Titus 3:3 – The Believers’ Old Life

REVIEW: Paul instructed Titus to remind the brethren “to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work…, showing all meekness unto all men.”THE REASON: For WE ourselves also WERE sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived…” (emphasis added)THE REMINDER: Do not look down upon others, for consider what we were before God

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God is on His Throne

Joshua 24 is the final chapter in the book of Joshua– a chapter that deserves careful attention.  Notice how Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel and what He spoke before them: God’s Word. “Thus says the LORD God of Israel:” (1) I took your father Abraham… and led him…

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A Christmas Concert

We would like to share with you a Christmas Concert Celebration by Parkside Church. We pray it will be a blessing to you. Pay special close attention to the screen presentation of what Christmas means and to the lyrics of each song. The Lord bless you and your family this

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We Can Only Imagine

John wrote in Revelation 21: Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a

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Is Your Name in the Book of Life?

Pastor Sidney preached today from Revelation 20:11-15.  This passage speaks of God’s great white throne, the dead, opened books, and the book of life. The sea, death, and Hades “gave up the dead . . . and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds.”  They were

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“The American Christian Attitude-Trap”

In the course of our search for a book about marriage, we came across a little booklet by Rick Thomas entitled, “Help! My Marriage Has Grown Cold.” We would like to highlight an important truth that the author proclaims with clarity, which truth is found in Philippians 1:29 and 1

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A Happy Birthday!

After worshipping together this morning at the Milpitas Community Center, we had the privilege of celebrating the 65th birthday anniversary of a fellow servant of the Lord! Witnessing her tears of joy calls to mind God’s goodness, for in our pilgrimage as believers in Christ, we can all attest to

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You are Invited!

“The Heralds,” Gospel Singers from the Philippines are coming to join us Sunday, May 7, 2017, 4:00-6:00PM, at the Milpitas Community Center.  Do come and join us!

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Easter Every Day

Just around the corner is Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. Here is a resource we pray will be a blessing to you.  Whether you are still wondering about what Easter really means, or whether you have heard it all before, we urge you to discover and to dig deeper. https://odb.org/2014/04/20/easter-every-day/

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Bibiolata Missions

Meet Pastor Cedar Bibiolata and his wife, Sherryl Joy. Lord willing, they arrive this evening, 3/4/16, from the Philippines!  We are so grateful for our Filipino brethren who were willing to lend them to us for a short-term missions trip to our city of Milpitas, California.  As you will find

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Revelation 7 (Part 1)

Revelation 7 describes those whom the Lord has saved–the sealed of God, a great multitude that no one could number from all tribes and peoples and languages, who cry with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” (Revelation 7:1-9). By

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The Triumphant Lion/Lamb

Text: Revelation 6:1-8 In chapters 4 and 5 of Revelation, we read of Almighty God, seated on the throne, and of the triumphant Lion/Lamb, Jesus Christ, who alone was found worthy to open “the scroll and its seven seals.”   John wrote, “I heard every creature in heaven and on earth

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You Shall Not Make Any Graven Image

  “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD

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Marriage

Marriage is not a man-made institution. For this reason, to redefine it is to go against the God who instituted it. Jesus said, “Haven’t you read…that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and

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A Parent’s Prayer

A Parent’s Prayer Newspaper columnist Abigail Van Buren has composed a “Parent’s Prayer” in which she stresses the practical side of raising children. Says “Dear Abby”: “Oh, heavenly Father, make me a better parent. Teach me to understand my children, to listen patiently to what they have to say, and

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Preparing To Meet God (Part 2)

The LORD also said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments; and let them be ready for the third day, for on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the

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Mother’s Day Prayer

Mother’s Day Prayer My mom, I love her And that’s why I pray Not just today on this Mother’s Day But with each remembrance Of the love she’s expressed My thankfulness to the Lord I’ve professed For my life began In a warm and safe place Then grew more secure

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Ten Commandments of Human Relations

As I was preparing for my Sunday message on the Ten Commandments, I came across this interesting illustration entitled “Ten Commandments of Human Relations.” I can’t help but smile because there’s a truth behind this list of commands with regards to human relationships. Ten Commandments of Human Relations 1. Speak

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Preparing To Meet God

“The LORD also said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments; and let them be ready for the third day, for on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the

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Resurrection of Christ

“Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, ‘We have seen the Lord.’ But he said to them, ‘Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark

