Archive for February, 2014

Sermons for August 2011

Written by jorupacs on . Posted in 1 Samuel, 2011 Sermons, Ephesians, Jeremiah

August 08, 2011

  • Ang Panawagan ng Dios (Jeremiah 1: 1 – 19) by Pastor Ismael Montejo Jr. - MP3
  • David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17: 45 – 57) by Dr. Ian Densham - MP3

August 14, 2011

  • Ang Pagnawagan ng Dios Part 2 (Jeremiah 1: 1 – 19) by Pastor Ismael Montejo Jr. - MP3
  • Gift to the Church (Ephesians 4: 11) by Pastor Brian Ellis - MP3

August 21, 2011

  • Ang Pagnawagan ng Dios Part 3 (Jeremiah 1: 1 – 19) by Pastor Ismael Montejo Jr. - MP3
  • Equipping the Saints (Ephesians 4: 12 – 13) by Pastor Brian Ellis - MP3

August 28, 2011

  • Dalawang Kasalanan (Jeremiah 2) by Pastor Ismael Montejo Jr. - MP3
  • No Longer Children (Ephesians 4: 14) by Pastor Brian Ellis - MP3

CRBC Newsletter for February 2014

Written by jorupacs on . Posted in CRBC Newsletter, February 2014, Reformation Philippines, Reformed Philippines

A truly humble man is sensible of his natural distance from God; of his dependence on Him; of the insufficiency of his own power and wisdom; and that it is by God’s power that he is upheld and provided for, and that he needs God’s wisdom to lead and guide him, and His might to enable him to do what he ought to do for Him.

~ Jonathan Edwards

Our news this month includes:

  • Additional people for membership and some more applicants
  • Short report on the 24th Annual Pastors’ Conference
  • Report on the ministries and outreaches of the church

To read our newsletter please click the link: PDF

Sermons for July 2011

Written by jorupacs on . Posted in 1 Samuel, 2011 Sermons, Colossians, Ephesians, Gospel of Matthew, Ian Desham, Jose Ruel Pascual, Pastor Brian Ellis, Pastor Ramon Macapagal

July 3, 2011

  • Pagbihis ng Bagong Pagkatao (Colossians 3: 12 – 14) by Pastor Ramon Macapagal - MP3
  • Walking Worthy (Ephesians 4: 1 – 3) by Pastor Brian Ellis - MP3

 

July 10, 2011

  • Kaisa Kay Kristo sa Iglesia (Colossians 3: 15 – 17) by Pastor Ramon Macapagal - MP3
  • Unity in the Spirit (Ephesians 4: 4 – 6) by Pastor Brian Ellis - MP3

 

July 17, 2011

  • The Ascended Christ (Ephesians 4: 7 – 12) by Pastor Brian Ellis - MP3

 

July 24, 2011

  • Disenyo ng Dios sa Mag-asawa (Colossians 3: 18 – 19) by Pastor Ramon Macapagal - MP3
  • David Anointed As King (1 Samuel 16) by Dr. Ian Densham - MP3

 

July 31, 2011

  • Ang Higit na Mataas na Alalahanin (Matthew 6: 31 – 33) by Jose Ruel Pascual - MP3
  • David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17) by Dr. Ian Densham - MP3

CRBC Missions and Outreaches as of January 2014

Written by jorupacs on . Posted in Christian Compassion Ministries, CRBC, Reformation Philippines, Reformed Philippines

Church Planting

1. Manaoag Reformed Baptist Church, Pangasinan (Pastor Lito Labay)

They continually faithfully in the preaching and teaching of the gospel. A few have been added to their number but most are young people and ladies. They are greatly in need of men. Please pray for Pastor Lito and for the growth of the church. We are grateful for the provision of the Lord for that church and for him and his family.

 

2. God’s Providence Baptist Church, Tondo, Manila

CRBC has been helping and caring for our brethren in Tondo for a long time. This last November we were able after prayer and consultation to send one of our members and GMA student, Brother Larry Malabayabas to be their interim pastor. This is a temporary step only as Brother Larry hopes eventually to return to the island of Marinduque to plant a Reformed Baptist Church there. He is married with 8 children and has previously been in the ministry before enrolling as a student in GMA. Please pray that the church in Tondo will grow. They are small and have been through many trials. However there are a very faithful core of members. One of their great needs is a new meeting place. The current place is completely unsuitable. Renting in “Old Manila” which is where Tondo is located is very expensive.

 

3. Lubao Reformed Baptist Church, Pampanga (Pastor Gilbert Lugtu)

After a number of years under the leadership of Gilbert Lugtu our member and GMA graduate the work has begun to grow. Last July 2013 the church was organized and Gilbert ordained as Pastor. 13 covenanted together to form the church which currently meets in the Lugtu’s rented home. We continue to help support financially. They are encouraged by increased numbers attending and now finding that their home is not large enough for the meeting. Their great desire is to purchase a plot of land in the large village where they are located and build their own meeting place. A plot is currently available at about £3,500 or US$5,770.

