The Quotable Round Up #8

Some of you might ask where I get these quotes. I’ll let you in a secret. I subscribe to David C Cook free books which dishes out some books from great authors like Warren Weirsbe, John MacArthur, R. C. Sproul etc. Others are from random blogs or websites who gives away e-books. So there you have it. I encourage you to subscribe to these freebies and enjoy reading. Reading should not be expensive. Before you head on to subscribe to those amazing website, here are our quotes of the week:
“True spiritual unity is never at the expense of truth.”
–Warren W. Wiersbe
“Jesus is Lord over everything, not some things.”
–J. A. Medders
“Truth and assurance are not ends in themselves; they are the means to the end of taking the gospel to the whole world.”
–Warren W. Wiersbe
“From what does the blood of Christ cleanse us? It cleanses us from sin.”
–Anthony Carter
“It is not enough to win people to Christ. We must also lead them into assurance, for only as they have assurance can they effectively live for God and overcome the world.”
–Warren W. Weirsbe
“Knowing that we have been given to the Son by the Father ought to motivate us to loving obedience. We are the Father’s love gift to Jesus.”
–Warren W. Weirsbe
“On the legal basis of the imputation of Christ’s righteousness, believers can be united to Christ, confident that everything that belongs properly to Him is given freely to us. In this marvelous exchange, all our debts become His and all His riches become ours.”
–Michael Horton

The Quotable Round Up #5

Howdy partners! Lets dig into this weeks quotes by John MacArthur Jr. and J. A. Medders. If you find these quotes helpful and encouraging and you want more, you can check John MacArthur’s website: http://www.gty.org and J. A. Medders website: http://jamedders.com. Buy J. A. Medders book “Gospel Formed” were these quotes came from. Now before you check them out, dive on 7 quotes from these two authors:

“Grace means that we are not defined by our sins but by Jesus, who became our sin in his death and then rose from the dead in sinless victory.”
— J. A. Medders

“When we read the Bible, we aren’t just reading a book, we are meeting with a person.”
— J. A. Medders

“God calls leaders not to be governing monarchs but humble slaves, not slick celebrities but laboring servants, not charismatic personalities but faithful shepherds. The man who leads God’s people must above all exemplify sacrifice, devotion, submission, and lowliness.”
— John F.MacArthur Jr.

“When we have a right relationship to God, every aspect of our lives will settle into its divinely ordained place.”
–John F. MacArthur Jr.

“Obedience to God is one of the supreme marks of our relationship to Him as children.”
–John F. MacArthur Jr.

“Whatever you seek, whether it’ s peace, fellowship, knowledge, victory, or boldness, God has an abundant supply in heavenlies. We need only ask our Father for it.”
—John F. MacArthur Jr.

“True prayer comes from humble people who express absolute dependence on God.”
–John MacArthur Jr.

The Quotable Round Up #4

Guys its another Tuesday and you know what it means. It’s “The Quotable Round Up” time! Like we do every Tuesday we deliver 7 quotes from todays (and I hope yesteryears) Christian leaders. Today we present to you quotes from John MacArthur and David Platt. Enjoy!

“Our fellowship with God is not meant to wait until we are in heaven. God’s greatest desire, and our greatest need, is to be in constant fellowship with Him now, and there is no greater expression or experience of fellowship than prayer.”
–John F. MacArthur Jr.

“For if this gospel is true, then we must spend our lives and mobilize our churches for the spread of Christ’s love to unreached people groups all around the world. Jesus has not given us a commission to consider; he has given us a command to obey.”
–David Platt

“Since the ultimate purpose of our salvation is to glorify God and to bring us into intimate, rich fellowship with Him, failure to seek God in prayer is to deny that purpose.”
–John F. MacArthur Jr.

“We who know the gospel have been given the greatest gift in all the world. We have good news of a glorious God who has come to deliver men, women, and children from all sin and all suffering for all time. Therefore, we cannot —we must not —stay silent with this gospel. Gospel possession requires gospel proclamation.”
–David Platt

“Continual, persistent, incessant prayer is an essential part of Christian living, and it flows out of dependence on God.”
–John F. MacArthur Jr.

