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Precept Upon Precept: Book of Revelation – Part 2

Precept - Revelation Part 2Do you want to learn how to read and study the Bible?  Do you desire to study God’s Word in a more in-depth manner?  Join Precept Classes on Saturdays at SSP Faithfulness Building, from 2 to 5 PM.

This November 8, 2014, Sis. Susan Ngan will start a series on Revelation Part 2, which focuses on Chapters 4 to 22 of the book.  (Revelation Part 1 is about Revelation Chapters 1 to 3, and focuses on the messages to the 7 churches.)

You may still join Part 2 even if you missed Part 1!  Feel free to join and discover the joy of studying God’s Word through these classes.


Starts November 8, 2014

Saturdays, 2-5 PM

4th Floor, AV Room of Faithfulness Building


“Precept Upon Precept” are studies that lead one to a personal one-on-one encounter with the living God.  These studies are an in-depth resources that teach inductive method of study.

Precept Ministries seek to reach everybody, everywhere, anytime, any place, any language, any age with one message:  the Bible; and with one method: inductive study – to the glory of God!

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November 4, 2014 · 2:51 am

“Come, Let Us Sing!” – This November 23, 2014

2014 Anniversary Concert

Invite your family and friends to this annual SSP concert in celebration of its anniversary.  Free admission!

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November 2, 2014 · 9:09 am

Michael Card Live in Manila This September 2014

Mark your calendars: September 27, 28 and 29, 2014!

Don’t miss this opportunity to listen to the songs and teachings of Michael Card.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 (SATURDAY) at the Glory Hall
2 to 5 pm Biblical Imagination on the Gospel of John Part 1
7:30 to 9:30 pm Biblical Imagination on the Gospel of John Part 2
9 am Sunday Worship Service at the SSP Main Sanctuary
2 to 5 pm Teaching on Missions at the Glory Hall
7 pm Concert at the SSHS Auditorium
September 29, 2014 (MONDAY)  
2 to 5 pm Biblical Imagination on the Gospel of Matthew at the Glory Hall
 michael card schedule

Learn more about “Michael Card Live in Manila” through this video:


About Michael Card (from

In a career that spans 30 years, Michael Card has recorded over 31 albums, authored or co-authored over 24 books, hosted a radio program, and written for a wide range of magazines. While he has penned such favorites as “El Shaddai”, “Love Crucified Arose”, and “Emmanuel,” He never imagined selling more than 4 million albums or writing over 19 #1 hits. The popularity of his work seemed a stark contrast to his goal in life, to simply and quietly teach the Bible.

Although music provided him the opportunity to share insight gained through extensive research, writing songs alone limited what he felt called to share. Card would frequently agonize over having to condense the vast depth and richness of scripture into a three-minute song. And so he fell, quite naturally, into the field of book writing where he has garnered numerous awards.

Never one to compartmentalize his spiritual life, Card’s quest for community slowly seeped into his professional life as he began to write articles and books on topics that captured his imagination through conversations with Bible teachers, friends and contemporaries in both Christian music and the academic community.

Brennen Manning, Dr. Calvin Seerveld, Dr. Larry Crabb, Kirk Whalum, Dr. George Guthrie, Don Wyrtzen, J.I. Packer, and the late Dr. William Lane, people known for their academic biblical contributions to Grammy-award winning musicians, Card is the first to note what an amazing community of friends and contemporaries he has had the opportunity to learn from and grow with both personally and professionally throughout his career.

“Thomas Merton said, ‘The least of learning is done in the classroom,’ and he is so right,” says Card. “The bulk of what I’ve learned whether academically, musically, or personally is through interacting with people, which is why I think community is so important to our growth as Christians.”

In everything he does, Card seeks to encourage his audience to join in his own journey to know and be known by God by asking questions and entering into meaningful discussion with one another. Card’s vision is to edify the body of Christ around the world by sharing experiences and resources in the context of community in order to help facilitate the growth of smaller and more intimate communities within his audience’s own churches and neighborhoods.

