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OUR VISION

Official Publication of Faith Center Imus, Cavite

The Dominion Principles

Editor in Chief Pastora Mary Ann Bunye Associate Editors Bobby Lubiran Carina Madlangbayan Proofreader Ethel Jane Soriano Eden Joy Reteo Staff Writers Ellaine Jonna Reteo Mary Grace Gloria Jun Argana Cristine Santiago Layout Artists Dong Tampos Joromel Legara Graphic Illustrator Love Joy Cenita Edd Tengco Photos by Photography Ministry

...“Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Gen. 1:28 NKJV (Continued on page 3)

Contributors Tito Suarez Jayson Pe Benito Maribel Vicedo VISION OF FAITH is published quarterly by Jesus Faith Christian Fellowship, Faith Center Imus through Media Ministry. VISION OF FAITH has no subscription price and is supported through funding from JFCF Administration. For more information, to acquire a copy or to log a suggestion, contact: (046) 4713516 or (046) 5157459, email address: jfcf@ faithcenterimus.org.

Pastora Me-Ann’s Message The Dominion Principles Faith News Magsama-Sama Tayo Ulit Pinakbet Festival SOL Reunion Ministry Activities

CONTENTS

Pastora Me-Ann Bunye

Reaching the province of Cavite for the Lord with the initial 20,000 leaders which the Lord has promised us and which you and I are a part of. Together we arise and build our new church facility for the factory of leaders who will shine for Jesus for the glory of God, Amen!

The Editorial Staff conveys our big appreciation to all leaders and brethren who have contributed articles and helped in the completion of this issue of VISION OF FAITH. Thank you for all your prayers. All the more we give glory to God in the highest!

Youth Convention If it’s Unlimited, it’s Singles Regular Columns Water Baptism Soul WInning 4 Ways to Achieve Better Health Featured Article Our Faith Is Our Victory Fear Not Making A Difference Confession of Faith Greatest Love Meet Our Church Family Faith Updates

Announcements

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God called you into an abundant life and He has given you all authority to subdue the earth. To Subdue is to bring something/someone under forcible control; to tread – to trample on something, to crash and damage. In Hebrew it means “Kevesh” – footstool; to place your foot on the neck of your conquered enemy signifying a submission to his defender. The best example I can give you is David. David knows who he is in God and acted on it. He was a youth but he didn’t allow it to hinder him but instead he trusted the Lord. He came in the name of the Lord against the Philistine, stirred-up the holy anger against them and stood over Goliath and cut-off his head and the enemies fled.

Be fruitful God expects us to be fruitful. The spirit man should reproduce after its own self. We are fruit bearing trees and because we have Jesus in us, we have been already made a good tree. Good tree only bears good fruit, as we can read on Matthew 12:33 “…for a tree is known by its fruit.” As water is to a tree so is the Word to a man. We abide in Jesus when we obey the Word and we will reach our maximum potential. Fruit of the Spirit is the result when you obey the Word and Work of the Flesh is the result when you disobey the Word, it doesn’t come from your spirit. The awesome thing the Lord has done for us is that He does not see sin affecting your spirit, but only your flesh. He has completely saved your spirit.

Multiply You cannot multiply without being fruitful first. People will be attracted to your fruit and partake of your fruit. The fruit’s flesh will minister to flesh or the person and the seed will minister to the soil which is the heart. Your part is to sow and God will multiply and increase the fruits of your righteousness. Whatever seed you posses sow it through the fruits you have (e.g. love, joy, peace etc). The fruit (love) protects the seed (Word) until it is sown in the soil or heart of a man.

