8 Favorite Quotes From The Book “The King, The Cross, And The Meaning of Easter” (Jonathan Griffiths)

Thank you for all your prayers! My family is well now and we’re back to the usual thing we do. I do have another prayer request. I covet your prayers for my wife for her upcoming breast operation. Praying that God guide the doctors and fast healing of my wife after the surgery.

Anyways, here’s some quotes from a recent book I have finished. The King, The Cross, And The Meaning of Easter by Jonathan Griffiths published by 10 Publishing. Get your copy in digital or physical format by clicking this link.

“Jesus the Messiah did not come into the world wielding a sword or a sceptre, but proclaiming a message of truth. He spent his earthly life telling others that message—that humanity stands guilty of ignoring and side-lining God, and that only he can bring forgiveness and life to this needy world.”

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8 Favorite Quotes From The Book “Is Easter Unbelievable?” (Rebecca McLaughlin)

It’s a bit too early for Easter but it pays to prepare for that season. So The Good Book Company will be releasing this new book by Christian apologist, Rebecca McLaughlin. The launch date is on February 1 but I’ll share some quotes from the book to excite you and help you consider grabbing this book. If you set out to buy it, you can pre-order by clicking this link.

“The Christian message is that Jesus is the Son of God, that he died to take the punishment for the sins of any who will trust in him, that he rose from the dead, and that he welcomes all who will repent and believe to live with him forevermore. It’s not a story that can stop halfway.
Christianity without the resurrection would be like Disney’s Frozen without Elsa. The resurrection isn’t a nice-to-have. It’s fundamental to the Christian package.”

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Philippine Book Fair at Outlets Lipa

It was a rainy Friday of August 5th and I set out to attend the Philippine Book Fair at Lipa. The Outlet is a perfect venue for this event and added to it is the already cool climate of Lipa City. It’s a 40 kilometers journey from my place to that location. On top of that is the usual traffic, so it took me almost two hours of travel. I came late at the venue and the guest, National Artist for Literature, Virgilio Almario is wrapping up his opening remarks.

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Comicbook Review: “Perpetua” (Art Ayris and Jeff Slemons)

Summary: Perpetua is a story of one of the earliest Christian women recorded outside of Scriptures that suffered persecution because of her faith. Little was known of her but here death under the hand of Rome is an incredible story.

Cover Art: Similar to cover the of Martyrs comicbook but Slemons gives a sweeping cinematic look that you’ll always want to stare at. While that comic is minimalist cover, this one is masterpiece in itself. If this comic is on the shelf with other comics, surely this is an eye grabbing cover and you’ll be picking it up and read it on the spot. Slemon rendered his art on the cover (and interior) that can only be called epic.

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National Baptist Day: Milestone or Millstone?

Recently, Senate Bill No. 2252 passed third and final reading which ensure the National Baptist Day to be celebrated annually every January 16. It is sponsored and co-authored by Sen Win Gatchalian. This is considered a milestone for the Baptists here in the Philippines as the government considers our group as partners to nation building. You can read the about it here and on congressman Benny Abante’s FB post.

I have no problem with folks celebrating an event nor I’m not proud of being a Baptist. I’m 100% proud of being a Baptist and we should observe this annual event in our church. However, when these kind of religious activities are mixed with some sort of politics, then there is a need of discernment.

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3 Things I Did This Morning After Election Day

I’m so excited to vote this 2022 election. My chosen candidate has a great reputation and qualification to fit the highest power in this country. I’ve seen the rallies and support. I’ve seen transformation brought by this political brand. This will change to course of history. Unfortunately, my mother in law was admitted in the hospital in Manila so I can’t vote. We spend the first week of May preparing her for her surgery. This is the first time I missed out the presidential election.

Nevertheless, I waited for the results. Then it came. The results are in. And it was disappointing. I was hurt. I can’t believe what just happened. My heart sank. I want to shut myself from social media. There are lots of things running in my mind. Its one of those days that I don’t want to go through. The following days will be rough for me. I know I can be all gloomy. I need to lift me up. I had to. This morning, I did three things:

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Judging A Digital Comic Contest for the “Day of Valor”

I’ve been busy since the beginning of April. Deadlines and back logs kept me up. Whether it’s offline or online, day job or sidelines there is something that needs my attention. I think I need a break or a sort of diversion. Something new and fresh. But that got me thinking: do I have time for that?  When a FB friend who is a VP of Veteran’s Bank (here in the Philippines) asked for volunteers to judge in an upcoming event, I quickly raised my virtual hand 😁. The event is a digital comic contest for the “Day of Valor”.  I love comics and any opportunity to represent my hobby or the comic community to others is something that I don’t want to pass. This is my first time to be a judge for a competition and it’s online through Zoom meeting.

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8 Favorite Quotes From The Book”Who Is Jesus?” (Kate and Joe Hox)

Thank you for praying for our church. We had a successful dedication service last Saturday and an extended celebration on the following day, Sunday. God is truly blessing us through the pandemic and we pray our faithfulness to Him will grow stronger each day.

Anyways, Here’s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished, Who Is Jesus by Kate and Joe Hox published by New Growth Press. You can get your copy by following this link. Purchasing your copy enables you to support the author, publishing house and ministry to further push the gospel of Christ.

“If you are a child of God, you are a child of Abraham. One of those stars was lit for you! You are loved and pursued as Abraham was. You are forgiven and righteous. You will have blessing and great inheritance. You are blessed to be a blessing.”

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The Freebie Round-Up #127

I have two prayer request and I hope you’ll include it in your list. First, comfort for the family and friends of Augusto Hermosilla who passed away recently. He is a good friend and a believer that I cherish our friendship for years even if we haven’t met face to face. Second, is our church dedication program tomorrow. May it will bring glory to God and a great encouragement to us members as we thank God for the new building we will conduct our worship and prayer meeting.

Let’s end the week with some freebies curated just for you. And hey, please do share ok. 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 audio and video “The Ultimate Defense of the Resurrection of Christ” – Just in time for Lent. The free bundle includes some of the best theologians, Bible scholars and apologist coming together to defend one of the defining moment in history.

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