The Freebie Round-Up # 45

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Happy weekend guys! Here in the Philippines we are entering the rainy season but that doesnt stop our church family day tomorrow. Hope everyone will enjoy this one hurrah for the summer.

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.

FREE music, lead sheets and chord charts- Zac Hicks, Coral Ridge Music and Coral Ridge Worship has a list of homegrown music you can listen and sing at your church. Here’s the link to the lead sheets and chords and here’s for the music.

FREE seminary level classes – Intersect Project offers 3 seminary classes free of charge. You can take this free classes at your own phase and at the comfort of your home.

FREE ebook “God, You & Sex” by David White – Here’s the deal. Get the free and advance digital copy of this book published by Harvest USA by joining the book launch team. You’ll get the free e-book and you be a part of launching this book through social media.

FREE e-book “Jesus Christ Our Righteousness” by Charles Spurgeon– Chapel Library lastest freebie is from the Prince of Preacher.

FREE MP3 songs for kids – Christ The Truth blog has these great mp3 songs and videos you can check out and use for free.

FREE Bible study– Grace Covers Me blog has you covered this summer with this 6-week Bible study based on the book Messy Beautiful Friendship. Download the leader and participants guides here free.

FREE e-book “Discipling” by Mark Dever– This is a great free e-book of the amazing series from 9 Marks is offered by Crossway for an limited time.

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

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The Freebie Round-Up #44

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After almost a month, TFRU is back. Lot’s of things happen specially the Snatch Them From the Flames seminar that made quite stir within the evangelical circle here in the Philippines.

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.

FREE audio and PDF lecture on Herman Bavinck – Listen and read the lecture on this Dutch theologian by Dr. Ron Gleason with these free materials.

FREE resources on Reformed Epistemology – This master list is a treasure trove of free stuff you can use to study apologetics.

FREE Van Til’s unpublished manuscript – This blog recently updated some Van Til stuff. So do check it out and download the free stuff.

FREE e-book “Deadmen Bible Reading Plan” – This is not your average “check the box” list Bible reading plan. This freebie requires 30 minute reading everyday for the whole year to get the most out of your quite time.

FREE e-book “Efficacious Grace” by John Gill  – Monergism has release a couple of free books. You can check those on their FB page or subscribe to their mailing list. I’ll only mention this one to as an appetizer. This free e-book deals with the Spirit and irresistible grace in salvation.

FREE Journal “Permanent Things”– Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and For The Church has a brand new journal. It’s an annual publication and can only be access online. Here’s the first issue you can download free.

FREE e-book “James For You” by Sam Alberry – This is a free e-book of the month offer from Good Book Company.

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

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Pinoy Preacher List #3

qvfpy4dThis is Delighting Grace third batch of Pinoy preachers you should read, listen or watch. Please consider praying for this series that it might widen the ministry reach of these preachers and lift up God’s name everywhere.

Joseph Mangahas – Pastor Joseph shepherds the 40 year old church Cubao Reformed Baptist Church. CRBC is know for it’s annual pastor and worker’s conference. You can listen to his preaching at SermonAudio and on Youtube. Aside from his sermons, you can find other messages from preachers, invited speakers in their Sunday service and past conferences.

Hubert Tan Haboc – Pastor Hubert is the pastor of Christ’s Glory Church of Marikina. Like Joseph Mangahas, he is a graduate of Grace Ministerial Academy.  You can easily access his sermon videos over Christ’s Glory Church Facebook Page.

Rodel Lasco – Finally down south of Manila, pastoring a Reformed church in San Pablo City, Laguna is Dr. Rodel Lasco.  You can listen to his preaching on SermonAudio.

So that’s my list for now and click these link to Pinoy Preacher List #1 and Pinoy Preacher #2 if you have miss out the previous installments. If you know pastors or preachers who are Calvinistic or Reformed and has sermons online, please do e-mail me at nitoymgonzales@gmail.com.

