8 Favorite Quotes From the Book “Unstuck” by Tim Lane

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Woohoo!  Another book done this week and it’s only Thursday! Tim Lane’s Unstuck was satisfyingly good. Now what do I do next? Should I write a review or go straight to another book? Please let me know at the comment section.

Anyways, here’s some quotes from the book I’ve just finished, Unstuck by Tim Lane published by The Good Book Company. If you like these quotes, please get the book by clicking here.

“Whether your struggle is with worry, addiction, discouragement, anger, fear, or anything else, starting with who you are in Christ is foundational—because God’s compassion and grace toward us always comes before his wise and loving commands.”

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Book Review: “Amaze Them With God” by Kevin DeYoung

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So who remember the book Don’t Call It a Comeback by Kevin DeYoung? Well I do remember it but not something that made an impact to me or to others. I dont think it made waves or became a bestseller. Nor some of my Reformed friends ever mentioned or recommended it. I think it never rings a bell with you too. It was published in 2011 and the young, the restless and the Reformed is at its peak. So Reformed books and blogs (like mine) where in abundance and a book like Kevin DeYoung’s Don’t Call It a Comeback might get lost and end up in a pre loved bookshops.
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8 Favorite Quotes From the Book “Mother to Son” by Jasmine L. Holmes

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I’m thankful that our pastor was able to preached at my father in law’s funeral service last Saturday. Also, for almost three months, he was able to preach on  Lord’s Day with a few members attending. Again sadly, since I’m still at home quarantine, me and my wife wasn’t able to attend yesterday. Praying that we will do it together next Sunday.

Anyways, here’s some quotes from the book, Mother to Son by Jasmine L. Holmes published by InterVarsity Press. If you like these quotes, please get the book by clicking here.

“God decided that you and your brother would be born as twenty-first century black boys to two black parents. He placed you in a lineage full of glorious complexity and gave you the task of learning how to glorify him in light of the ingredients he stirred into the pot of your identity. He invites you to delve into a deeper understanding of who you are as an individual so that you can see yourself in light of who you are in the grander story that he is writing.”

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8 Favorite Quotes From the Book “Amaze Them with God” by Kevin DeYoung

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As I’m writing this post, this is my 8th day of self quarantine. Work has been toxic that I might as well take a break. So for precautionary measure, I took the 14 days quarantine and hoping I’ll be swabbed test next week. So guys please do pray for me.

Anyways, here’s some quotes from the booklet, Amaze Them with God by Kevin DeYoung published by 10 Publishing. If you like these quotes, please get the book by clicking here.

The evangelical church needs to stop preaching the false gospel of cultural identification. Don’t spend all your time trying to figure out how to be just like the next generation. Be yourself. Tell them about Jesus.”

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The Freebie Round-Up #74

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The Christian Worldview Project invites Christians to their free online events on Facebook. Here are the schedule, guest, topic and Facebook link:

June 2, 11pm – Justin Peters

June 3, 10pm – James Renihan

June 10, 11pm – Conley Owens of True Iglesia

June 4, 8pm – Debate (Is it reasonable to believe in the Christian God)

June 9, 9pm- Jeremy Walker (not yet confirmed)

June 12, 8pm – Ezekiel Ais

https://www.facebook.com/thechristianworldviewproject/

Please note that time Manila/Philippines time.

Anyways, here’s a list of great freebies that are waiting to be downloaded. 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 ebook “An Exposition of Psalms 119” by Thomas Manton- This big book contains 190 sermons of Psalms 119 by Thomas Manton made free by Monergism.

FREE course from Media Gratiae for Healthcare First Responders/Frontliners – Last time Media Gratiae offers these for pastor under quarantine, now frontliners can now avail one course for free.

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Book Review: “The Good Sporting Life” by Stephen Liggins

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Honestly, I don’t know what cricket is nor I enjoy football. Nevertheless that doesn’t stop me of enjoying this new book from Stephen Liggins, The Good Sporting Life.

