8 Favorite Quotes From the Book “To Fly To Serve” by Adrian Reynolds

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It’s the mid week and I hope you’re enjoying God in everything you are doing. Maybe you’re at the office busy (like my wife) or at home (like me taking care of our baby daughter). God is the God even in the mundane. If fact, the ordinary can be extraordinary when you do it for the glory of God.

Anyways, here are 8 favorite quotes from Adrian Reynolds book To Fly To Servepublished by 10 Publishing. My book review can be read by clicking this link.  If you like these quotes, please get yourself a copy of this book by clicking to 10 Publishing.

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“Remember, your role as speaker is to get from the page of the text to the heart of the hearers.”

“…any Bible speaker in any setting must be prayerfully dependent on the power of the Spirit in their preparation and delivery, beforehand and afterwards. Only when he is at work will anything happen.”

“You can start badly, and even finish badly, but still deliver a good talk overall. However, if the middle section’s content is not there, even the best introduction and sparkiest ending will leave your hearers cold and empty.”

“Your task, as pilot of this Bible talk, is to get the truth from the page of the Bible to the heart of your hearers. Get that bit wrong and your Bible talk is not a Bible talk at all.”

” those of us who are piloting the Bible talks are doing so in complete and utter dependence on The Company: in our case, the Holy Trinity of Father, Son and Spirit.”

“With careful and prayerful preparation, and with the help of the Holy Spirit, the talk you are about to give may have exactly the same effect, or even better, than if Piper, Keller or Roberts was standing in front of your audience.”

” a Bible talk is not over until listeners are left thinking about what the main teaching and application is for them personally.”

“A Bible talk is easiest, let’s be honest, if your listeners are all in the same boat. But in most normal churches and settings that’s unlikely to be the case. You’re more likely to be speaking to a mixed lot.”

 

 

 

 

 

Pinoy Preacher List #7

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Here we are on our seventh installment of this series. If you miss out the five other list, they’re provided at the end of this post.

Isidro Dadula – Pastor Boy shepherds Molino Grace Grace Church at Bacoor, Cavite. His sermons can be access on their church Youtube Channel.

Bob Amigo – At the heart of NCR is Higher Rock Christian Church. HRCC is known for the Higher Rock Conference which brings sought after conference speakers to the Christian Filipinos. HRCC is pastored by Bob Amigo. You can access his messeges from their church website.

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Jurem Ramos – Pastor Jurem U. Ramos is the Senior Pastor of Soli Deo Gloria Church, Davao City. Pastor Jurem is known for the radio program The Shepherd’s Voice which airs on 702 DZAS on the AM band. You can listen or watch to his sermons at their multi media ministry website.

If you have miss out the previous installments here are the links:

Pinoy Preacher List #1

Pinoy Preacher #2

Pinoy Preacher List #3

Pinoy Preacher List #4 

Pinoy Preacher List #5

Pinoy Preacher List #6

Would you like to help me grow this list? If you know pastors or preachers who are Calvinistic or Reformed and has sermons online, please do e-mail me at nitoymgonzales@gmail.com.

Book Review: “To Fly To Serve” by Adrian Reynolds

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Getting this book and starting to read it I was puzzled on what this book is about.  The word Bible talk didn’t help me grasp what To Fly To Serve  is all about. In my mind I thought this book, is about sparking a talk about the Bible while on board a plane. I also thought this book is about how pilots or crews can live up being a Christian in their profession. Well it took me a couple pages before I realized that its not striking a spiritual conversation on a plane nor Christians in the workplace. To Fly To Serve is book about sermon or message preparations that will make an impact to your listener.

To Fly To Serve Reynolds is so spot on in trying to convey the message of the book. Using how airlines works all through out the book is a very creative, unique and it makes it easy to digest in the mind. Reynolds really nailed it and manage to glue you till the end of this book. Reading it at the initial pages you might not connect on what Reynolds is talking about, but you’ll get the hang of it as you read further.

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To Fly To Serve is focus on how to deliever your message and not about the content of your sermon. Reynolds provides the step by step and also the ups and downs in preparing a good message that will stick to your hearers.

A quick guide on how to prepare for preaching or teaching in the ministry, To Fly To Serve is a great resource for Christians. This short book definitely will decluter the preparations of a message that sometimes we find complicated and messy. Both seasoned and novice will benefit from this book.

