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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.


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CONGREGATIONS

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 services soon.


Mr. Winston Co, Pastor
Mr. Ferdinand Padilla, Assistant Pastor

2 PM - 4 PM
6F, Peak Sun Bldg.,
1505 Princeton St., Shaw Blvd.,
Mandaluyong City
Tel. No. 02 995 0577

Mr. Winston Co, Pastor

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila
Entrata Urban Complex, Filinvest City
2609 Civic Dr
Muntinlupa
Tel. No. 02 995 0577

Mr. Melchor Arcinas, Pastor
Mr. Sedfrey Razal, Assistant Pastor

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Hiyas Convention Center - Governance Bldg.,
Malolos City
Cell No. 0918 807 2954

Mr. Arnel Anselmo, Coordinator

10 AM - 12 NN (Except 1st Saturday of the month)
Villa Caceres Hotel,
Magsaysay Ave.,
Naga City
Cell No. 0907 673 1886

Mr. Mel Arcinas, Minister

10 AM - 12 PM
Brgy Vito,
Sagay City,
Negros Occidental
Cell. No. 0918 807 2954

Mr. Ed Rodrigo, Pastor

2 PM - 4 PM
Iloilo Midtown Hotel,
Yulo St.,
Iloilo City
Tel. No. 033 337 5882

Mr. Ely Mellomida, Minister

2 PM - 4 PM
7th Floor, Rajah Park Hotel,
Fuente Osmena Circle,
Cebu City
Cell. No. 0920 262 6413

Mr. Ely Mellomida, Minister

1 PM - 2 PM
Anson's Place,
Maranding,
Lala,
Lanao del Norte
Cell. No. 0915 908 2940

FEASTS OF THE LORD

"These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons." Leviticus 23:4

Throughout the centuries, fragments of God's church scattered here and there among the nations have continued to observe God's weekly Sabbath. Some of them have been led to remain faithful in keeping His annual Sabbaths; the seven annual festivals of Passover, Days of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles, and the Last Great Day. Click each feast for further information.


The Passover

Passover (Leviticus 23:5) is a reminder of how God took the lives of all the firstborn Egyptian males (Exodus 12:7, 26-29) but passed over the Israelites' homes because they had placed the blood of a sacrificed lamb on their doorposts.

The blood of the lamb foreshadowed the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, which spares mankind from eternal death. In the New Testament, Christians came to understand that Christ is the true Passover Lamb (compare Exodus 12:21 with 1 Corinthians 5:7). In observing His last Passover with His disciples, Jesus explained that the symbols of bread and wine represent His body and blood, offered by Him for the forgiveness of our sins (Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 14:22-24).

Our observance of this annual occasion marking Jesus' death (1 Corinthians 11:26) reminds us that eternal life is possible only through Him (John 6:47-54; Acts 4:10-12). His sacrifice is the starting point for salvation and the foundation of the annual feast days that follow.

Feast of Unleavened Bread

In conjunction with the Passover, God instituted the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Leviticus 23:6-8). Historically it commemorates the ancient Israelites fleeing Egypt in such haste they did not have time to let their bread rise (Exodus 12:33-34).

God commanded the Israelites to keep this festival by removing leaven (yeast) out of their homes for seven days. The first and last days of this week-long festival were specifically set apart as holy convocationsĂłdays devoted to rest and assembly for worship.

During His earthly ministry, Jesus identified leaven as a symbol of sin (Matthew 16:6-12; Mark 8:15; Luke 12:1). Thereafter members of the early Church continued to observe this festival by putting leaven out of their homes for the week as a symbol of the clean minds and attitudes God desires of His people (1 Corinthians 5:6-8). After accepting Christ's sacrifice for our sins, we must follow His example in practicing righteousness.

Feast of Weeks (Pentecost)

The third annual feast day is the Feast of Weeks, or Pentecost (Leviticus 23:16-21; Acts 2:1). This festival, which corresponded with the first harvest of the season, was the day God miraculously granted His Spirit to the New Testament Church (Acts 2).

Pentecost continues to remind us that God is the Lord of His harvest, choosing and preparing the firstfruits of His coming Kingdom by granting them His Spirit (Matthew 9:38; Luke 10:2; Romans 8:23; James 1:18). God's Spirit empowers us with the love of God, the motivation to obey Him, and a sound mind to discern His truth (2 Timothy 1:7; John 15:26; 16:13). Only those led by God's Spirit are called the Sons of God (Romans 8:9, 14).

