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Taking Back Sunday LIVE at SM City North Edsa Skydome, April 13, 2012

Awesome night! Went with friends Mitz, Denise, and Donna. Favorite parts:

  • Their cover of Straylight Run’s Existentialism on Prom Night ♥
  • Everything from Tell All Your Friends
  • The crowd singing “Why can’t I feel anything from anyone other than you?”
  • The crowd cheering “MAKEDAMNSURE! MAKEDAMNSURE! MAKEDAMNSURE!”

Photos by Denise Cua

Don’t miss the BIGGEST worship event of the year ever coming this November 26!

SAVED FESTIVAL 2011 is going to rally local churches in the Philippines to live out the true calling of a SAVED life in Jesus Christ, who is worthy of all glory and honor and praise!

These days, many people call themselves Christians, but how many continue to live a compromised life? How many belittle the ultimate sacrifice on the cross by continuing their sinful ways? This is the heart of SAVED FESTIVAL 2011, which will launch the BIGGEST praise and worship event and the first festival of its kind in the country, with the emphasis on “Christ-likeness”!

Our conviction is to remind Christians that accepting Christ does not end with the sinner’s prayer, but is a continuous commitment to turn away from sin and focus on a relationship with God. Even those of us who serve in church and are leaders in our spiritual family can still be compromising certain areas of our lives.

By continuing to indulge in our personal desires instead of following His way, we reject His sovereignty as our Lord and Savior.

This is the guiding theme that SAVED FESTIVAL 2011 revolves on, as we reach out to over 15,000 Filipinos for one amazing night of praise and worship for Him alone. International and local Christian artists such as Sideshow, Parachute Band, Quest, Jodi King, Starfield, Martin Smith of Delirious? Band, Gary Valenciano, and Citipointe Live will be part of the artists live onstage!

The festival will be held on November 26, 2011 at the Araneta Coliseum in Metro Manila.  (For tickets inquiries: 910.5524 || 911.5555 || www.beccamusic.com)

savednewsmagazine:

SAVED FESTIVAL 2011 is going to rally local churches in the Philippines to rise up to the true calling of a SAVED life in Jesus Christ, who is worthy of all glory and honor and praise! 

These days, many people call themselves Christians, but how many continue to live a compromised life? How many belittle the ultimate sacrifice on the cross by continuing their sinful ways? This is the heart of SAVED FESTIVAL 2011, which will launch the BIGGEST praise and worship event and the first festival of its kind in the country, with the emphasis on “Christ-likeness”!

Our conviction is to remind Christians that accepting Christ does not end with the sinner’s prayer, but is a continuous commitment to turn away from sin and focus on a relationship with God. Even those of us who serve in church and are leaders in our spiritual family can still be compromising certain areas of our lives. 

By continuing to indulge in our personal desires instead of following His way, we reject His sovereignty as our Lord and Savior. 

This is the guiding theme that SAVED FESTIVAL 2011 revolves on, as we reach out to over 15,000 Filipinos for one amazing night of praise and worship for Him alone. International and local Christian artists will be live onstage, and our speaker will be sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  

The festival will be held on November 26, 2011 at the Araneta Coliseum in Metro Manila. 
Worship starts on time at 6PM.

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Tumblr: savednewsmagazine.tumblr.com

The Week That Was

MONDAY

Monday was when we (Diane, Donna, Jakin and I) had our sixth ever bible study night. Well, sixth, since April 2011, if you include the time where we watched To Save a Life, a very good and non-hardsell Christian movie targeted at the youth, and that day before the 05/21 prediction where we sat down with my dad and had him discuss the end times. 

Anyway, that night, we talked about the ‘good but not good enough’ excuses (riches, responsibilities and relationships) that we keep making which prevent us from responding to Jesus’ invitation positively everyday based on the Parable of the Feast (See Luke 14:16-24).

Although the message, I think, was pretty good and highly relatable for all four of us, it was the sharing part that made things truly interesting as always. Also, I found out that even they are hoping for our group to grow and get bigger. And personally, I deemed it very encouraging that they do. It helps a lot to know that we’re not only on the same boat but we’re also paddling altogether towards the same direction. :) 


WEDNESDAY

I remember this to be a very, very, very sleepy day for me. I only had half of the required amount of sleep, and yet I couldn’t say no to a movie night. So, after work, my doggy/friend Hsin and I went to Greenbelt and saw the famous panda do wattah wattah. (Kung fu sounds, gets?) And although I loved the first one quite a lot already, I loved this second installment better! 

"You got to let go of the stuff from past, because it just doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is what you choose to be now." - Po 

In particular, I liked the lessons. I liked how it preached about letting go of your (imperfect) past because the control it has on you is only an illusion, and about how important inner peace is. (Although I prefer it that this peace comes from God because He is truly the ultimate source of every good thing and I like to think that when we look to Him for peace, it’s also because we know that peace comes from knowing that Someone is in control and because of that, there’s always great hope to hold on to.) However, I must admit that during the movie, I kept getting distracted by my silly thoughts like “Oh how I would love to have a pet panda!”; “I wonder if it’s at all possible to have one…”;  ”What would a panda-cat hybrid look like? A big, fat b&w cat or a small and more feminine-looking panda?”; and “I’m sleepy but not because the movie bores me. Hmmmmmmm I want Po as my bed!!!!”

  
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THURSDAY



Hillsong United: The Aftermath concert tour live in Manila! For this, I’ve dedicated a separate blog entry. Check it out HERE.


FRIDAY

Nuffnang and Hapee’s special screening of X-Men: First Class! But before that, the Nuffies had a really heavy dinner at Chili’s. The heavy part was mostly because we had a little too much of their unlimited tostadas while our food was still being cooked and prepared. And then there was also some worrying done because all of a sudden, there was an airconditioning problem at Greenbelt 3’s Cinema 2. And then some socializing with everybody (with the bloggers, client, a new crush <3 and the Ayala cinemas people from whom I kept asking more electric fans for the unusually unfreezing cinema weather). And then the movie at last! 

Great movie! I don’t think I need to say more, as everybody’s been raving about it already. :D Actually, now that I think about it, I kind of want to watch it again. Kung Fu Panda 2 also. Hehe.  


SATURDAY

This day would’ve been totally awesome if I didn’t have to miss our high school reunion. :( Butbutbut okay, I refuse to feel sad about it because our first ever Nuffamily Day turned out to be a fun success! Here’s a few of what made the event great:

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