"My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness."–2 Cor. 12:9
Author: Nitoy Gonzales
Marianito “Nitoy” Gonzales is just an ordinary guy serving an extraordinary God. He blogs at Delighting Grace. He also write, reviews and translate for Driven By The Gospel and Treasuring Christ PH. He is happily married to Cristy-Ann and enjoys their daughter, Agatha Christie. His family worships and fellowships at Faithway Community Baptist Church in Sta. Rita Karsada, Batangas City. He collects Batman comics and makes a point to wear a Batman shirt everytime he goes out.
Summary: The prophet Daniel wakes up from a vision that is filled with horrific imagery. A prophetic dream (or nightmare) which shows Titans or kaijun emerging to battle humanity in the near future. Then as he nears the end of his, then comes a “Son of Man” to do a rescue mission.
Cover Art: This is just a foretaste of the art that you’ll experience inside the comic. And just by the cover (without giving away the details) you’ll find this is not the usual comicbook artwork. The monsters are scary looking and brooding over Daniel. It gives you that vibe that they’re menacing Daniel in his dream. The purple or maroon (color blind on digital copy) color instead of black still delivers that insidious feel to the reader.
Here’s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished, The Scriptures and Prayer by Arthur W. Pink, published by Chapel Library. You can get your copy, both physical and digital for free by following this link.
“…freedom and delight in prayer are stimulated by the consciousness that God is, through Jesus Christ, willing and ready to dispense grace and mercy to suppliant sinners.”
Well, we do sometimes fall for those things. We know there are plenty of counterfeits in the world. That’s why it’s easy to settle for it. It’s because there are plenty and readily available for use. But all things fake have something in common: it won’t last. It will soon bend and break. Fakes are not something for the long haul.
In the ministry, men and women shouldn’t settle for something that will not last. When everything is caving in to us in the ministry, what do we do? What could help us be ready for the ministry that will sustain us to the very end?
Here’s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished, The Scriptures and Good Works by Arthur W. Pink, published by Chapel Library. You can get your copy, both physical and digital for free by following this link.
“Nothing brings more honour to Christ than those who bear His name living constantly (by his enablement) in a Christ-like way and spirit.“
Buying books at Lazada (an e-commerce platform here in the Philippines) wasn’t on my scheduled to do but I bought books at greatly discounted prices from OMF Literature. One is for a ministry and the other is for my personal use.
The church fathers are gifts to the church. They’re the one who (some of them) went under the teaching of the original disciples before the apostolic era ceased. They’re the ones who are able to hold Scriptures in their original language.They were the original benefactors of canonicity of Scriptures and creeds. They were there when the church was in its infancy. The church fathers were there going head to head with philosophers and presenting Christianity. This is but a few of what they have done and been through. And what a privilege that is to serve God in those times.
Though we can say lots of great things about them, the church fathers are, like us, humans and capable of errors. They have a fair share of blunders like in our time when it comes to teaching the Bible. Fallible as they are, they were the forefront on the development of hermeneutics starting with patristic biblical interpretation. So if we want to know how these church fathers interpret the Bible, we should not ask how the church fathers interpret the Bible but first and foremost, the question should be: how do the church fathers read their Bibles?
Here’s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished, The Scriptures and Love by Arthur W. Pink, published by Chapel Library. You can get your copy, both physical and digital for free by following this link.
“The genuineness and strength of my love to God are not to be measured by my words, nor by the lustiness with which I sing His praises, but by my obedience to His Word. The same principle holds good in my relations with my brethren.”
A time travelling plot is a staple in children’s books. Like what I reviewed last January, there is always room for this kind of story. Stories like these embrace the unknown that give such thrill to our little ones.
In the case of Christian children’s books, time travelling is not the end of itself. The story must lead to the gospel. Speaking the gospel in the story shouldn’t be just an afterthought. It must be the center. We must always show the essentiality of the gospel or else we might lessen its importance to our children. I’m happy that this new book by Bible teacher, Sinclair Ferguson brings the gospel to the center. How? By going back to the beginning.