The Church of God International, Philippines
The Church of God International, Philippines reaches out to a worldwide audience, advancing the Good News of God’s coming Kingdom and heralding salvation by Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
The Philippine government has locked down Luzon to prevent spread of Covid-19 viruses. In compliance with government directive on mass gathering, Church of God International, Philippines will suspend NCR live worship services for the duration of the lockdown starting 14th March. To be clear, there will be no live worship services during this period in Manila, Malolos and Alabang. Local church council and elder may decide on their own to suspend worship services as well.
Starting March 21, we will try to do live streaming. We will inform all members on this progress and how to get access to the broadcast.
Meanwhile, Passover and DUB services may well be by live-streaming broadcast as well.
Please be sure to check our website and facebook account in the coming weeks for updates.
Stay safe and may the Lord God Almighty be with us all.
Passover Season Schedule
Psalm 91 NKJV
Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God
1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
4 He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
8 Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him,And show him My salvation.”
7th April 2020
In the current event happening in the country, the Church of God International, Philippines will hold a live streaming of the Passover ceremony at 6:30 PM on April 7, 2020.
In preparation for the event, members are instructed to buy now things that are needed for Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread:
1) red wine preferably Carlo Rossi
2) flour (make sure not enriched – no leavening)
4) sugar (optional)
5) butter (optional)
6) milk (optional)
You can bake your own bread based on taste preference, just make sure there is no leavening. Please refer to this: https://www.cgi.org/unleavened-bread-recipes
During the Passover ceremony, pour a small portion of wine in a glass and place a small piece of unleavened bread on a plate. The rest of wine and bread should be set aside and can be consumed later. If there are two or more in the service, they can perform the foot washing ceremony.
There will be another Passover service on the second month for those who missed the first.
Since we are on quarantine, take this time to clean our homes from all the accumulated dusts and leavened products.
Be safe everyone and be prepared for the coming Passover season.
God bless us all!
Reminders for who may partake: only those who have entered into a covenant relationship with God—meaning, baptized brethren only.
Discuss or emphasize the significance of the following Scriptures: I Corinthians 11:23-29, Luke 22:19-22, John 3:16
Self-examination, of recognizing the sacredness of the symbols of the bread and the wine as representation of the broken body and the shed blood of the Lord Jesus, the broken body for our healing, and the blood for the remission of sins. I Corinthians 11:27-30
The Bread, broken for us, in remembrance of the Lord. Isaiah 53:5, He was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
The Wine, the new covenant in Jesus’ blood, in remembrance of the Lord. Isaiah 53:5, He was wounded (blood was shed) for our transgressions. It is also significant to emphasize that the drinking of the wine, symbolic of the blood of the Lord, is symbolic of entering into a covenant relationship (this cup is the new covenant in my blood…) Covenant is an agreement between two (or more than two) individuals or parties.
Proclaim the Lord’s Death till He comes, part of the significance of this ceremony is a prophetic declaration to everyone that the Lord came and died for us. I Corinthians 11:26.
Because of LOVE, God gave His ONLY begotten son. God is a God of justice, full of mercy but a just God, and transgressions require that the penalty MUST be paid. God did not forgive us for no cost—it was at the price of the suffering and bleeding death of his Son. We were not forgiven by outright mercy or pardon—we were forgiven because SOMEBODY PAID FOR and DIED in our place, and in the most unimaginable and painful way to die. Sin brings suffering, and ultimately requires death (Romans 6:23) and justice requires that it is paid for—mercy comes in the sense that we did not pay for the penalty ourselves, instead, Jesus served, suffered and took upon Himself the sentence that is rightfully ours to pay.
The Footwashing, a spirit of service and humility towards one another, and Jesus’ way of emphasizing that we are a part of Him when we participate in this highly symbolic ordinance. John 13:1-17
The bread and the wine, giving thanks (through prayer) and asking God the Father to honor the ceremony in behalf of the Lord Jesus and to accept the symbols representing the body and the blood of the Lord. Luke 22:17-22, Matthew 26:26-29, Mark 14:22-25
AFTER The Ceremonies:
Scripture Reading: John 17, Psalm 22, Isaiah 53. (May be done after the ceremony, or individually, at home.)
John 17:1-26, recognition of the Father and the Son, a prayer of protection (v. 9, 15), a prayer of identification through the truth of God (v. 17), an expectation of bringing the message of the gospel to others (v. 20), a prayer of unity (v. 21), and a prayer of entering into the family of God (v. 24).
A Hymn of praise or thanksgiving, any hymn appropriate for the solemn occasion, Mark 14:26 (at the close of the service)
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Our commission is to proclaim the gospel of the coming Kingdom of God to all the world as a witness and teach all nations to observe what Christ commanded (Matthew 24:14; 28:19, 20).
Our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God in all the world, make disciples in all nations and care for them.
The doctrinal tenets, practices, teachings, and beliefs of the Church of God International are based on the Word of God, the Holy Bible. God’s people believe that they are to live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4).
The Church of God International, Philippines has many congregations and we always welcome visitors and newcomers. Our worship services are open to the public and there is no pre-screening or interview conducted prior to your visit. We hope you’ll join us for Sabbath (Saturday) services soon.