Volume 24 Issue 13 Mar 30, '14
from your Pastor
DR. ED M. LAURENA
SALAMAT SA DIYOS sa pagkakaloob Niya sa atin ng kaligtasan nang tayo ay manampalataya kay HesuKristo. Dahil dito, tayo ay may buhay na walang hanggan, katiyakan ng langit, kapatawaran at katagumpayan sa ating buhay Kristiano. Bukod pa riyan, tayo rin ay inilagay ng Diyos sa Kanyang itinatag na simbahan kung saan ang Kanyang Dakilang Tagubilin ay maisasakatuparan sa pamamagitan ng pagbabahagi ng Ebanghelyo, pagbabawtismo sa mga kaluluwang tumanggap kay Kristo, at pagtuturo sa kanila ng lahat ng inutos ng Panginoon ayon sa Matthew 28:19-20. Purihin natin ang Diyos dahil palagi Niyang tinutulungan ang ating simbahang magampanan ang Dakilang Tagubilin. Sa ating pagtalima sa Kanyang kautusan, kailangan natin ang Kanyang kapangyarihan, lakas, at biyaya. Tunay ngang tayo ay mapalad na makasama sa pagsulong ng Kanyang kaharian. Bilang inyong Pastor, ako ay nagpapasalamat sa inyong katapatan at pag-ibig sa Diyos at sa Kanyang gawain. Patuloy nating itaguyod ang pagtupad sa Kanyang Huling Habilin at ang pagpapalaganap ng Kanyang Salita habang tayo ay nakikiisa at nakikilahok sa mga programa at gawain ng ating simbahan katulad ng pananambahan, pag-aakay ng kaluluwa, pananalangin, pagbibigay, pagdidi-disciple, at pagsama sa fellowship. Hinihiling kong isama ninyo ako sa inyong panalangin sa aking pangangaral ng Salita ng Diyos sa Revival Service ngayong Linggo sa ating Outreach sa Singapore. Magalak nating sambahin ang Diyos sa Espiritu at katotohanan at magbunga tayo sa paggawa ng Kanyang kalooban!
Sunday School Outline
Ministry in Age 4 Sunday School THE RESULT OF FULFILLING THE GREAT COMMISSION Matthew 28:19-20 I. Obedience to the Great Commission strengthens the Church. A. An obedient Church shares God’s love with the whole world. B. An obedient Church shuns away from the filthiness of the world. C. An obedient Church stays obedient to the Great Commander. II. Obedience to the Great Commission satisfies God’s righteous justice system. A. It enables the salvation of the lost souls. B. It expresses the satisfaction of the justice system of God. C. It exposes sin’s final judgment. III. Obedience to the Great Commission will earn the smile of Heaven. A. The Triune God will be smiling. B. The triumphant clouds of witnesses will be smiling. C. The trophies that await us there will make us all smile.
When you enter the classroom of these toddlers which is located at the Men’s Former Dormitory, a big poster will welcome you: “Discover Jesus at Age 4 Class.” The air-conditioned room and colourfully painted walls create a learning ambience which boosts excitement to the children who average 50 in attendance every week. The nine teachers headed by Bro. Ramil Guardian are motivated to extend their assistance to the eager-to-learn boys and girls as they recite memory verses, sing godly songs and listen to Bible stories. At this very age, the Gospel is incorporated in every application story. Every Christian value the children can learn from the lesson is always connected to the love of Jesus manifested on the cross. These little ones are also taught how to dress up properly, pray right, and are even encouraged to go with their parents in soulwinning by simply giving out Gospel tracts. Many of them have brought some of their classmates and neighbours to church.
BHBC STUDENTS’ TALENTS AND GIFTS SHOWCASED AT THE LITERARY AND MUSIC FESTIVAL “WHEN GOD CALLS, HE EQUIPS.” This applies not only to the calling per se, but to the character of every Bible Student being trained at the Baptist Heritage Bible College. At around 8:30AM last Tuesday, March 25, the student body and the faculty gathered to witness not the show of talents but the manifestation of grace through the participation of the students in thirteen different events. Dr. Ed M. Laurena, the College President himself served as the Master of Ceremonies which lasted until 4PM. At the onset of the program, he reminded the students that it is not the talent that builds the work but the character. He even emphasized that all are already winners for everybody had been willing to be used of God for His great work. All throughout this event, it can be testified that no spirit of competition was carried out, only the glory of God.