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 #41

yfhkuupWe had a successful VBS this past week and we thank God for His blessings. We have over 60 kids learning the Word of God, playing and doing crafts. And some kids want to attend church. Neat! A parent gave us a positive feedback as well. Thank you for all those who prayed. And please continue to pray that the seeds we planted and may grow in the hearts of these little ones.

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 devotional-  I Am Not Ashamed: The Power of the Gospel in Romans is a 28 day devotional from The King and His Kingdom blog and its free once you sign up on their mailing list.

FREE audio and video course – Albert Martin taught this course and its good to know its available online for free. The Pastor: An Instructional Guide to His Call, Life and Work  covers alot of areas of the pastors life and is composed of 6 units, so you have to spend quite a time in this gem.

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*Read: The Rebel’s Dictionary: Swoonies

FREE catechism for kids – Sojourn Kids offers The North Star Catechism that aims to guide kids in learning biblical truths. You can purchase but it’s free on their website.

FREE e-book “Exposition of the Gospel of John” by A. W. Pink– Something new and big over Mongerism is this free e-book by A. W. Pink which is available in different digital formats.

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FREE study guide “Sow Your Seed” – Grace Baptist Church Los Banos provides this free download that will guide believers to their Bible study.

FREE magazine “Theology” – There is a brand new magazine in town and it’s called simply “Theology” and it’s free. Contributors in the first issue are Fred Sanders, Mike Reeves, Kevin DeYoung, R. C. Sproul and many more!

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*Read: Book Review: Competing Spectacles by Tony Reinke

FREE e-book “The Whole Christ”  by Sinclair Furgeson- Just by taking a simple survey, you get this free e-book from Crossway for free in different digital formats.

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Book Review: A Place Like Heaven by Samuel Miller

eoem3usI requested this book (or booklet) from Log College Press not only to share some quotes or do a review, but also get to know the Synod of Dort. As you might not know this year marks the 400th year of the event. It’s worth celebrating because how the church stood up and defend the doctrine of grace against Arminianism.  I have been exposed to it on a lecture of Ryan Reeves on Youtube and it’s excellent. And after reading  A Place Like Heaven, all I can say that it shares the impression I have with the Ryan Reeves video. It’s excellent!

A Place Like Heaven is a primer booklet that explores Synod of Dort. The booklet tackles the events that leads to the synod, during the deliberation and the aftermath of this ecumenical gathering with a American Presbyterian perspective. It ends with some defense on the doctrine of grace. The title of this work came from one of the moderators of the synod describing it as a “place like heaven’. The title might sound like a devotional book but that doesn’t discount the weight of what has been examine in this booklet. I think it lightens up a bit by putting an encouraging tone to the book.

Though this is a primer, you’ll praise Samuel Miller for his remarkable writing that which makes this booklet accessible and clear. At first you might have some inhibitions  reading this, although short it’s written in an 18th century English. However as you read on, you’ll get the hang of it. The content is actually engaging and what you might dismiss as a Smithsonian relic, this booklet is really good. Whenever you start reading it, it grabs your attention and for me this is not a boring read. Miller ends this booklet by answering some arguments against the doctrine of grace.

For a 48 page booklet, I can’t believe I learned a lot about Synod of Dort. Sometimes I ask myself if this is really a primer because it really covers lots of areas of the event. Not that it gave all that is to know about the Synod of Dort but the content of this is enough for you to appreciate that important event. Once you read this, Log College Press books will be on your reading list.  A Place Like Heaven is a great addition for your Synod of Dort resources. Please don’t miss out on this book. Highly recommended!

My verdict:

5 out of 5

The Quotable Round-Up #116

znu4bd1Log College Press has a latest book that I recently received. A Place Like Heaven by Samuel Miller tackles Synod of Dort, an important event for the doctrine of grace, with an American Presbyterian perspective.  My book review is on the way but for now, you can be assured that this is a great book and you can get it through Amazon by clicking this link. Here’s some nuggets from the book that I hope you’ll enjoy.