Feasts of Trumpets

The next feast day is the Feast of Trumpets (Leviticus 23:24-25). Ancient Israel understood that trumpets were used as a way of announcing special messages (Numbers 10:1-10).

The New Testament reveals a great event to be announced on this day with the sounding of a trumpet: the return of Jesus Christ to earth (Revelation 8:2, 11:15). This day also pictures a time when the dead in Christ will be resurrected to life (1 Corinthians 15:52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16) to reign with Him for 1,000 years (Revelation 20:4-6).

The remaining feast days describe steps in the establishment of the prophesied Kingdom of God on earth and judgment of humanity after Christ's return.

Day of Atonement

The Day of Atonement is the next holy convocation (Leviticus 23:26-32). Observed by fasting (verse 27, compare Acts 27:9), refraining from eating or drinking (Esther 4:16), this day represents humanity's need to be reconciled to God through the forgiveness of sin.

At the return of Christ, Satan will be bound (Revelation 20:1-3) so the nations can be reconciled to the Father through Christ. Luke referred to this observance as "the fast" in Acts 27:9.

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Feast of Tabernacles

The seven-day Feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 23:34) represents the next step in God's master plan. This festival pictures the 1,000-year reign of Jesus Christ (Revelation 20:4-6) known as the Millennium.

Isaiah describes this period as a time of peace when God's law will go out to all nations from Jerusalem (Isaiah 2:2-4). Fierce animals' natures will change (Isaiah 11:6; 65:25), the earth will become highly productive (Isaiah 35:1), and, most important, "the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea" (Isaiah 11:9). With Satan's evil influence removed, all of humanity will at last learn God's ways.

This perfect environment will be designed to offer all people the opportunity to repent of their sins and come to God the Father through Jesus Christ. The Bible shows that Jesus attended this important festival (John 7:2, 10, 14).

The Last Great Day

The final step in God's plan of salvation for all mankind is represented in a feast day at the conclusion of the Feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 23:39). Called the eighth day or the Last Great Day (John 7:37), this festival pictures the great judgment of humankind described in Revelation 20:11-13. During this time all people who have died not knowing God's plan for them will be resurrected to life to be given an opportunity to respond to God's call.

Our Creator wants "all men to be saved" (1 Timothy 2:4) and is "not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance" (2 Peter 3:9). Through this wonderful plan everyone will have an opportunity to know God's truth, repent and receive salvation.

The Church of the first century followed Jesus' example of observing these days. Peter and John urged the brethren to walk in Jesus' steps (1 Peter 2:21), to "walk just as He walked" (1 John 2:6). They followed Christ's command to teach converts to "observe all things that I [Jesus] have commanded you" (Matthew 28:19-20).

MONTHLY BIBLE STUDY

The Church of God, International (Philippines) holds a monthly Bible Study every first Sabbath of the month. The topics run the gamut of Christian living, health and wellness, mind-boggling yet plain biblical truths, the exciting prophecies soon to be fulfilled before our very eyes, the return of Jesus Christ and the soon-coming kingdom of God here on earth. Admission is FREE. Check for location and schedule below. Click the image below for the study.



Mr. Winston Co, Pastor, Manila Church

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila
Entrata Urban Complex, Filinvest City
2609 Civic Dr
Muntinlupa
Tel. No. 02 995 0577

Mr. Melchor Arcinas, Pastor, Malolos Church

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3/F The Lewis Grand Hotel,
Don Juico Avenue,
Malabanias,
Angeles City
Tel. No. 02 9950294, 0917 8116365

Mr. Rene Corpuz, Minister

10 AM - 12 NN (Every first Sabbath[Saturday] of the month)
Crown Hotel Bldg.,
P.Burgos St.,
Naga City
Cell No. 0907 673 1886

Mr. Ed Rodrigo, Pastor

2 PM - 5 PM
Iloilo Midtown Hotel,
Yulo St.,
Iloilo City
Tel. No. 033 337 5882

Mr. Ely Mellomida, Minister

9 AM - 12 NN
7th Floor, Rajah Park Hotel,
Fuente Osmena Circle,
Cebu City
Cell. No. 0920 262 6413

ARMOR OF GOD MAGAZINE

The Armor of God magazine is a FREE quarterly publication by The Church of God, International (Philippines). It contains various biblical based articles which you will find both informative and enjoyable.


For FREE One (1) year subscription, text your complete name and address to: 0917 811 6365. You may also send a gift copy to your friend. Allow 4 -6 weeks for mailing.



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