“While the human body has many parts—a head, eyes, nose, mouth, ears, teeth, arms, legs, fingers, toes, and internal organs—they don’t all have the same function. That analogy beautifully illustrates the relationship of individual believers to the entire body of Christ. We constitute one body, yet we have different roles that complement one another.”
— John MacArthur Jr.

“A true child of God won’t be preoccupied with his own plans and desires but the dtermination program of God, revealed in the person of Jesus Christ.”
–John F. MacArthur Jr.

The Quotable Round Up #3

It’s another Tuesday and time for The Quotable Round Up. We serve the best and awesome quotes from your favorite authors. This week lets have some from John MacArthur and J. A. Medders. If in anyway this post encourage you, feel free to share this post on Facebook, Twitter or on any social media accounts. That way Delighting Grace will be encourage too and post more of these quotes.

“The central function of the church on earth is to reach the lost.”
–John MacArthur Jr.

“Prayer focuses on God as the One who supplies. It acknowledges that He is the source of all our physical needs, and it teaches us to live one day at a time in the confidence that He will meet those needs.”
–John MacArthur Jr.

“If you want to have that passion in your prayers, you need to realize that the real benefit of prayer is not the changes God may make in your circumstances but the changes He will make in you and in your perception of them.”
–John MacArthur, Jr.

“The cross is the pulpit sermon of God’s matchless love for you.”
–J. A. Medders

“The gospel stands as God’s bouquet of love for you.”
J.A. Medders

“As the blood of Jesus flowed down the cross, it washed away all of our sin stains. Now we are new people in Jesus.”
–J. A. Medders

“To be devoted to prayer is to earnestly, courageously, and persistently bring everything, especially the needs of others, before God.”
–John F. MacArthur Jr.

My NCBD 2015 Wishlist

As part of NCBD 2015 Blog Tour, I would like to share my wish list of children’s book I want to read. I’m praying that our local Christian publishers and authors will consider this as a challenge as we Christians are called to be the light of this world through the gospel of Christ.
1. Gospel centered children’s book. Now more than ever we need a presentation of the gospel in children’s books in a clear and explicit way. We should indeed have Bible stories, but these stories are not just stories that we can compare to the children’s stories put out by secular companies. They should always point to the cross. Bible stories should point to the big picture: Jesus Christ died for our sins, the salvation God is offering to the fallen humanity and God’s love for His elect. If we dont then we as Christians missed the point. Let’s also not forget fictional children’s stories should carry this theme.

For more of the gospel please click here: http://www.gty.org/resources/articles/a335
2. Biographies of Christian missionaries, hymn writers, preachers, theologian, philosophers and prominent figures in Christian history. Would love to see children’s book of John Bunyan, John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, Fanny Crosby, Jim Elliot, William Carey etc., locally produced in English and Tagalog. I like what Hiyas did with Hudson Taylor. Great story and artwork. This biography books for kids is badly needed today. Kids tend to look for heroes. What better way to introduce them to the real heroes that has made an impact to the word with the gospel.
3. Doctrine. Well this will be a very difficult one for any author or publisher. But it is essential for the kids to know about doctrine. Doctrine like Trinity, Salvation, God, ect., explain to the level that kids will understand. I think this will push anyone out of their comfort zone. Also this will be a challenge and a chance to get to the next level of children’s book.

