
  • Hope Restored for a Childless Couple – A childless couple gave despite their struggles. Read how God blessed their obedience.
  • Spreading the Message of Salvation and Bayanihan in Thailand – Mission continues as missionary initiates a bayanihan project amidst the lockdown in Thailand
  • Turning Homeschooling into Gospel Learning – Superbook continues to bring the gospel in the homes of every child through homeschooling kits
  • Declaring God’s Love through Music – CBN Asia continues to expand its reach and maximize various media platforms through its music arm, Reverb Worship PH!

Hope in the Time of COVID-19: Responding to the Pandemic Together | JUL – SEP 2020

Frontlines Asia – July to September 2020

In this issue:

  • Q and A with Peter Kairuz – How do you find peace in the middle of uncertain times?
  • You Helped Rescue Veronica from Depression – Read how God helped a woman who battled against hopelessness
  • God Gives Back what You Give Others – Be inspired with a man’s story of generosity as he thrive to save his business but still able to give and help others
  • Your Love Brought Healing to a COVID-19 Patient – God answered the prayer of a mother for the healing of her daughter from COVID-19
  • Hope in the Time of COVID-19: Responding to the Pandemic Together – The pandemic could not stop CBN Asia’s partners in bridging hope and relief among the tribes, children and frontliners in the middle of pandemic
  • Hope Restored for a Childless Couple – A childless couple gave despite their struggles. Read how God blessed their obedience.
  • Spreading the Message of Salvation and Bayanihan in Thailand – Mission continues as missionary initiates a bayanihan project amidst the lockdown in Thailand
  • Turning Homeschooling into Gospel Learning – Superbook continues to bring the gospel in the homes of every child through homeschooling kits
  • Declaring God’s Love through Music – CBN Asia continues to expand its reach and maximize various media platforms through its music arm, Reverb Worship PH!

CBN Asia Partners Bring New Hope and Relief to our Kababayans | JAN – MAR 2020

Frontlines Asia – January to March 2020

In this issue:

  • Message from CBN Asia President and CEO – Look forward to a new decade of Proclaiming Christ and Transforming Lives
  • How You Helped Bring Healing and Salvation to Portia – Read how God helped a woman to miraculously win the battle against her illness
  • Your Partnership Helped Saved a Pregnant Mother and Her Child – Read a story of God’s sovereignty over the life of a teenage mother and her child
  • Would You Keep On Giving even While Lacking? – Read an inspiring story of a cheerful giver who faithfully gives despite lack and see how God blessed her obedience
  • CBN Asia Partners Bring New Hope and Relief to our Kababayans – Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines reached out to families stricken by different disasters and calamities
  • CBN Asia Partners Bring New Hope and Relief to our Kababayans – Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines reached out to families stricken by different disasters and calamities
  • You Help Bring God’s Word to Filipino Children – Superbook Team visited different communities in the Philippines teaching children about the love of God
  • Created to be a Blessing – Read the story of a partner in missionary care who opened their home to the servants of God
  • Q and A with Peter Kairuz – How can we stay focused in reading the Bible?

CBN Asia Celebrates 25 Years of God’s Goodness and Faithfulness | JUL – SEP 2019

Frontlines Asia – July to September 2019

In this issue:

  • Message from CBN Asia President and CEO – Look back on how God’s 25 years of faithfulness to CBN Asia
  • The God who Heals All Wounds Read how God paved way for a financial breakthrough to a woman who faithfully supported to the ministry despite her lack and illness
  • Empowering the Next Generation Superbook brought exciting activities and interactive games to children in Guam extending its gospel learning
  • Empowered to Live a Life of GenerosityRead an inspiring story of a beneficiary of Operation Blessing turned missionary and partner of CBN Asia
  • CBN Asia Celebrates 25 Years of God’s Goodness and FaithfulnessCapture the story of CBN Asia’s humble beginnings to its growing Family of Ministries today
  • Power of Prayer and PerseveranceWitness a story of hard work and faith of a student in finishing her studies and fulfilling her dreams
  • Once Broken, Now HealedRead the testimony of a man who was mocked because of his physical condition but was rescued by God’s intervention, provision, and healing
  • Saved to Serve – A story of how a woman was saved from a suicide attempt and now living a new life anchored in grace
  • Watch and Be Blessed by These Stories– Watch inspiring stories of how God changed the lives of people who were once lost

CBN Asia Partners Bring Joy and Relief to the Tribes | APR – JUN 2019

Frontlines Asia – April to June 2019

In this issue:

