(Interview) March Vargas of Cherish Christ

This new year, I’ll start with March. Yes, March. March Vargas that is. This Christian content creator has videos on YouTube and Facebook that teaches biblical topics. But it’s done (sometimes) in a funny and entertaining way. If you want to know more about her, check this interview out.

Hi March. Please kindly tell us something about yourself and how you got saved?

Hi! Thanks for having me. 🙂 I was raised in a Roman Catholic family. When one of my sisters became a Christian, she shared the gospel with me and started bringing me to her local church. I was in 1st year high school back then. As I was learning more about the Bible, I was realizing more and more how I have fallen short from the standards of God. But although I was eager to start following Christ, the desires of my flesh prevailed. I loved my sins more and I couldn’t get myself to surrender my life to Him.

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(Satire) The Rebel’s Dictionary: Baptist Extinctives

(The Rebel’s Dictionary injects humor and satire to made up words.   By using funny words as jump off point, TRD aims to point out issues concerning Christians, the church and Christianity at large.)

Baptist Extinctives – A set of doctrines a group of Baptist (specifically the IFB or Bible Baptist here in the Philippines) upholds that set them apart from others denominations but now abandoned, modified or extinct from the original Baptist Distinctives. Usually the Baptist Distinctives can be summed up with this acrostic B. A. P. T. I. S. T. S. which means:

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8 Favorite Quotes from the Book “The Registered Church in China”(Wayne Ten Harmsel)

Here are my favorite quotes from the book, “The Registered Church in China” by Wayne Ten Harmsel published by Pickwick Publications an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers. If you want to support the author, you can buy the book by following this link.

“..the church believes that it should be able to function unhindered by the power or influence of the State, without the humiliation of registration. At the same time, the State claims the right to rule unhindered by any moral opposition from the church. Both claim to be seeking hexie, harmony. “

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The Freebie Round-Up #113

I have a freshly translated article from 9 Marks Ministries for Treasuring Christ PH that you might want to check out. It’s about the prosperity gospel.

Now lets proceed to our freebies. If you missed the previous one and some of the old round-up, just scroll down and you’ll find them at the end of this article.

Also since I’m not 24/7 monitoring the latest freebies of publishing companies, I’m posting their e-mail sign up page, so you’ll be in the loop whenever they give out freebies. You can find it at the end of this round-up.

FREE course “Hermeneutics” (Abner Chou) – Study the rules that govern biblical interpretation for free courtesy of Institute for Church Leadership. Click “Browse Course” then look for it on the very end of the available courses.

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(Interview) Author Robert J. Nash on Preparing for Lent

It’s February and a few days more, Lent or Holy Week will start. It will be a time to commemorate Christ death, burial and triumphant resurrection. As much as Christmas is important, so is Lent for Christians. But how do we celebrate this event? We ask Robert J. Nash, author of Last Words: Seven Sayings from the Heart of Christ on the Cross, on how we can make Lent an occasion that will last through the year and the coming years.

Hello pastor! My first question is how important is Lent for a believer?

That is a great question. While Easter was important when I’m growing up, Lent wasn’t. For many of the people I knew, all Lent meant was cutting out sugar for forty days. Now, as a pastor, husband, and father, I realize a new value of Lent. Lent offers us the opportunity to prepare our hearts as we remember the sacrifice Jesus made for our souls. It helps us slow down and be honest about what we have done and not done, what we have said and not said, what we have thought and not thought. We can take a good look in the mirror and see our sin for what it is. That look reminds us of our need for a savior and builds appreciation and reverence for what he did.

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The Freebie Round-Up #101

I have a re-published article over Driven By The Gospel that you might want to check out. Also Solid Joy Devotional from Desiring God is now in Filipino! Go to this link to watch it. Pray for us as we deliver new content every week.

Anyways, here’s a list of great freebies for the week. If you’re 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.

Also since I’m not 24/7 monitoring the latest freebies of publishing companies, I’m posting their e-mail sign up page, so you’ll be in the loop whenever they give out freebies. You can find it at the end of this round-up.

FREE music and chords downloads– The Church at Brook Hills has a bunch of worship albums you can freely explore then download some of it’s song chord sheets if you want to use it at your own church.

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8 Favorite Quotes From The Book “Blogging for God’s Glory in a Clickbait World” (Benjamin Vrbicek & John Beeson)

I have a newly translated article over Driven by the Gospel that might interest you specially if your eyeing for church membership.

Anyways, here are my favorite quotes from the book  Blogging for God’s Glory in a Clickbait World by Benjamin Vrbicek & John Beeson, published by Fan and Flame Press. If you like these quotes and want to support the authors, consider grabbing a copy of the book by clicking here.

“Blogging can be an isolated calling. Do everything you can to remain in the community. Encourage other bloggers, and be real enough to experience the encouragement that can come from those in the trenches with you.”

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