Praise God, because last Oct.23 I was invited to speak at the YOUTH Sunday of the PUMC MASA Mission Center.
What’s funny was that a little like sometime in September, I had a strong feeling that I will be a speaker to one of the Methodist Churches in QC to speak
about the youth, and actually when I had that feeling, I was already thinking of what topic, or where will I get my sermon, funny niya no? Kasi wala pa yung actual invitation eh nagpeprepare na ako,hehe! But God really works in ways you don’t know.

So after a week before that feeling came, Pastor Gilbert Cedillo messaged me at FB, but I though it was just regarding
one of the main concerns of the youth because Pastor Gilbert is one of our youth advisers, but he invited me to speak at their Church, and then boom, my feeling was right, right there I knew that God gave me that feeling.hehe!

Anyway, I just would like to share to you my sermon script about ” The Real essence of 1 Timothy 4:12″

Enjoy and spread the Love of Christ!

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4:12 Huwag hamakin ng sinoman ang iyong kabataan; kundi ikaw ay maging uliran ng mga

nagsisisampalataya, sa pananalita, sa pamumuhay, sa pagibig, sa pananampalataya, sa kalinisan.

4:12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young but set an example for the believers in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity.

Napaka-popular ng verse na ito sa mga kabataan ngayon, actually parang every MYF sunday or summer

camp or ci eh ito ang madalas nagiging verse.. Dahil siguro talagang akmang akma ito sa ating mga kabataan sa ating mga myf.

Pero madalas sa ating mga kabataan, ang nagiging focus natin sa verse na ito ay ang first part na:  “Don’t let anyone look down”, sarap pakinggan dba? “Don’t let anyone look down!”, tipong nakataas pa kilay mo may pilantik pa pag sinasabi. Hehe!

Tayong mga kabataan ay ngkakaroon ng sense of pride, ng sense of “Yes, KABATAAN AKO!” pag naririnig natin to, although totoo naman na talagang ineempower tayong mga kabataan sa verse na ito, pero minsan o madalas ay naooverlook natin ang MAS IMPORTANTE na part, yung DAPAT maging focus talaga which is yung 2nd part:

kundi ikaw ay maging uliran ng mga nagsisisampalataya, sa pananalita, sa pamumuhay, sa pagibig, sa pananampalataya, sa kalinisan”

“but set an example for the believers in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity”

Bakit ko nasabi na mas focused tayo sa “don’t look down”, what’s my basis ba?

Panoorin natin tong video na to: (statistics)

6.8 Billion World population (as of 2009) –>More than 50% are YOUTH

– 47% Are smokers

– 9.2% Are out of school

– 21% are involved in violence

– 27% have sex before they marry

– 70% drink alcohol (half got drunk last week)

– 5.3% induce illegal drugs

-4 out of 5 watch pornography

-2 out of 5 have attempted killing themselves

Let Us Pray:

Panginoon, hipuin nyo ang bawat tengang makikinig ang bawat matang makakita at ang bawat puso na bubukas sa bawat magandang salita na manggaling sa inyo. Gamitin niyo po ako Panginoon, para kayo’y mapapurihan at Makita ngayong umaga.Ito an gaming samo’t dalangin sa matamis na pangalan ng aming tagapagligtas na si Hesu Kristo. Amen

Diba talagang we don’t let anyone look down on us? Talagang hinde!

Tignan mo naman bata pa lang eh natututo na ng mga bagay bagay na ganyan. Na actually, parang dati mga matanda lang ang gumgawa actually dapat HINDI ginagawa at all!

Now yan ba yung point ni Paul kay Timothy? Example ba yan?
Kahit sa ating mga myf na: talaga bang we set an example?
Tayo ba ay nagiging modelo ng Panginoon?

Isa isahin nating ang 1 Timothy 4:12

Ginagwa nga ba natin ang dapat para maging mabuting ehemplo?

1. In Speech

– Normal na ang pagmumura, normal na ang “green” words/jokes, normal na ang magalit at

magsabi ng masama sa kapwa na kahit ang facebook ginagamit na natin para sa mga salitang yan, na minsan mapapa-“tsk tsk” ka nlng eh.

Ngayon isa ba tayo sa mga normal na yan? Sa bawat salita ba na ating sinsabi, sinusulat o pinopost

example  ba Tayo? ng Panginoon? O example sa kalokohan at kabulastugan?hehehe.

