Weekly Sabbath Assembly

Looking Out for Humility

stephen-humilityZambales Corner: Humility—Part 1

Mr. Gilbert D. Deboma discussed about humility here at San Miguel, Botolan, Zambales last April 25, 2015.

Humility is about being humble.  Humility also means looking out not only for your interests but also for the interests of others.

Example of being humble is like the one given by Jesus Christ in Luke 14 7-11. 

“Then when Jesus noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he told them a parable. He said to them, ‘When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honors , because a person more distinguished than you may have been invited by your host. So the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this man your place.’ Then, ashamed, you will begin to move to the least important place.  But when you are invited, go and take the least important place, so that when your host approaches he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up here to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all who share the meal with you.  For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” 

Being humble is needed in the Kingdom of God because we are to teach and practice it. To be okay even when you’re in the lowest chair is its trait.

Another is at Luke 14 12- 14. “He said also to the man who had invited him, ‘When you host a dinner or a banquet, don’t invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors so you can be invited by them in return and get repaid. But when you host an elaborate meal, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. Then you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

If you invited the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind, that is being humble. If you only invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors you invite them because they can repay you or invite you back. You invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind because you are humble. If you do this, to say that you are humble, you should always remember, you cannot mock God.

Matthew 18:4

 “Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

Stephen Matthew (age 12)


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Humility –Part 2

Mr. Gilbert Deboma has given a sermon about humility last Sabbath, May 9, 2015.

In the service, he discussed that humility is “putting yourself lower than others”.

Being humble means not being proud or boastful. The attitude of humility is one of many ways one can enter into the kingdom of God.  For being humble means goodness. Do not be proud to others, for what you do to others you also do it to Jesus Christ.

Philippians 2:3-4

“Let nothing be done through selfish ambitions or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interest, but also for the interests others.”

 Juan Miguel (age 11)


arielle-tongueThe Power of the Tongue

In our sabbath service this morning we discussed about the power of tongue. The power of the tongue can lead a person to blessing or cursing.

Proverbs 12:18

“There is one who speaks like piercings of a sword but the tongue of the wise promotes health.”

This Bible verse means that the tongue of men can be a bad thing or a good thing.  For the tongue of men can speak bad words and inspiring words. In my own experience, my tongue can say disturbing words and good words. Like when I tease my brother, he got mad and did something to get back at me.

My tongue speaks good words when I say inspiring words. The tongue of men can be a cause of trouble or peace, so be careful what you speak and think before you open your mouth so that you can avoid being in a quarrel or a fight.

 Juan Miguel (age 11)

Sin Offering

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Sin Offering

Mr. Gilbert Deboma talked about sin offering last March 28, 2015 at San Miguel, Botolan, Zambales

Then he also discussed about unintentional sins.

The things you need to do can be seen in Leviticus 4:1-12 so the animal you are going to offer is a young bull without blemish and then this young bull will be brought at the door of the Tabernacle of Meeting before the Lord and kill it. After doing this he shall carry it outside the camp to a clean place.

God wants us to do this because He loves us.

Ezekiel 18:20

“The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear he guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.”

Juan Miguel (age 12)

Commitment and Joy

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Sabbath Message: "Commitment"                                              

Commitment is a promise to do something, being faithful too. Everyone has to be faithful to everybody and in everything.

An example of commitment is a couple. If you are attending their wedding you will hear what they are promising to one another saying, "through sickness and health and 'til death do us part". Couple is  the nearest explanation that Gilbert D. Deboma had discussed today March 21st in San Miguel, Botolan, Zambales. The whole commitment of man is to go and enter the kingdom of god.

Luke 6:10--

“He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.”

By Stephen Matthew Deboma (age 12)

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Sabbath topic: "Joy"

Mr. Dominic Flores has given a message about joy in San Miguel, Botolan, Zambales, Sabbath day. He said that joy is a feeling of great happiness and a cause of delight.

Joy is shown in many ways. It can be expressed at work and can be felt when receiving forgiveness. At work, joy can be very helpful because if you have joy your work will be easily done. We can have joy after being forgiven because of great happiness you will feel when you know that you are forgiven of sin.  Most importantly, God’s greatest joy is for us to enter the Kingdom of God.

3 John 1:4

"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth."

By Juan Miguel (age 11)

How Do We Use The Gifts of the Spirit For the Benefit of the Church?

How Do We Use The Gifts of the Spirit?“The Feast of Pentecost symbolizes the indwelling of God’s Holy Spirit in every believer, giving him/her power to be used to benefit the whole body, the Church.

In 1 Corinthians 12:8-10, there are nine gifts given to the Church, “to each one, for the profit of all” (1 Corinthians 12:7)

These nine gifts are:
1. word of wisdom
2. word of knowledge
3. faith
4. gifts of healing
5. working of miracles
6. prophecy
7. discerning of spirits
8. different kinds of tongues
9. interpretation of tongues

By drawing lots, you will choose two gifts and answer the following questions:

1. Please explain why the two gifts are necessary for the Church and please cite instances where you were able to use these gifts for the benefit of the Church.

2. What hinders you from developing further any or both of the spiritual gifts?

3. Please support your answers with biblical verses”

(from Sabbath Interactive Bible Study format prepared by Raul & Vivian Hipe and family)


Please CLICK ON ANY OF THE LINKS below to LISTEN to or DOWNLOAD audio mp3 files from the Interactive Bible Study on the Sabbath before Pentecost...

Ralph Hipe - nais ko po gawin, kahit parang nababawasan po tayo, kahit nakikita ko sa paligid namin na puro evil, gusto ko pa din ipakita sa Panginoon Diyos na thankful ako na buhay ako at nandito pa din po ako sa church at kasama ko kayo lahat...

