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Jun 2017
Receiving The Fullness of The Holy Spirit

“Receiving The Fullness of The Holy Spirit” Archbishop Loren Thomas Hines The Holy Spirit Seminar, Part 2 June 11, 2017 God is creating a new people of God. The first man created by God was given the responsibility to control the earth, to cultivate it, to subdue and reign over all creation. Adam failed so Christ came to restore the place of man in the kingdom of God. I believe that God sent the Holy Spirit because He doesn’t want a repeat of what happened with the fall of Adam. He doesn’t......

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Jun 2017
Empowered By The Holy Spirit

“Empowered By The Holy Spirit” Archbishop Loren Thomas Hines Holy Spirit Seminar, Part 1 June 4, 2017 I came from a family of religious people. My grandfather was a circuit riding minister and he and my grandmother lived in a wagon, traveling from place to place in crusades. I probably didn’t have a choice of what I’d become because my grandfather and uncle were involved in ministry. My uncle was the last surviving signatory of the by-laws of the Assemblies of God. The basis of our lives was Pentecostal. I was raised......

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May 2017
1st Diocesan Youth Camp: Going Against the Tide of Contemporary Culture

The FUSION Youth of Redeemer Church of St. Peter (RCSP) hosted the 1st Diocesan Youth Camp of Catholic Congregation of St. John Preparer of the Way at Tanay Adventure Camp on May 22-24, 2017. The theme this year was “Going Against the Tide of Contemporary Culture” attended by young people from Tanay, Sampaloc, Morong, Greenhills, Baguio, Montalban and Caloocan. Youth participants garbed in their youth camp shirts, were grouped into five houses: House of David (Courage), House of Joseph (Integrity), House of Solomon (Wisdom), House of Barnabas (Peace), and House of Abraham......

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28
Mar 2017
The High Calling of God in India

“As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” (John 20:21) Last January, the Catholic Congregation of St. John Preparer of the Way (CCSJ) went to Tamil Nadu in India to consecrate eight bishops and ordain thirty priests. The consecration was officiated by Archbishop Loren Thomas Hines, with the assistance of Bishop Felicisimo Cordero of The Cathedral Church of St. James the Lesser, Barcelona, Spain and Bishop Rolando Geronimo of the Pro Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Brussels, Belgium. Also assisting in the consecration was Deacon Ver Bacungan, also of the......

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Nov 2016
Through the Eyes of an Old, Young Man: Being Stubborn in Faith

In my young age of 22, I have already experienced growing up on countless occasions, perhaps on too many occasions. Growing up in most cases was associated with earning the ire of my Dad. Our numerous “disciplinary sessions” would always follow a certain pattern. He would ask me what I did wrong, then when I am able to recite my offense correctly, penance in the form of leather connecting to my behind would inevitably follow. This was always followed by an explanation of why he did it; why I had to be......

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28
Sep 2016
To Be Or Not To Be

Has anyone ever told you that you can be anything you want to be? I myself have been told this as a young boy. I remember getting a book from my aunt with a dedication that read, “To Justin, You can be whatever you dream to be. Do you dare to dream?” This motivational phrase is perhaps one of the most, if not the most, clichéd of phrases. But how true is this phrase? Can you really be anything that you want to be? I would say in this time and age,......

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Aug 2016
Generation Who?

“I need to find myself.” Do you recognize this statement? I hear this statement being thrown around time and time again by people who belong to my age group. I myself did not fully understand what it means to find one’s self and so I did my own research on the meaning behind the words. Different sources give different meaning to the statement but they all seem to agree that to find one’s self is to learn who one really is; to know one’s identity. I’ve heard this statement being used so......

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Aug 2016
Convocation Coverage Day 3

3rd day session of Bp. Geronimo at The Church of Saint Joseph: We have heard from our parents that the best inheritance to their children is education. But this is only part of it. God should be King of our lives. We should seek Him first. The importance of tithes. Tithes are a tenth of the increase. increase comes from: the salary; part-time job, stock dividends; passive income; family allocation from govt.; pensions; sales, etc. Malachi 3:8-9 will a man rob God, We have robbed Him in tithes and offerings. You are......

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Aug 2016
Convocation Coverage Day 3

3rd day session of Bp. Geronimo at The Church of Saint Joseph: We have heard from our parents that the best inheritance to their children is education. But this is only part of it. God should be King of our lives. We should seek Him first. The importance of tithes. Tithes are a tenth of the increase. increase comes from: the salary; part-time job, stock dividends; passive income; family allocation from govt.; pensions; sales, etc. Malachi 3:8-9 will a man rob God, We have robbed Him in tithes and offerings. You are......

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