Not a Rose Garden

Bong Baylon Devotions

For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him… (Philippians 1:29) Becoming a Christian is not a rose garden. You may have heard it from someone or from a church, that if you become a Christian all your problems will disappear, or that you will always …

Time to be born or to grow?

Bong Baylon Devotions, Evangelism

2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. (1 Peter 2:2-3) Spiritual life and maturity does not just happen. First, it must begin. It begins with what the Bible calls “new birth” (John 3:3). Just as a person needs to be born physically …

The Key to Transformation

Bong Baylon Bible, Devotions

First, we must get into the word. Then the word must get into us, and really work inside of us, until the word becomes a reality in our lives, not just in our heads. Listening to sermons each week will not transform your life unless you’re willing to let the word of God really deal with your heart. Your response …

Dealing with Disappointments

Bong Baylon Devotions

9 Do your best to come to me quickly, 10 for Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica.Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia. 11 Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry. 12 I sent Tychicus to Ephesus. 13 When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas,and my scrolls, …

Crazy Christians

Bong Baylon Devotions

1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. 6 They are the kind …

Faithful and Useful

Bong Baylon Devotions

20 In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use. 21 Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work. 2 Timothy 2:20-21 Sometimes trying to …