Ephesians 4:29

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building
others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

“There is power in words” gaya ng madalas sabihin. Kaya dapat we should use our mouth in glorifying GOD, na dapat bawat bitaw ng ating bibig iisipin natin pleasing ba to kay Lord?

Psalm 19:14

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my

Rock and my Redeemer.

2. In Conduct

– Merong kasabihan na we should “Act according to our Age” kung bata ka act na bata ka, or kung matanda ka act na seryoso ka pero di ba mas ok kung we

“Act according to our Faith”

– “Action speaks louder than words” ika nga nila. Kaya ang ating bawat kilos ay dapat maging ehemplo ng Panginoon.

– Sa bawat “pag-cut ng klase o pangongopya, sa bawat bote at upos ng sigarilyo, sa bawat suntukan

at sabunutan, sa bawat porma at kilos, tayo ba ay example?

Romans 13:13

Because we belong to the day, we must live decent lives for all to see. Don’t participate in the darkness of wild parties and drunkenness, or in sexual promiscuity and immoral living, or in quarreling and jealousy

Ang isa sa pinaka-masaklap na tanong na maaring marinig ng isang kristyano sa kanyang kapwa, mapa-kristyano man o hinde ay:

Ayyyy Kristiyano ka pala? Talaga Kristiyano ka?weh di nga?!

Si Mahatma Gandhi, isa sa pinakam-magaling, matalinong tao na isang bayani sa India at buong mundo ay actually nagbigay ng comment sa mga Kristiyano, ang sabi niya:

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

Matthew 5:16

In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven

Dapat sa Kilos pa lang kita na kagad si Lord.

3. In Love

Alam nyo ba na ang 1st and 2nd greatest commandment ay tungkol sa LOVE?

Matthew 22:36-39

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

Do we really love GOD with our all? Does it reflect in our devotion, our service, our tithes and

most especially our love for others (family,friends etc.)? Or ang devotion ba ay pag Band practice lang at CI?

Or ang tithes ay pagka may sobra lang? Or tayo ba ay madaming kaaway at kagalit at kahit si kuya si ate o si nanay at tatay ay sinusuway? Ako po minsan ay ganyan..mahirap pero kailngan nating magmahal ng tapat kahit sa hindi kaibig-ibig, commandment eh, 2nd Greatest pa!

1 Corinthians 13: 6-7
6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

4. In Faith

Do we really carry our FAITH or do we compromise it according to our needs?
Are we true to our convictions?

Ang ating pananampalatay ba ay suot natin pagka nagkakayayaan ng mag-cutting at mag-DOTA nlng? O pagka may sobra sa

baon na binigay ni tatay? Kahit sa relationships natin, icocompromise ba nating ang ating Faith para sa ating mamahalin?

Naalala nyo ba si Shamcey? Willing ba tayong i-let go ang lahat para sa Faith natin. sabi nga dba

FAITHNESS First!

1 Timothy 6:12

Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

We should stand up for our FAITH at whatever cause!

1 Thessalonians 5:8

let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.

And lastly…

5. Purity

In thoughts, actions and words

Sa pagseserve sa Church, pure ba ang intentions natin?
Sa pananalita at pag-iisip pure ba ito? Oh laman ito ng intriga, ng pangungutya, ng bitterness, ng

kalokohan at ano pa.

Sa pagkakaroon ng relationship pure ba yung intentions or kahit ikaw na nasa relationship na, pure ba

ang nagiging actions nyo?

Colossians 3:5

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

Alam nyo naisip ko…

Kaya minsan talagang ilulook down talaga tayo di dahil sa age natin pero dahil sa actions

natin..

“ah kasi bata pa xa eh kaya ganyan ah kasi matanda na yan”.

Dba mas ok pakinggan kung

“Ah kasi Kristiyano xa”

Verse:

1 Peter 2:12

Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world

At madalas ginagawa nating dahilan ang ating edad para gumawa ng bagay na di kaayaaya, di ba lagi

nating dahilan:

“Bata pa naman ako, hayaan kong magenjoy muna, ok lang wag mag-seryoso” pero pagtanda naman natin eh halos gnun din ang linya  “matanda na ako eenjoyin ko na ang buhay, at gawin ang  lahat ng gusto kong gawin”

Proverbs 22:6

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it

So Parents, train your Child.. Sorry for my example, but I remember my parents kung paano nila

kami trinain.. Yung tatay ko po, ever since na ngkaisip ako, lagi kaming pinapakain ng gulay, as in

sapilitan yan, tlgang isa isa kaming nilalagyan ng ampalaya, okra, malunggay at kung ano pa every

meal, and tlgang kailngang ubusin mo yun.. xmpre as a kid ayaw mo yun eh, pangit ng lasa eh pero

alam niyo po, I am so thankful for that training dahil hannggang ngayon tlgang mahilig ako sa

gulay na it really helps my health and my diet.