“It was fondly hoped by many that when Arminius died, the controversy to which his speculation had given rise, would have died and been buried with him. But this, unhappily, by no means, proved to be the case.”

“When heresy rises in an evangelical body, it is never frank and open. It always begins by skulking, and assuming a disguise.”

“The opinions denominated Arminian had been substantially taught long before Arminius appeared. The doctrine of Cassian, of Marseilles, in the fifth century, commonly styled Semi-Pelagianism, was almost exactly the same system. Bolsec, too, in Geneva, about the year 1552, according to some, had also taught very much the same doctrine, though justly regarded as infamous on account of his shameful moral delinquencies. And about fifteen or twenty years before Arminius arose, Corvinus, in Holland, had appeared as the advocate of opinions of similar import. But having less talent than Arminius, and being less countenanced by eminent men, his error made little noise, and was suffered quietly to sink into insignificance, until a stronger and more popular man arose to give it new consequence, and a new impulse.”

“Perhaps it may be said, that no theological system was ever more grossly
misrepresented, or more foully or unjustly vilified than that which is commonly
called Calvinism; but which had been drawn from the word of God, and preached
by some of the best men that ever lived, many hundreds of years before Calvin
was born.”

“The enemies of the system allege, that it represents God as really the author
of sin, and man as laid under a physical necessity of sinning, and then as damned
for it, do what he can. They insist that our doctrine of depravity, and the mode
of inheriting it, if true, destroys moral agency; reduces men to the condition of
mere machines; and, of course, makes all punishment of sin unjust and absurd. In
short, they contend, that the views which we give of the plan of salvation, makes a system of heathenish fate, or of refined Antinomianism, equally destructive
of holiness and of comfort; and that, under the guise of free grace, we build up
a fabric of favoritism on the one hand, and of fixed necessity on the other; at
once making God a partial being, and a tyrant, and man a mere passive subject
of his arbitrary will. But, is it true that Calvinists embrace any such system as
this? Nothing can be further from the truth. It is a shameful misrepresentation,
which has no correspondence with anything but the caricatures of prejudice
and bigotry.”

 

The Freebie Round-Up #39

resirxwSome of you might not know I’m a comicbook fan and I also have a literacy advocacy program for kids. And I know you guys want to do something that will bless kids.  So a Facebook friend of mine messaged me asking for help for girls who had experienced abuse. So if you want to help read the message  and check the picture below.

BUY THIS COMIC, BLESS THESE GIRLS! 5 pastors and 20 artists from 5 countries have joined forces to bring you a new Captain Sun adventure. For only $2.99 you can get this faith-building, family-friendly comic/devotional delivered right to your inbox (a great digital addition to any virtual Easter basket). And best of all, EVERY CENT goes directly to bless formerly exploited/trafficked girls in the Philippines. Be a hero and join our super team today by ordering your pdf e-book and helping us spread the word. Click here to learn more: https://itscaptainsun.com/bp/

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.

FREE e-book “How To Choose A Church”  – Brett McCraken offers this interesting free book that will help you choose a church without being a church hopper.

FREE e-booklets – Family Church has free booklets geared towards raising up godly children, marriage and parenting.

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FREE hand outs and notes- Here’s a couple of useful hand outs and notes prepared by David Schrock which you can freely use and modify.

FREE Lent script– Beijing International Christian Fellowship have free three videos and a script so you can perform their Passion Musical. Please include them in your prayers as they struggle financially to pay their staff and building rentals.

FREE e-course “Exemplary Huband” – Based on the book by Stuart Scott, you can download these free 3 sessions complete with mp3 and pdf materials delivered by Steve Cooley. You don’t have to sign-up to create an account, go straight to the sessions and download the resources.

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*Read: How to Create an Instant Digital Christian Library Without Breaking the Bank*

FREE music from the Getty Music- Part of their annual Easter songs giveaway, here’s  4  free songs for Easter 2019.

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FREE e-book “Ephesians For You” by Richard Coekin – This is The Good Book Company’s monthly freebie which tackles the book of Ephesians as it excites ordinary Christians and equips teachers and preachers. Download it by clicking here.

