8 Favorite Quotes From the Book “The Cross in Four Words” by Kevin DeYoung Richard Coekin, and Yannick Christos-Wahab

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Just finished a book this Tuesday!  Yay! How about you? What are you reading today? What do you do when you finish reading one? Are you almost done reading it or are you just starting a book? Please let me know.

Anyways, here’s some quotes from the book, The Cross in Four Words by  Kevin DeYoung Richard Coekin, and Yannick Christos-Wahab published by The Good Book Company. If you like these quotes, please get the book by clicking here.

“This is what makes the gospel such good, good news. God does not primarily save us from the brokenness of the world; he primarily saves us from himself. He is angry and he cannot abide sin, and yet in his grace he provides a substitute.”

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8 Favorite Quotes From the Book “Unleash the Word” by Karen Soole

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Last Sunday we had a simultaneous worship service. Members who can attend physically at church was able to listen (audio only) to the livestream of our pastor as well as those who can’t, they watched his sermon at home. So we started 9:30 AM not the usual 8:30. Thanks to a sister who was able to go out with her son and travel to the city. She set up the equipment so we can have our worship service. Thank God it went smoothly.

Anyways, here’s some quotes from the book, Unleash the Word by Karen Soole published by 10 Publishing. If you like these quotes, please get the book by clicking here.

“Our Bible studies can be a place where we help one another to dwell richly in the Word and begin to teach and admonish one another.”

“The dynamic nature of group Bible study is its strength; God’s Word is being taught in a relational way.”

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New and Upcoming Podcasts This 2020

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It seems to me that, everyone had a certain goals from the previous years that been in the basement of ideas. It’s  brewing for so long then simultaneously set it on 2020 to launch it. 2020 feels like having a new leaf for some to set an “out of the comfort zone” projects. It’s like starting a new beginning. And podcasting is not exempted.

Of course there is nothing magical with the year 2020. Nor will it bring good fortune to these newbies on the podcasting universe. But having new and upcoming podcasts will give us new choices to listen to and eventually new favorites.

Kevin Halloran posted something last January of 3 newish podcast and encourage me to post my own list. So here’s my list of new and upcoming podcasts you might want to check out:

The Disrupters – A collaboration between Christianity Today and Inter Varsity Press.  The focus of this podcast is to lay down disruptions and how it affects the church. It will be a mix bag of guest and will be hosted by Fr. Esau McCualley. You can read more about it on this article.

TGC Q & A – A new addition to  TGC podcast network, the podcast invites two council members to answer a specific question. So you wont get one but a collaborative answers that hits some angles most Q and A podcast don’t. The podcast is already on the roll with few episodes so please do check it out. By the way, podcast is one of the ways you can find answers for your pressing questions. There are five more on an article I wrote last year. 

Pardoning Grace – I just saw this on my Facebook feed and I dont have any idea of what this podcast will be. I like surprises and I know you like it too. But based on my Facebook friend Jason Boothe who is a pastor and uploads his preaching over Youtube and him being a blogger, I think it will be a discussion on theology. So to clarify I might reach out to him but this podcast will be good. So keep our eyes over the FB page of this podcast for further updates.

Anchored North/ Virality Podcast – Anchored North went viral because of the Love is Love video. From there, they constantly making video tracts and eventually a podcast. They use multimedia as a tool for evangelism to reach this generation. This 2020 they will relaunch the podcast with the aim to spark evangelistic conversations. You can find updates from them by joining the FB group.

I know this is a shortlist but I would like to encourage you guys to post in the comment new and upcoming podcasts you might have stumble upon. Happy listening!

 

 

The Freebie Round-Up #58

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Happy 502th Reformation! May we stand for what our Reformed fathers stood and fought for. Let us pray that the church will continue to reform and be a blessing to those who are coming to Christ.

Anyways, here’s a list of great freebies that are waiting to be downloaded. I also include some giveaway contest you can join and win. And if your new here to this post or you missed out other freebie round-ups, check the links to those post at the end of this article.

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Free Bible downloadable – Tour the Bible has some free downloadable that will enhance your Bible reading.

FREE study materials- Three study materials on prayer, Belgic Confession and Canons of Dort, completely free from Free Reformed Church of Baldivis.

 

FREE seminar on evangelism – Titled “Relationship Evangelism” was presented at Free Reformed Church of Southern River by Rev. Den Hollander. The free resource includes videos and a printable hand out.