Now imagine, if ngayong myf plang tayo, or ngayon pa lang whether matanda bata, mejo matanda we start training ourselves to a TRUE

Christian LIFE, imagine what will be the outcome of that in the next 5-10 years,

Sabi nga nila:

“Practice makes permanent”

1 Timothy 4:7 “train yourself to be godly”.

Titus 2:12

Training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age

Now is the time to start, reading our bibles and praying everyday, now is the time to start to

serve the church and be good stewards, now is the time to be upright in speech and conduct, now is

the time to exercise our faith and be pure.

Now is the time to be GOOD EXAMPLES of our LORD Jesus Christ.

Pastor Joey said in his sermon last anniversary, that

“Your/Our life is the most powerful sermon”

Sino po dito ang gustong maka-inspire ng iba? Sino po dito ang gustong maka-touch ng iba?

Lahat tayo gusto natin yan, pero alam mo kung paano mo magagawa yun?
Maging superhero o bayani? Pwede. ,
Maging politiko at mamudmod ng relief goods? Pwede na din

Maging pastor or teacher at laging mag-sermon? Pwede pwede yan.

MAmigay ng pera? PWedeng PWede.. hehe!

Pero alam nyo yung madali at talagang effective?

Yun ay yung mamuhay ng tama, ng wasto, alagaan ang Lifestyle at maging Good Examples. Tiyak yan

mga kapatid, maraming maiinspire na kagad.

Before I end the message of our Lord, gusto ko lang mag-share ng isang kwento:

There was this young person (a girl), na bata pa lang ay hindi nagsawang maglingkod sa Panginoon.
At hindi lang siya naglilingkod sa Panginoon, siya din mismo ay isang magandang ehemplo sa kanyang

School, in Fact Masipag, at matalino siya at naging scholar pa sa isang Magaling na University. at

hindi lang siya isang magaling na estudyante, magaling din siyang Anak at Kapatid sa kanyang

pamilya, isa siyang example tlga at hindi niya hinayaan na kahit 19 lang siya ay tumutulong siya,

mabait at faithful na servant ni Lord through the Church, her family, friends and society. Naging

good example siya at naging significant sa maraming tao. Kaya’t nung siya ay biglaang napunta na sa piling ni Lord, marami ang nalungkot, marami ang nanghinayang sa buhay, at mahigit 6,000 ang nakiramay sa young girl na ito na ang pangalan ay Given Grace Cebanico.

Psalm 90:12

Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom

Given Grace was a great example, hindi nya sinayang ang kabataan nya, She didn’t let others

look down on her because she was a Great example, a Great example of how to live like a Christian.

Mga Kapatid “Now is the time” (whether MYF, WSCS, UMM, MYA ka) to be examples for the believers in Speech, conduct, love, faith and purity.

Remember , HINDI “pag-nakagraduate ka na, or  naka-graduate na ang panganay mo, o pagka mayaman ka na, Remember NOW NA”

Let us Pray

Panginoon, patawarin niyo po kami sa aming pagkakasala, sa aming pagiging hindi magandang ehemplo, sa aming pamumuhay na minsan o madalas ay hindi buhay Kristiyano, at mula ngayon whether ako’y bata o matanda, magiging ehemplo kami at aming sisikapin na ilagay ka sa bawat kilos, salita o gawa na aming gagawin, manguna ka Panginoon at ikaw ang humawak sa aming mga buhay. DAkila ka Panginoon, Salamat po at sa iyo ang papuri magpakailan pa man. Sa ngalan ni Hesus. Amen

To GOD be the GLORY

About Ace!

Technology Transfer and Business Development Officer Office of the Vice Chancellor for R&D, UP Diliman Organizational communication Graduate University of the Philippines Manila President - QCPACE- UMYF Vocalist- Footlong, Rapid Pagongs Member- ALAB Judah and PUMC Worship team

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