Monthly Archives: January 2012

Used Book Finds: Discipleship: Ministry Up Close and Personal by Chuck R. Swindoll

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      God used Charles Swindoll in my writing and preaching ministry. I love the way he explains verses then make it very practical. I copy some of his writing techniques so to make messages clear and simple. His books are the best specially on Christian living. Truly I’m in debt with this Bible teacher.

Through the help of BookSale (a second hand/used book store in the Philippines), I have collected books from this author. His Bible Study Guides (companion to his radio teachings) are very useful especially in Sunday School. I gave Discipleship: Ministry Up Close and Persona l (copyright 1990 Charles R. Swindoll) to our pastor then he used it in our Sunday School. Then he lends it to me for my personal study of discipleship. What a blessing it is.

If ever you find a book of his in BookSale to recommend that you get it. Many will benefit on his teachings.

So what’s your favorite book on discipleship? Please post it on the comment.

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Digital Round Up #1

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Howdy Amigos! Digital Round Up is Delighting Grace weekly roundup of great articles, websites, blogs, apps, videos, MP3, e-books, links and other freebies pick fresh for your discriminating taste. Please enjoy and use these resources for the glory of God. So come on, indulge and come back for more….

MP3 Message of J. Oswald Sanders over The Master’s College

Leslie Ludy’s SetApartGirl Magazine Jan/Feb 2012

Fresh New Fonts for Designers

Tony Morgan’s e-book “Hanging up the Leisure Suit”

FREE Photoshop actions

From The Blog Archive:

6 Incredible and Powerful Sermons Found in the Bible

Quote of the Week

“Faith has in it element of valuing embracing, prizing, relishing Christ. ”–John Piper

More quotes over my Tumblr blog

Video of the Week

New from Skit Guys: I Had Sex

 

till next time!!!!

8 Steps to Unleash the Graphic Designer in You

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By no means have I considered myself an expert on graphic designing.  I tip my hat to those who are professional in this line. But that shouldn’t stop you and me to be creative and show it to the world. Here are some coals to fire up the graphic designer in you.

  1. Starts shooting photos- mobile phone or a low MP camera, you have no excuse for not catching that great image. Get those moments that excites you enough. Save it on your laptop or PC.
  2. Get or download a photo editing software- this will enable you to create, manipulate, enhance photos, graphics, etc. Photoshop is the most popular of this software but you can download alternatives like GIMP 2 for FREE.
  3. Download textures- these are pictures or wallpapers that has different cool design that are use in graphic design. Google some of it for FREE. Some textures I like are grunge, wood, metal, bokeh, fabric, paper etc. I use it as flyers or cards or simple wallpaper for your laptop.
  4. Download Photoshop action packs- save your time with editing textures or photos with this action packs for Photoshop. You don’t have to wonder how to add drama to your pictures. Now you can enhance your photographs in a breeze. Google it and you’ll find some for free.
  5. Download fonts- a simple search in Google will yield tons of fonts. From artsy to funky fonts to dash some cool letters to your work of art.
  6. Check other photography or graphic design websites- get some dose of tips and inspirations for your design projects.
  7. Post your works- blog it, put on a photo sharing site like Flickr or post it on FaceBook so others might see it, appreciate it or criticize it.
  8. Print your works- buy some board, photo or sticker paper and see how your creations in print form. Also it’s a great way to share it by giving it to your friends.

There you have it. Do you want to add some of your ideas? Please post it on the comment.

(originally from my Facebook Notes, 25 August 2011)

Show Me Thy Glory

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I was in for a treat. Yes a spiritual one. To begin with I’m not prepared for this. It was a bad idea for not bringing a camera over our church. Then we were told we will attend a church anniversary service. I miss an opportunity to document it. It wasn’t bad I still got Ptr. Edwin Tan’s autograph. But more than (and much more than that!) that I get to hear his preaching on Exodus 33. It turned out to be a blessed night for us. I may not be able to shoot some photos but I got to sit down and jot the message from this beloved pastor. The message was penetrating for us who are constantly seeking God and wanting to know Him deeply. I hope and pray that this message will also have an impact to you.