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FREE training courses for children’s ministry- Truth78 provides free training courses for those who are involved in children’s ministry.

FREE e-book “Awe” by Paul David TrippYou probably heard great things about this book and you still didn’t buy it. But now here’s your chance go have it for free courtesy of Crossway.

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FREE ebook “God’s Heart for the Nation” by Jeff Lewis-  Something to fuel your heart for the mission, this free book is a latest offering from Radical.net.

 

***How about listening or watching some Pinoy preachers online? Here’s the list:

 

Free documentary and study guide “Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer” – For a limited time and in celebration of Reformation, Ligonier Ministries offers “Luther” documentary with study guides for free.

And here are 3 online giveaway contest you might want to join:

Reformation Celebration Giveaway

ESV Bible Giveaway from Tour the Bible

Crossway Instagram Giveaway

By the way, to my Pinoy friends do you want to learn how to self-publish your book? Here’s a step by step video from Loida Bauto an AVM survivor and a PWD vlogger:

Do you want more freebies? Check out these past blog post:

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8 Favorite Quotes From the Book “Fearless Faith” by Jonathan Stephen

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Our 27th year church anniversary was a blast last Sunday. It was by God’s grace successful. The special numbers, the fellowship and most importantly the preaching of the Word was edifying. Not only that, the Lord added 3 new members in His church during the afternoon baptism. Will you keep us in prayer as our church grows and spread the gospel in our community?

Anyways, here’s a book by Jonathan Stephen, Fearless Faith published by 10 of Those Publishing. This book is part of the series of books from Union Theology and with Michael Reeves as senior editor. If you like these quotes, please get yourself a copy of this book by ordering at 10 of Those.

“What we ultimately trust in, where our hope really lies and what we love most of all not only reveal our true selves but also determine the direction of our lives.”

“faith, hope and love as the three huge propellers that drive the church of Jesus (and you as a member of that church) safely through the perilous seas of life.”

“The truth is that fear cannot coexist peacefully alongside faith, hope or love. There is a constant battle between them until one or other takes control.”

“the antidote to great fear is a strong faith in the true Person of Christ.”

” If our lives were always pleasant and never challenging, our faith would scarcely be required and never grow. We would not be much use to the Lord in this life, nor would we be prepared for the life to come.”

“A Christian’s trials and troubles are a normal and necessary part of our training for glory. So let’s be thankful that our times are in the Lord’s hands, and not in our own (Ps. 31:15).”

“Let your experience of God’s goodness in the past feed your faith in his loving purposes for you now. While there is no promise that we shall be delivered from all our trials and troubles, by faith we shall pass safely through them. “

“Ultimately, nothing strengthens the believer’s faith more than a full realisation and understanding of the Saviour’s unique identity.”

The Digital Round-Up (Warren W. Wiersbe Edition)

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Well known for his popular study Bible, Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe passed away last May 3. The evangelical world will miss this pastor that have touched many including countless pastor’s who uses his study Bible and books as they prepare their sermons. As for me, his “Be” series and study Bible had impacted me because of its accesibilty. The series is constantly included in this blog’s “The Freebie Round-Up” whenever David C. Cook gives way it for free. In fact, that’s why that round up existed to cater Wiersbe free e-books. 

In this special Digital Round-Up, I collected some articles from my blog that featured Dr. Wiersbe. Click the link and enjoy these gems from “the pastor’s pastor”. I also include links to other websites that you might like.

Book Review: The Wiersbe Bible Commentary by Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe

Warren W. Wiersbe on Divine Sovereignity and Human Responsibility

FREE e-book “Answers to Pastors FAQs” by Warren W. Wiersbe – a comprehensive book loaded with advice from a pastor to a pastor. David C. Cook offers this by signing up through e-mail.

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Notable offsite links:

Books by Dr. Wiersbe available for purchase at CLC Philippines

The Be Series commentaries available free over Bible Gateway

Back to the Bible tribute for Dr.  Wiersbe 

36 Quotes from Warren W. Wiersbe 

 

 

The Freebie Round-Up #42

osmvwblThere are three upcoming book reviews you should watch out here on this blog. These are the latest release and I’m so thankful that they gave me review copies of their books. Watch out for these books that I’ll review and share some quotes (coming this week):

So The Next Generation Will Know by Sean McDowell and J. Warner Wallace

Struggle Against Porn by Benjamin Vrbicek

Before the Throne by Allen S. Nelson IV

Anyways, here’s a list of great freebies that are waiting to be downloaded. And if your new here to this post or you missed out other freebie round-ups, check the links to those post at the end of this article.

