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ICTORY in Jesus Christ!” This is the spirit that pervades and the experience that prevails in today’s second Sunday-celebration of our 31st Church Anniversary. Indeed, God’s church that is built upon the Rock, the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ remains steadfast. We in CBBC are such, as we claim our beginnings from the Lord, Who declared in Matthew 16:18, “…Upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” We are filled with thanksgiving to God Who is always enabling us to do His will. Our very own CBBC History affirms His strengthening power that has been uplifting us in our prayer-pursuits, that has been upholding us in our soulwinning-endeavours, and has been upbraiding us in our slothfulness-fruitlessness. Yes, His empowerment keeps reminding us that with Him, it can be done. Our accomplishment today shows our trust in His strengthening power. I commend you for working with your area leaders to bring visitors, to invite people, to share the Gospel, and to live for the Lord. Together, let us enjoy celebrating our Church Anniversary as God’s strengthened Church. There is more that we can do, as we keep on sowing Gospel seed, sharing salvation story, supplicating for power, and showing our godly testimony - all by His grace!
Another Great Anniversary Sunday...
2 MORE SUNDAYS TO GO!
We are now halfway through our month-long anniversary celebration. It has been a thrill to see and experience God’s power doing the impossible. Souls are saved and lives are changed.
ANNIVERSARY SUNDAYS February 21, 28 Our 1st Sunday reached
Sunday School Outlined The Advancement of the Church In Knowledge 2 Peter 1:2,3 & 5 ; 3:18
I. The foundation of knowledge is Jesus Christ. A. The foundation or the bedrock of knowledge is in the person of Jesus Christ. B. Through Christ Jesus’ righteousness, we obtained our precious faith. II. The fountain of knowledge is Jesus Christ.
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A. The Lord Jesus Christ is the source of infinite knowledge. B. As believers, we must seek God’s will upon His blessed word for it is the fountain of knowledge . C. The knowledge of God will multiply grace and peace to the believers. III. The fullness of knowledge is Jesus Christ. A. The fullness of knowledge is in Christ Jesus alone. B. The fullness of knowledge depends on the desire of the Christian’s heart. C. The fullness of knowledge is for Christ’s glory and honour alone.
31st Anniversary - 1st Sunday & Motorcade Photo Highlights see page 07 Schedule Change: 1st service – 8:00am 2nd service – 10:15am Sunday School – 3:30pm Afternoon Service – 4:30pm Discipleship – Wed. 5:45pm Prayer Meeting – Wed. 7:00pm
Couple’s Fellowship, February 12
Men’s Session with Pastor Rabon
Ladies’ Session with Mrs. Rabon
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1992 Pastor Ed & Family
Celebrating 31 years of God’s faithfulness
1992 Further extensions for the First Building
the Strengthening of the Church the Beginning of the Church
the Flourishing of the Church
1986 Pastor Ed on the pulpit
A lot beside the first building was constructed to house the Christian Bible Baptist Academy which started with 30 students. Likewise, the Bible Seminary was formally organized with 7 instructors and 9 students. The second mission work was opened in Batangas province, and so was another outreach in the Kingdom of 1986 Main Auditorium, Saudi Arabia, in the Middle East.
This year, CBBC reached its goal and broke the 450 attendance record. To accommodate the growing number of people, the members gave sacrificially and another adjacent lot was purchased. Construction began in this same year. Simultaneous with the building expansion was the steady increase in attendance. The construction continued until 1988-1989.
1994 Dr. Jack Hyles preached on CBBC pulpit 1994 Main Auditorium, present-day Old Building 2nd Floor
present-day Old Building Ground Floor
The average attendance reached 1,000 with the record of 60 baptisms The second floor of the building was first used for the graduation ceremony of the first batch of both the CBBA and the Bible Seminary graduates. The Lord added faithful and cheerful giving members and CBBC was able to share the blessings by supporting 48 churches and missions all over the Philippines. The attendance doubled until the end of the end of the year.