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In the new covenant how do we subdue the enemy? First, you have to submit to God and to the knowledge of who He made you to be and you can see that in 1 Peter 2:9 says “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people….”. Second, you have to resist the enemy and fight against it actively. Put a stop to it! Stir-up a holy anger against the enemy. We have a promise from the Lord, hold on to it and declare it and it will surely come to pass. Don’t use the creative power of your mouth against you, but instead speak life and use it for your advantage. Don’t lend the enemy your power by talking negatively. Third, the enemy has no power, he is already defeated. He is like a roaring lion, only roaring and not a real lion. The weapons of warfare are to cast down arguments, thoughts of fear, doubt and negativity into subjection to the Word of God. Speak to your mountain because the power has been given to us through Jesus. And lastly teach the Word and make disciples. God promised us safety, protection, deliverance and this is our sure confidence.

Have dominion God has made us in His image to Rule and Reign. We have dominion over all created things. Jesus is our full potential and we must understand what we have in Christ. We have been given dominion over other people. Dominion means serving to be great and to be first. Just like Jesus, He came not to e served but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many.360 Degrees Leadership (Gen 1:26) speaks of how you can serve people around you.

• Fish of the Sea - People under you. (Habakkuk 1:1415) - treat them as Jesus would. He invited the disciples: “Come, I will make you fishers of men” • Birds of the Air - Those who have authority over you. Example: Parents, Bosses, etc. - Matthew 13:31-32 - Let the kingdom of God be seen in you so that like the birds of the air they can come and nest in your branches. You have become a shelter, you are trusted and dependable they can rest in you and have high regard for you. • Over the Cattle and creeping things - Represents those alongside with you. Lead them like Jesus did. Jesus is the Good Shepherd, who gave His life for the sheep: Teach them and Care for them. Let me give you a Spiritual Principle: “Human rule is to be carried out in accordance with the intention and design of God who delegated it.” All authority was given to us for the purpose of leading people to God. Use it to make disciples and teach the commands of God. We represent God here on earth. Knowledge of God and Jesus and all the exceedingly and great promises, enables us to partake of the Divine Nature. In Job 22:28 says, “You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you….” Decree or declare what you want according to the Word and make the news!

Have Dominion: The Power Given to the New Man

With this authority you can cast out demons, cure diseases, lay hands and heal the sick and they will recover, power to raise dead and cleanse leper. Second is Dunamis, this is where the word dynamite came from. It is a dynamic power, meaning effective and forceful. This can be obtained through the baptism of the Holy Spirit. There are many believers today who did not receive this gift of the Holy Spirit. It is not necessary to be saved but it is necessary to live a powerful life. Jesus wants us to receive this power as a full benefit He paid for. Dunamis power has the following effects: Believers will know what to do for they will be taught of the Holy Spirit; Believers will witness with power and boldness; Believers will receive gifts and be moved to use their gifts to serve others; Elevated worship - not dry; Help for any infirmities of weaknesses. (Romans 8:26). The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is God’s approval and acknowledgement of us as vessels fit to be the dwelling place of God’s Spirit because of the Blood of Jesus. Jesus is the Baptizer and wants us to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. If you have already received this power continue to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Continue to experience and exercise the power He has given you. Use it!

THE DOMINION PRINCIPLES

THE DOMINION PRINCIPLES

Subdue the earth

Who is the new man? He is created according to God in true righteousness and holiness (Ephesians 4:24); Renewed in the knowledge and image of God (Colossians 3:9-10); A more than conqueror through Him that loves us (Romans 8:37); No more past (2 Corinthians 5:17); No condemnation (Romans 8:1). All this happened because Jesus sacrificed His life to put away sin. The sin issue has been dealt with. All punishment and wrath has been poured out on Jesus, nothing was left for us. The finished work of Jesus on the cross restored to us all that we have lost including the fellowship with the Father, our authority and dominion. His blood payment qualified us to be vessels of the Holy Spirit. There are two kinds of power restored to us. First is Exousia – authority and dominion. This authority is in the safekeeping of Jesus, it can never be taken away again, even if we make mistakes or sin. Since Jesus is in us and with us, we always have this power and never again will it be stolen from us (Matthew 28:18-20).