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*Read: Pinoy Preacher List #1

FREE e-course – 1517 Academy is rolling a fresh new course next week and you should sign up. Click here to learn about Christ in the Old Testament.

FREE audio CD- A free audio CD of Jeff Nolbit expository preaching exclusive from Anchored in Truth (available for US and Canada only).

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*Read: The Rebel’s Dictionary: Swoonies

FREE music and leadsheets – Matthew Hoskinson has some freebie over his blog that you might like and need in your music ministry.

FREE audio download of The Book of Romans – This 4 session course by Michael Patton is offered for free download if you want a bird’s eye view of this book and to grasp what the entire book is all about.

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*Read: Book Review: A Place Like Heaven by Samuel Miller

FREE e-book “The Essentials of Prayer” – A free Kindle book by a Christian giant of the past, E. M. Bounds. In this book he teaches the Christian to pray.

FREE e-book “Women of the Word” by Jen Wilkin- Simply by answering a short survey from Crossway, you’ll get this book that shows how to study the Bible for free.

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*Read: Book Review: Competing Spectacles by Tony Reinke

FREE Bible app – Literal Word is a new Bible app on the block . And it promises that there is no ads, no articles, no logging in, no distractions. Literal Word is a NASB Bible with Greek and Hebrew lexicon. Wow cool. And it’s free!

Do you want more freebies? Check out these past blog post:

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The Freebie Round-Up #25

bVUn35jHello guys! It’s the day after Christmas! I hope you enjoyed your Christmas and glorify Christ this holiday. Of course, He is the center of the celebration. And I hope you got your gifts? If not then I’ll leave you with these freebies.

FREE Discipleship e-book by Bobby Harrington and Bill Hull –  Titled “Evangelism or Discipleship: Can They Effectively Work Together?” two veteran discipleship leaders shows how evangelism and discipleship can work hand in hand as church planting aide. Replicate ministries offers this freebie.

 FREE e-book “Gospel-Centered Small Groups: Five Ways the Cross Shapes Our Communities” by Michael Kelley and Chris Surratt – learn how to conduct a gospel-centered Bible study with this free e-book from the Gospel Project. Along with this freebie, you can try 3 free sessions of the Gospel Foundation.

FREE Comprehensive Gospel Centered Pre-Marital Mentoring Program – Biblical Counseling Coalition offers this comprehensive resource on mentoring pre-marital couples. Complete with videos and downloadable PDF materials, you can learn the step by step guide in this free mentoring program.

FREE e-book “Why Pro-Life?” by Randy Alcorn– Read this one and its good. This free book in PDF format answers questions thrown by pro-abortion folks and gives a clear and biblical case on being pro-life.

FREE downloadable newsletter from Kooteni Community Church – This collection of  Kooteni Communicator newsletter has different interesting topics to check out. From apologetics to preaching you’ll find this freebie helpful.

FREE playlist of MP3 sermons and PDF’s from Charles Simeon Trust – Get to know the Bible by listening and downloading these sermons and PDF on “Apocalyptic Literature” and “Preaching the Gospels”.

FREE audiobook “The New Evangelical Social Gospel” by Dr. Roger and Dianne Smalling – Monergism is spot on with relevant resources for Christians. This free audiobook , tackles the social justice of today and how it undermines the gospel.

 

 

4 Ways to Serve God with a Thankful Heart

wmzimcpPsalms 116 gives us more than reasons why God is good. It also shows us how, knowing God is good, to pay it forward. The last part of the psalm presents ways to serve God (and eventually others) with a thankful heart. Here are four of them that David did and we should follow these examples.

Acknowledge God’s mercy in our salvation (v. 13) – This is the first step in serving God thankfully. Like the cup people raised in special occasions, we uphold gratitude towards God by remembering His saving grace toward us undeserving sinners. Think about how God planned your salvation way back before the foundations of the world.  Then look at the extend God had done to His Son Jesus for you to be saved. Acknowledging God’s salvation to you might be enough to cultivate a heart brimful of thanksgiving and moving you to serve. Keep that tucked in your heart every time you serve Him.

