Life Groups – You Need One


The saying “No Man Is An Island” can always be applied to a Christian who longs to know more about God and share his life to other people. A believer has to understand deeply the importance of meeting with other Christians through a Life Group.

What is a Life Group?

A life group is a group of Christians who meet together in a weekly basis with a purpose to glorify God by worshiping, sharing the Word and encouraging one another. Sometimes it can be an avenue for the salvation of souls for the newcomers invited by the members.

Purposes of a Life Group


A life group is a platform to share the Word of God and to proclaim one’s testimony, which serves as the most important ingredient part of the life group itself. The Word of God is always the center of all conversations during the meeting. In order for the members to experience God deeply in a life group, the leader has always a message from the Lord. It is also a way for the life group members to share the goodness of the Lord in their lives. In sharing the Word and one’s testimony, spiritual growth happens.


A life group can also be called a “support group”. Not all the members of the life group are in great spiritual conditions. They attend the life group to feel that somebody cares. Some of them might be experiencing emotional turbulence as well financial bankruptcy. Thus, a life group intends to cover the needs of the believers as others will offer their hands and prayers.


A life group is a net for Christians to win souls. By inviting unbelievers to join a life group, intentional evangelism occurs. Surely, in a growing life group, teaching of salvation cannot be neglected if first timers attends the meeting.

How to Start a Life Group?

A life group can easily started if there’s an agreement among friends. When is the life group? Where is the venue? Who will lead? Once these questions are settled, then the group can begin a journey of sharing, supporting and soul-winning.

A Christian grows in the Lord with a community that is willing to love and serve.

Pintig Ng Iyong Puso Lyrics Complete

One of the most sought worship songs today is “Pintig ng Iyong Puso” composed by Pastor Joey Crisostomo and Bro. Marlon Oliveros. With tens of thousands of views already in Facebook and in Youtube, Pintig ng Iyong Puso continues to attract God seekers who wanted to find God though a song.

Because of the anointing that flows when singing the music, there are guitar and keyboard covers already uploaded in Youtube. The song really is becoming the avenue of the Holy Spirit for a longing soul to reach the heart of God. There’s no dry eye when a real seeker of God sings the song.

I first heard the song during our Brother Eddie School of Ministries International (BESMI) Saturday Class. Pastor Joey also explained the meaning of each word that I totally grasped it with understanding. Surely, a worshiper can hear the ‘heartbeat of God’ by singing “Pintig Ng Iyong Puso” with heart and comprehension

You are in this page primarily for the complete lyrics. Here it is.

By Ptr. Joey & Ptr. Ellen Crisostomo / Marlon & Ellen Oliveros

Parang alon sa dagat
Ika’y dumating
Parang alon sa dagat
Kami’y Iyong dalhin
Magpapatianod kami ay ihatid
Ikaw lang ang may alam nitong landasin

Kami’y akayin at Iyong dalhin
Hanggang marating na ang lalim
Ng pintig ng Yong puso
Na nagsasabing “ika’y manatili sa’king piling… at iyong dinggin,
Ako’y mahalin
at laging sundin
At sasambahin”

Hindi mapapapagod ang pusong ito
Na awitan ka at mahalin
Hindi magsasawang ikay sambahin
Bawat sandali papuri ko’y hihimigin

You can watch Pastor Joey leading the worship at JIL Greenhills here.

May you feel the presence of the Lord as you sing the song.

10 Best Devotional Books for Christians

There’s no substitute for the bible. To nourish the soul with fresh food from heaven, the bible is ultimate source. Direct reading from the bible is still the best avenue to know God intimately. Doing the MPCWA style of personal journal is advisable to those who want to live a discipline life.

For the purpose of supplemental intake, devotional books are available for Christians to grow deeper in the knowledge of Christ. With caution, devotional books are only effective if there’s a direct reading of the Word of God.

In the history of Christendom, devotional books are always part of the lives of Christians who longs to know more of God. Devotional books are serving the seekers to understand more of God through the interpretation revealed by the author.

In my journey with the Lord, devotional books have brought me into deeper relationship with the Lord. I will always treasure these books for they were written by people who met God in a unique and intimate way.
The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer

A.W. Tozer delineates the journey of the seeking soul. He talks here about spiritual awareness which is the key in being near to God. Tozer writes about self-abnegation and the joy of possessing nothing. This is one of the best books for those who want to seek God deeper.


The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence

In a world social media and thousands of information being absorbed daily, it is difficult to stay connected with God. The Practice of the Presence of God teaches us how to live in His presence despite the busyness of life.


Morning and Evening Daily Readings by Charles Spurgeon

Waking the soul in the morning and soaking it at night will best fit Charles Spurgeon’s classic. A complete package for a Christian to meditate on God. Online apps are now available for Android and iOS users.


Streams in the Desert: 366 Daily Devotional Readings by L. B. E. Cowman and Jim Reimann

A thirsty soul will seize the moment by taking minutes in reading this classic. Absolutely, it will make your soul refreshed while it continue to seek God as you ponder on what you read.


My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

For living a holy life by being reminded about God, My Utmost for His Highest is the best. Easy to read devotions with supporting verses from each page. I was reading this daily devotions at the bus in commuting to school.


