Thursday, January 04, 2018

“5 Things The Bible Says About Paying Pastors or Church Leaders” (Christian Media Magazine)

Excerpt:

“It always seems to be a constant source of contention; how much should a pastor make, if anything? On the one hand, people argue that they are to be servants and thus can serve within the church as pastor while working elsewhere. They will cite the Apostle Paul and say that he had a tent-making job, then claim that modern pastors must do the same. So, it’s a question that is on a lot of people’s minds. The Bible, however, clears up any confusion on the subject.”

Read the complete article by Michael Krauszer.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

“Feelings versus Truth” (Christian Media Magazine)

Excerpt:

“Even if we wholly believe in the infallibility of the Bible and characterize God as our “Lord”, the majority of us still generally live out of our limbic system. You know – the emotional part of our brain that virtually each and every time overrides our prefrontal cortex, which is the part of our brain that was designed to compel us to pursue wise decisions. I have heard it said that we make 90% of our decisions based on how we feel. And as we witness every day, that process produces an overwhelming assortment of turmoil and heartbreak.

“For those of us who characterize ourselves as Christians, let’s take a look at how we stack up in this area. Compelling statistics from various sources indicate:

  • Extramarital affairs are nearly as prevalent in the church as they are outside of the church

  • Pornography use is already rampant among those who attend church as roughly 70% of men 30% of women struggle with unbiblical compulsive sexual activities they cannot stop

  • Road rage, though sadly joked about so often within the church is on a regular basis”

Read the complete article by Steve Hunt.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Reformers Unanimous (RU) Recovery Ministries Conference, Bethany Makati, Nov. 28, 2016

This one-day conference, starting 9 AM, will discuss how pastors and churches can deal with various kinds of addictions.

This ministry is based in North Love Baptist Church in Rockford, Illinois (Paul Kingsbury, pastor) with Dr. Ben Burks as International Director.

Besides Pastor Kingsbury and Dr. Burks, the RU team includes Sis. Wendy Burks, Missionary Tim Farley, and Bro. Eddie Ferguson.

The RU team has previously held this same conference in Batangas City hosted by the Good Shepherd Baptist Church.

Friday, October 21, 2016

The 27th Fundamental Bible Conference in Metro Manila, Oct. 25-28, 2016



Date and time: October 25-28 (Tuesday to Friday), 6-9:30 PM

Venue: Philippine National Red Cross Auditorium, Rizal Chapter, 611 Shaw Blvd. Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City, Metro Manila

Registration fee: Php 180.00

For more information, please contact Dr. Roberto-Jose Livioco, Conference Chairman:

Email: fbc_ministries@yahoo.com

Mobile: 0917-584-4316

Landline: 801-6789, 514-8340 or 646-3354

www.facebook.com/pages/Fundamental-Bible-Conference-in-Metro-Manila

Friday, May 27, 2016

800-plus free interactive Bible exercises

As part of the resources of http://baptist-distinctives.blogspot.com, I am creating 800-plus interactive exercises from various sources. These free exercises are either matching type or cloze (fill in the blanks) and have time limit and automatic scoring. Each exercise has a total number of items ranging from 10 to 50-plus, depending on the topic’s complexity.

Some 500-plus interactive exercises are now available. These exercises are hosted on Bit Balloon, a free web hosting service. Available exercises and topics are:

Theology

Christology

 Pneumatology 

BBFI Articles of Faith

Christology

Biblical distinctives of Baptists

Scofield Reference Notes (1917)

Terms and definitions from world religions and cults (flashcards and quizzes),

Biblical manhood and womanhood

Creationism

The Great Doctrines of the Bible by Evans.

Miscellaneous: Fifty reasons Christ suffered and diedPsalm 19, or church covenant

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Free or low-cost ways to put your church services online (Facebook streaming, YouTube, etc.)

From “5 Low Cost Ways to put your Church Service Online” by Christian Computing Magazine:

“These days churches need to be online. If your church has a website or a Facebook page, you’ve taken the first important step towards connecting with people in today’s culture. But what’s the next step?

“A lot of people attend church remotely – that is, they still want to participate in the church service, but for numerous reasons are not able to physically be at church. What if there was a way for your church to have the sermon, or even the entire worship service, available online for viewing?

“There are actually several options out there for putting your church services online – and some of them are even free. Here are five of Christian Media Magazine’s favorite tools getting church service videos out on the internet:”

Read the complete article.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Fundamental Bible Conference in Metro-Baguio, Pines City Baptist Church, February 23-25, 2015



Venue: Pines City Baptist Church, No. 1 Malvar St., Trancoville, Baguio City; Phone: (074) 442-2862; Smart:0998-254-0868; Globe: 0915-221-0238; email: pinesbaptistbaguio@yahoo.com

Registration fee: Php 150.00

Conference Committee Chairman: Dr. Roberto-Jose Livioco

Keynote speaker: Dr. Ron White, 33 years as a missionary to Japan

Schedule of activities:

February 23, Monday

Registration 1-2 PM

Seminar 1: 2-3 PM "What Does It Take to Be a Biblicist in Our Choices?" by Pastor Erick Garcia

This message will lay down what ought to be the underlying, fundamental basis or authority for belief and behavior - not tradition, not experience, not church, not reason, not research but divine revelation found in God's Word, the Bible.

Seminar 2: 3-4 PM "How Decisions Are Affected If There Are Errors in the Bible" by Pastor Jared Garcia

This will address underlying concerns on the Bible's trustworthiness and why orthodox Christianity upholds the doctrine of Biblical inerrancy - that all other bases are flawed and fallible.

Break

Seminar 3: 6-7 PM To be arranged

Service 1: 7-8 PM "Excellence in Missions" by Dr. Ron White

February 24, Tuesday

Seminar 1: 9-10 AM "Man's Interpretation or God's Integrity" by Pastor Gary Jones

This will underscore the importance of taking God at His Word, that the meaning of the Scripture is found in the text of Scripture (author's intent - not in the imagination of the reader), and that the proper reading of the Scriptures is an issue of God's integrity, not simply a preference to a particular hermeneutical approach.

Service 2: 1-11 AM "Excellence in Music" by Dr. Ron White

Break

Seminar 3: 6-7 PM "Are We Settling for Substitutes?" by Dr. Roberto-Jose Livioco

This will underscore the importance of the Christian's living a separated life and highlight the tragedy all can expect for making choices based on the world's principles, even for those who claim to be identified with the fundamentalist camp.

Service 3: 7-8 PM "Excellence in Ministry" by Dr. Ron White

February 25, Wednesday

Seminar 1: 8:30-10 AM Panel Discussion

Service 4: 10-11 AM "Excellence for the Master" by Dr. Ron White