Consider our commitment and plans for God (vs. 14 & 18)- What are your commitments to God? Do you set plans, ambitions or goals for God? Paying vows is like that. Not only will it challenge your faith to step to the next level but it will make your maturity grow. As vows committed in the Bible takes matured people to think of it and accomplish it, so will you if you seek to consider it. Of course you do pray, worship, read the Bible and share the gospel, having plans for God is intentionally setting aside something that will glorify Him. We look at our lives we plan and set goals for that vacation, that car or our children’s future. Can we do that to God too?

Have a continuous dependence to God (vs. 13 & 17) – If you look closely at the two verses, you can see that phrase “and call upon the name of the Lord” was mentioned twice. This is not just a prayer of supplication but it shows David’s continuous dependence with God.   Do you continue to ask God to help you? You should because He is glorified in our constant asking. The more we ask the more we grow in dependence to God. And that’s already service to God! Will you consistently seek Him in your journey to this life?

Put your involvement with God in public (vs. 18 & 19) – God had shown you the ultimate “public display of affection” through Christ hanging in the cross. Now it’s our turn to show another ultimate PDA. It’s living the life God intended for you to reflect His glory.   It starts by going to church. Show how you want to serve Him by listening, praising, praying and worshiping Him, with fellow believers in the church. As you root yourself in the presence of the believers and God, eventually your “publicness” with God will eventually flow to your family, work and other parts of your life.  As Matthew 5: 14- 16 puts it:

“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

Service to God starts with the right disposition of the heart. Having that kind of heart will help us navigate in the different phases of our ministry. A thankful heart matters to God as you serve Him and others.

The Freebie Round-Up #23

lm0z91wIt’s three weeks before Christmas and I hope you had your Christmas fellowship in your church. Well if not, me either. Yesterday we planned for it and praying that all will be smooth. Also we are setting our small groups goals for 2019 that will not just benefit our group but the church as a whole. Anyways, its freebie time and I hope you’ll enjoy these free stuff!

FREE printable Inductive Bible study worksheets and companion cards – Risen Motherhood offers this cool downloadable freebie to help you make much of your busy Bible study time. And while you’re out there check their podcast.

Must read post: The Quotable Round-Up #100, A Trip to Boosale (Revisited and Updated), 5 Questions A “Bible Only” Proponent Should Ask, 5 Questions A Biblicist Should Ponder,

FREE music, lyrics, chords, sheet music from Songs for Saplings –  Here’s a ton of music resources that will help your kids memorize Christian doctrines. “Questions with Answers” series is like a catechism set in music. And its absolutely free.

In case you missed these: Collecting the Past: Delighting Grace Interviews Caleb of Log College Press,  Accessible Apologetics: Delighting Grace Interviews Jason L. PetersenSquad Goals: Delighting Grace Interviews Theron St. JohnTested by Time: Delighting Grace Interviews Dr. Isabelo Magalit.

FREE ebook “Something More” by Theron St. John–  If you read the book review of the book or my interview with Theron St. John and you want to have a digital copy of his great book, just click here on this link and request a copy of it. Don’t forget to tell him that Delighting Grace posted it as a freebie.

FREE mp3 and hand outs “Resolving Everyday Conflict” seminar – This 8 session seminar was produced by Trinity Bible Church and now they’re offering the mp3, videos and PDF handouts for free.

*In case you missed these : 5 Christian Podcast You Should Be Listening Right Now7 Awesome Ways to Learn Church History Online for Free, 7 Short But Excellent Christian Books I Have Read, 5 Important Things to Do Before Starting to Read A Book3 Essential Reasons to Re-Read Your Favorite Book

FREE digital audio downloads of all courses – Credo Courses goes all out this Christmas season by giving all their audio downloads of all courses free. It’s free till Christmas day so grab all of the freebies.

FREE ebook “10 Truths to Set leaders Free” from Revive Our Hearts –  Leaders should know the lies about ministry and see the truth that will make them free. This freebie shows us to focus on the truth as we go forward in ministry.

FREE ebook “Luke 1-12 For You” by Mike McKinley –   Luke wrote a more detailed account of Christ birth and this free e-book explores not just the life of Christ but the joy of the promise of God through the gospel.

Want more freebies? Check these previous round-ups!

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