Of the Imitation of Christ by Thomas A Kempis

One of the most favorite devotional books, Of the Imitation of Christ will always be part of a Christian upbringing. There are so many topics that a person will keep on reading. I love the topic about “Meditation of Death” as well as the “Vanity of Life”.


Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ by Jeanne Guyon

Madam Jeanne Guyon was one of the soul searchers in the post biblical era. Her discoveries on how to seek her Creator have continuously influencing Christians in such an impactful way.


The Seeking Heart by Francois Fenelon

Fenelon’s best will always be part of my Christian upbringing. Fenelon’s contemplation of God through this book reached vastness of the knowledge of God.


Heaven: Your Real Home by Joni Eareckson Tada

“You’ll learn what heaven is like and who will be there and how you can prepare your heart here on earth for the reality of heaven. You just might discover that heaven is closer–and more real–than you’ve ever thought.”

An encouragement for all of us who are waiting for the place Jesus prepared for us.


Confessions by Augustine

An old classic. Confessions by Augustine will never be effaced in the books of devotionals. This book has engraved in the hearts of early Christians.


I pray to God that these books will help you in at a certain degree in experiencing God in a deeper way.

Jesus Is Lord Church Binalonan Pangasinan exact location

Are you looking for the Jesus Is Lord (JIL) Church in Binalonan, Pangasinan? You are in the right place.

The Sunday Worship Service of the Jesus Is Lord Church in this town is located at third floor of CIP and Fely Plaza Building, Rizal St., Poblacion. It is at the heart of the town and it can easily be found.

If you are coming from the Urdaneta City, just turn right entering the Binalonan Town proper. Turn right on Rizal St., with just few meters, you can see the tallest building called Cip and Fely Plaza Building.

Binalonan has become strategic since the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) opened last year. Once it was just an ordinary being passed by travelers going to the North like Baguio City and Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte, Binalonan has emerged as a must see town.

With the leadership of Mayor Ramon Guico III, Binalonan has developed into one of the most progressive towns in the province of Pangasinan. Investors has been coming to the town and opportunities are going to be available.

By the way, come visit the JIL Church Binalonan Chapter every Sunday at 8:00 AM. Let us join together in declaring the Jesus Is Lord over Binalonan.

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Acronyms for spiritual growth to remember

I have few simple acronyms that would simplify the way to observe life as you grow in the Lord. These are life-changing acronyms easy to remember. You can pull it out everytime you need it. In times of depression, trials and temptations, you can always utilize and make it as your pattern or guide in staying firm.

ACTS of Prayer

As a new believer, the ACTS of Prayer is a pattern to follow to communicate with the Lord. You can call it also steps in praying.


PUSH is secret in praying. When nothing is happening in your prayer, PUSH can be applied. This is about perseverance and importunity in praying. Don’t stop praying.



Mark 13:32-37

32 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Take heed, WATCH and pray; for you do not know when the time is.

34 It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to WATCH. 35 WATCH therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming—in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning— 36 lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. 37 And what I say to you, I say to all: WATCH!”

To be successful in life, we must watch our words, attitude, temptations, character and household. Jesus commanded us to WATCH.


MPCWA first, coffee or tea comes next

Are you doing your MPCWA diligently? What is MPCWA? MPCWA stands for Message, Command, Warning, and Application. Numbers Christians are now utilizing the MCWA method in their daily devotions for it is easy to follow.

To be a strong Christian, the devotional life must be maintained daily. Just as the body needs food, the spirit man hungers for the Word of God. The spirit man must grow deeper in the knowledge of Christ to be equipped in all things. Through a habitual devotional life, a believer can dig deeper into the Word of God until his soul gets near to his creator.

For a Christian to effectively conduct routinely his time with the Lord, MPCWA must be applied. It is vital for a believer to be aggressive in his growth. MPCWA has been tested and proven to bring forth that growth

Notebook, ballpen and bible are needed for the devotional time. Using devices such as PCs, tablets and smartphones in recording can be pursued.

How to do the MPCWA devotional method

1. Find a place

For the mind to absorb the Word, a quiet place is needed. If you can find a place where you can be alone, then this is the best place to read the bible. Doing it early in the morning when everybody at the house and neighbour are still asleep. Feed the spirit first before the body in a still place provides room for the Spirit to penetrate.

2. Have a daily bible reading plan

Using a daily bible reading guide is advisable. There are so many daily bible reading plans available for Christian through the internet. There’s the downloadable daily bible reading from Philippine Bible Society.

3. Read your bible

Pray for the Holy Spirit as you read the bible with comprehension. Start jotting down what God has for you through the MPCWA method. Through the help of the Spirit, you will be able to write His:


What is God’s message to you through those verses in the bible. What is the specific verse? Are  messages that God wants for you throughout the day?


What are His promises to claim? Write down what God has for you. Always remember that what God have spoken He has never broken. The promises of God are for you to live an abundant life.


What are God’s command to obey? As a Christian, God wants us to learn about his statutes. He wants as to be obedient to His words.


God warns His people through the Word. In order for us not to go astray, His words are like signboards with warnings so that we will not go in harm. What are the warnings to heed?


Apply what everything that you have written above. Write down personally what you are going to do.

Are you doing your MCWA first before drinking a cup of coffee?