English-Tagalog Expositional Sermons
By Lee Jared Garcia
English-Tagalog Expositional SermonsSep 08, 2022
0457 - Receiving and Giving Material Gifts (Philippians 4:10-23)
"The province of faith begins where probabilities cease and sight and sense fail."
0456 - Why Worry When God Is Near? (Philippians 4:6-7)
"But healing is not God's plan for everyone in this life. And there are many other ways to waste our cancer. As I prayed for myself, and continue to do so, I also pray for you that we will not waste this pain. That God knows, and cares, and rules, is enough. The passage of Scripture that came to my mind while I waited for the biopsy was 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10, 'God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him.' That is enough. I am not destined for wrath, but to live with Christ. Until we see him, may God help us not waste our health or our cancer."
0455 - Applications of a Passionate Pursuit of Jesus (Philippians 4:1-5a)
"Well, take the world, but give me Jesus."
0454 - Mimics & Models (Philippians 3:17-21)
"And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ."
0453 - The Pursuit of Knowing Christ: Part 2 (Philippians 3:12-16)
"A passion for Thee
O Lord set a fire in my soul
And a thirst for my God
Hear Thou my prayer Lord
Thy power impart
Not just to serve but to love
Thee with all of my heart"
0452 - The Pursuit of Knowing Christ - Part 1 (Philippians 3:8-11)
"Thou madest us for Thyself, and our heart is restless, until it finds rest in Thee."
0451 - Safeguarding Against Legalism & Rejoicing in Christ (Philippians 3:1-7)
"A legalist is anyone who behaves as if they can earn God's forgiveness through personal performance ... a danger that we'll never outgrow in this lifetime. The tendency for legalism exists for each of us each and every day—because of the pride and self-righteousness in our indwelling sin."
—C. J. Mahaney
0450 - Epaphroditus: a Needed Servant (Philippians 2:25-30)
"People don't care what you know if they don't know that you care."
—A common proverb
0449 - Evidencing Gospel Change by not Complaining
"People don't care how much you know if they don't know how much you care." — Anon
0447 - The Epitome of Humility
"There are two things that are suited to humble the souls of men... A due consideration of God, and then of ourselves. Of God, in his greatness, glory, holiness, power, majesty, and authority; of ourselves, in our mean, abject and sinful condition."
—C. J. Mahaney
0339 - Seeks to Be Led by Godly and Faithful Shepherds
“A church should be able to direct a newborn believer to an elder and say: “Do you want to know what a real Christian should be like? Then look at him.” —Jeramie Rinne
0338 - Displaying God's Wisdom through the Gospel for All the World to See
“Friend, what are you looking for in a church? Good music? A happening atmosphere? A traditional order of service? How about: a group of pardoned rebels . . . whom God wants to use to display his glory . . . before all the heavenly host . . . because they tell the truth about him . . . and look increasingly just like him - holy, loving, united?”
0337 - Proclaiming the Truth through Preaching and Teaching God's Word
“God’s Word has always been His chosen instrument to create, convict, convert, and conform His people. From the very first announcement of the Gospel in Genesis 3:15, to the initial word of promise to Abraham in Genesis 12:1-3, to His regulation of that promise by His Word in the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20), God gives life and health and holiness to His people through the agency of His Word. From the reforms under Josiah in 2 Kings 22-23, to the revival of God’s work under Nehemiah and Ezra in Nehemiah 8-9, to the great vision of the Valley of Dry Bones in Ezekiel 37:1-14, where God breaths the life of His Spirit into His dead people through the preaching of His Word, God always sends His Word when He wants to renew life in His people and assemble them for His glory.”
0336 - Advancing through Evangelism and Missions
“The fact is, most people come to faith through the influence of family members, small-group Bible studies, or a conversation with a friend after a church service: Christians intentionally talking about the gospel.”
0335 - Edifying the Body through Its Gifts
“The emphasis is definitely on the ministry of gifted individuals who lead the church into unity. Christ not only gives gifts to the church; He gives people to the church for its edification and growth.”
0334 - Responding to God's Goodness and Greatness through Worship
"Truth without emotion produces dead orthodoxy and a church full (or half full) of artificial admirers (like people who write generic anniversary cards for a living). On the other hand, emotion without truth produces empty frenzy and cultivates shallow people who refuse the discipline of rigorous thought. But true worship comes from people who are deeply emotional and who love deep and sound doctrine. Strong affections for God rooted in truth are the bone and marrow of biblical worship."
— John Piper
0333 - Regularly Confessing and Forgiving the Sins of One Another
“It might seem that life will be easier if we take the timid path of avoiding certain uncomfortable truths or winking at selected sins, but we always reap what we sow.... If we avoid confrontation, we’ll just get confrontation anyway, because sin unaddressed is sin unconfined. In an attempt to preserve peace, we sow war.”