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FAITH NEWS

FCI continues to develop its leaders through Soul Winning Workshops which were conducted for Singles Unlimited and Men and Women’s Net last August 21 and September 18, respectively. The seminars provided practical soul winning guides as well as relevant and fun activities which helped illustrate the speakers’ teachings. Some pointers given by Pastora Me-Ann were: show genuine interest for people, smile, value the person, build up others and stir them up unto good works. On the other hand, it was my privilege to share about high potency or effectiveness through being one’s self, authenticity and going the extra mile. Also, some strategies on close proximity or involving others in daily activities were given by Sis. Sally Barrameda. While Sis. Bunny de Leon explained that people matter to God and presented tips on communicating the gospel clearly.

“Soul winning is a mandate from God not only for FCI members but for every believer of Jesus Christ. We’re so blessed to have a revelation knowledge of the what, where, when, why and the how of soul winning.” – Nancy Palenzuela, Women’s Net “The Soul Winning Workshop added a lot of value to me as a leader wanting to win souls. Approaches shared were simple and practical. I like the “open arms policy.” Dapat pala win them lang as friends, love and accept them for who and what they are. It’s up to the Holy Spirit to tame the heart and character. No one wants to be judged nor criticized as a rule, neither for me or anyone for God loves them too, the way I’m loved!” – Lani Adante, Singles Unlimited

Soul Winning Eden Joy Reteo

Pastora Me-Ann shared the Word about Getting Deeper Into our Calling. She mainly talked about our authority to heal the sick, raise the dead and cast out demons. This is our calling alongside teaching and making disciples. She said, “Jesus wants us to use the power given to us by the Holy Spirit, make use of them as you go preaching the Word of God. I highly encourage laying of hands on the sick and others; aside from teaching and preaching and this will be enough convincing power for people to come. They will increase and multiply. This is soul winning at its finest: Jesus’ way!”

“Praise God! Very powerful messages and full of encouragement to all the participants. I learned that in soul winning you have to be friendly so you can get to know other people well. Always smile! And we should also share our testimony! We are fishers of men. Thank you, we’re extremely blessed!” – Lileth Abang, Women’s Net

SOL Reunion: Finish the Race Carina Madlangbayan

After 7 years and 19 class batches, the

School of Leaders graduates and teachers celebrated the achievements of the discipleship program of our church last July 30, 2010. The event, hosted by Sisters Ayie Camia and Gracie Ricafrente, with the theme Finish the Race, was well attended where graduates, teachers, students and visitors enjoyed the evening with fun games, dance numbers and inspiring messages. Video clips of trained and equipped graduates on actual faith group setting were shown with testimonies of how the discipleship program has helped them run with the Vision and facilitate the needs of new Christians. Our beloved Pastor Mike and Pastora MeAnn shared words of appreciation and encouragement to all who have been coathletes in running with the church’s Vision. FCI members’ excitement is always evident in their walk with Jesus.

Sister Sally, SOL Directress, happily reported the improved and better discipleship training open to all FCI members. An impressive 203 leaders and 74 faith groups and counting, are now accomplishing the Vision of our church. Pleasant meals provided by our supportive and faithful members were served after the program followed by, of course the always present, picture taking. Thank you all for your passion in serving the Lord Jesus Christ!

“The workshop was full of teachings that have impacted me. It reminded me that even at an early age, one of my major goals is to win souls for Christ. It was a successful event and I believe I can apply my learning for the glory of The workshop closed with ministry time for God.” – Lourisse Bautista, Youth Remixed healing and truly, the participants were blessed and they gave the following feedback: (continued on page 16)

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FAITH NEWS

Magsama-sama Tayo Ulit Ethel Jane R. Soriano

The Men and Women’s Net made use of the declared holiday last August 30 to gather the Men and Women of FCI for a day of fellowship and fun activities.