A church in California, USA was started in the year 1992. The church attendance continued to grow. Likewise, the CBBC hosted its First National Pastors and Workers’ Conference in 1993 as 273 pastors and workers attended the event. God blessed the Church again and with that, it has purchased another property in the same street where the Church auditorium was located. The weekly attendance was more or less 1,200. A total of 3,236 first time visitors and 543 baptisms were recorded for this year alone. 1993 Annex Building, present day New Building Left Wing
1989 CBBC 10th Anniversary, First Building extended
A decade of blessing. the Church celebrated its 10th Anniversary, which was indeed remarkable as it held its first motorcade to invite people for the big day. This is the first one in the history of Baptist churches in the Philippines. It was during the early 1990’s that the Saturday Night Class, known as Sabbath School was initiated for the “frontliners,” who miss Sunday School on Sunday mornings because of their ministries such as ushering and teaching children’s Sunday School. Today, over 200 frontliners regularly gather on Saturday nights. PAGE 04 | FEBRUARY 14 | ACTS 29
The “Old Building” was completed and dedicated. By that time, the average attendance of the church reached 1,000. From 1986-1990 the FTVs registered twice the average recorded in 1978-1985.
the Advancing of the Church
From 1990-1994, more than 2,000 FTVs were brought in each year. In 1994, God has blessed CBBC to have Dr. Jack Hyles to preach in its pulpit for the first time. The deaf and mute ministry was also started during this year.
In 1995, more than 3,000 FTVs were registered and the average attendance pegged at 1,421. The continuing increase in attendance required a bigger auditorium. A 280 sq.m. lot was purchased and a new auditorium was constructed. The Area Soulwinning Program was reinforced with the aim: “Always Ready to Evangelize Anybody” with 13 Areas led by able men. This program is one of the Church’s most powerful strategies in insuring that many people are reached. Christians, both “old” and “new” have the opportunity to involve in area soulwinning, Bible studies, tract distribution and house to house visitation. Hence, it has become a valuable tool in boosting church attendance and an effective means in uniting the members to achieve church goals. • More missions were established into local churches. • The Loving Hands (Orphanage) Ministry came into existence to shelter and care for orphaned children. • The Christian Bible Baptist Seminary adopted the name Baptist Heritage Bible Seminary. TO BE CONTINUED... ACTS 29 | FEBRUARY 14 | PAGE 05
31st Anniversary - 1st Sunday & Motorcade 2010 Photo Highlights
“PANGINOON, SALAMAT SA KATAPATAN MO SA CBBC” Beata B. Agustin Sa 31 taong pagkatatag Mo sa CBBC sa Iyong lugar sa San Pedro, Laguna Panginoon, Ikaw ang laging makapangyarihan sa Iyong pangunguna!!! Salamat sa pamamatnubay Mo sa lalaking tinawag Mo, si Pastor Ed Laurena Upang kami’y gabayan sa pagtanggap ng kaligtasang makalangit Mong pamana.
Sa 31 taong pag-iingat Mo sa CBBC sa Iyong pagmamahal Panginoon, Ikaw ang laging mabuti sa Iyong pagpapagal!!! Salamat sa pagkalinga Mo sa kabila ng aming kasalana’t kamunduhang sagabal Upang kami’y manatili sa Iyong katuwira’t magsikap magpakabanal. Sa 31 taong pagpapala Mo sa CBBC sa Iyong biyaya Panginoon, Ikaw ang laging matapat sa Iyong pagpapaligaya!!! Salamat sa pag-aayos Mo sa pagpapatawad Mong mapagpalaya Upang kami’y magbunga sa aming pananampalataya. Sa 31 taong pagpapalakas Mo sa CBBC sa Iyong katotohanan Panginoon, Ikaw ang laging marunong sa Iyong pamantayan!!! Salamat sa pangangaral Mo sa pamamagitan ng Iyong Salitang maaasahan Upang kami’y manindigan sa tamang panuntunan. Sa 31 taong pagtataguyod Mo sa CBBC sa Iyong gawain Panginoon, Ikaw ang laging mahusay sa Iyong pagtatagubilin!!! Salamat sa paghamon Mo para kaharian Mo’y unahin Upang kami’y sumulong sa Iyong kalooba’t adhikain. Sa 31 taong pagpapalago Mo sa CBBC sa Iyong tagumpay Panginoon, Ikaw ang laging mapagwagi sa Iyong pagpapatibay!!! Salamat sa pagtulong Mo sa paglilingkod naming minsa’y nanlulupaypay Upang kami’y makatayo sa pagkilos ng panalanging sa Iyo nakahimlay. Sa 31 taong pagtatalaga Mo sa CBBC sa Iyong puso Panginoon, Ikaw ang laging makabuluhan sa Iyong pagpapatotoo!!! Salamat sa pagpapahalaga Mo sa amin bilang mga anak Mo Upang kami’y makapagpatuloy sa Iyong mga pangako.
