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  • Denise Raterta

    Contributing sermons since Oct 31, 2005
Denise's church

Beit Shomrim Christ Online Center Philippines Inc.
Baguio *Province/Other , 2600
63744429580

About Denise
  • Education: B.S. Psychology, Saint Louis University, Baguio City
  • Family: My husband, Roy, is a full-time pastor of Christ Online Center. We have been blessed with two bubbly children, Joshua Eli (11) and Keana Auris (6).
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Worship God with all your heart and then pay close attention to His message.
  • Books that have had an impact: The Scriptures (Torah) Under Cover by John Bevere Thus Saith the Lord by John Bevere The Jews: People of the Future by Ulf Ekman Take Hold by Ariel Berkowitz
  • Hobbies: Writing Reading
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I forgot my notes.
  • What I want on my tombstone: The servant who loved the Lord with all her heart, soul, mind and strength.
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  • Understanding The Feast Of Yom Kippur

    Contributed on Oct 14, 2009
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    What is the Feast of Atonement or Yom Kippur? Are the feasts only for the Jews? How can the Feasts be important for a believer of Jesus Christ? Why doesn’t mainstream Christianity teach about this? What is the significance of learning biblical Hebrew i

    For those wondering what the Feast of Atonement or Yom Kippur is, I hope you will find this helpful. Thanks to FFOZ and Judianity info, I was able to put together the following article with some additions of my own. Love you all! Shalom! NOTE: My purpose here is to share information about this ...read more

  • True Repentance

    Contributed on Oct 14, 2009
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    Backsliding itself is of course horrendous. But it gets doubly shameful and we’ll end up dishonoring God even more when we repent without fully knowing exactly how we have offended God.

    Seeing and hearing the reactions of different people in the midst of the recent calamities in the world, I find myself grieving because most of us, even the supposedly veteran believers, do not fully understand and recognize God’s clear message behind the events. We just hear and do what we like to ...read more

  • Trusting God When Life Becomes Too Real

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2006
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     | 1,626 views

    When a Christian meets unbearable ordeals, how does he move on with his faith in God still intact? How do we reconcile God’s goodness and mercy with life’s atrocities to believers like us?

    TRUSTING GOD WHEN LIFE BECOMES TOO REAL A teenager drowned in the sea during a Church youth camp. A large group of believers who gathered for a pastors’ convention were all killed in a hotel fire accident. A faithful and talented evangelist acquired acute diabetes and had to have both his legs ...read more

  • Developing The Discipline Of Gratefulness

    Contributed on Oct 31, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 3,649 views

    Just how does one develop the discipline of gratefulness, joy and contentment, the way Paul envisioned it? Consider the following steps...

    Developing the Discipline of Gratitude Thankfulness is increasingly following a lonely trail nowadays. People seem to fall more frequently into the mire of ingratitude, especially when greatly impacted by the stresses of this world. Human beings throughout history have demonstrated their ...read more

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  • Joy Does Not Become Elusive To People. People ...

    Contributed on Nov 30, 2005
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    Joy does not become elusive to people. People choose to elude joy and God, for that matter. I remember how Jennifer Aniston’s character in the movie “The Good Girl” resented her lady friend’s consistent cheerfulness by saying: “I wonder what the h--- that woman is so d--- happy about.” It’s ...read more

  • Griping Is Not An Unusual Trait Shared By A Good ...

    Contributed on Oct 31, 2005
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    Griping is not an unusual trait shared by a good number of believers whether they are at work, at home or in church—demanding bosses, nagging wives, stubborn kids, boring preachers, incompetent government, rising prices, the list of our objects of complaint goes on and on. If we fined ourselves ...read more

  • Paul Wisely Instructed Us To Allow Pure, True ...

    Contributed on Oct 31, 2005
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    Paul wisely instructed us to allow pure, true and good things to permeate our thinking and lifestyle (Php 4:8). In congruence to achieving a positive state of mind such as thankfulness, contentment and joyfulness, this practice would be necessary. When we accustom ourselves to finding and ...read more