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

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Book Review: Competing Spectacles by Tony Reinke

upm5loqLast year Tony Reinke announced that he has a new book coming this 2019. What so sweet about it is that he needs folks for his book launch team. Knowing him from his articles on Desiring God and his books, I had to sign up. Come March I received an e-mail about the new book and then the following e-mail has an attached pre-released copy of his book. Competing Spectacles is the title and I immediately dive in to the book.

Competing Spectacles is “the lust of the eyes 2.0” book that really captures how we Christians live in this media age. Bombarded with distractions and gap fillers it seems that we have a never ending supply of digital candy that will not only compete with our attention but also erode our focus on God. Tony Reinke pour out his wisdom and insight on this new media age and offers biblical answer for the believers.

Reinke’s book tells how Christians spent their eyes on digitally and how it deteriorates our eternal perspective. Whether it our habit of binging over Netflix, mobile gaming or selfies, these earth bound spectacles takes over our unsatisfied cravings that the ultimate Spectacle (Jesus Christ) can only fulfill. Questions about how we Christians and the church should do with this spectacles are discussed superbly over the chapters in this short book.

The part that really got me is the chapter about how the church becomes a spectacle of the world. As Reinke traces the definition and history of this fleeting spectacles, he also did it on the church as she displays the everlasting Spectacle. This part of the book really captures the essence of being a Christian in this media age that sometimes we forget. I wish Reinke could put one more chapter about this because this is the game changer of the book.

The chapters are short that you’ll quickly read the next one and then the next. It’s a accessible and fast paced read that you’ll finish the book in no time completely blown away.  However, I suggest that you have to read it again because you might missed something in this book. Some chapters are solid and some are not that quite striking.  Nevertheless, this is a must read because of the brevity and spot on commentary on the digital media.

Competing Spectacles is a relevant book that will stand out this 2019. If you got tangled with this media jungle let this book guide you back to the ultimate Spectacle.

My verdict:

4.5 out of 5

 

The Quotable Round-Up #115

rxrxbzuThere is new book that I would like to share with you that will hit the shelves on May. It’s from Jen Pollock Michel and the title of the book is Surprised by Paradox. I’m again involved with the book launching team and I’m happy to share the review and quotes from the book.  Surprised by Paradox will be released on May 14, but you can pre-order it on Amazon by clicking this link. While waiting for the release of the book, here are some great quotes from that book.

“Modernity gave us more certainty than uncertainty—or at the very least certainty in certainty. We’ve come to an unassailable confidence that mystery, by dint of inquiry and scientific effort, can be wrestled and pinned down and made to cry uncle. We are no longer victims of the unknowable: we are masters of our own understanding. The great modern lie is one of infinite human autonomy and control.”

As soon as we think we have God figured out, we will have ceased to worship him as he is. God, in his very being, is inscrutable and unsearchable. We do not approach God with the powers of logic, and should we try, we’re sure to stumble over the rock that is the crucified Christ.”

“We are tempted to look for God in the invisible, in the intangible, in the ethereal—and the God of Spirit is invisible, intangible, and ethereal. But the incarnation is also the death of abstraction. Salvation came through a body, redemption through a man. An unbounded, incorporeal God of Spirit clothed himself with flesh and entered the world of matter, never fearing that the act would sully his holiness.”

“The first sin was not only our love of the gift, it was our preference for the gift over the Giver. Sin distorted our relationship to the material world. Creation was no longer a means of knowing and serving and praising God, but a means of satisfying our own greedy appetites.”

“Life-changing encounters with God can begin with something as unremarkable as this: the unheroic decision to turn aside and pay paradox a little bit attention.”

“The paradox of God’s story is that He’s chosen to write it’s timelessness in the ticking heart of His Son and that he’s choosing to write it in our hearts too.”

“God solved the “divine dilemma” by sending his Son as a man, who would both pay the penalty for sin and reclaim humanity’s glory.”