 

4. Morong Reformed Baptist Outreach, Morong, Rizal

The meeting began there in 2009 mainly with the extended family of a CRBC member. As Morong was closer to Taytay we asked Pastor Olan Mendoza if he could take on this outreach. They were renting a small meeting place which had been an eatery in the past. However the work has been now returned to us and since January 2014 CRBC has taken over the Outreach again. Bro Erwin Cadalin (full time CRBC evangelist and GMA graduate) is now leading the meetings there. Nine of those who meet became members of the Taytay church and now form the core of those meeting in Morong. Please pray that this work will grow and become a constituted church before too long.

 

5. Montalban Reformed Baptist Outreach, Montalban Rizal

This work begin in September 2012 but was closed down in April 2013 due to the meeting place we were renting was proving too expensive. However Mailyn Balairos a CCM Housemother and CRBC member owns a small house in the area and so the work moved there and a Saturday meeting has been held. Erwin Cadalin (who is now leading the work in Morong) was first involved there and it has now been taken over by Levi Ilhig, CRBC members and GMA student. Currently meetings are held there each Saturday. Please pray that a reformed church may be established in this needy dormitory town on the outskirts of Quezon City.

 

Bible Studies

1. CRBC Monday Night BS for the Homeless

Between 20 to 35 men and women gather each Monday evening at the church to study the Scriptures. This is led my Armando Dalut (one of our married men). They have been having a series of studies in the Gospel of John. The folk come and have a shower first before the study begins. Please pray that the Lord will be pleased to save these dear poor people who come every Monday to study the Word of God.

 

2. Agham Road, Quezon City (CCM Recipients)

Between 5 and 10 people meet each Friday afternoon. The meeting is led by Bro. Erwin Cadalin. Those who come greatly appreciate the opportunity to study the Bible even though they are few. Some of those who attend have already removed their images from their homes and no longer attend the RC church. The current problem is that the government is in the process of relocating these “informal settlers” to an area usually far outside of Metro-Manila.

 

3. New York Street, Cubao (CCM Recipients)

Between 2 and 5 people attend each Thursday afternoon and Bro Erwin Cadalin is the leader. One of the mothers here is now teaching her family what she has been learning from the weekly Bible Study. Please pray that the Word of God will be used to bring these ladies to trust in Christ. Pray also that the numbers will increase.

 

4. Kamias, Cubao (CCM Recipients)

This area is a very crowded shanty area built alongside a creek which floods every time in rains heavily. Many have to evacuate their homes when that happens usually moving to an upper floor in their shanties or moving in with a neighbour in their small one room dwelling. The Bible Study here is again led by Bro. Erwin each Thursday at 5.00 pm after the New York Study is finished. They meet in the home of Emy Abulag who is a member of CRBC. Again only 2 or 3 attend from other homes. These once more are ladies.

 

5. San Mateo Road, Batasan

This is a new BS led by Pastor Ismael Montejo each Saturday afternoon in the home of Ate Nitz Manuel (a CRBC member). Between 5 and 8 family members and friends gather each week. It stopped for a while but has started again this year. Prayer is particularly asked for Grace Manuel the daughter of Ate Nitz that she might be saved. She also sometimes attends CRBC with her mother.

 

6. TSPI – V. Luna Road, Quezon City

TSPI is a Christian micro-finance organization helping people to develop livelihoods. Pastor Ismael Montejo has been invited to conduct weekly devotions, every Friday, at their branch office in Quezon City. Those who attend mainly come from Charismatic churches and some are Roman Catholics. Please pray that the Word of God will be used to draw those who are nominal believers to true faith in Christ.

 

7. 139 Ermin Garcia, Cubao

This is held in a small building owned by CCM in one of the slum areas in Cubao. Only a few attend and sometimes Pastor Ismael asks whether it is worth continuing. Yet there are 3 older men who always come – Tatay Zoilo, Lando and Fermin. Tatay Zoila cannot walk very well yet he always comes and struggles to climb the stairs to the upper room where the meeting is held. Pray these men will come to true saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

8. Ortigas (A Large Commercial Area)

Deacon Joel Pascual leads this study with some of the members of a large mega church. Ethan who has been attending this BS has been attending CRBC and is applying now for membership.

 

Other Outreaches Ministries

Tract Distribution

This is not as frequent as we would like but the giving of tracts in undertaken in the main thoroughfare of Cubao as well as in the various roads off of Aurora Boulevard. Bro. Arman usually leads this tract distribution.

 

Drop-In Thursday Night Meeting

This is for the homeless and usually between 60 and 100 come every Thursday evening, to have a bath, do their laundry, have some good food and to hear the preaching of the Word of God. These meetings have now been continuing for ten years. We thank the Lord for the few who have come to repentance of sin and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ by His grace and power. They are now in membership with us.  Deacon Virgo Ablao leads this ministry with a fine band of volunteers from among the church members. (This is mainly finances through Christian Compassion Ministries CCM)

 

Camps

Various camps are held during the year. There are those organized by CCM for teenagers and parents. Also a camp for the Homeless. They are times for such poor folk to leave the slums and the poverty where they stay to get out into the country at a camp site. To have good food and enjoy themselves in a Christian atmosphere and to regularly hear the preaching and teaching of the Word of God.