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YOUTH CONVENTION Jayson Pe Benito & Cristine Santiago

The Men had a cooking showdown at the parking lot entitled “Pinakbet Festival”, where each group prepared an original recipe of pinakbet, while the Women competed in different games inside the sanctuary. Fun-filled games, such as cheering competition, dance showdown, “Panahon ko ’to, ang game show ng buhay mo”, Miss FCI beauty pageant, and videoke challenge bonded and fostered a spirit of unity among the four competing groups, wherein the Major, Major Faith emerged as the over-all winner. There was also a sharing of insights about the Perfect Love of God and afterwards, one representative from each group was asked to speak about it. All are blessed when they heard the testimony of the four representatives, who happened to be newcomers and new attendees, namely Jean Castillo, Mary Jane Pearson, Minda Pasco, and Lenlen Marie Gamboa. They all talked about feeling the Perfect Love of God even if it’s the first time that they attended such an activity. They were overwhelmed by the warm welcome they received as they joined the groups and participated in the activities, as though they have known the other attendees for a long time. They were all blessed and grateful for taking time to fellowship with their Sisters in Christ. 7

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“This is only the start,” said Bro. Mhel De Leon, JFCF Imus Youth Ministry overseer, Ms. Rhema Yu and Pastor Kumar encouraged the youths when he spoke in the very first JFCF Youth Convention. to get deeper in the Word through sharing the Word to Last July 24, 2010, Youth Convention was conducted in them. Also, churches from Binakayan, Las Piñas, Caloocan Faith Center Imus. More than 200 youths from different and Dasmariñas prepared some special numbers that branches of JFCF Faith Center churches (Las Piñas, Caloocan, made the convention more enjoyable. Imus, Binakayan,Tagaytay, Dasmariñas) gathered together After lunch, a funny video clip (made by the youths) was as one to have fellowship. showed. Everyone was so entertained by the “knockBefore the program started, there was a “getting to know knock portion” that made the atmosphere of the each other” portion. After an opening prayer, a game convention more exciting. Each participant showcased called basketball relay was headed by Pastor Kumar from their own jokes and they also received gift certificates Faith Center Las Piñas and all the youths participated. from McDonalds for their prize. Youths from different The Youth Band of Faith Center Imus led the praise and churches collaborated for their production numbers which made the spirit of Faith Center Churches unified. worship before the teaching of the Word. www.faithcenterimus.org SEPTEMBER 2010

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FAITH NEWS

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Pinakbet Festival: Winner by One Point! Jun Argana

A special Men’s Fellowship entitled Pinakbet Festival was held last Aug. 30, 2010. Patterned from the show “Iron Chef”, the activity aimed to challenge men in cooking Pinakbet with each group providing their own dish’s secret ingredient. As early as 7 in the morning, participants fixed collapsible tents and cooking paraphernalia at the church’s parking area which served as the venue of the event. The men were then divided into six groups with at least five members and one chef. At around 9am, all groups were positioned at their respective tables and cooking areas. Given only one hour to cook, they quickly proceeded with the task and demonstrated teamwork. They showed that they had proper coordination, willingness to help each other and showcased their individual talents and innovative presentation. Judges, Pastor Mike, Pastora Me-Ann, Bro. Erwin Sevalla and Bro. Tito Suarez, tasted each group’s version of Pinakbet, observing the following criteria: Teamwork – 20%, Presentation – 20%, Originality – 20% and Taste – 40%. After the computation of scores, the group of Chef Bordex Parilla, a Culinary Arts student, emerged as the winner.

The long wait is over! Last September 5, the Singles Ministry was re-launched as Singles Unlimited with the tagline “Are You IN?” About 90 singles gathered together in this very first Singles Service. The event was hosted by Sis. Lani Adante and Bro. Jerry Esmejarda.

If it's UNLIMITED,

it's SINGLES!

The fellowship ended after a bountiful lunch, boodle fight style, but it opened opportunities for men to show their individual and group talents. The winner emerged by one point but for the new found skills, camaraderie and brotherly love that everyone achieved, all groups were definitely victorious. To God be the glory!

