Mission is Possible: 1st House Cup 2012

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1 Corithians 9:24-27

“24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.”

5 houses from partner churches competing for the goal, to achieve the house cup. In the Youth Camp, Mission is possible- a challenge was made to each house; that as they grow deeper in the Lord; they may reflect the traits that makes every believer set apart in the duration of the camp through activities, artistry, creativity, strategy, discipline, obedience and finally a firm desire to know the Lord. Each House stood the test as they journeyed through the path of sanctification, doing the impossible equipped, trained and standing in faith; for with Christ all things are possible.

Here is the short teaser trailer of the 1st House Cup, showcasing each house as the challenge is again made for the 2nd House Cup to be held on 2013.

The Life Testimony of Pastor Lyle Lopez from Tunay na Buhay

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Pastor Lyle Lopez shares his life testimony and tells Tunay na Buhay host Rhea Santos how God moved to use him for His Glory alone. He shares God’s goodness as he stands to shine God’s light through his ministry, stating that “It is no longer my old self, no longer L.A. Lopez who lives in me, but Christ who lives in Me.” Pastor Lyle shares how he was called by the most High to use His talents to serve the King of Kings; That from the darkness of the industry, God shined His light- and led Pastor Lyle to his true purpose, to worship God with all that he is.

Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

In a recent post, Pastor Lyle Lopez praises God with the following words:

“I am so blessed that God turned my test into a testimony to reach out and tell the world that the Lord is Good. By His truth I am redeemed and I am blessed to stand as a servant of the most High.Though my sorrow lasted for a night, God’s joy came with the morning; I praise God for He is my redeemer. In His light I thrive, in His love I am nurtured, I am protected by His truth and saved by His grace. Glory to God as He used TUNAY NA BUHAY to share my life testimony and win more souls to Him.”

Taken from the Tunay na Buhay Plug:

“Nakilala ang dating child star na ito sa programang “Eh Kasi Bata!” at sa isang DOH commercial. Hindi man siya napapanood ngayon sa telebisyon, ipinagpapatuloy pa rin niya ang kaniyang hilig sa pagkanta. Sa edad na 26, isang pastor na siya ngayon sa isang Christian Community sa Quezon City. Dito niya ibinabahagi ang kanyang pagmamahal sa Diyos sa pamamagitan ng pag-tuturo at pag-awit. Tunghayan ang bagong himig sa buhay ng child star-turned-pastor na ito sa ulat ni Rhea Santos ngayong Biyernes dito lang sa Tunay na Buhay.”

Pastor’s Journal: What We Need is Old Fashioned Christianity

“With all the things coming to light, maybe old fashioned is what we need” – Agent Colson

As I watched the Avengers the 2nd time with the Armor Bearers leadership; I pondered on the words of Colson and how it rings true in this day and age. Colson here was reassuring the Captain that old fashioned is still relevant in this day and age. As a student of the word of God I have to agree, this generation has been focused on every new fangled thing, each new innovation that we lost track of what was once important. We focus too much on the advance cutting edge stuff that we forget the basics. Even in churches today, how many a pastor is excited to preach grand theology instead of speaking on the basics of Christian living. How strategies, idealism and new fangled ways to draw, evangelize and multiply became the focal point of our faith instead of the basic old fashioned principle which is to focus on God, to have inner revival, to know that we are called to work our salvation with fear and trembling, running the race and not being disqualified in the process.

We as believers started to focus on the method instead of the end point, we are excited to share the word and lead people to salvation but when sanctification is the name of the game and a deeper relationship is the very requirement; we lose interest since it does not add to the number thus no glory there. Stop thinking of the method or strategy; but focus on God and you will be surprised how God will use your life to share His goodness and His word.

Today what we need is to anchor ourselves to the rock of ages, the King of Kings, the ancient of days- thus old fashioned is the route we should take; thus as for me, my family and the church God has blessed me to pastor- I choose to live by the basic, speaking only the word of God and rejecting every man-made idealism. Let us pray as true believers to stand and reject this shroud of the enemy to lure God’s people astray with strange theology, and as we stand- let us meditate on God’s word day and night; breathing in prayer in all that we do that we are tossed around by unsound doctrine, but we are anchored, grounded and stable in the word of God; In Jesus Name Amen!

Ephesians 4:14 states: “Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming.”

Pastor’s Journal is the writings of our Head Pastor, Pastor Lyle Lopez as he aims to augment the walk of each believer by moving each person into a deeper relationship with our God through scripture, sound doctrine and basic truths that if applied may empower and edify Christians to walk the talk and be the person God called us to be, Not by might, power but by the Spirit of God.

iScramble Armor Bearers Fund Raiser

Dear Saints of Abundant Harvest Fellowship Philippines, I would like to thank and praise God for blessing us with such a successful iScramble Fund Raising Launch for the benefit of our upcoming Youth Camp; Mission is Possible. The fundraising is held in Baranggay Nayon Kanluran from April 23 to the 1st week of May. I would like to commend our wonderful AHF Philippines Armor Bearers Youth Ministry & AHF Philippines ACTS Singles Ministry (As Christ Teaches Singles) for standing up, dedicating time, effort, and love in our fund raising effort. When I see our youths and singles so dedicated, so impassioned, so on fire for God, for sharing the gospel by word and action; for drawing more people to come to know the Lord and have a deeper walk with Him through the Camp; my heart is just filled with joy. I am so blessed by our God centered youths and our God anchored singles. I also would like to thank and praise God for the wonderful parents for helping us out, sharing with us your resources, time and effort to make this fund raiser a solid reality. To God be the glory, so if you would like to help out in our fund raiser or would like to drop by and show moral support; Kindly let us know and we will be so blessed to have you. Have a wonderful day dear brethren. To God be the Glory! – Pastor Lyle Lopez

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Mission is Possible Youth Camp 2012 AVP

The Official Secret Dossier is out for Mission is Possible, Enter the world of the impossible as you are briefed on a the mission that would be held on May 9-11 @ Aspen Resort San Ildefonso Bulacan as you connect with fellow agents of the most High God and transform oneself by the renewing of your mind through Christ Jesus. Know that this is completely impossible by man’s view and standard; but with God all Things of Possible. Watch and Be Connected, Accept the Mission and Never be the Same Again!

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The Official Summer Camp for AHF Philippines Armor Bearers Youth Ministry and GGCF called: MISSION IS POSSIBLE is now open for registration and we are excited to see changed lives in our youths. Join us as we move to make a difference, sharing the gospel to the lost and by God’s grace transform lives by the renewal of their minds, refocusing each youth to our LORD, JESUS CHRIST. Limited slots available so join us now. For more information, inquiries and reservations; kindly contact comment on the page or email us at abundantharvestfellowship.phil@gmail.com