My verdict:

4.5 out of 5

Pinoy Preacher List # 6

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We are on our sixth installment of this series and I hope some of you already check out the sermons of some previously featured preachers. If you miss out the five other list, they’re provided at the end of this post.

Jeff Uriarte – Further down south in Cagayan de Oro, we find Pastor Jeff. He pastors Grace Reformed Church. He happens to be a blogger too and his blog is in Cebuano dialect. You can read his blog post in this link. And of course, his sermon videos can be access on the Facebook Page of their church.

Kim Javier Lapiz – Another preacher from CDO is Pastor Kim who pastors Jiteh Reformed Church. You can access his messeges from the church Facebook Page.

Edilberto Agquiz – Back to my home city here in Batangas City, we find our last preacher on this installment. Pastor Bobet shepherds the newly established Batangas Reformed Baptist Church. You can watch his preaching (and other preachers) by clicking this link.

If you have miss out the previous installments here are the links:

Pinoy Preacher List #1

Pinoy Preacher #2

Pinoy Preacher List #3

Pinoy Preacher List #4 

Pinoy Preacher List #5

Would you like to help me grow this list? If you know pastors or preachers who are Calvinistic or Reformed and has sermons online, please do e-mail me at nitoymgonzales@gmail.com.

Pinoy Preacher List # 5

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In this special installment of this series, Delighting Grace list down pastors who are bloggers. They might not have online sermons but writes entries on a blog to share their insights.

Zigfred Maceren Diaz – Pastor Zigfred is the senior pastor of The Master’s Community Fellowship based in Cebu. He is the admin of a FB group, Baptist Theological Forum. He was featured in this blog as he tackles some Baptist erronious belief in his paper. He blogs at Life Hacks for Polymaths.

Enriqueto Alleje Sabio – At the heart of Metro Manila, Pastor Entiqueto leads Sovereign Mercy Evangelical Church. He works as an artist with his wife at MMS Music and Arts studio and also a technical director over Fun Guys Studio, a game development company. You can read his post on Sovereign Mercy Evangelical Church and on Reformed Exegetes Society.

Jezreel Notarte – Pastor Jezreel shepherds Way of Life Baptist Church. He blogs his sermons notes, thoughts and experiential learning over his blog.

If you have miss out the previous installments here are the links:

Pinoy Preacher List #1,

Pinoy Preacher #2, 

Pinoy Preacher List #3

Pinoy Preacher List # 4 

Would you like to help me grow this list? If you know pastors or preachers who are Calvinistic or Reformed and has sermons online, please do e-mail me at nitoymgonzales@gmail.com.

Pinoy Preacher List #4

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This is Delighting Grace fourth 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.

Rene Maramara – Pastor Maramara is the pastor of a Reformed church in Manila, Sovereign Grace Church.  His preaching can be accessed at Sovereign Grace Church Manila Facebook page and on Youtube.

Jorge L. Gumop-as – Pastor Jorge pastors a church down south of Metro Manila, Sovereign Grace Christian Church of San Pedro. He’s a graduate of Grace Ministerial Academy.  He has sermons on SGCC Facebook account and  on Youtube.

Ryan Ermac – Lastly, further down south of the Philippines, is Cebu where Pastor Ryan shepherds Apologia Gospel Church.  Ryan is a licensed chemical engineer from the University of San
Carlos and is finishing his Master’s in Theology, Major in Pastoral Studies at the Cebu Graduate School of Theology. You can watch his Cebuano/ English sermons here on Youtube.

If you have miss out the previous installments Pinoy Preacher List #1Pinoy Preacher #2 and Pinoy Preacher List #3.  Would you like to help me grow this list? 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 Quotable Round-Up #117

zlhzkl3Have you watched “American Gospel”? We’ll I did this week and it was excellent. The documentary really nailed the prosperity gospel. It’s 2 hours and 19 minutes full of moving interviews and clips that will open your eyes to the deception of this movement. Here’s some quotes from the film and if you want to get copy of it click here.