The Ultimate Fulfilment of the Great Commission
PRAISE AND THANK GOD for His goodness and mercy that He saved me one Sunday morning in November, 1993 and led me to get baptized on the same day. The Lord used a faithful church worker who was willing to teach and disciple me. This man also encouraged me to get involved in the ministry. Because of God’s work in my life and the discipleship blessings I received, I decided to surrender my life to be in full-time ministry-service in the year 2001. Through the man of God, I was given the privilege to be an area leader of Area 27 in 2002. With this assigned task, I have come to appreciate more the sacrifice of my discipler because I learned to apply what I have learned from him to our brethren in Area 27. Truly, there is a great blessing in discipleship. -
Bro. Ed Almario
Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. OTICE HOW THE WORD OF GOD dwelt richly in the hearts of those who received it. By the effectual working of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the apostles, after that He had come upon them on the day of Pentecost, three thousand souls were baptized and were truly added to the church. These 3000 persons left the scribes and Pharisees, and put themselves under the teaching of the apostles, professing the Christian doctrine, and acknowledging that Christ was come, and that He who was lately crucified by the Jews was the promised and only Messiah; and in this faith they were baptized. They were not converted under one discourse, or in one place, or by one person. All the apostles preached, some in one language, and some in another; and not in one house - for where was there one at that time that could hold such a multitude of people? For, out of the multitudes that heard, 3000 were converted; and if one in five was converted it must have been a very large proportion. The truth implicated is this: All the apostles preached in different parts of the city, during the course of that day; and in that day, 3000 converts were the fruits of the conjoint exertions of these
THE BLESSINGS OF DISCIPLESHIP
holy men. Just as God has promised, “I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.” (Matthew 28:20), He sees every effort His obedient children make. Maybe not all witnessing moments favour us: some mock Jesus’ name, some boldly show their disinterest, some listen but do not take the Gospel by heart. We get to be affected, thus we walk by sight and not by faith. We fail to entrust God that: “neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase” (1 Corinthians 3:7). Our faithful going, telling, leading to baptism and discipling shall bring forth fruit in God’s season. The seed sown and watered with tears in prayer will flourish in time of harvest. And when the reapers gather the sheaves, they will all make up new churches that will continually preach and teach Jesus and God’s saving grace. Our Pastor’s vision of establishing 1,000 churches is not a personal dream, neither for his prestige. It is for God’s glory, wherein the ultimate fulfilment of the Great Commission which is church planting shall soon be at hand!
CBBA Assessment at Diagnostic Exam Sa darating na pasukan, Academic Year 2014-15, binubuksan po ng Christian Bible Baptist Academy sa mga miyembro ng simbahan ang pagsasagawa ng Assessment/Diagnostic Exam para sa mga interesadong papasok na estudyante. Ang mga magulang ay maaaring makipagugnayan sa Assistant to the Principal, Ma'am Dhel Laurena.
KNOW YOUR AREA!
AREA 28 Arealeader: Bro. Dave Medalla Assistant: Bro. John Greenhalgh Contact #: 0929 244 0761 Places: Golden City, Dita, Balibago, Villa Mercedes
OBEDIENCE IS THE KEY
Obedience is the true test of our love for Christ and the secret to proclaiming the Great Commission. Below are reminders on how to have an obedient life: 1. RESPECT- Before you can make any change from your natural disobedient ways, it is imperative that you RESPECT Who God is and His Holy Word. This will consequently cascade down to God-Given authorities and programs in the Church. 2. READY – 1 Peter 3:15 “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:” 3. REMEMBER – Psalm 89:47 “Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?” You only have NOW. Make it count for ETERNITY. 4. RENDER - Psalm 56:12 “Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.” We could glorify God more if we infuse others with the Gospel message. 5. RISE - “The cream always rises to the top.” The choicest of God’s people always rise to the challenging occasion of proclaiming His Word. Acts 26:16 “But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee.”
E LIVE IN A WORLD OF RAPID AND RADICAL CHANGE. Men's hearts are filled with fear, dread, frustration and despair. Mankind has proven incapable of coping with the pressing problems of our time - the population explosion, the pollution of the environment, the rising tide of crime and violence, sexual rebellion, alcoholism, drug addiction, abortion, pornography, urban sprawl, and wide spread political, social and moral decay- and these are to name just a few. The greatest challenge ever given to man by the Greatest Person Who has ever lived has been used as our monthly theme for Sunday School and Acts 29, and is anchored on the verses found in Mathew 28:19-20. Such is called the Great Commission. Regardless of how wealthy, famous, brilliant, or powerful you may be, you will never give yourself to any cause that can compare with this life-changing, even world-changing, call of God. No matter what the accolades, awards, or achievements may be placed in your hands, nothing can even begin to compare with this command of our Lord Jesus Christ to help take His message of love and forgiveness to every person in every community, every city, and in every country of the world and make disciples of all nations. One of the greatest events of the centuries would be the meeting on a mountain near Galilee where a handful of men were given a strategic command for carrying God's love and forgiveness to this lost and dying world. On this mount, these men received that greatest challenge from the greatest Person who ever lived, concerning the greatest power ever revealed and the
greatest promise ever recorded. He said: "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen." One song was penned, “The greatest thing my eyes have seen is the changing of a life. When a sinner falls down on his knees and gives his heart to Christ. Nothing moves my soul to tears like the joy redemption brings. And to witness true Salvation is the greatest thing my eyes have ever seen.” After all has been said and done, it really is a matter of the justice and the justification brought forth by the Commission. Understanding and applying the Commission is THE ONLY VIABLE OPTION. This doctrine without practice is dead, and practice without doctrine, is blind. King Solomon was very accurate in Ecclesiastes 12: 13, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” It will be God’s supreme joy if all true believers of Christ become involved in the greatest spiritual harvest since the Apostle Peter’s preaching depicted the Book of Acts 2:41 “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.” This present time’s dim and desperate hour in the affairs of mankind is an hour of destiny, a time of unprecedented opportunity for Christians. This is the time for which we were born -- to set in motion a mighty, sweeping spiritual revolution that will turn the tide and reveal to mankind that the Glorious Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ offers the vital and fundamental solutions to every problem facing mankind.
