The Call to Self-Examination

Jesus with Nicodemus

Jesus with Nicodemus

A New Year Message

By Pastor Glem Melo

Six (6) years ago, at the beginning of 2008, after 6 months of discovering Reformed Theology, I preached 2 Corinthians 13:5 to our church, which back then was still called Vision Center for World Harvest*. Today, this verse remains a clarion call to all professing Christians.

“Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?-unless indeed you fail to meet the test!”

For ministers like me, the Bible is clear:

“According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw – each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done.  If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.” (1 Corinthians 3:10-15)

As we leave 2013 and welcome 2014, we would do well to heed God’s word and seek Him for mercy, grace and reformation.

MAY LORD BLESS YOU WITH HIS TRUE BLESSINGS THIS NEW YEAR AND ALWAYS.

* In 2010, we changed our church’s name to Kagay-an Reformed Church.

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About Glem Melo

I am a believer and follower of Christ, happily married, and have 3 wonderful kids. I am the founder and CEO of Open Eyes Mission, under the care of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) Chicago Metro Presbytery, pastoral intern at Faith Church in Dyer, Indiana, and studying Master of Divinity at Mid-America Reformed Seminary. The Bible teaches that God is real, man is sinful, hell is real, and Jesus is our only hope of salvation. I believe these truths with all of my heart, and I hope to help others learn of them as well. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16) May God give you grace and peace. Glimar "Glem" Melo www.glemmelo.com www.openeyesmission.org
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2 Responses to The Call to Self-Examination

  1. Reblogged this on Glimar | Glem | Melo and commented:

    “As we leave 2013 and welcome 2014, we would do well to heed God’s word and seek Him for mercy, grace and reformation. MAY LORD BLESS YOU WITH HIS TRUE BLESSINGS THIS NEW YEAR AND ALWAYS.” – Pastor Glem Melo

  2. Reblogged this on KAGAY-AN REFORMED CHURCH and commented:
    “As we leave 2013 and welcome 2014, we would do well to heed God’s word and seek Him for mercy, grace and reformation. MAY LORD BLESS YOU WITH HIS TRUE BLESSINGS THIS NEW YEAR AND ALWAYS.”- Pastor Glem Melo

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