  • Q and A with Peter Kairuz – Is there a correct way to pray so God can hear our prayers?
  • Emptied to be Filled Again – Read how God blessed a woman who cheerfully gave despite her lack
  • From Rags to Rescued by God – God answered the prayers of a man who struggled with poverty
  • Freed from the Pains of the Past – Be blessed with the life of a man freed from the strongholds of addiction
  • CBN Asia Partners Bring Joy and Relief to the Tribes – Nothing could stop Superbook and Operation Blessing Philippines from bringing the love of Jesus to indigenous people groups in mountainous areas
  • Empowering the New Generation as Vessels of Hope – More young people are taking active part in blessing the nations and inspiring the world through their stories of hope
  • Going Online to Share the Love of God – CBN Asia continues to expand its reach and maximize various media platforms through new online campaigns and shows

God of Answered Prayers | JUL – SEP 2018

Frontlines Asia – July to September 2018

In this issue:

  • Blessed to be a Blessing – Read a story about a CBN Asia partner who received abundant blessings after donating to the ministry.
  • Going the Distance – Witness a life made different by volunteering.
  • Caring that Never Stops – Your support helps an undernourished child and his family.
  • Caring that Never Stops – Your support helps an undernourished child and his family.
  • God Comforts the Brokenhearted – Your partnership saved a life about to be ended by depression.
  • A Force More Powerful than Any Curse – See the fruits of your giving to ACM’s missionary training.
  • Word of God Planted in the Heart – Many years later, a woman realizes the saving power of God she received through Superbook.
  • Happenings – Catch up with what’s latest with the ministries in CBN Asia!

God is Faithful and True | OCT 2020

Accomplishment Report 2020

Accomplishment Report – October 2020

In this issue:

  • Message from CBN Asia President and CEO – Read an inspiring message from CBN Asia President and CEO Peter Kairuz
  • Year 2020 in Review – Look back at what God has faithfully done in the ministries of CBN Asia

Are All Human Lives Sacred?

What comes to your mind when you hear the word sacred?

What about when you hear people say that life is sacred?

For some, treating life as sacred is just about religion and spiritual inclination. It seems like mentioning the word alone puts the ball in the religious court.

This usually leads to century-old discourses: Are all human lives sacred, or is it only for those who believe in God? Does the sanctity of life or the right to life ends when free will begins? Is it just an issue of spirituality, or morality?

And if life is sacred, how should people protect it?

To help you decide where to stand, here are some eternal, Bible-based truths that paint a clear picture about the sanctity of life:

Imago Dei and the sanctity of life

Regardless of what the world believes, every human life is priceless in the eyes of the Heavenly Father. It is so valuable that unlike any other creation, man was intricately formed in the Imago Dei, the Latin translation of “image of God.

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27 ESV)

The beautiful story of creation shows that a man’s life is worth more than just a single cell. But as the debates go, when does life begin?

In a 2018 study titled, Biologists’ Consensus on ‘When Life Begins,‘ 95% of all biologists affirmed the biological view that a human’s life begins at fertilization.

The Bible reveals much more than that. It says that the fruit of the womb is a reward (Psalm 127:3 ESV) and that God knows and consecrates human beings before they were born (Jeremiah 1:5 ESV). These verses mirror that even before conception, God values human life and treats it as sacred – deserving of utmost respect.

Is the sacredness of life universal?

Here is a seemingly tiny yet very important detail in creation: all lives are sacred.

Genesis 1:26 NET confirms, “Then God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, after our likeness, so they may rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move on the earth.’

It’s good to point out that the Bible did not say man alone or people who are good, wealthy, strong. It says humankind and that speaks volumes!

Some beliefs try to define a human being by various characteristics, capabilities, or functions, but the Creator Himself says otherwise.

So, whenever you are caught up in a discussion about abortion, euthanasia, suicide, wars, human trafficking, or any dialog about the sanctity of human life – whenever you struggle and question the value or sanctity of your own life – you can rely on the truth that God created each and every person in His sacred image, and that all lives are worthy of respect and protection.

God calls His children to protect life

Because God is the Creator of all life, He does not want anyone to destroy it.

This Day of Sanctity and Protection of Human Life, may you be reminded that you are called to protect the sanctity of the breath that you are breathing, the life that you are living. As a child of God and as one of His creations, you are called to restore not just the respect but ultimately, the love for life.

All human life is sacred. All human life, including yours, is priceless and precious. Not one exists without a purpose!

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139:13-16 NIV)

Do you want to experience a new life with God?

Visit this page to begin your journey with God today.

If you need someone to pray for you, do not hesitate to call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or send in your prayer requests to our Facebook page.

 

 

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What It Takes To Believe in God

His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3you with unfailing kindness.

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The Fearless Life | God’s Word Today

His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3

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What It Takes To Believe in God

His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3you with unfailing kindness.

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The Fearless Life | God’s Word Today

His love for you is endless. That’s the kind that never fades. He reminds us all of his love for us in Jeremiah 31:3