Mary Grace Gloria

and 7) encourage service to one another. After Pastora Me-Ann gave the message, the singles were divided into 4 groups where they had a group discussion and giving of Games, song numbers, and a dance number insights regarding the message. They also added much color to the event. Our dearest had brainstorming for the concept of the Pastora Me-Ann gave an encouraging next Singles Service this October. message to the singles where she focused The highlight of the event happened at the on the goals of the Singles Unlimited. As a finale where all singles put their name tags ministry, Singles Unlimited aims to 1) reach on the board filling in the outline of the word out to other singles, 2) involve singles in all SINGLES UNLIMITED. This signifies their the events, 3) build up one another in Christ, Involvement in the ministry. 4) encourage the gifts of God in each other, 5) add value to one another, 6) demonstrate We look forward to another Singles Service love to one another and to mature in Christ, this October. Singles Unlimited: Are you IN? 9

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Making A Difference Ellaine Jonna Reteo

I know this phrase is very common to you. You may have heard it from a speaker or read it in a book. But today I want us to take it personally and ask ourselves, am I making a difference? Difference means the quality or state of being different; a characteristic that distinguishes one from another or from the average. With these definitions can we say that making a difference is getting out of a norm or the common? In your everyday life what are the “normal things” that you are doing? Making a difference is not necessarily something big that we must do like donating P1,000,000 to a cause. It can surely make a difference but while we are not yet at that stage, there’s a lot more that we can do. Making a difference can be a simple ARK (Act of Random Kindness) like lending an ear or a shoulder to a friend who is going through something; giving a smile of encouragement; a pat on the back of a student or employee for a job well done; and most of all, sharing the Word to those who need it. These actions can surely make a difference to them because they know someone cares. People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. Then, how will our actions differ from others? 1. When we put our hearts in what we do, we express it with LOVE. 2. When we think of other people besides ourselves; how will they benefit and how we can add value to them. The best example that I can give you is Jesus, the Master Teacher. You may have read some of His accounts in the Bible, how he went out of His way just to teach, help, heal, feed and save the people because of His great love for us. And I know with what He has done on the cross for humanity, it brought change in our lives and to our eternity. I’m not saying we have to do everything that He has done but we can imitate how He did it, and it is out of LOVE for you and me. You may be asking why do I have to make a difference? Why not just do anything normally and live this life ordinarily? That is true! We can all live a simple life and do the usual things just for ourselves but at the end of the day when we look back on the things we’ve done we will realize, “Oh, nothing significant happened!,” and we won’t feel any fulfillment. Demotivation will follow and you’ll lose interest and enthusiasm on the things you are doing everyday. God did not create us to be alone. Genesis 2:18 says: The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a companion for him who corresponds to him.” We were created to be connected to each other. Something inside of us is being satisfied whenever we have made a good connection and relationship with other people. That is because our nature is of God; we were created after His own image. He wanted to have that connection and relationship with us and it all happened through Jesus Christ. As leaders, we are here and were given that special role to connect to others who need to know God and help bring change to their lives. I know some people also made a mark in your lives and you can still remember them until now. They went out of their way to share God’s love to you. We may never see everything that is going to happen in our future but we can rest on the fact that any act of kindness and love we have given is like a seed planted in their lives and will someday grow and bear good fruits. William Butler Yeats said, “Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire.” Education is not just a stored knowledge that we can keep to ourselves just like the Word. The Word of God must be like a fire that we spread to produce change in people’s lives. And this also true with us, we should serve as lights and thus, make a difference.