So what does sports have to do with Christian life? Well basically alot and more! This book provides living the faith and doing sports at the same time. If you’re a sports person you’ll love this book more. If you’re not, you’ll still enjoy this book.

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8 Favorite Quotes From the Book “The Good Sporting Life” by Stephen Liggins

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I want to grab this opportunity to tell you that I’m involved with another ministry. Gospel of Grace Ministries aims to provide Christian literatures and Filipino translations of Christian books. As of today, we are able to provide Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook and The London Baptist Confession of Faith 1689 in Filipino language on a daily basis on our FB Page for free. Once the lockdown is lifted we will have a meeting to lay the plans and direction of this ministry. For now, you can check the ministry FB Page.

Anyways, here’s some quotes from the book, The Good Sporting Life by Stephen Liggins published by MatthiasMedia. If you like these quotes, please get the book by clicking here.

“Living as a Christian in a sporting context–or any context, for that matter–involves struggle. The stronger our relationship with God, the better we will do.”
 
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7 Ministry Lessons We Can Learn from John the Baptist

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In the gospels, John the Baptist had shown us the weight of ministerial work. In what would take a lifetime experience, looking at John’s brief ministry we can learn alot, that can help us in our own church and ministry. Here’s seven lessons we can learn from John the Baptist. For an in depth treatment of John, head over to this link.

He had one message to preach- (Matthew 3: 1,2; Mark 1:4) In our time when Christians are reaching people through blogs, Youtube videos, podcast, Zoom webinars and Facebook Live, we should make clear what is our main goal. That is, we should preach the gospel. This is the fulfillment of the Great Commission. But a few years before Jesus gave this monumental task to His disciples, John was already preaching the gospel. We can be busy in every aspect of our ministry but we shouldn’t forget our message.

“John came baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.” — Mark 1:4 (CSB)

We as believer are carrying a message. The message is not about us, our church or denomination. Nor programs, methods, traditions or music. Our sole message is Christ and Him crucified. Our message is the most important message that everyone should hear. So lets be clear and proclaim it in our ministry.

He clearly knows who he is and his role (Matthew 3: 3; Matthew 3: 11)

When ask who is he is and who gave him authority to perform him his works, he response is sure and clear:

  “In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea  and saying, “Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!”  For he is the one spoken of through the prophet Isaiah, who said:

A voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
Prepare the way for the Lord;
make his paths straight!”–Matthew 3:1–3 (CSB)

“I baptize you with water for repentance, but the one who is coming after me is more powerful than I. I am not worthy to remove his sandals. He himself will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” — Matthew 3: 11 (CSB)

Not only does he know who he is and his role but he knows his only duty he needs to perform. Having no clear path to take shouldn’t be the mark of our ministry.  In the midst of this multi-tasking culture, the church should not follow.  John is specifically doing one thing and that counts.

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The Freebie Round-Up #73

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Happy Lord’s Day! I was able to attend church and preached during our service. We are five in attendance but praise God it was a wonderful time to learn from God’s Word and have a brief fellowship.

Anyways, here’s a list of great freebies that are waiting to be downloaded. 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 Presbyterian Almanac and Annual Remembracer of the Church- Log College Press new resource from their free PDF Library are the historic almanac from editor and originator Joseph Wilson. Read all of it the almanac free by clicking here.

FREE courses from Reformed Forum  – There are two courses available from Reformed Forum that you might want to enroll at. The two courses are The Westminster’s Shorter Catechism and Introduction to Covenant Theology. To avail these free courses, you must create a free account on their website first.

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Book Review: “Our Good Crisis” by Jonathan K. Dodson

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We look at The Beatitudes as golde rule for Christians to live by. We have read on books about it or listen to it as a sermon. Sometimes we put those words of Jesus on the pedestal either look at and admire how lovely those words are. Some put it on the pedestal and let it’s stay there. We manage to let the most important sermon get lost because of we tend to find it mere pretty words or irrelevant in our times.

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