Show Me Thy Glory by Ptr. Edwin Tan

Text: Exodus 33: 18-23

And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.

 

And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.

 

And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.

 

And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock:

 

And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:

 

And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.

 

Introduction: Moses has already witness God’s power. He now wants to see God’s glory.

Dilemma: We can’t see God’s glory and live!

Question: How can we see God’s glory?

I. Acknowledge His Grace (v.19)

 

  1. Jesus died for our sin (Romans 8:1)
  2. The cross coming to your life

II. Appreciate His Goodness (v. 18)

  1. Understand His goodness to us.
  2. Look not only in the big things but also on the little things God gave to us.

III. Accept His Guidance. (v. 23)

  1. Be on the right spot to see his guidance and glory

Conclusion:

Question: Do you want to see God and His glory?

Answer: Be on the back part of God and be ready to follow Him.

5 Pleasures You Can Enjoy under P50 or a Dollar

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Who says you have to spend a fortune to have some fun. Here are 5 things that you’ll like under 50 Philippine pesos or $1:

  1. Street Foods– Dirty ice cream (ice cream sold in streets) anyone? May I suggest: buy ice cream and Coke. Instant DIY float…
  2. Books– Buy some Christian readable from BookSale (a second hand bookstore here in the Philippines) or PCBS (a popular Christian bookstore). Get some brain (and spiritual) food for a change.
  3. Videoke– Sing your heart’s content with a few coins in the machine.
  4. A trip to the local park or library– Where you can encounter #1 and read #2. Feel the heat of the sun, the wind and some peace and quiet.
  5. Treat someone with #1 to #4– Now that’s double pleasure!

Anything you can add to the list? Your comments are welcome!

(originally from my Facebook Notes, 14 September 2011)

Used Book Finds: I Call It Heresy! By A. W. Tozer

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Tozer has a couple of fans over our main church. Calvinist or Arminian, they love this author because of how deep his biblical teaching and how he spoke to the hearts and mind of Christians. “Attributes of God” and “Pursuit of God” are on top of their list if you ask them what to read. I too was influence by them on what to read to further satisfy my spiritual appetite.

BookSale (a second hand/used book store in the Philippines) has all these paperbacks of books from well known author. With a little sweat and patience you can find one. “I Call it Heresy!” sub-titled”Twelve Sermons in Peter’s First Epistle” (Christian Publication, Inc. 1974) you can find this modern day prophet speaks on the condition of the church.  The opening chapter (which the book got its name) is something to read in the light of the so-called “Lordship Salvation” controversy (and you thought that is a recent issue). Do you accept Jesus as Savior now and then accept it Him Lord afterwards? Well to get the answer (and give you some suspense) go find this book at BookSale, PCBS or check it in the Internet. It’s worth the hassle.

Do you like Tozer? Please post it on the comment.

Church News Round up: As of January 16, 2012

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  1. Last January 6, we had a meeting for this year’s theme and lessons we will teach throughout 2012. Present in the meeting are the YP leaders, Sunday School teachers and our pastor to discuss this important matter. Kindly consider praying and supporting us as we grow to know Christ and be used in the church.
  2. Some of our YP members participated in a seminar last Saturday January 7, 2012 titled “How to Have a High Grades” hosted by Faith Way Baptist Church and New Life Christian Church. The seminar aims to help students from any school level to increase their grades. Our church was so thankful for Ptr. Neri Marrik for inviting us in this seminar. Please pray for us as we participate in these activities and learn new things to be used in school and church.

  3. After the seminar we visited our children’s Bible study over Villa Jem Subd.,. Its so great to see these kids and be able to teach them the word of God.
  4. Our January celebrants gave us a treat after our gospel hour last Sunday. Everyone enjoyed ice cream and cake from Sis Mai and Chariz (our pastor’s daughter) birthday blowout. Happy birthday and we pray that God will grant you more years in serving Him.