Please pray for Sofie who has spinal muscular atrophy. She has weak muscles and can’t stand. But that didn’t stop her from dancing and worshiping during praise dance in Children’s Church, while sitting on her yaya’s lap.
Feel ko na ang INIT!!!
For the next 6 weeks, our church will be having a Victory group learning experience as we go through the series “How to Walk with God”. I am really excited about this series because it is first and foremost a great topic to discuss whether you grew up in church or not (this also means you can invite your friends to come).
At the same time this is also a perfect topic for people who wants to grow more in their walk with God because it goes straight to the heart of Christian growth and maturity.
I highly recommend that you set aside the next 6 weeks for this one. For those of you who are looking for a Victory Group – this is an opportunity to be part of one. See you every Wednesday starting tonight 7pm at Victory Center Greenhills, 4th floor VMALL.
In One Perfect Life, Dr. John MacArthur shares with us the complete story of the Eternal Christ from Genesis to Revelation. Using Matthew as the base text, Dr. MacArthur blends the gospels and other biblical material about Jesus into one continuous story that will help you better understand Scripture and grow stronger in your faith. No other harmony of the Gospels includes such extensive study notes to help you unpack the meaning of each verse.
Verse-by-verse explanations from one of the most important pastor-teachers of our time
Every verse connected to Christ from Genesis to Revelation
A harmony of the Gospels that demonstrates the inerrancy of Scripture
New King James translation
3. SYNC: How to Know God’s Will for your Life is free
We concluded our Victory Weekend and had 50+ high school and college students participate and water baptized. I am excited for the future of our church in Victory Greenhills. We have been praying for years that God would open the campus for us and this year has really been a breakthrough year for us. And to see young people disciple their friends is amazing. God is good!
Here are some pictures from our last Victory Weekend
Young men and women getting baptized in the Holy Spirit. Apart from the Holy Spirit, we cannot make disciples. Joash, our campus director leading, praying for the men.
Hungry for more of Jesus!!
1. Simple Church by Thom Rainer for only $0.99
The simple revolution is here. From the design of Apple products to Google’s uncluttered homepage, simple ideas are changing the world.
Now in paperback, multi-awarded #1 national bestseller Simple Church guides Christians back to the simple gospel-sharing methods of Jesus. No bells or whistles required. With insights based on case studies of 400 American churches, Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger prove the disciple-making process is often too complex. Simple churches thrive by taking four ideas to heart:
Clarity. Movement. Alignment. Focus.
Simple Church examines each idea, clearly showing why it is time to simplify. This updated trade paper edition includes a new chapter with further insights the authors have gained through hundreds of conversations with church leaders since this landmark book’s original release.
2. Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend by Andy Stanley
3. Sticky Teams: Keeping Your Leadership Team and Staff on the Same Page by Larry Osborne
Serving as a church leader can be a tough assignment. Whatever your role, odds are you’ve known your share of the frustration, conflict, and disillusionment that comes with silly turf battles, conflicting vision, and marathon meetings.
No doubt, you’ve asked yourself, ‘How did it get this way?’
With practical and accessible wisdom, Larry Osborne explains how it got this way. He exposes the hidden roadblocks, structures, and goofy thinking that sabotage even the best intentioned teams. Then with time-tested and proven strategies he shows what it takes to get (and keep) a board, staff, and congregation on the same page.
Whatever your situation; from start-up phase, to mid-sized, to megachurch, Osborne has been there. As the pastor of North Coast Church he’s walked his board, staff, and congregation through the process. Now with warm encouragement and penetrating insights he shares his secrets to building and maintaining a healthy and unified ministry team that sticks together for the long haul.
4. Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City by Tim Keller
Today many pastors are struggling to adapt to a post-Christian culture without abandoning orthodox theology. How do we communicate the concepts of grace and substitutionary atonement in our globalized culture and context?
In Center Church, Timothy Keller offers challenging insights and provocative questions based on over twenty years of ministry in New York City. This book outlines a theological vision for ministry – applying classic doctrines to our time and place – organized around three core commitments: * Gospel-centered: The gospel of grace in Jesus Christ changes everything, from our hearts to our community to the world. It completely reshapes the content, tone and strategy of all that we do.
5. Preaching and Preachers by Martyn Lloyd Jones
Some may object to my dogmatic assertions; but I do not apologize for them. Every preacher should believe strongly in his own method; and if I cannot persuade all of the rightness of mine, I can at least stimulate them to think and to consider other possibilities. I can say quite honestly that I would not cross the road to listen to myself preaching, and the preachers whom I have enjoyed most have been very different indeed in their method and style. But my business is not to describe them but to state what I believe to be right, however imperfectly I have put my own precepts into practice. I can only hope that the result will be of some help, and especially to young preachers called to this greatest of all tasks, and especially in these sad and evil times. With many others I pray that ‘The Lord of the harvest may thrust forth’ many mighty preachers to proclaim ‘the unsearchable riches of Christ!
Currently on sale is Mark Driscoll’s A BOOK you’ll actually Read for only $1.99
Packed with big truth, this little book on the New Testament can be read in roughly one hour, making it a book you’ll actually read. Mark Driscoll, one of America’s most influential pastors, answers the nine most common questions about the New Testament—questions about authorship, different translations, trustworthiness of the Scriptures, and more—and gives an overview of the various kinds of New Testament literature. Two appendices include a comprehensive list of further resources and a checklist for reading through the entire New Testament.
