VOLUME 21 ISSUE 26 | JUNE 26, 2011
Christian Bible Baptist Church official Sunday publication
Victorious Christian Living in our FREEDOM "Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday."
outline Victorious Christian Living
(Freedom to Commit)
HAT A GREAT DELIGHT to know that God created us with the ability and freedom to make our own choices. He gave us our own thought, will and emotion. Yet, because of sin, many have mistakenly practiced the true meaning of freedom. We must be reminded that right and biblical freedom is our liberty to do that which is right in God’s sight, and not to do what we ourselves want to do. It is having freedom to serve God and reject sin, and freedom to do God’s will and reject Satan’s temporal offer. With that, victorious Christian life is really possible! Meanwhile, I am glad to hear about the victory of Fathers’ Sunday last week. It is so inspiring to learn that there are still fathers who have a desire to be right, to serve God and to lead their families to the Lord. Also, I commend those who involved in the Youth Revival last June 20. Praise the Lord for your faithfulness. Finally, as God gives me more opportunities to travel here in US, I realize more how blessed our country, specifically our church is. Sadly, we very seldom see here the passion and zeal that churches should have for souls. It seems that many Americans are now more focused on self and material things that they have set God aside. I pray that God would keep that revival in our church and in every Christian. Please do continue to pray for us as we travel and as I preach here. I really miss the church, and I appreciate your love for God and His work. DR. ED M. LAURENA PAGE 02 | JUNE 26 | ACTS 29
I. The believers’ freedom to commit is tested through heartwarming (cheerful) obedience. A. Our commitment to God involves personal separation. B. Our commitment to God includes privileged substances. C. Our commitment to God incorporates principal (the most important) surrender. II. The believers’ freedom to commit will be tried by hellish (tormenting) oppositions. A. Abram’s freedom to exercise his faith through commitment was opposed by his limited days. B. Abram’s freedom to exercise his faith through commitment was opposed by limiting distance. C. Abram’s freedom to exercise his faith through commitment was opposed by limitless darkness. III. The believers’ freedom to commit will be triumphant through heavenly opportunities. A. Abraham experienced God’s promises of provision through the commitment of his faith. B. Abraham enjoyed God’s presence of protection through the commitment of his faith. C. Abraham entered God’s place of peace through the commitment of his faith.
I have now concentrated all my prayers into one, and that one prayer is this, that I may die to self, and live wholly to him.
VICTORIOUS THROUGH BEING FREE TO COMMIT
- C.H. Spurgeon
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But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
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by Sis. Beata Agustin Sa pagmulat ng mga mata Malaya kang salubungin ang simoy ng pag-asa; Ngunit tunay ka bang malaya kung sa iyong paghinga… Ang kaluluwa mo nama’y napupuno ng takot at pag-aalala? Sa Diyos ay may kalayaan kang mapanatag sa kaligtasan Niyang nag-aalaga! Sa pagkilos araw-araw Malaya kang gamitin ang kakayahang tumanglaw; Ngunit tunay ka bang malaya kung sa iyong paggalaw… Ang katawan mo nama’y nakatanikala sa lakas ng yabang mong magaslaw? Sa Diyos ay may kalayaan kang magningning sa patnubay Niyang umiilaw! Sa pakikitungo sa tao Malaya kang harapin ang sinumang makahalubilo; Ngunit tunay ka bang malaya kung sa iyong pagpapatotoo… Ang mukha mo nama’y nagtatago sa balatkayo ng pagngiti at pagbiro? Sa Diyos ay may kalayaan kang magpakaKristiano sa Salita Niyang nagtuturo! Sa pakikibaka sa mga pagsubok Malaya kang labanan ang suliraning humihimok; Ngunit tunay ka bang malaya kung sa iyong pagsagupa sa dagok… Ang isip mo nama’y nakabilanggo sa lunggati ng pagkalugmok? Sa Diyos ay may kalayaan kang magpakatatag sa kapangyarihan Niyang nakatutok! Sa pag-iwas sa kasalanan Malaya kang tahakin ang landas ng katuwiran; Ngunit tunay ka bang malaya kung sa iyong paghiwalay sa kasamaan… Ang kalooban mo nama’y nakagapos sa sariling kagustuhan? Sa Diyos ay may kalayaan kang magpakabanal sa biyaya Niyang mapagkakatiwalaan! Sa paghangad na makatulong Malaya kang piliin ang paglilingkod na sa pananampalataya’y nakakulong; Ngunit tunay ka bang malaya kung sa iyong pagsulong… Ang lakad mo nama’y nalilihis tungo sa katanyagang pinsala ang ibinubulong? Sa Diyos ay may kalayaan kang magpunyagi sa pangunguna Niyang nanganganlong! Sa pagkamit ng tagumpay Malaya kang ihandog kay Kristo ang karangalang tinaglay; Ngunit tunay ka bang malaya kung sa iyong pag-aalay… Ang puso mo nama’y nahahati sa gitna ng makalangit at makamundong pakay? Sa Diyos ay may kalayaan kang magpakadalisay sa panuntunang Niyang nagpapatibay! PAGE 04 | JUNE 26 | ACTS 29
Commitment He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep Commitment to gain what he cannot lose. Jesus did not say, “Come to me and get it over with.” He said, “If any man would come after me, let him take up his cross daily and follow me.” Daily is the key word. Our commitment to Christ, however genuine and wholehearted it may be today, must be renewed tomorrow . . . and the day after that . . . and the day after that . . . until the path comes at last to the river.
Say, “Yes,” Son. I need your yes as I needed Mary’s yes to come Commitment to earth, For it is I who must do your work, it is I who must
live in your family, it is I who must be in your neighborhood, and not you. For it is my look that penetrates, and not yours; my words that carry weight, and not yours; my life that transforms, and not yours. Give all to me, abandon all to me. I need your yes to be united with you and to come down to earth, I need your yes to continue saving the world.
Thine am I, I was born for thee, What wouldst thou, Master, make of me? Give me death or give me life Give health or give infirmity Give honor or give obloquy Give peace profound or daily strife, Weakness or strength add to my life; Yes, Lord, my answer still shall be What wilt thou, Master, have of me?
Tomorrow I keep for God. Today I give to God.
What does God require? Everything!
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"To take all that we are and have and hand it over to God may not be easy; but it can be done, and when it is done, the world has in it one less candidate for misery." "Before the judgment seat of Christ my service will not be judged by how much I have done but by how much of me there is in it. No man gives at all until he has given all. No man gives anything acceptable to God until he has first given himself in love and sacrifice."
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Ayon sa Biblia, Iisa Lamang ang Daan Patungong 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 impierno. Magtiwala ka kay Hesus ngayon! Roma 6:23 “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. Aminin mo na ikaw ay isang makasalanan. Roma 3:10 2. Talikuran mo ang iyong kasalanan (magsisi). 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 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. "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.
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: email@example.com • website: www.cbbcphilippines.org
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!