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VOLUME 23 ISSUE 46 Nov 17

from your Pastor Being supremely sovereign, God is in full control of every-

DR. ED M. LAURENA

day events, including today’s condition and prevailing situation. Such is what we believe in since we are aware that our omniscient God knows what is perfectly best, and that He moves according to His purposive plan and infinite wisdom. We thank God for letting us trust Him as our personal Saviour and Lord, and for revealing to us that that we have a great Father to depend upon, a loving Saviour to lean on, and a constant Comforter to cling to. This is indeed our confidence in the midst of a tragedy that our nation is currently facing. With the clamor for help, along the cry for relief that we are exposed to these days, we Christians should not be deaf and blind. Through what we can, by God’s grace, we can surely pray and send our contributions. Indeed, we can do something to show our compassion that goes even beyond our concern for man’s physical welfare. That is through our commitment to reach out to souls for their eternal salvation. As God’s children and members of this Church, we are exhorted by His word, and led by the Holy Spirit to do our part for the fulfillment of the Great Commission, especially in building people’s spiritual lives, which our Missions month is emphasizing. Through God’s mandate, I encourage all members to continue supporting mission works with our prayers, resources, and faithfulness to the Lord! Meanwhile, I appreciate your prayers for my complete recovery. God be praised and thanked for His healing power, strengthening care, satisfying blessings, and loving brethren like you. Let us victoriously worship God in Spirit and in truth!!!


Sunday School Outline The Cost of World Mission Philippians 2:1-16

I. The cost of World Mission is perfected in the life of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. A. World Mission cost the throne of our Lord Jesus Christ. B. World Mission cost the complete obedience of our Lord Jesus Christ to His Father’s will. C. World Mission cost the life of our Lord Jesus Christ. II. The cost of World Mission is passed on to the Bible-Believing Baptist Church. A. World Mission will cost the burden of the believers in Christ. B. World Mission will cost the broken-heartedness of the believers in Christ. C. World Mission will cost the budget of the believers in Christ. III. The cost of World Mission must perpetuate/preserve every Baptist missionary. A. World Mission will cost our willingness to surrender. B. World Mission will cost our whole heart to sacrifice. C. World Mission that has a cost will be satisfied by our great God. .

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Church Bulletin

WHAT DOES IT COST YOU TO GIVE FOR MISSIONS?

Partnering with missionaries in prayer is a remarkable thing, but let us realize that practically, sharing in their labours through our financial giving can do more significantly. In the light of this truth, what does it cost you in sharing your resources for mission works? Does it matter to you missing a hundred-peso worth of coffee during your office break time? Does it matter to you skipping your favourite snack so that you can save your coins for the Nehemiah Project? Does it matter to you purchasing from an ukay-ukay or surplus shop instead of picking fashionable clothes at the mall? Does it matter to you giving up your career where you are almost at the peak and go fulltime in the ministry? Your answer to the aforementioned questions expresses what matters most to you. May your reply show your concern for the Great Commission’s fulfilment, considering that what it costs you in giving to missions and supporting missionaries is all for the evangelism of souls, the edification of saints, and the exaltation of the Saviour. GOD deserves our best. Through our NEHEMIAH PROJECT FOR GOD'S GLORY, we can give our best. Let us continually fulfill our commitment by His grace. Aside from our commitments, let us drop some coins in our Sunday School class basket, as an extra investment for this project.


WHAT DOES A MISSIONARY NEED? A missionary needs the wisdom of an owl, the tenacity of a bulldog, the daring of a lion, the patience of a donkey, the versatility of a chameleon, the vision of an eagle, the melody of a nightingale, the meekness of a lamb, the hide of a rhinoceros, the disposition of an angel, the resignation of an incurable, the faithfulness of a prophet, the tenderness of a shepherd, the fervency of an evangelist, the devotion of a mother, the sacrifice of a martyr, and the loyalty of an apostle. But, missionaries are not born. They are made. They are made out of the ordinary run of individuals. The basic qualification is not intellectualism, but a yielded spirit, a devotion to the will of God, and a deep sense of call.

Over 150, 000 People Die Every Day Confronting the mortality of the world around us (as well as our own mortality) can lead us to reflect more earnestly about our priorities - and provide us with a sense of urgency and purpose. Statisticians have calculated the "mortality rate" for the world to be roughly .883 percent. This means that 1 out of every 113 people in the world died last year. Based on this rate, here is an estimate of the incidence of death among people now living in the world:

1.78 deaths per second 107 deaths per minute 6, 390 deaths per hour 153, 000 deaths per day 56 million deaths per year 3.9 billion deaths per average lifetime

Of course, these numbers are based on inductive generalization and therefore are not infallible; however, the fact remains that people are dying all around us and many of these people have not heard the salvation of God through Jesus Christ His Son. May these sobering thoughts spur us on to action! May they shock us out of our apathy and move our heart's affections to proclaim diligently the gospel of Christ to a dying world!