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The Cross

“You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.” (Matthew 27:40) Crucifixion is probably one of the most gruesome forms of execution in human history. It’s hard to imagine how man

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Listening to Godly Counsel

“Since they had been without food for a long time, Paul stood up among them and said, ‘Men, you should have listened to me and not have set sail from Crete and incurred this injury and loss. Yet now I urge you to take heart, for there will be no

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Godly living in a godless society

“After spending eight or ten days with them, Festus went down to Caesarea. The next day he convened the court and ordered that Paul be brought before him. When Paul came in, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him. They brought many serious charges against him,

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Finding Comfort in the Lord’s Presence

“But on the night immediately following, the Lord stood at his side and said, “Take courage; for as you have solemnly witnessed to My cause at Jerusalem, so you must witness at Rome also” (Acts 23:11). In Acts 22, Paul experienced physical beatings and was taken into custody by the

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Determination

“Then Paul answered, ‘What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be imprisoned but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.’ And since he would not be persuaded, we ceased and said, ‘Let the will of the

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Don’t Give Up

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We

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Survival

How fitting is today’s O.D.B. devotional for Northside, a church in its infancy!  There are times we cannot help but wonder whether the work will survive.  How fitting are the words of the hymn, “Day by Day:” Day by day, and with each passing moment, Strength I find to meet

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How human is Jesus? Can we really be like Him?

Jesus was fully human. Scripture shows the full and true humanity of Jesus. First, he was made flesh and lived among men (John 1:14). Second, he demonstrated human emotions (Matthew 8:10; 26:38; John 11:33-35; 12:27; Hebrews 5:7). Third, he demonstrated human body experiences such as being born (Luke 2:7); physical

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Does God reveal Himself to everyone?

Yes. I believe that God reveals Himself to everyone. First, God reveals Himself through creation. Psalms 19:1 says that “the heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiworks.” Paul also made this clear in Romans 1:19-20 where he says, “For what can be known about God

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A Survey on Malachi

Malachi, which means “my messenger,” is the last book that closes the Old Testament canon. The book is classified by scholars as one of the post-exilic writings along with Haggai and Zechariah. However, among the post exilic writings, Malachi was probably written on a later date between Nehemiah’s return to

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Hello!

Hello! It’s been a while we have not posted some blogs in our website. But we are here; my wife and I have had our hands full lately. Especially, when you have a 3 year old, an infant and another “one” coming… hmm…. Yes, Lord willing this November 2013 Anna

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Nahum – “The LORD is our Stronghold”

In Psalm 62, David explains why he rested on GOD’s protection from his enemies. With GOD as his “rock”, “salvation”, “stronghold”, and “refuge” (Psalm 62:2, 6-8), David found comfort and confidence in GOD saying, “I shall not be greatly shaken” (Psalm 62:2, 6). Similar to the message of Psalm 62

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Jonah – “The Runaway Prophet of GOD”

Jonah is often identified with the big fish which swallowed him. For this reason, some assert that Jonah is a fictional character. However, 2 Kings 14:25 and Christ Himself (Matthew 12:39-41; 16:4; Luke 11:29-32) confirm the historicity of Jonah and his experience. The Biblical narrative begins with GOD commanding Jonah

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Obadiah—“Bad News for Edom”

How do you feel when you receive bad news? Anxious? Fearful? Uncomfortable? In the book of Obadiah, God’s prophet had the task not of receiving but of delivering bad news. Obadiah delivered a message Edom was not expecting to receive—the bad news of judgment and destruction from the LORD Himself.

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Amos – “Prepare To Meet Your GOD”

The world believes that power, wealth and intelligence is might. However, the Bible says that the Lord puts to shame the mighty, the powerful and the wise of this world as He accomplishes His plan. In fulfilling His will, He uses individuals who are insignificant and ordinary before the eyes

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God Makes Things Grow

When we arrived at the Community Center last Sunday to set up the room for worship, we found the doors locked.  It just so happened that we had 3 attendees visiting that day for the first time.  Thankfully, chairs were spotted just outside the Center and preaching from the book

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2012 GARBC Conference

We praise the LORD for the men and women who have labored to make the 2012 GARBC Conference possible. Tuesday evening of the Conference, Northside Harvest Baptist Church was received into the Association. Like the many who attended, we have been spiritually fed and encouraged. We were especially blessed by

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