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TESTIMONY

At Home in the House of God

Polly Battad

In that morning of Aug. 30, I woke up early

to support my brother-husband, Bobby Battad in the “Pinakbet Festival” activity. My intention of coming with him is merely to support him and just wait for him at the Savor Eatery beside the church, where I used to standby every time I have to wait for him while he joins church activities. Being a teacher for 27 years and owning a small private school, I find it boring to stay along and watch games and contests in any occasion because these activities are prevalent and common for a teacher like me. However, reaching the church that morning, my spirit led me to the registration table, and signed my name as one of the participants in the games. At first, there was fear in me that I might appear snobbish because I know I’ll be bored, but when the games started my human spirit was alive and I felt a certain energy pushing me to stand up, mingle and fellowship with our sisters. As the activities went on, I had the awesome feeling of being “at home” in the House of God, merrily dancing, shouting with joy and

excitedly cheering for my team members every time we get points in the contests. As we drove home after the event, I was so quiet but my heart was deeply overwhelmed with joy while reflecting on the happenings that transpired that day.

I realized that being “At Home” in one place or gathering starts in us. We just really have to get out of our shell and mingle with other people. I also learned that True Love is shown not just in the giving of material things but also in the giving of our precious time to fellowships such as this. Lastly, it was proven once again that Love conquers Fear, the Love of God that was present in each of the attendees that day conquered our fear of rejection. The warmth that we have shared that day made us we feel that we belong and that we are accepted for who we are and not for what we can give. I thank God Almighty for making all situations favorable for me that day. My deepest gratitude to Ptr. Mike and Ptra. Me-Ann who are persistently and sincerely leading us to a Godly way of life. To our church leaders, members and of course my team, the Major, Major Faith ladies, thank you so much for that wonderful day of experience. It was really a day to remember!

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HEALTH MATTERS

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4 Ways to Achieve Better Health Tito Suarez 1. A commitment to better nutrition. Healthy eating habits are necessary for your body to burn excess fats. 2. Aerobic exercise 3-5 times per week. Walking, running, swimming, taebo, kickboxing, etc. are examples of aerobic exercises. Not only does this type of exercise help you burn calories and fat, it also benefits your heart, lungs and cardiovascular system. 3. Strength training (weight or resistance) two to three times per week. Building muscles boosts metabolism. 1 Pound of muscles burns about 35 calories a day. Whereas 1 pound of fat burns only 2 calories. Muscle burns calories, thereby reducing fat. A firm, lean body looks slimmer. Building muscles also help strengthen your bones. 4. Drink plenty of water. You simply cannot be healthy without it. Water helps to cleanse your body and is necessary for fat loss. The goal should be about 64 ounces of water per day or 8 glasses for the average sized person; more if you engage in physical exercise. Keep in mind that the length and duration of your workout should depend on your age and fitness level. “Check with your doctor” before beginning any diet or exercise routine. Also remember you didn’t gain weight (or inches) overnight. And you will not lose it overnight. But if you get started, get moving and be consistent. You will eventually see reduction in those areas of concern as the fat burns. A consistent aerobic workout, coupled with weight training and a healthy diet will help you achieve your fitness goals. Remember, God is interested in every aspect of your life including your health and fitness. The Bible says: “Beloved (referring to us) “I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers.” (3 John 2) Spirit, Soul and Body -- God desires for us to prosper in every area. And not only that, He will help us. Just ask Him!

Fear is the reciprocal of faith. Just as faith opens the

door for you to receive blessings from God, fear enables the works of the devil to wreak havoc in your life. Simply put, faith connects you to the promises of God, while fear connects you to the things you fear. There have been reports of people who were so afraid of dying in a plane crash, for example, that they actually died that way. And it was no coincidence. Their fear of death connected them to the accident. The same is true of people who are afraid of contracting cancer or some other terminal illness. Their fear of sickness is stronger than their faith in healing, and they ultimately contract and die from whatever disease they feared. Romans 10:17 says,  “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Likewise, fear comes by hearing, and hearing the words of Satan.

When dealing with fear, you need to realize that Satan uses the things found in the natural realm against you. He tries to convince you that the things you can see and hear are more real than the truth of God’s Word. When you depend solely on what you can see and hear rather than on what God has said, you leave yourself open to deception. 