“The ultimate gift of the gospel is not these all other things, it’s God Himself. God is both the giver and the gift.”
— Trevin Wax

“If someone doesn’t have the right view of the gospel, they don’t have the right view of anything.”
— Paul Washer

“There’s an assumption that unbeliver’s are seeking after God. When in reality, they are seeking after a God of their own choosing.” — Anthony Wood

“The prosperity gospel is exactly like marrying someone for their money.” — Sean Demars

“The reason why people teach that it’s always God’s will to heal and if it doesn’t the problem is them, is because that’s a good way to manipulate people. Prosperity theology means money.” — Costi Hinn

“One of the quickest way to spot a counterfeit gospel is to ask the question, ‘Who is this gospel about?’ Is this gospel or good news primarily about you and your personal happiness or is it a message about God.” — Trevin Wax

“In terms of biblical Christianity, Christianity is about dying.” — Michael Horton

 

Pinoy Preacher List #2

qvfpy4dIn this series, Delighting Grace will feature Filipino or Pinoy preachers that you should consider reading, watching or listening.  I hope and pray that by this small effort, these preachers will widen their reach and glorify God through preaching.

Noel Espinosa – A sought after speaker in the Pinoy Reformed circle, he is currently pastoring Grace Baptist Church Los Banos, Laguna. He is also a blogger and you can read his latest commentaries at Treasures in Earthen Vessel. You can listen to his messages by this link and watch is conference messages by going to Youtube.

James Bryner Chu – Rev. Chu is the pastor and teaching elder of Pilgrim Community Church, which is known for conferences called Pilgrim Theological Conference . You can listen to his radio program, Considering Christ a week by week meditations on the New City Catechism over DZFE 98.7 FM or read the transcripts over this website.  You can also listen to his weekly lessons on the Westminster Shorter Catechism previously broadcast over DZFE. Pilgrim Community Church has a Youtube Channel that you can watch some preaching.

Joel Bigueta – Pastoring an urban church at Calloocan, The Neighborhood Church (TNC), he along with their preachers, offer their sermons online over Sermon Audio.

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

 

 

Pinoy Preacher List #1

qvfpy4dIn this series, Delighting Grace will feature Filipino or Pinoy preachers that you should consider watching or listening.  I hope and pray that by this small effort, these preachers will widen their reach and glorify God through preaching.

Ramen Caliwag – I’ve been listening to this preacher from Pampanga and I’m benefiting to his sermon. His church, Scripture Alone Baptist Church has an account at SermonAudio which includes not only his sermons but other preachers in that church. You can check his messages by clicking this link.

Derick Parfan – Found this pastor over Facebook by an article he post over his blog. Yes he is a blogger and his blog is Treasuring Christ PH . Check his blog which yield great stuff from free e-books and books he authored available for purchase. And of course, available on his blog is his sermons. So go over there and listen or watch to his messages.

David Anthony Chan – Pastor David hails from Cebu. I first encountered him over Facebook because of his novel he was promoting. I interviewed him on my blog about topic on fiction. And I’m glad that my brother-in-law (which is a preacher) has been seeking advice from him. You can listen to his sermons over Youtube along with other preachers of his church, New Covenant Church Cebu.

So that’s my list for now and 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 Video Round-Up #4

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As I have mentioned on my freebie round-up, I had a one week”reading a book break”. I have to go to a short sabbatical to unclutter my mind and focus on important things. While in a short sabbatical, I explored some music and found some great artist and their music. I have three of them here that you can check out.

Norton Hall Band hails from Southern Seminary and composed of pastors studying at the seminary. They sing old hymns which they gave modern touch.

Listening to Wendell Kimbrough reminds me of Bob Dylan and John Dever. Those haunting voice and music that combines folk and gospel, you will surely get hooked on listening. His latest release Come to Me is pure gold.

Lastly,  The Corner Room which is akin to Rend Collective but sings the Psalms. Their lyrics is straight out of the ESV Bible and they perfectly fit the music and the verses. So go check their two albums on every music streaming platform you have.

I would like to add this video of the to this round-up because this became very helpful to me. I’m teaching our youth small group with the Baptist Catechism and I’m having problems understanding Question #98. The question is  “How do Baptism and the Lord’s Supper become effectual means of salvation?” The words I’m confused with is the ‘means of  salvation.” I’ved asked our FB group and the Tagalog translator of the Keach’s Catechism and thankfully they provide a clear and simple answer. And what a coincidence (and providence) that Ligonier uploaded this video.