4. Ethical issues. Another challenging topic for authors. Issues like same-sex marriage, abortion, racism, suicide, mercy killing etc. with a Biblical perspective.
5. A children’s book about books and hymns. An extension of the biographies for kids that I have mentioned in number 2. It would be awesome to read the stories behind great Christian books like Pilgrim’s Progress or hymns like All Is Well, why they were wrote and the impact that it made. I would like to add Reformed catechism and Bible translations.
6. A kiddie journal. Sort of like those books by Keri Smith (Wreck this Journal, Tear Up This Book) in which kids are prompted to do things. That will be super fun! I have a couple of idea. To teach kids to evangelism, the journal should have a page that they can tear containing the gospel message. The book can ask to write down a Bible verse to memorize or ask them to write others life verse on the journal.
7. Evangelistic, gospel tract-like children’s book. A book that contains the gospel that adults or kids can giveaway. It should have balance between having filled with fun activities and a serious tone over Jesus sacrifice on the cross. Handy, pocket sized but a little bit thick, colorful, attractive artwork and it comes with a freebie (well like a pen). Make it so good that its hard for kids and adults to let go of it 🙂 Plus it should be inexpensive. I imagine kids and adults alike eager to hand those evangelistic books to children.

The Quotable Round Up #1

Welcome to Delighting Grace new feature called “The Quotable Round Up”. In this feature, we will collect awesome quotes from Christian leaders, authors, preachers, theologians and philosophers that you will love. This will be on a weekly basis and you’ll get the fresh quotes every Tuesday. I hope and pray that you’ll like this feature, share it and come back every week. Pray that I can post more of this.

 

“The Spirit of God indwells the believer and enlightens his or her understanding of what the Word teaches.”
–John MacArthur Jr.

“Saving faith doesn’t come from hearing just any part of the Word. Faith comes by hearing specific truths about Christ’s life, death, burial, and resurrection. It comes by hearing specific challenges that convict us of our own sin and need.”
–John MacArthur Jr.

“God doesn’t want us to swerve away from the hope of the gospel. Churches, ministries, seminaries, parachurch organizations, Sunday school classes, and committed churchgoers can all shift from the center: the hope of the gospel. With all of your might, vigor, resolve, and strength—remain firm in the gospel. Don’t shift.”
–J. A. Medders

“Don’t start thinking that your good works are adding anything to the work of Christ. Don’t start believing that somehow God is going to love you more because of what you are doing or not doing. Cement the truth in your heart that you are fully forgiven for all of your crimes against God because of Jesus. Don’t forget that you are divorced from sin’s power because you are married to Christ.”
–J. A. Medders

“When you shift from the gospel there are four places you can drift into: license, legalism, lukewarmness, or leaving the faith altogether. You may not have a life of rampant sin, but you may have an area of license that is just as sinister. Legalism will take you into self-righteousness and works-based approval. You’ll start to gauge your joy on yourself and not on Christ, and you’ll begin to hope in the branch rather than the Vine.”
— J. A. Medders

“God’s arms are open. He is the prodigal’s father, yours and mine.”
–J. A. Medders

“Remember that Christ alone, and none of your works, makes you righteous before God.”
–J. A. Medders

Book Review: Ha-Ha-Hatsinggg! by Dr. Luis P. Gatmaitan MD and Redge A. Abos

Its the rainy season and you know its also colds season. And kids are most likely prone to colds. Take a journey with Patrick as he battles the evil army of virus. Also joining him is his Ate Sofia and Nanay Teresita as they discuss what really causes colds, debunking some myths and health advice.
This is another very informative book about health by Tito Dok. It gives children a dose of prevention in an entertaining story kids would love. This is the best way to teach children to take good care of their health specially this cold season.

Teachers Can Make an Impact
I once read a T-Shirt that somewhat reads “Teacher’s Makes Impact to a Student for Eternity”. Indeed, teachers does have that ability. They are the ones that build up a person that will also make an impact to others. Do you remember your teachers in elementary and high school? What kind of teachers do you remember that really did influenced you? Is he the kind one or the terror you dont want to attend the class? Who ever he or she is, you should be thankful because of that teacher, you were able to read this article.
Speaking of teachers, Galatians 3:24 states that the law (specially the 10 Commandments) is a teacher (schoolmaster or tutor in other Bible translations) that leads us to Christ. Without this law we will not know that we sin against God (Romans 7: 7-13). Have we examined ourselves in the light of the 10 Commandments (Exodus 20). Are you good enough for heaven? Have you lied? Took something that doesnt belong to you? You’re a thief if you have done that. Have you been angry with someone? According to Matthew 5, Jesus says thats murder. Thats only 3 of the 10 Commandments which is enough for God to punish us. And the punishment of our sins is eternity in hell.
The 10 Commandments of God serves as a mirror to see our filthiness (sins) and it also says that we should come to Jesus to wash us clean. God is holy and we cannot come to Him because of our sins. But being merciful, God made a way so that we can come to Him by sending Jesus Christ to save us (Juan 3:16). Doing good works, being charitable, having baptized and being a member of a church wont make us righteous to God. If we insist in doing that to be accepted by God, we are like a criminal trying to bribe a good judge. Only through the blood of Jesus Christ he shed in Calvary can wash our sins. Why not repent and trust in Jesus today (Efeso 2:8-9, Romans 10:13) and receive His free gift of salvation? Call on Him today and He will save you.

