Welcome to SPREAD THE WORD. I am Pastor Jong Duterte of Word International Ministries Ontario. I am originally from the Philippines but now based in Toronto, Canada, sharing about life, faith and my journey with Jesus. Don't forget to subscribe and share if you find the articles helpful. Thank you for visiting. Blessings!

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The Future is Secure

(I preached this sermon in March 2020 during the start of the COVID-19 lockdowns.) You’ve probably spent a lot of time these past few...

No Life Without Hope

The Good news is we’re going to make it out of this. Things will get better. We can be hopeful because God is faithful!

Joy in the Middle of a Lockdown

Do you want to be happy? You might say that it’s a silly question. Of course! Everyone wants to be happy! If everyone wants to be happy...

Peace instead of Panic

Isn’t it amazing that an organism that we can’t even see without the help of a microscope can cause panic and destruction all over the...

The Truth About You

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah...

This Lingering Thing Called Pain

Nobody likes to experience pain. I still have to meet someone who gets excited about going to the dentist or the hospital. Ok, Gabrielle...

Daddy Language

Fathers are a misunderstood bunch. Just look at family comedies on TV – normally you would have the responsible, professional, working...

Mom, Stay True to Your Heart

The Bible does not tell us much about the father and grandfather of Timothy but it tells us a little bit about his mother and...

Bringing Your Friends Closer to God

Who brought you to the Lord? When asked this question, nine out of ten people answered that it was someone they knew or someone they are...

What Do You Mean Born Again?

In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again." John 3:3 NIV In the Gospel...

Do You Need a New Perspective?

A perspective is a point of view, a way of seeing things. As finite human beings, our perspective is severely limited. Your child, for...

Parenting Teenagers

Last Saturday, February 4, I had the opportunity to conduct a workshop about Parenting Teenagers. Many who turned up for the workshop are...

Is Your Faith Thriving or Simply Surviving?

“Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises.” (James 5:13, NLT) Someone said that...

Do We Still Need the Church?

What's the big deal about the church? Is the church still relevant in our fast-paced, high tech world? Some people say that we as a...

Precious Presence

Presence is a precious word. Nothing can replace the value of presence. No picture, souvenir, phone call, email, greeting card or even...

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