8 Favorite Quotes from the Book “The Sermon on the Mount: The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached” (Trevor Bates)

Happy Easter! May the hope of the risen Christ be always in your hearts as we start another week as living testimonies for our Savior.

Now here are my favorite quote from the book The Sermon on the Mount: The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached by Trevor Bates. If you want to support the author, get a copy of this book by following this link.

“The Preacher of the Sermon on the Mount cares for those to whom He preaches, and He loves them. This means that He moves toward them, and they see His tender love and care. What is the response of seeing such tender love and care? They follow.”

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Pinoy Preacher List #9

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After 10 months, Pinoy Preacher List is back! Many things happened specifically as we go through this pandemic. Pastors who once didn’t want to post videos, stream their Sunday services through Zoom and FB Live are now availing these techie innovations to reach out their congregations. And I hope this series can feature all of your online messages for other folks to watch.

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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

The Quotable Round-Up #94

f11jjqtHeads up guys! time for some 7 awesome quotes from a Christian book. This time we shall enjoy quotes from “Discerning Your Call to Ministry” by Jason K. Allen. If you were blessed by this book, please consider getting it on Amazon or at your nearest bookstore! God bless and Peace!

“God intended complementarity between the genders, both within the home and the church. While both men and women are endowed with equal worth and dignity before God, in His unsearchable wisdom He established the office of pastor/elder for qualified men only.”

“Churches don’t typically attempt to pay ministers a secular market rate for a comparable profession—nor should they—and this helps keep men who love money out of the pulpit.
On a deeper, attitudinal level, if money is a driving ambition, it will cloud your judgment and compromise your ability to discern ministry opportunities. In other words, if you “follow the money,” you’ll likely follow it right out of the ministry—and perhaps even into ruin.”

“The health of the church rises or falls with the pulpit because it’s God’s Word that builds up a church (Eph. 4:11–14). The pastor’s task is a weighty, consequential one.”

“Pastoral ministry is first and foremost heart work. God gives the pastor sheep to feed, love, protect, and lead.”

“You don’t need to be perfect to be a minister, but you do have to be above reproach. When God calls a man to ministry, he also qualifies him—that is, He tests a man according to His own Word.”

“To pursue ministry but not have a passion for the gospel and Great Commission is like pursuing medicine but not liking patients. I suppose you can manage along, but you will lack fruitfulness and joy. Most troubling of all, you will hinder God’s divine plan for reaching the world for Christ.”

“…the person most likely called to ministry is the person already practicing it; and the one who is most likely to know God’s blessing is the one already experiencing it. Often, by the time you choose to enter the ministry, you realize you’ve already chosen it in countless aspirations and forms.”