After I realized that I had given Satan access into my life, I confronted my fears. By doing that, the Holy Spirit revealed to me that all fear is born out of concern for self. Fear is rooted in selfishness. Therefore, to weed out fear, I first had to deal with selfishness. I challenged myself to locate and eliminate selfishness in every area of my life. If you struggle with worry, fear or anxiety of any kind, you are not alone. Millions of people are so consumed with fear that it keeps them from walking in the peace and fullness of God. You must look closely at your life to discover areas where you may be dealing with fear. Then develop and maintain a God-consciousness by being more focused on God and His Word than you are on “self.” In these last days, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to walk in fear. In fact, Luke 21:26 says that men’s hearts will fail them because of fear.

from the archives of creflodollarministries.org But Believers can live fearlessly in these perilous times. Regardless of what may be happening around you, don’t allow fear to come into your life. God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). You have nothing to fear!  Make a decision today not to tolerate fear on any level.

Several years ago, I was involved in a near-fatal accident. Although I walked away unharmed, I was so afraid of injury and death after the accident that I became overly cautious when driving and I constantly worried about the safety of my family. If I had continued down that path, the things that I feared would surely have come to pass in my life. That’s exactly what happened to Job. His fear connected him and his family to tragedy (Job 3:25-26).

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OUR FAITH IS OUR VICTORY! (From Faith in Connection to Grace Series) Eden Joy Reteo

God in His goodness gave us faith to access His abounding grace. He made sure that by faith

we can get hold of what He richly has for us. And that through this faith we can overcome the world. But there is a role for us to play. Because grace is God’s part, faith is our part. Faith is acting on what you believe. Are you believing God for your dream house? Are you hoping for your partner in life or a happy family life? Are you expecting a promotion or a successful business endeavor? Then you should be acting on it. We have the Word of God that gives us a promise for every good thing that we believe for. It has a solution for every situation that we will face in life. So search His Word. Learn His principles. Then apply His instructions because faith is an action word. It’s not something we only have but it’s also something that we do. Let your actions prove what you believe. Say when you pray. Confess the Word. Follow His teachings. Declare His promises. Command your conversations right. Speak life. Love one another. Action gives life to your faith which will surely produce what you are hoping for. However, faith doesn’t come without any opponents. That’s why it’s called the good fight of faith. In this fight, we are sure winners but we must know how to deal with doubt, unbelief and fear. The cure for doubt is the knowledge of the Word of God. Once you know the truth, don’t doubt it. Likewise, the cure for unbelief is to find out what God says and decide to believe it. Fear on the other hand is the absence of faith. Both can’t co-exist! So focus on faith! Conquer your fear with faith. And we know that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Our faith is certain because it rests on the perfect love of God for us. We are fully persuaded that He will do what He promised because we know that He loves us. Love never fails. God is love. So God never fails. Similarly, faith works by love. And love works by faith. We must share this love to others so that they will also come to the knowledge of God. Surely, we also want our loved ones and friends to experience an overcoming life. And this will only happen if they will have faith through Jesus Christ.

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“As a child of God being employed in the midst of pre-believers, I see to it that every word that comes from me would benefit those who hear it. I choose to sow the Word of God in their hearts for I believe that time will come they would want to know God personally. Truly, it’s a privilege for us to have this kind of ministry which God entrusted us, the Ministry of Reconciliation.” – Mydel Sapico, Singles Unlimited “Thank you Pastora Me-Ann, it’s a great privilege na nakaattend ako ng workshop. I’m so blessed dahil napakarami kong natutunan.

As I was listening to Pastora, I felt something in my stomach which was the same feeling when I was baptized with the Holy Spirit. The Lord spoke to me and He told me to apply the laying of hands immediately. I’m thinking di ko pa kaya ito because it’s a different and deeper level but the Lord told me it’s His work in me. Let’s exercise the power of God through healing! To God be the glory!” – Ohmie Suarez, Women’s Net Remember, he who wins souls is wise! Use your dominion to lead people to Christ!