 

DONATIONS FOR THE MINISTRIES OF CRBC

Donations for our ministries can be given in the following ways.

 

PHILIPPINES

CHINA BANK, Aurora Blvd Branch Cubao, Quezon City.
Account Name:   Cubao Reformed Baptist Church
Account #        104-0031517
Please inform the CRBC Office by email of the deposit and what it is to be used for.
Email: crbcoffice@gmail.com

 

UNITED KINGDOM

Mr. John Lovell,
Missionary Secretary,
Wattisham Baptist Church
8 Windermere Road,
Stowmarket  IP14 1LD
Tel: 9\01449-612-264
Cheques should be made out to Wattisham Baptist Church
Please inform John Lovell what the gift is to be used for.

USA

Donations should be sent to:
Aaron Schavey
402 Studebaker
Mishawaka, IN  46544

Checks should be made payable to:  Grace Fellowship Church
A tax deductible receipt may be requested.

 

OTHER COUNTRIES

Please see the CCM website for contacts in other countries.
www.ccmmanila.org

 

Donations for CHRISTIAN COMPASSION MINISTRIES

Please see the CCM website.
www.ccmmanila.org/donate

24th Annual Pastors’ Conference Sessions

Written by jorupacs on . Posted in February 2014, Pastor Brian Ellis, Pastor Diego Bulatao, Pastor George McDearmon, Pastor Noel Espinosa, Pastor Norman Hopkins, Pastors Conference, Reformation Philippines, Reformed Philippines

A Man After God’s Own Heart

Annual Pastors Conference

Opening Message

More Excellent Way (1 Corintians 13) by Pastor Diego Bulato - MP3

Pastor George McDearmon

Paul’s Thorn In The Flesh #1 - MP3
Paul’s Thorn In The Flesh #2 - MP3
Paul’s Thorn In The Flesh #3 - MP3

Pastor Norman Hopkins

Lessons From Spurgeon #1: His Life and Ministry - MP3
Lessons From Spurgeon #2: His Sufferings - MP3
Lessons From Spurgeon #3: His Doctrine and the Downgrade Controversy - MP3

Pastor Noel Espinosa

Fundamentalism: Evangelism vs. Decisionism – MP3 Presentation
Fundamentalism: Spirituality vs. Conservatism – MP3 | Presentation
Fundamentalism: Liberty vs. Abstinence – MP3 Presentation

Closing Message

Preaching The Word of God by Pastor Brian Ellis - MP3

24th Pastors’ Conference in Pictures

Written by jorupacs on . Posted in February 2014, Pastors Conference, Reformation Philippines, Reformed Philippines

Cubao Reformed Baptist Church annually holds a conference for pastors, now on its 24th installment. The Pastors’ Conference was held from February 4 to 6 of 2014. There were more or less 300 men in the ministry from all over the Philippines who attended the sessions that were given by 5 speakers.

We thank the Lord for providing for us all the resources needed to run the conference. Soli Deo Gloria!

Annual Pastors' Conference

Training men to… preach the Word of God and pastor the Church of Christ

 

Gate of Cubao Reformed Baptist Church

Gate of Cubao Reformed Baptist Church

 

Annual Pastors Conference

Ate Bekha Macapagal and Kuya Arnel Parco… Registration Committee volunteers

 

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The Session Hall is full of delegates from around the Philippines

 

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Pastor Diego Bulatao gave the opening message of the conference

 

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Pastor Noel Espinosa gave three papers concerning fundamentalism principles that must be subjects of reformation

 

Annual Pastors Conference

Pastor Norman Hopkins of the UK gave three papers with regards to the life, ministry and doctrine of Charles Haddon Spurgeon

 

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Pastor George McDearmon gave three messages explaining the “Thorn in the Flesh” passage

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Pastor Brian Ellis gave the closing address encouraging all to live a life acceptable to the ministry

 

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After every session, questions given by the audience were answered by the speakers

 

Annual Pastors Conference

At the third day of the conference, the speakers answered questions that were dropped in the question box

 

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We thank the Lord that the new stairs gave much ease on the traffic of people

 

Annual Pastors Conference

Deacon Louie Lim together with the ladies of the church, volunteered to cook and distribute food for 300 people

 

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Members and friends of the church gave their time to volunteer for the work of the conference

 

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Fellowship over lunch

 

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Books were given free for those who attend the conference

 

Annual Pastors Conference

Alumni and current students of Grace Ministerial Academy

 

Annual Pastors Conference

May the Lord bless these men as they return to their respective churches to preach the Word of God and pastor Christ’s church!