Book Review: Who’s Afraid of Giant Goliath? by Jojie Wong and Leo Kempis Ang

You might have read books on David defeating Goliath many times but it wont hurt to have another re-telling that Bible story released by Hiyas. Jojie Wong rekindle the fire of an awesome story of courage and having faith in God. I enjoyed the storytelling of Jojie Wong. She puts some freshness and excitement to it. While Leo Kempis Ang puts some of his talent on this book bringing out so comic-bookish style artwork.
This book will capture the imagination of children as they can relate to David. They will be encourage to face their own “Goliath” in life. Help kids strengthen their faith by giving this book.

Teachers Can Make an Impact
I once read a T-Shirt that somewhat reads “Teacher’s Makes Impact to a Student for Eternity”. Indeed, teachers does have that ability. They are the ones that build up a person that will also make an impact to others. Do you remember your teachers in elementary and high school? What kind of teachers do you remember that really did influenced you? Is he the kind one or the terror you dont want to attend the class? Who every he or she is, you should be thankful because of that teacher, you were able to read this article.
Speaking of teachers, Galatians 3:24 states that the law (specially the 10 Commandments) is a teacher (schoolmaster or tutor in other Bible translations) that leads us to Christ. Without this law we will not know that we sin against God (Romans 7: 7-13). Have we examined ourselves in the light of the 10 Commandments (Exodus 20). Are you good enough for heaven? Have you lied? Took something that doesnt belong to you? You’re a thief if you have done that. Have you been angry with someone? According to Matthew 5, Jesus says thats murder. Thats only 3 of the 10 Commandments which is enough for God to punish us. And the punishment of our sins is eternity in hell.
The 10 Commandments of God serves as a mirror to see our filthiness (sins) and it also says that we should come to Jesus to wash us clean. God is holy and we cannot come to Him because of our sins. But being merciful, God made a way so that we can come to Him by sending Jesus Christ to save us (Juan 3:16). Doing good works, being charitable, having baptized and being a member of a church wont make us righteous to God. If we insist in doing that to be accepted by God, we are like a criminal trying to bribe a good judge. Only through the blood of Jesus Christ he shed in Calvary can wash our sins. Why not repent and trust in Jesus today (Efeso 2:8-9, Romans 10:13) and receive His free gift of salvation? Call on Him today and He will save you.

Book Review: Ang Paglalakbay ni Butirik (Butirik’s Journey) by A. C. Balmes and Kora B. Albano

Reading “Butirik’s Journey” reminds me of two things: Disney’s “Cars” movie and our family owning a jeepney. If only our jeep can talk he might also say what Butirik feels. A. C. Balmes handled the story impressively. You’ll have an array of emotions both for and of Butirik as he goes through his problem.

This Palanca award winning book will take you high above the sky and down deep in the sea of discovery. “Butirik’s Journey” is not just discovering the place you’ll fit in or finding acceptance from people but discovering who you really are. The book ends with a suprise trasformation of Butirik.

