I am so grateful for this church. I got saved 23 years ago as a sophomore student and got involved in the life of the church. I’ve seen the church grow from a handful of people to now almost 40 thousand (in Metro Manila) in 13 locations. Back in 1986, we knew everyone in church by name (no kidding). It was so small that during a mid-week service if the worship team would go to the stage to sing, about five people would be left sitting in the congregation (a little exaggerated here). I knew as a young believer that the honor of God is to be pursued at all cost – even in the way we do church.
By honoring God in church, it means that we build this church around God and not around a pastor or a group of pastors. We want to give God the credit always. We give God the honor by honoring one another – by not keeping offense and spreading it like wildfire. By God’s grace, we have not seen any church split after twenty five years of doing ministry. We may not agree on everything in a meeting in the conference room but when we go out (after a decision is made) we are in full support with one another.
We honor God in church by realizing that this is His body and that we need to walk united and connected with one another. Jesus will not come back for mutilated bride but a glorious church without spot, blemish or wrinkle.
Eph. 5:27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
Jesus loves His church. He gave His life for His bride. Let us honor Him by keeping the unity of the faith.
I love this Church!