Confession of Faith Pastor Mike Bunye

I AM SAVED BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH! I AM THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD. I HAVE THE FAITH THAT OVERCOMES. I AM WHAT I AM, AND I HAVE EVERYTHING ONLY BY THE GRACE OF GOD. GOD LOVES ME, BECAUSE HE IS LOVE, NOT BECAUSE I AM LOVELY. NOTHING CAN SEPARATE ME FROM THE THE LOVE OF GOD. BY THE GRACE OF GOD, I WILL ALWAYS WALK BY FAITH AND NOT BY SIGHT AND I WILL EXERCISE THE PERFECT LOVE OF GOD. NO FEAR HERE! NO FEAR HERE! NO FEAR HERE!

By faith, we access the grace of God and receive all its benefits. By faith, we believe and see the manifestation of what we are hoping for. By faith, we overcome the world for we are born of God. In this world of trouble, our faith is our victory! And when we are in faith we are in God’s rest!

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LITERARY

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Teresa Ugo Mc Naomi Pili

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The Greatest Love Maribel Vicedo

No better love I could ever find As deep, as high As great as this kind Holding me tight And guiding my path Giving me comfort And staying by my side Blessing me richly With the desires of my heart And pouring my life With days so bright It is truly God’s Love I am happy about So to Him I dedicate My whole New Life

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Meet Our Church Family

Dong Tampos

How well do you know our Faith Family? Can you identify some of them based on the following descriptions? 1. He is a church deacon and a bank manager with six children. 2. A diligent man and our church worker from Bicol. 3. She is a BS Computer Science graduate who enjoys photography. 4. He is a BS HRM student and loves to play guitar. 5. This man used to sell love birds, a great cook and a father to her one and only daughter. 6. Our brother from the worship team who cooks well and does catering services. 7. A friendly, hardworking guy with an awesome voice from the worship team. 8. He is a church deacon and a school administrator.

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Dulce Parulan

Alfredo dela Cruz

9. A family man with one child and works now as a machinist. 10. A father of two boys and a skilled carpenter. 11. He belongs to the media ministry who enjoys playing musical instruments & LAN games. 12. She is a young lady who is a photography enthusiast. 13. Our church couple, both working professionaly on the same field. 14. His nickname is Onyok. 15. What is the batch name of the 7 graduates from SOL who are lined-up (top-most) above?

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

WATER BAPTISM

Church Services 7:30 AM

10:30 AM

5:30 PM

SOL Class Thursday Class Saturday Class Level 1 & 2 Level 1 & 3 7:00 pm 10:00 am Thursday Satellite Class Alfonso Alapan Level 2 7:00 pm Audio-Video Store Order these Powerful messages from Pastors Mike & Me-Ann Bunye & Other guest speakers Video P 150.00 Audio CD P 50.00 Faith TV Program Sky Cable Community Channel Every Saturday 10:00 -11:00 am Every Sunday 9:00 -10:00 am Cable Link Community Channel Every Saturday 8:00 -9:00 pm

Music MInistry Audition is on going Every 3rd Friday of the month

For counselling look for Sis. Leni Pangantihon at the church office

Audio-Video Store Church Activities OKTOBERFAITH Singles Unlimited October 3, 2010 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Youth Remixed Cavite City Aquaintance Party October 22, 2010 6:00 pm

Faith Riders MInistry Faith Group Meeting Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month 7:00 -9:00 pm

Congratulations on this meaningful Celebration of your Faith! Ariel Palanca Darren Corral Ramoncito Obligacion Norman Sañez Amelando Golloso

Rhenna Joyce Sison John Peter Sumagaysay Shekainah Joy Raymundo Angelita Raymundo Aljon Kevin Dela Cruz

Alfredo Dela Cruz Albert MIkko Abarca Geraldine Borromeo Reynaldo Samot

“By being baptized, we were buried with Christ into his death. Christ has been raised from the dead by the Father's glory. And like Christ we also can live a new life.” - Romans 6:4 NiRV For the next water baptism, wait for further announcement during our Sunday Services or ask any church staff at the office.

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