On the New Testament is part of a series of inexpensive and accessible books that give clear, biblical answers to difficult theological questions and controversies. Through this series readers will get a solid and simple introduction to the Bible by investing just a little time.
Packed with big truth, this little book on the Old Testament can be read in roughly one hour, making it a book you’ll actually read. Mark Driscoll, one of America’s most influential pastors, answers the nine most common questions about the Old Testament—questions about authorship, what Jesus says about the Old Testament, how the Old Testament books were chosen as Scripture, and more—and gives an overview of the various kinds of Old Testament literature. Two appendices include a comprehensive list of further resources and a checklist for reading through the entire Old Testament.
On the Old Testament is part of a series of inexpensive and accessible books that give clear, biblical answers to difficult theological questions and controversies. Through this series readers will get a solid and simple introduction to the Bible by investing just a little time.
Clear, biblical answers to some of the most difficult and controversial questions about God—all in one concise book you’ll actually read! Packed with big truth, this little book can be read on average in one hour. Mark Driscoll, one of America’s most influential pastors, tackles five of the most controversial issues about God over which various religions and philosophies collide: knowledge of God, perspectives of God, the nature of God, the incarnation of God, and worship of God. Two appendices include a list of free online resources for further study on the existence and nature of God and a recommended reading list covering nearly every conceivable issue that leads to a right understanding of God.
On Who Is God? is part of a series of inexpensive and accessible books that give clear, biblical answers to difficult theological questions and controversies. Through this series, readers will get a solid and simple introduction to a major doctrine by spending just a little time.
Mark Driscoll knows something about church leadership. He founded Mars Hill Church in Seattle in 1996, and it is now one of the fastest-growing and most prolific church-planting churches in America. Writing out of his personal experience and biblical conviction, Driscoll examines six important areas of church leadership, packing big truth into this little book, making it a book you’ll actually read.
This book also includes some helpful appendices that answer seventeen common practical questions about church leadership, as well as a sample membership covenant and a list of recommended reading for further study on church leadership.
On Church Leadership is part of a series of thorough, inexpensive, and accessible books that give clear, biblical answers to difficult theological questions and controversies. Through this series, readers will get a solid and simple introduction to a major doctrine by investing just a little time and money.
I am excited for our 1st ever Leader’s Camp for all of our Victory Greenhills leaders. We will be having an exciting time of worship, power sessions with Pastor Jojo Henson and Pastor Nuel Nanez and of course of Power Night where we are having a costume party.
One of the things we celebrate in church is seeing new Victory Group Leaders raised. Jesus said, Let us go and make disciples. I think the commission was straight to the point. The church is called to make disciples – which means this is top priority that every church must have.
Our admin and volunteers came up with a video that kept me laughing for a long time to prepare our leaders for our EMPOWERED 2013 Leader’s Camp. Here it is. Watch it!!!
If you ask me this question – you might get a confusing answer from me because the best Bible translation depends on your preference. What I mean is that some people might find other version too deep and prefer a more english friendly version while others would want a more literal translation of the Bible.
To help you decide the best for you – here is an infographic of different Bible translations. I prefer to use ESV but that is just me.
Here are some books on sale that you might want to grab: Click on title to avail of discount
1. Undaunted: Daring to do what God calls you to do by Christine Caine
Using her own dramatic life story, Caine shows how God rescued her from a life where she was unnamed, unwanted, and unqualified. She tells how she overcame abuse, abandonment, fears, and other challenges to go on a mission of adventure, fueled by faith and filled with love and courage. As Christine tells of how she realized the significance of her own life and choices, she will inspire you and your small group to grasp lives that bring hope and create change for Christ.
2. Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend by Andy Stanley
Author and pastor Andy Stanley draws from Scripture and over 25 years of pastoral experience to bring to life the irresistible nature of this movement known as the Church.
With surprising candor and transparency pastor Andy Stanley explains how one of America’s largest churches began with a high-profile divorce and a church split.
But that’s just the beginning…
Deep and Wide provides church leaders with an in-depth look into North Point Community Church and its strategy for creating churches unchurched people absolutely love to attend. Andy writes,
‘Our goal is to create weekend experiences so compelling and helpful that even the most skeptical individuals in our community would walk away with every intention of returning the following week…with a friend!’
3. Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City by Tim Keller is on an 81% discount.
4. Altar Ego: Becoming Who God Says You Are by Craig Groeschel
You are NOT who you think you are. In fact, according to bestselling author Craig Groeschel in Altar Ego, you need to take your idea of your own identity, lay it down on the altar, and sacrifice it. Give it to God. Offer it up.
Why? Because you are who GOD says you are. And until you’ve sacrificed your broken concept of your identity, you won’t become who you are meant to be.
When we place our false labels and self-deception on the altar of God’s truth, we discover who we really are as his sons and daughters. Instead of an outward-driven, approval-based ego, we learn to live with an ‘altar’ ego, God’s vision of who we are becoming.
Discover how to trade in your broken ego and unleash your altar ego to become a living sacrifice. Once we know our true identity and are growing in our Christ-like character, then we can behave accordingly, with bold behavior, bold prayers, bold words, and bold obedience.
Altar Ego reveals who God says you are, and then calls you to live up to it.