Participating in the Great Commission's Fulfillment Beata B. Agustin
Participating in the Great Commission’s fulfillment is our decisive commitment As we thank God for inviting us toward divine investment That enriches us thru His everlasting contentment So that we can involve with zealous excitement… Surely trusting His might for faith’s empowerment! Participating in the Great Commission’s fulfillment is our life-building vocation As we thank God for assuring us eternal salvation That secures us upon His firm foundation So that we can minister with biblical conviction… Surely testifying about His compassion for mankind’s redemption! Participating in the Great Commission’s fulfillment is our sincere obedience As we thank God for giving us soulwinning patience That enables us by His persistent resilience So that we can evangelize with loving conscience… Surely showing His grace for spirituality’s experience! Participating in the Great Commission’s fulfillment is our faithful stewardship As we thank God for calling us to blissful worship That keeps us in His precious friendship So that we can work with prayerful fellowship… Surely following His leadership for discipleship’s partnership! Participating in the Great Commission’s fulfillment is our holy duty As we thank God for enlightening us midst worldly vanity That puts us into His settled certainty So that we can serve with sanctified accountability… Surely supporting His church for kingdom-advancement’s productivity! Participating in the Great Commission’s fulfillment is our heavenly business As we thank God for transforming us from destructive unrighteousness That perfects us toward His virtuous goodness So that we can labor with joyful willingness… Surely using His Word for ministry’s bountifulness! Participating in the Great Commission’s fulfillment is our wondrous victory As we thank God for directing us to servanthood territory That anchors us on His sovereign history So that we can evangelize with the Gospel story… Surely proclaiming His greatness for the Lord’s glory!
Christian Bible Baptist Church
Preaching the Gospel that only Jesus Saves
Dr. Ed M. Laurena Pastor CHURCH ATTENDANCE
Mar 23 & Mar 26 Sun School Sunday AM Sunday PM Wednesday FTV Baptisms
Maaari Mong Matiyak ang Langit!
ng sabi ni Hesus, “Ako ang daan, ang katotohanan, at ang buhay: walang makapupunta sa Ama kundi sa pamamagitan ko.” Juan 14:6 Wala nang iba pang makapagliligtas sa iyo mula sa impiyerno. Magtiwala ka kay Hesus ngayon! Roma 6:23 “Kung ipahahayag ng iyong bibig na si Hesus ay Panginoon at mananampalataya ka nang buong puso na Siya’y muling binuhay ng Diyos, ikaw ay maliligtas”. Roma 10:9 1. Aminin mo na ikaw ay isang makasalanan. Roma 3:10 2. Magsisi ka sa iyong kasalanan. Gawa 17:30 3. Manampalataya ka na si Kristo Hesus ay namatay para sa iyo, nalibing at nabuhay namagmuli. Roma 10:9-10 4. Sa pamamagitan ng panalangin, tanggapin mo si Hesus sa iyong puso bilang iyong Tagapagligtas. Roma 10:13 Manalangin ka ng ganito: Panginoon, ako po ay isang makasalanan at nangangailangan ng kapatawaran. Nanampalataya po ako na nadanak ng dugo ni Hesus at Siya ay namatay sa krus para sa akin. Nagsisisi po ako sa aking mga kasalanan. Tinatanggap ko po si Kristo Hesus sa aking puso bilang aking Tagapagligtas. Amen. "Kung tinanggap mo si Hesus bilang iyong Tagapagligtas, ito na ang simula ng iyong bagong buhay kay Kristo." Roma 8:1 Ngayon: 1. Basahin mo ang iyong Biblia araw-araw upang makilala pa ng lubusan si Kristo Hesus. 2. Makipag-usap ka sa Diyos sa panalangin araw-araw. 3. Manambahan ka sa isang simbahan na pinapangaral si Kristo at ang Biblia ang tanging pamantayan. 4. Ibahagi sa iba si Kristo Hesus. ACTS29 - the official Sunday publication of Christian Bible Baptist Church
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