Mercy and Grace

Bong Baylon Devotions

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 NIV  Although Israel have sinned, and have forgotten the Lord in their backsliding, still they were assured of God’s mercy and grace in time of need. …

Don’t Just Hear, Do

Bong Baylon Devotions

“I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.” Psalm 119:7 TNIV Learning God’s word is crucial to our spiritual formation. But it is even more crucial that we obey His word in our daily lives, for hearing without doing is like eating without digesting. Let us make it our habit to get into the word of …

The Key to True Life Change

Bong Baylon Evangelism

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.” Romans 1:16 NIV What changes people’s lives is not programming or music or preaching per se, but the truth of the Gospel. Sometimes we focus on the minors while neglecting what is …

Complete in Christ

Bong Baylon Devotions

“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.” Colossians 2:9-10 NIV1984 What has really happened when you got saved? Perhaps it has not really dawned on you. Well, maybe not yet. But something really awesome has happened. You have been …

Two Sides of Discipleship

Bong Baylon Devotions

“Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.” James 1:21 NIV1984  Discipleship has two sides. There is a negative and positive side. Both are necessary to be a healthy disciple. On the one hand, we need to say no to sin by faith, because …

A Love that Motivates

Bong Baylon Devotions

“If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love.” John 15:10 NIV1984  Does this mean that I have to work for my salvation? Do I have to be obedient to remain in God’s love? What is the meaning of this verse? Jesus has always been the Son …