0332 - Maintaining Unity even through Diversity
"Unity without the gospel is a worthless unity; it is the very unity of hell."
—J. C. Ryle
0331 - Committing to the Accountability of One Another
“The church is primarily a body of people who profess and give evidence that they have been saved by God’s grace alone, for his glory alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.”
— Mark Dever
0330 - Recognizing the Preeminence of Christ in the Church
“May Christ be praised—Preeminent! Adored! I love the church because I love her Lord.”
— Chris Anderson
0229 - Praising God for His Grace (1 Peter 5:10-14)
“I hope this New Year will bring many new blessings to you. The Lord is good. He has delivered—He does deliver—He will deliver. Oh, what an Altar, Atonement, Temple, Priest! What a Sun and Shield! What a Savior and what a Shepherd have we!” - John Newton
0227 - Practicing Humility with One Another before God (1 Peter 5:5-7)
"Smooth relations in the church can be preserved if the entire congregation adorns itself with humility. When believers recognize that they are creatures and sinners, they are less apt to be offended by others. Humility is the oil that allows relationships in the church to run smoothly and lovingly. Pride gets upset when another does not follow our own suggestions.... Believers should heed the injunction to be humble because God sets his face against the proud, but he lavishes his grace upon the humble. Those who submit to God's sovereignty in humility will find that he will lift them up and reward them." - Thomas Schreiner
0226 - Shepherding God's Flock (1 Peter 5:1-4)
"I heard a pastor say that the most important characteristic for a church leader is humility. He went on to identify the second most important characteristic: humility. The third? You can probably guess." - Jeramie Rinne
0225 - Responding to Trials for God's Glory (1 Peter 4:12-19)
“Since your Majesty and your lordships desire a simple reply, I will answer without horns and without teeth. Unless I am convicted by Scriptures and plain reason—I do not accept the authority of popes and councils, for they have contradicted each other—my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand; I cannot do otherwise. God help me. Amen.” - Martin Luther
0224 - Living in Light of Christ's Return (1 Peter 4:7-11)
"It is the property of true charity to cover a multitude of sins. It inclines people to forgive and forget offenses against themselves, to cover and conceal the sins of others, rather than aggravate them and spread them abroad. It teaches us to love those who are but weak, and who have been guilty of many evil things before their conversion; and it prepares for mercy at the hand of God, who hath promised to forgive those that forgive others." - Matthew Henry
0223 - Being Armed to Suffer for Righteousness (1 Peter 4:1-6)
“Let death and hell against me rise, through death I’ll gain eternal joys. All powers of Hell will bend the knee before my great King of glory!”
- Paul Keew and Brian Pinner
0222 - Suffering with Hope in Christ's Victory (1 Peter 3:18-22)
“While I live I shall defeat you; and if you kill me, in my death I shall defeat you all the more.” - Felicitas
0221 - Suffering for the Sake of Righteousness (1 Peter 3:13-17)
"Anthropologists have observed that immigrants and refugees sometimes have a greater love for their national identity and a greater commitment to cultural preservation than those who remain in the homeland. That’s because when you have everything stripped away, you cling to what makes you who you are. We too, as we experience increased isolation and shame in our country of origin, have an opportunity to embrace the foreignness that comes with being like God and a citizen of his kingdom." - Elliott Clark
0220 - Pursuing Relationship with One Another in the Church (1 Peter 3:8-12)
"We are no longer a team; we are now a family." - Asi Taulava
0219 - Pursuing Counter-Cultural Manhood and Womanhood in Marraige (1 Peter 3:1-7)
"Ultimately, all of this is glorifying to God. He has sent His Son to die for sinners, and he has set up marriage to reflect that reality. When we understand this, we realize that marriage exists even more for God than it does for us. God has ultimately designed marriage not to satisfy our needs but to display his glory in the gospel. When we realize this, we recognize that if we want to declare the gospel, we must defend marriage."
- David Platt
0218 - Submitting to Earthly Masters (1 Peter 2:18-25)
“Remember your Savior—His grief and His pain,
The lonely affliction, unmerited shame.
Though you had betrayed Him, He died in your place;
The joy set before Him He offers by grace.
Remember your Father—His promise, His love:
I’ll never forsake you, this pain will not break you,
For I will remake you for unending joy;
My promise is faithful though now it is painful;
No power can trample my covenant love.”
- David Ward
0217 - Submitting to Civil Authority in the Midst of Persecution (1 Peter 2:13-17)
"An act of resistance or disobedience to the government authority is really an act of disobedience against God. Whether we realize it or not, all the separate authorities in our lives have been placed there by God: 'there is no power but of God.' It can be applied in every area where the Lord has placed a constituted authority, be it in government, the home, the office, or the church."