- www.hebrew4christians.com


Five Missionaries Speared To Death In Jungle

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ANY PEOPLE thought it was a tragic waste of a life when Jim Elliot and the other four missionaries died trying to contact the unreached Aucas.

Yet, how many Christians would risk their life for an opportunity to share the gospel? Jim Elliot, a young modern martyr, gave what he could not keep and gained what he could not lose. A ‘missions’ statistic that profoundly challenged Jim was, “There is one Christian worker for every 50,000 people in foreign lands, while there is one to every 500 in the United States.” Early in 1952, Jim Elliot sailed for Ecuador. The plan was to locate in an old oil station that was abandoned because it was considered too dangerous for oil personnel. It was close to the Auca tribe and had a small airstrip. In February 1953, Jim and Elisabeth met in Quito and then on October 8, 1953 they were married. Their daughter, Valerie, was born two years later. Jim and Elisabeth worked together in translating the New Testament into the Quechua Indian language at the new mission station. The Aucas were a violent and murderous tribe and had never had any contact with the outside world. Jim wanted to bring the gospel there so he started a plan which was called Operation Auca. Besides him and his wife, his team consisted of five more missionary couples. ‘NOT A LONG LIFE, BUT A FULL ONE’ The men discovered the first Auca huts with the help of a missionary jungle pilot, Nate Saint. The first attempt to contact them was by airplane. They would fly around the camp shouting friendship words in the Auca language through a loud speaker and dropping down gifts in a basket. Encouraged by this progress, after three to four months of gift dropping, they decided to make a base on the Curray River, ‘Palm Beach’. After they had set up shelter they eventually made contact with the Aucas. After a little persuasion, they were able to convince some to come into their camp. Encouraged by this visit, the men felt that it was time to go in and try to minister to them. One morning, after numerous songs of praise and considerable prayer, the men radioed their wives saying that they were going to go into the village and would radio them again later. ‘Operation Auca’ was under way. The next day, a group of twenty or thirty Aucas went to Palm Beach. “Guys, the Aucas are coming!” As soon as the others heard that, they flew into action straightening up their camp. Little did these five men know that this would be their last few hours of life. The last radio contact they made was Jim calling his wife saying, “We’ll call you back in three hours.” Jim Elliot’s body was found down stream with three others. Their bodies had been brutally pierced with spears and hacked by machetes. After Jim’s death, Elisabeth, her daughter and another of the missionaries sister, Rachel, moved to work with the Auca Indians. The love of Christ shown through their forgiveness allowed them to have amazing success with the once murderous Indians. Jim’s life was not a waste, in fact, God used his death to bring life through salvation to many Aucas and encouragement and inspiration to thousands of believers worldwide. -historymakers.info


THE COST OF TURNING THE TIDE “And they cast dust on their heads, To turn the tide will require us to seize and cried, weeping and wailing, saying Alas, the fleeting time that we have now to turn othalas that great city, wherein where made rich ers to righteousness. As saints, it must be so all that had ships in the sea by reason of her deeply ingrained in us that we will not be here costliness! for in one hour is she made deso- forever. The only time that we have is now. late.” - Revelation 18:19 Therefore, that precious time must be so used In the ensuing relief and rescue op- up building for eternal glory. In the overall erations for the storm-stricken Visayas Regions, scheme of things, what matters most is what the nation is faced with a crisis depicted to be we have done for God’s glory. It would be worse than the super-typhoon “Yolanda” that shameful facing the King of glory empty. We brought it. The enormity of the task of restoring must fervently ask God to empty us of all the a region reduced to a grim junkyard of rubble vain things that we so fiercely hold on to. “Ye of debris and stench of lifeless humanity is un- are bought with a price; be not ye the servants precedented. The calamity left denuded veg- of men.” (1 Corinthians 7:23) So then, when etations, ravaged livelihood and destroyed we shall face Him, we will hear Him say, “Well structures amid a sea of wreckage. We grieve done, thou good and faithful servant...” (Matin our hearts and wonder where and how thew 25:21) do we start to restore and To turn the tide will reheal devastated cities and quire us to triumph over self The reality of towns that have been once and sin to choose the work indigenous in their own inof the Lord. “For thou, LORD, meeting God dustry. The cost of turning hast made me glad through changes us into this seeming hopeless and thy work; I will triumph in helpless tide will definitely works of thine hand.” a person of mission: the be staggering. (Psalms 92:4) Victory is se Heeding the cry of one who is willing cured in every endeavor the millions is not a task for for Gospel Evangelization, the faint-hearted. Our Lord to pay the cost for “...and lo, I am with you aland Saviour Jesus Christ ways, even unto the end Himself, upon seeing the the cause of Christ. of the world...” (Matthew multitude, “… was moved 18:20). No other endeavor with compassion on them, because they faint- has been assured of such triumphant success ed, and were scattered abroad, as sheep hav- than the Great Commission. So then we must ing no shepherd” (Matthew 9:36). The cost of triumph over self and sin to really be triumturning the tide requires compassion. We, as phant with the LORD. people of God, cannot rightfully turn the tide The reality of meeting God changes without a true heart of compassion. Let us us into a person of mission: one who is willing pray for God to give us a heart and a desire to to pay the cost for the cause of Christ. The be used for the souls of men. world will crave for the seemingly necessary To turn the tide will require us to over- but essentially vapid endeavors; working at throw pervading “...sin which doth so easily alleviating the gruesome effects of a catasbeset us and let us run with patience the race trophe but not really healing the cause of a that is set before us...” An operative Christi- deeply-rooted problem of human wretchedanity must so manifest in us that we not only ness inciting God's wrath upon man. We must work in faith but also work in and sanctification not get caught up with the tide but rather turn to see all this restorative vision to fruition. We the tide..."...to be a means one human soul must have a compassion that will bring us to to save, from the dark terrors of a hopeless our bended knees interceding in prayer asking grave..." Then will we truly pacify God's wrath God to heal our land. and see His everlasting mercy and preserva tion to our land.