Raul Hipe - different kinds of tongues + faith

Arielle Hipe - pagbibigay ng good example sa mga brethren sa pamamagitan ng patuloy na pag-serve sa Diyos, sa pag-play ng musical instruments at sa pagkanta, tulad din po ng pag-share sa amin at itinuro sa amin, isini-share ko din po sa mga pinsan ko... Ang mga verse ko po, Ephesians 5:8-9, 19-21

Priscilla Cardona - interpretation of tongues + word of knowledge

Marissa Flores - faith + working of miracles

Rodolfo Argallon - word of wisdom + gift of healing

Eric Lloyd Perona - gifts of healing + different kinds of tongues

Cecile Constantino - word of knowledge + faith

Juan Gabriel Cardona - word of knowledge + gifts of healing

Vivian Hipe - discerning of spirits + word of wisdom

Gilbert Deboma - word of wisdom + gift of prophecy

Gina Constantino - discerning of spirits + interpretation of tongues

Ofelia Limpoco-Magat - gift of prophecy

Remy Argallon - working miracles + discerning of spirits

Ann Theresa Deboma - faith + gifts of healing

Ramon Fernandez - interpretation of tongues + faith

Interactive Bible Study: Fill Out Your Faith With...

add_to_faith01In 2 Peter 1:3-7 there are eight godly characteristics that Apostle Peter said we must have and abound, because “we will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ” if we add these things.

By drawing of lots, you will be tasked to expound on any three godly characteristics by answering the following:

1. Using biblical verses and examples, please explain why the three characteristics are important “to make our calling and election sure.” (1 Peter 1:10)

2. Please cite recent experiences where you have exercised these godly characteristics.

3. Please cite also events in your life where you think you still have to be diligently seeking God’s help to be able to have/abound on such charactistics.

(From Interactive Bible Study format prepared by Raul & Vivian Hipe, derived from previous Sabbath sharing)

Interactive Bible Study: “The LORD is my shepherd...”

lambs_feeding02“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” For the Interactive Bible Study of August 27, 2011, Gina Constantino was inspired with:

“In honor and thanksgiving to our great Father in heaven, David’s Psalm 23 gives us a description of God's loving kindness, guidance, protection, etc. In every season and times of our lives, it shows that God is the only one who can sustain us and give eternal life.

We are going to draw by lots on the following verses of Psalm 23:

Questions:
1. Please explain, give description on why you believe that God will do what the verse says during times of riches, happiness, wants, adversities, troubles, etc. .
2. Give other supporting verses.
3. Tell your experience/s on the fulfillment of such verse in your life.”

CLICK ON ANY OF THE LINKS BELOW to listen to or download MP3 audio files shared by brethren who drew lots for the Sabbath Interactive Bible Study of August 27, 2011...

1The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

priscilla_cardonaMrs. Priscilla Cardona

ofelia_limpoco_magatMrs. Ofie Limpoco-Magat

regina_buendiaMaria Regina Buendia

rodolfo_argallonMr. Rodolfo Argallon

eric_peronaEric Lloyd Perona

elmer_peronaMr. Elmer Perona


2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

raul_hipeMr. Raul de Asis-Hipe

cecile_constantinoMs. Cecilia Constantino

justine_menciasJustine Mencias


3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

kristine_floresKristine Amparo Flores

juan_gabriel_cardonaMr. Juan Gabriel Cardona


4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

gina_constantinoGina Constantino

ramon_fernandezRamon Fernandez


5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

marissa_floresMrs. Marissa Flores

vivian_hipeMrs. Vivian Hipe

anna_cardonaAnna Cardona

arielle_hipeKharis Arielle Ann Hipe

miadely_perona02Mrs. Miadely Perona


6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

edelmia_cardonaMrs. Edelmia Cardona

ralph_hipeRalph Ian David Hipe

dominic_floresMichael Dominic Flores

remy_argallonMrs. Remy Argallon

Scripture text from The Holy Bible, Authorized Version. Title photo from National Archives UK, via Flickr Commons

Q&A Bible Study: “Why Does GOD Allow Evil In The World?”

Why does GOD allow evil in the world?Topics asked about during the Sabbath Q&A Bible Study of July 30, 2011 ranged from the vision of Ezekiel to personal conflicts and study questions...
Ang pag-aaral ng Salita ng Diyos ay hindi lang sa pagiging marunong, mahusay magsaliksik sa Biblia, kahusayan sa pagbasa, pag-alam kung nasaan ang mga talata...“God has revealed His Word to babes...” reminded elder Raul de Asis-Hipe. “If we have the kind of approach that is like that of babes in Christ, that humility as that of a child to his father, only then can we really comprehend what God wants to teach us...”

CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW to listen to or DOWNLOAD any MP3 soundfile from the Sabbath Q&A Bible Study of July 30, 2011...

Introduction: The attitude with which to approach the study of Holy Scriptures...


Q: What does “...visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children” mean in Exodus 28:5? Does this conflict with Ezekiel 18:4, 17?


Q: Please explain Ezekiel chapter 1. Ano po ba ang sinasabi dito, tungkol po ba ito sa itsura ng mga anghel? Ano po ang ibig iparating nito?

Vision of Ezekiel, cont'd...



Q: Matthew 16:19. What are the keys of heaven talked about here given by God to Peter?


Q: Why does GOD allow evil in this world?

Q: What is healing from God? What about faith healing that is commonly practiced and resorted to?


Q: “How may we help clarify the perspective of one who says, ‘I am afraid of persecution’?


Q: Who is this man whom Paul the apostle writes about in third-person beginning in 2nd Corinthians 12?

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