For The Cross

Let the cross be a reminder for each one of us of the need to exalt Christ. What used to be a
symbol of shame has become for us a symbol of salvation. What used to be a penalty for the
worst criminal become for us a reminder of the eternal and abundant life we receive from Him.
The cross…its message is foolishness to the world but to us who are saved it is the power of
God.

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Celebrating the Cross

2016 is a very meaningful year for us here at ICS. This year we are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of
the Church. There is no fitting way to celebrate but to refocus on the cross of Christ. Christ is the
wisdom of God, the purpose for everything that exists. His cross is also a symbol of how God includes us to His family. As ICS Family, let us meditate on the meaning of the cross and also of the symbols for our celebration.

ICS 40th ANNIVERSARY Christian Church Mandaluyong

A number of us here at ICS must have asked ourselves, what’s in the 40th Anniversary Logo. Everybody knows that a logo graphically represents what an entity believes in and stands for. So, what is the meaning behind the logo that we adapted for our highly significant celebration in January of 2016? READ MORE

 

I Surrender

“God is most glorified when we are most satisfied in Him.” – John Piper

The discipline of prayer and fasting whets our spiritual hunger for God until we come to understand that He alone is our utmost necessity, and nothing else in the world can ever compare to the satisfaction He brings.

Let’s start the year with prayer and fasting. Allow God to satisfy us with His presence.

Download the ICS Prayer and Fasting Guide (Week 1): http://tinyurl.com/htmx5hb

I Surrender

Loosen Your Grip

Surrendering is a process initiated by realizing that we are not really the owners of all the
valuables we try to hold dear. God alone is. He is the absolute owner of everything, including
all the things we enjoy. Furthermore, surrendering is a lifelong, day-to-day act of allowing God to take away any thing we lean on so that we can depend just on Him.

This is what surrendering does: it loosens our grip of things as we recognize that it is a lot better to entrust whatever we hold dear in our hands to the loving arms of God.

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[EVENTS] Being Intimate with God

Can one be intimate with God? Yes, because you are created for this purpose. To be intimate with Him is to have an unhindered fellowship with God, walking daily with Him, and pursuing passionately His presence.

Jesus led us to intimacy with the Father. He reconciled us, removed our sins, and restored us back to a right position. Without Christ, intimacy with God is impossible. Knowing all this is not enough. One must have an experience to fully understand the requisites for intimacy. ‘Being Intimate with God’ or BIG Retreats are held from time to time to teach new followers what it means to experience God and break free from a hurtful past. Learn about Inner Heal- ing, Deliverance, Victorious Christian Living, Freedom in Christ, and Being Filled with the Holy Spirit.

Join our next ‘BIG Retreat’ this November 18-19, 2015. It’s two full days of learning about intimacy with the Father. Be filled with the Holy Spirit and discover what it means to really experience God.

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[EVENTS] Water Baptism October 2015

Water baptism is commanded in the Scriptures. Everyone who accepts Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and repents of his sins are to be baptized. To be immersed in water is to declare to the world you have died with Christ and have been raised with Him.

This marks that start of one’s walkin the newness of life. The Good News is not to be kept secret so go public about your faith in Jesus. It’s the next step for everyone who has decided to follow Him. Our church regularly holds Water Baptism as a divine ordinance. If you know in your heart that you are ready to tell the world about your commitment, join the next Water Baptism schedule. Be baptized and start your Christian walk.

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What’s in the Logo?

ICS 40th ANNIVERSARY Christian Church Mandaluyong

By: Ptr. Sur del Rosario

A number of us here at ICS must have asked ourselves, what’s in the 40th Anniversary Logo. Everybody knows that a logo graphically represents what an entity believes in and stands for. So, what is the meaning behind the logo that we adapted for our highly significant celebration in January of 2016?


mandaluyong born again church4D+ stands for Four Decades Plus. We are celebrating four decades of God’s faithfulness in and through the church. 4D+ symbolizes every single moment that makes up the history of ICS- all the challenges and transitions it experienced as it seeks to be a “caring community connecting people to Christ” throughout its 40 years of existence.

mandaluyong born again church+(Plus). Considering that there had been preparations prior to the first-ever worship celebration in 1976, we are including the plus (+). The “+” also directs us to the many more years of our undertakings as a church. ICS’ story, although shaped in the last 40 years, will continue to unfold in the years to come.

mandaluyong born again church4D+ also stands for “FOR THE CROSS”. Using shortcut texts, typical to how people nowadays compose text messages, the 4D+ stands for “FOR THE CROSS”. ICS story is summed up in this phrase. The Cross of Christ is the story of every believer saved from sins and reconciled to God. The Cross of Christ embraced by ICS is why it pursues its missionary call to “reach all peoples with the Gospel of Christ.” It is the primary impetus that propels us to exert every effort so that everyone can “worship God” and be nurtured with the love of God. This phrase ought to be a constant reminder for every member of ICS to give their life for Jesus and live FOR THE CROSS of Him who suffered for us.

mandaluyong born again churchThe boat and the ICS fire-dove. The church, no matter how it prepares for the sail, cannot move forward apart from the Wind of God, the Holy Spirit. In the logo, the characters 4 and D form the sail of the boat, aptly describing the church as the sailboat. The inclusion of the fire-dove logo of ICS is a prophetic assertion that the Holy Wind of God will work on us and lead us to sail forward. In Christ our Strength, we will move forward with the Spirit of God to go and make disciples of all nations.

mandaluyong born again churchThe waves. These waves symbolize the discipleship movements we desire to establish as we move forward. What is truly satisfying as a church is that God would empower us so we can establish multiplying discipleship movements. We are tasked to “Go and Make Disciples” and that is exactly what we will do: establish discipleship movements or caring communities in every community.

To some, this logo may just be a drawing. To us here at ICS, this logo reminds us of our need to celebrate God’s goodness evident throughout the 40 years (and more) of ICS. Also, this challenges us, in the many more years to come, to move forward in the power of the Spirit with the mission of establishing discipleship movements here in this nation and wherever He directs us. God be praised!

 

 

 

 

 

ICS 40th Anniversary: Remembering God’s Faithfulness

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Milestones are supposed to be remembered and celebrated. These are moments when we reflect on what has hap- pened while at the same time look to the future with hope and anticipation.

This coming January 2016, ICS will celebrate its 40th anniversary and while we remember and celebrate the past, we do so in the context of God’s faithfulness. Without God’s leading and guidance, we would be lost and divided as a church. We have seen a wonderful transformation in our church and we can only attribute it to the Holy Spirit’s work in the hearts of people. May we all unite in the spirit of gratitude and thanksgiving to God for what He has done.

And as we reflect on the future, we open ourselves to God’s calling to spread His gospel of love and grace so that more people may experience the life-changing power of Jesus. We are called as a church to be the light of the world and the salt of the earth. May we answer that call and may we share our time, talent and resources so that others may experience His gift of salvation.

Let us not just be spectators in this important milestone of ICS. Let us all be active participants. And as we prepare to greet one another a Happy 40th Anniversary, let us reflect on God’s word to the Israelites as they were about to enter the promised land. – By: Ardie Balderrama

“Be careful to obey all the commands I am giving you today. Then you will live and multi- ply, and you will enter and occupy the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors. Remember how the Lord your God led you through the wilderness for these forty years, humbling you and testing you to prove your character, and to find out whether or not you would obey his commands. – Deuteronomy 8:1-2 (NLT)