- Dennis Potts
0216 - Abstaining from Fleshly Lusts (1 Peter 2:11-12)
"Compelled by joy, I fight that sin
That turns my gaze from Your glory.
Your Holy Spirit dwells within;
His presence arms me for victory."
- Brian Pinner and Paul Keew
0215 - Praising God's Excellencies as Christ's New Covenant People (1 Peter 2:9-10)
"Standing before the cross we see simultaneously our worth and unworthiness, since we perceive both the greatness of his love in dying, and the greatness of our sin in causing him to die."
- John Stott
0214 - Identifying with Christ as Living Stones, Temple, and Priesthood (1 Peter 2:4-8)
"When our fellowship is not simply a network of loose Christian relationships, but anchored in a particular 'covenant community' as committed members together in a local outpost of Christ's kingdom, we come closest to experiencing what those first Christians did, when people didn't just drift in and out of the community, but were either in or out--and those who were in were pledged to be the church for each other through thick and thin. Covenant community is like Christian marriage in that it is within the framework of stated commitments and promised allegiances that life in relationship is guarded, nourished, and encouraged most to thrive."
- David Mathis
0213 - Desiring God's Word (1 Peter 2:1-3)
"Resolution 28: Resolved, to study the Scriptures so steadily, constantly, and frequently, so that I may find, and plainly perceive myself to grow in the knowledge of the same."
- Jonathan Edwards
0212 - Loving One Another in the Midst of Suffering (1 Peter 1:22-25)
"A new commandment I give unto you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."
- John 13:34-35
0211 - Fearing God in the Midst of Suffering (1 Peter 1:17-21)
"Only in the light of God's holiness and majesty do I truly understand how puny, how vicious, and how pathetic I naturally am. In other words, I do not have a true knowledge of myself if I do not fear God."
- Michael Reeves
0210 - Living in Hope and Holiness (1 Peter 1:13-16)
“To be a saint means to be separated. But it means more than that. The saint also is to be involved in a vital process of sanctification. We are to be purified daily in the growing pursuit of holiness. If we are justified, we must also be sanctified.”
― R. C. Sproul
0209 - Considering the Promised Salvation in Times of Suffering (1 Peter 1:10-12)
“If your face is now covered with sorrow, the time will come when you will bless God for that sorrow. The day will come when you will see great gain from your losses, your crosses, your troubles, and your affliction. From your affliction, this glory shall spring, and the deeper your sorrow the louder you’ll sing.”
— Charles Haddon Spurgeon
0208 - Rejoicing in Salvation (1 Peter 1:6-9)
"Never has it been so easy to live in half a dozen harmless worlds at once — art, music, social science, games, motoring, the following of some profession, and so on. And between them we run the risk of drifting about, the good hiding the best. It is easy to find out whether our lives are focused, and if so, where the focus lies. Where do our thoughts settle when consciousness comes back in the morning? Where do they swing back when the pressure is off during the day? Dare to have it out with God, and ask Him to show you whether or not all is focused on Christ and His Glory. Turn your soul's vision to Jesus, and look and look at Him, and a strange dimness will come over all that is apart from Him."
— Lilias Trotter
0207 - Praising God for New Life (1 Peter 1:3-5)
"Chosen by the Father's mercy,
Set apart to serve His Son,
Sanctified by His own Spirit—
Praise the Holy Three in One!
Saved by resurrection power,
Shielded in His faithful love;
Now, no enemy can tarnish
My inheritance above!"
— Paul Keew
0105 - God Displays Amazing and Surprising Loyal-Kindness (Theology of Ruth)
"Judge not the Lord by feeble sense
But trust him for his grace.
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face."
- William Cowper
0104 - God's Redemptive Loyal-Kindness (Ruth 4)
"God is always doing 10,000 things in your life, and you may be aware of three of them."
- John Piper
0103 - God's Hope-Filled Loyal-Kindness (Ruth 3)
"Expect great things from God; attempt greater things for God."
- William Carrey
0102 - God's Providential Loyal-Kindness (Ruth 2)
"If chance exists, God cannot exist. If one molecule flies wild by chance, then God is not sovereign. If God is not sovereign, then God is not God. God and chance simply cannot coexists."
- R. C. Sproul
0101 - God's Silent Loyal-Kindness in the Midst of Tragedy
"While You wait in gracious wisdom and my doubts begin to rise,
I recall Your lovingkindness and lift my hopeful eyes.
While Your hand withholds the answer, I will not withhold my heart.
I will love You in Your silence, I will trust You in the dark."
- Eileen Berry