To that end, Card has branched out beyond the music which made his name known within the Christian community into the various mediums he uses today; another reason why Card sees the importance of continuing to teach at conference centers like Glen Eyrie, The Cove, Columbia Bible College, Maranatha Bible College, and even on a regular basis at his home church.

Whether it’s through his writings, concerts, or teaching, the core of what binds these seemingly diverse endeavors together is biblical community. It is at the heart of everything Michael Card does.

“The one thing we strive to achieve is to reach people where they are,” explains Card. “whether it’s my work or the work of someone else, there is a greater chanceof reaching more people, who in turn will reach out to others in their own community.”

Michael is a graduate of Western Kentucky University, where he earned his bachelors and master degrees in biblical studies. Michael has also received honorary PhD’s in music and Christian education from Whitfield Seminary and Philadelphia Biblical University.

Michael lives in Franklin, Tennessee, where, with a group of close friends, he pursues racial reconciliation and neighborhood renewal. He and his wife, Susan, have four children.

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Reaffirmation of Marriage Vows for SSP’s 110th Anniversary

Reminisce this special event through this SDE video (Same Day Edit) of the ceremony:


(Special thanks to Reality Box for this video)


THE READING: 1 Corinthians 13:4-13

By Pastor Justin Fung and Aileen Sy

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.


by Rev. Samuel Sia

Dearly beloved: we have come together in the presence of God to witness and bless the joining together of this man and this woman in Holy Matrimony. The bond and covenant of marriage was established by God in creation, and our Lord Jesus Christ adorned this manner of life by His presence and first miracle at a wedding in Cana of Galilee. It signifies to us the mystery of the union between Christ and His Church, and Holy Scripture commends it to be honored among all people.

The union of husband and wife in heart, body, and mind is intended by God for their mutual joy; for the help and comfort given one another in prosperity and adversity; and, when it is God’s will, for the procreation of children and their nurture in the knowledge and the love of the Lord.  Therefore, marriage is not to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly, but reverently, deliberately, and in accordance with the purposes for which it was instituted by God.


facilitated by Rev. Bernard Yung

For the Husbands:

In the name of God, I, <husband’s name>, reaffirm you, <wife’s name>, as my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse; for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death.  This is my solemn vow.

For the Wives:

 In the name of God, I, <wife’s name>, reaffirm you, <husband’s name>, as my husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse; for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death.  This is my solemn vow.


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AWAKENING: Youth Summer Camp – Register Now!


Register with YPF (Young People’s Fellowship).  For more details, you may call our church office at 255-2679 to 81 and 254-8468.

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38th Junior Summar Conference: “Life, Camera, ACTION!”


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March 5, 2014 · 2:41 pm

DVBS 2014: Hero Headquarters!

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March 5, 2014 · 2:02 pm

Called Together Again @ 110

In celebration of the 110th Anniversary of St. Stephen’s Parish, we remember God’s loving covenant of marriage and continue to ask for His grace to strengthen marriages and families for His glory.

Called Together Again @ 110

All SSP and SSHS married couples are invited to join this reaffirmation of vows!  Register by March 16 and avail of the early bird rate of Php 800.

For inquiries, you may contact +632-2548468 or +63-9225513933.

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An In-Depth Study of 1 Corinthians

St. Stephen’s Parish welcomes everyone to attend this series on an in-depth study of the book of 1 Corinthians by Rev. Samuel Sia.  These three-evening series will be on February 20, 21, and 22 (Thursday to Saturday), from 7:30 to 9 PM, at the Glory Hall of SSP.

For directions to SSP, you may click here.




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Listen to November 3 110th Anniversary Messages by Rev. Edmund Chan

Audio recording of our November 3 services are now available:

9:00 am 110th Anniversary Joint Worship Service:  Don’t Quit (Galatians 6:7-10) 

3:45 pm 110th Anniversary Thanksgiving Worship Service:  The Mission of the Church

(Click the link to listen; right-click and choose “Save as” to download)

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