Shepherding those who are Suffering

What should we do now to minister to our suffering people? I hope na itong mga principles na ibabahagi ko ngayon sa inyo ay makatulong sa inyo para manatiling naka-angkla ang ministry natin sa di nagbabagong mga katotohanan ng Salita ng Diyos.

When Pastors are Suffering

I invite you sa first session na ‘to he honest with ourselves, with each other, with our church and especially with God. If our members are suffering, tayo rin. Di naman tayo exempted. Hindi lang tayo leader, member din tayo ng church. Hindi lang tayo pastor, isa rin tayo sa mga tupa.

Gospel Awakening Session 6 – The Word of the Cross (Derick Parfan)

The gospel is “of first importance.” It is our church’s central message and primary motivation. Why do we need to have greater confidence in the supremacy of Christ and the sufficiency of what he has done on the cross? In light of contemporary trends that diminish the importance of gospel preaching, how are we to continue embracing the foolishness of the cross? What must change in how we preach and minister to our people? What should we expect from God if we will continue to be faithful in gospel ministry, even when we don’t see immediate and quantifiable results?

Gospel Awakening Session 5 – Christ in Me (Franco Ferrer)

We are justified by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.Why is faith the appropriate response to Christ’s finished work on the cross? What is “union with Christ” and why is this important in our understanding and living the Christian life? Why is faith not just our initial response, but also a day-to- day response to the gospel? In what ways do we manifest self-righteousness and self-reliance in living the Christian life and doing our ministries? How does the gospel serve as a corrective to our “fleshly” tendencies?

Gospel Awakening Session 4 – The Heart of the Gospel (Jurem Ramos)

Our desperate condition drives us toward the perfect righteousness of Christ as the only way for us to be right with God. Why is the law insufficient to provide us the righteousness required of us? What did Christ’s perfect obedience and his sacrificial death on the cross accomplish for us? What is meant by the biblical terms substitution, redemption, propitiation and justification, and why are they crucial in having a firm grasp of the gospel message?