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31st ANNIVERSARY 1st Sunday Celebration, Feb. 7 1 - Front view of our Main Auditorium 2 - Saint Francis street at the end of 2nd service 3 - Crowd at the Extension Building 4 - Side view of our Main Auditorium 5 - Children’s Dept. at the Old Building 2nd Floor 6 - Crowd at the New Building 2nd Floor 7 - Children’s Dept. Junior Church MOTORCADE, Feb. 13 8 - Regrouping of vehicles 9 - Balloon tying 10 - Merging area 11 - Invitation leaflet giving
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1,089 2,501 50
Anniversary FTV Attendance February 07 1st Service 2nd Service Afternoon Service
TOTAL FTVs MORNING EVENING Numbers 19-21 Psalm 42 Numbers 22-24 Psalm 43 Numbers 25-27 Psalm 44 Numbers 28-30 Psalm 45 Numbers 31-33 Psalm 46 Numbers 34-36 Psalm 47 Deut. 1-3 Psalm 48
Bible Reading Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Youth Insights WOrds for the youth “...Who best bear His mild yoke, they serve Him best:” John Milton need More?
Young People’s Fellowship will Resume After our month-long Anniversary
ng sabi ni Hesus, “Ako ang daan, ang katotohanan, at ang buhay: walang makapupunta sa Ama kundi sa pamamagitan ko.” Juan 14:6
Ayon sa Biblia, Iisa Lamang ang Daan Patungong Langit!
“Faith expects from God what is beyond all expectation.”
MANALANGIN KA NG GANITO Panginoon, ako po ay isang makasalanan at nangangailangan ng kapatawaran. Nanampalataya po ako na nadanak ang dugo ni Hesus at Siya ay namatay sa krus para sa akin. Tinatalikuran ko na po ang aking mga kasalanan. Tinatanggap ko po si Kristo Hesus sa aking puso bilang aking Tagapagligtas. Amen.
Anniversary Special Issue Celebrating 31 Years of God’s Faithfulness
Basahin mo ang iyong Biblia araw-araw upang makilala pa ng lubusan si Kristo Hesus. Makipag-usap ka sa Diyos sa panalangin araw-araw. Manambahan ka sa isang simbahan na pinapangaral si Kristo at ang Biblia ang tanging pamantayan. Ibahagi sa iba si Kristo Hesus.
Wala nang iba pang makapagliligtas sa iyo mula sa impierno. Magtiwala ka kay Hesus ngayon! (Roma 6:23)
1. 2. 3. 4.
Kung tinanggap mo si Hesus bilang iyong Tagapagligtas, ito na ang simula ng iyong bagong buhay kay Kristo (Roma 8:1). Ngayon:
Aminin mo na ikaw ay isang makasalanan. Roma 3:10 Talikuran mo ang iyong mga kasalanan (magsisi). Gawa 17:30 Manampalataya ka na si Kristo Hesus ay namatay para sa iyo, nalibing at nabuhay namagmuli. Roma 10:9-10 Sa pamamagitan ng panalangin, tanggapin mo si Hesus sa iyong puso bilang iyong Tagapagligtas. Roma 10:13
“Kung ipahahayag ng iyong bibig na si Hesus ay Panginoon at mananam-palataya ka nang buong puso na Siya’y muling binuhay ng Diyos, ikaw ay maliligtas”. Roma 10:9 1. 2. 3. 4.
ACTS 29 - Christian Bible Baptist Church Official Sunday Publication St. Francis Homes 2, San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines 4023 • Dr. Ed M. Laurena, Pastor telephone: (02)869-0433 • email: firstname.lastname@example.org • website: www.cbbcphilippines.org
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