Teachers Can Make an Impact
I once read a T-Shirt that somewhat reads “Teacher’s Makes Impact to a Student for Eternity”. Indeed, teachers does have that ability. They are the ones that build up a person that will also make an impact to others. Do you remember your teachers in elementary and high school? What kind of teachers do you remember that really did influenced you? Is he the kind one or the terror you dont want to attend the class? Who ever he or she is, you should be thankful because of that teacher, you were able to read this article.
Speaking of teachers, Galatians 3:24 states that the law (specially the 10 Commandments) is a teacher (schoolmaster or tutor in other Bible translations) that leads us to Christ. Without this law we will not know that we sin against God (Romans 7: 7-13). Have we examined ourselves in the light of the 10 Commandments (Exodus 20). Are you good enough for heaven? Have you lied? Took something that doesnt belong to you? You’re a thief if you have done that. Have you been angry with someone? According to Matthew 5, Jesus says thats murder. Thats only 3 of the 10 Commandments which is enough for God to punish us. And the punishment of our sins is eternity in hell.
The 10 Commandments of God serves as a mirror to see our filthiness (sins) and it also says that we should come to Jesus to wash us clean. God is holy and we cannot come to Him because of our sins. But being merciful, God made a way so that we can come to Him by sending Jesus Christ to save us (Juan 3:16). Doing good works, being charitable, having baptized and being a member of a church wont make us righteous to God. If we insist in doing that to be accepted by God, we are like a criminal trying to bribe a good judge. Only through the blood of Jesus Christ he shed in Calvary can wash our sins. Why not repent and trust in Jesus today (Efeso 2:8-9, Romans 10:13) and receive His free gift of salvation? Call on Him today and He will save you.

Book Review: Teka! Ang Labo ng Aking Mata (Wait! I Can’t See Clearly) by Dr. Luis P. Gatmaitan MD and Al Estrella

Lirio has a problem. She cant see clearly. From school to her home, her myopia is giving her a hard time. What will she do? Read this latest installment of “Mga Kuwento ni Tito Dok” as Lirio and her family family find solution to her eye problem.
The Tito Dok and Teacher Al tandem in this book is absolutely brilliant. I’m a fan of Al Estrella’s clay artworks and you’ll be one too after reading this book. His artwork here are amazing. The wit and humor of Teacher Al through his clay illustrations has a life of its own in this book. Well it didnt overshadow the wit and humor of Tito Dok’s story, rather both are complimentary. Thats why this is a fun read! All in all this is one informative and entertaining book kids would love to read over and over.

Teachers Can Make an Impact
I once read a T-Shirt that somewhat reads “Teacher’s Makes Impact to a Student for Eternity”. Indeed, teachers does have that ability. They are the ones that build up a person that will also make an impact to others. Do you remember your teachers in elementary and high school? What kind of teachers do you remember that really did influenced you? Is he the kind one or the terror you dont want to attend the class? Who every he or she is, you should be thankful because of that teacher, you were able to read this article.
Speaking of teachers, Galatians 3:24 states that the law (specially the 10 Commandments) is a teacher (schoolmaster or tutor in other Bible translations) that leads us to Christ. Without this law we will not know that we sin against God (Romans 7: 7-13). Have we examined ourselves in the light of the 10 Commandments (Exodus 20). Are you good enough for heaven? Have you lied? Took something that doesnt belong to you? You’re a thief if you have done that. Have you been angry with someone? According to Matthew 5, Jesus says thats murder. Thats only 3 of the 10 Commandments which is enough for God to punish us. And the punishment of our sins is eternity in hell.
The 10 Commandments of God serves as a mirror to see our filthiness (sins) and it also says that we should come to Jesus to wash us clean. God is holy and we cannot come to Him because of our sins. But being merciful, God made a way so that we can come to Him by sending Jesus Christ to save us (Juan 3:16). Doing good works, being charitable, having baptized and being a member of a church wont make us righteous to God. If we insist in doing that to be accepted by God, we are like a criminal trying to bribe a good judge. Only through the blood of Jesus Christ he shed in Calvary can wash our sins. Why not repent and trust in Jesus today (Efeso 2:8-9, Romans 10:13) and receive His free gift of salvation? Call on Him today and He will save you.