Makibahagi tayo sa gawain ng Panginoon Beata B. Agustin

Makibahagi tayo sa gawain ng Panginoon ayon sa Kanyang Salita …Lalo na sa pag-aakay sa mga kaluluwang nawawala Upang sila’y maligtas sa hatol ng sala. Huwag nating pabayaang mawalang halaga ang ating nababasa Tunay ngang makapangyarihan ito sa bawat katagang iniakda. Makibahagi tayo sa gawain ng Panginoon ayon sa Kanyang panawagan …Lalo na sa pagtuturo ng katotohanan sa mga nadadaya ng maling katuwiran Upang sila’y mapunta sa tamang daan. Huwag nating isawalang-bahala ang pangangaral na ating napapakingan Tunay ngang malinaw ito sa bawat katuruang isinalarawan. Makibahagi tayo sa gawain ng Panginoon ayon sa Kanyang tagubilin …Lalo na sa paggabay sa mga mananampalatayang tapat ang layunin Upang sila’y maging masunurin. Huwag nating maliitin ang ibinigay sa ating tungkulin Tunay ngang maganda ito sa bawat Kristyanong sa huwaran tumitingin. Makibahagi tayo sa gawain ng Panginoon ayon sa Kanyang paghimok …Lalo na sa pagdadala ng pag-asa sa mga nalulugmok Upang sila’y maaliw sa gitna ng pagsubok. Huwag nating balewalain ang banal na pag-uudyok Tunay ngang mabisa ito sa bawat nanghihinang nasa sulok. Makibahagi tayo sa gawain ng Panginoon ayon sa Kanyang liwanag …Lalo na sa pagpapahayag ng mabuting balita sa mga lagalag Upang sila’y maabot sa mapanganib na bitag. Huwag nating sayangin ang nakamtan nating makatarungang habag Tunay ngang matuwid ito sa bawat naliligaw na sa kamunduha’y namamayagpag. Makibahagi tayo sa gawain ng Panginoon ayon sa Kanyang patotoo …Lalo na sa pananalangin para sa mga misyonerong isinugo Upang sila’y maalalayan sa pagpapalaganap ng Ebanghelyo. Huwag nating ipagkait ang ating pagdamay na taos-puso Tunay ngang mahalaga ito sa bawat manggagawang masipag na humahayo. Makibahagi tayo sa gawain ng Panginoon ayon sa Kanyang utos …Lalo na sa pakikipag-isa sa mga programa ng simbahang nakaluluwalhati sa Diyos Upang sila’y maisakatuparan nang lubos at di kinakapos. Huwag nating ipagdamot ang kakayahan nating magbigay sa masayang pagkilos Tunay ngang magagamit ito sa bawat proyektong tinatapos.


CHRISTIAN BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH PREACHING THE GOSPEL THAT ONLY JESUS SAVES! St. Francis Homes 2, Landayan, San Pedro, Laguna 4023

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES SUNDAY ∙Sunday School ---------- 8:30 am ∙Morning Service -------- 9:30 am ∙Youth Fellowship ------- 1:30 pm ∙Discipleship -------------- 3:00 pm ∙Afternoon Service ----- 4:00 pm WEDNESDAY ∙Doctrine Class ---------- 5:45 pm ∙Prayer Meeting---------- 7:00 pm Soulwinning & Visitation Thursdays and Saturdays ___________________________________ ∙www.cbbcphilippines.org ∙email-info@cbbcphilippines.org ∙tel - (02)869.0433 ∙cel - 0905.3004422 or 0926.7247837 or 0917.8870954 Dr. Ed M. Laurena Pastor

Church Attendance

Nov 10 & Nov 13

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Acts 14-15

Sunday School

2, 318

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Acts 16-17

Sunday AM

2, 619

Wed

Acts 18-20

Sunday PM

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Acts 21-23

Wednesday

538

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Acts 24-26

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Acts 27-28

29

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Rom 1-3

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Maaari Mong Matiyak ang Langit

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Bible Reading

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.

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