Tuguegarao 2020 Vision

For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.” Habakkuk 2:3

These are the classes being offered in January to April 2020 in the Cagayan Valley. Review the classes listed below, read the description; pray, commit your heart to the Lord, surrender to Him anything that may present itself a hindrance in your desire to please Him; complete the enrollment form below, follow the instructions and email it. You do your part (obey), put your trust in Him.

Tuguegarao 2020

HERMENEUTICS/INDUCTIVE BIBLE STUDY(2 CREDITS)
Hermeneutics is the study of the system of rules, principles and methods applied during interpretation and explanation. It is considered to be the art of exegesis and translation.

This class is designed to instruct students in the foundational principles and practices of Bible interpretation, providing a framework with which to view all Scripture. The inductive method of Bible study will be taught with attention paid to the various features of a text that contribute to the interpretative process.
Special emphasis will be given to the role of biblical inerrancy, inspiration, objective meaning, problems in Hermeneutics, and the nature of Scripture itself.

ACTS (3 CREDITS)*
The class studies the book of Acts exegetically. Attention is given to biblical principles exercised by the early church and how those same principles apply today. Importantly, emphasis is given to the role the Holy Spirit has in the building up of the Body of Christ. Students are encouraged to use Acts as an example on how to cultivate a Spirit-led and mission-driven relationship in the Lord.

ROMANS (3 CREDITS)*
The class is a verse-by-verse study of the book of Romans, a book regarded as the most systematic presentation of the doctrine of salvation in the Bible. Students will look carefully at how the saving life of Christ, through the work of the Holy Spirit, does transform lives.

EPHESIANS (2 CREDITS)
The objective in this class is to give a student a thorough working knowledge on the book of Ephesians, one of the prison epistles. A student will study the book verse-by-verse, which includes major doctrines presented by Paul. Students will see a glorious picture of Christ, the Head, and His Body, the Church.

COLOSSIANS (2 CREDITS)
This class is an exegetical study on the book of Colossians. Attention is given to the Lord Jesus Christ, the central theme of the book. Students will consider His majesty, pre-eminence, authority, sufficiency, and fullness that we might grow in faith concerning how to walk in His provisions for abundance of life! With the verse-by-verse study, you will have the opportunity to extensively correlate passages from other portions of Scripture.

I CORINTHIANS (2 CREDITS)
In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul demonstrates how the Gospel relates, redeems, and transforms culture. Paul addresses numerous topics such as schism, sexual immorality, marriage, singleness, idolatry, and disorder in public worship to name just a few. 1Corinthians shows that sanctification comes by faith in Christ alone.

II CORINTHIANS (2 CREDITS)
The purpose in this class is to study the history, context, and theology of Paul’s second letter to the Corinthian church. Paul wrote this letter to dispute false teachers and build up his readers. Emphasis is placed on the basic hermeneutical principles of observation, interpretation, correlation, and application. As a student, you can expect to gain an appreciation of Paul’s painful autobiography.

OT372 I & II SAMUEL / LIFE OF DAVID (2 CREDITS)
I & II Samuel is an in-depth look into a time period in the nation of Israel when they moved from being a nation that had God as their king, to a nation that would be ruled by a man. These two historic books of the Bible give us a clear view of three individuals who played a major part in the history of the nation, King Saul, King David and the prophet Samuel.

You will learn much about God and the type of person He chooses to work through from both the triumphs and the tragedies of these three men who helped shape the course of a nation and history.

JOHN (3 CREDITS)*
This course hopes to bring transformation to the student through a verse-by-verse study of John’s gospel; it is designed to impart exegetical understanding leading to a Christ-focused passion through the text, for His glory. The book is recognized as the unique fourth gospel that offers a portrait of Jesus Christ like no other book of the Bible.

CHURCH HISTORY (2 CREDITS)
This course is designed as an overview of the major events, movements, doctrines, and people associated with the growth of the Christian church from the apostolic era until the present. Consideration is given to the Church’s doctrine and practice, and how we can learn from past generations of Christians.

CHRISTIAN LIVING (2 CREDITS)
This is a unique course designed to introduce students to the committed Christian life and all of its practical aspects. Attention is given to understanding and applying the Bible, prayer and fasting, growing in grace, marriage and relationships, and special topics related to the Christian life.

REVELATION (3 CREDITS)*
The Book of Revelation is a prophetic work of great importance. In this class, the Book of Revelation will be taught exegetically in order to help students achieve a clear understanding of its teaching regarding Jesus Christ, the Church, and the future.

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Reign of God’s Fire Newsletter Part 2

The work of God continues…this is part 2 of “Fire and rain, Northern Exposure

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A plentiful harvest…what now?

The midpoint of 2017’s third quarter is upon us with summer winding down. In many parts, it means harvest time is near. What does the harvest mean for us? In yesterday’s reading in John 4:34-38, what ought to grab our attention is Jesus Christ’s statement in verse 35, He commanded the disciples, He commands us, “Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest.

Someone has already been used to spread the seed of the Gospel, it is God who makes it grow. Our part is to participate in His harvest, whatever the season. We ourselves are answers by someone else’s prayer to the Lord of the harvest, cool huh?

In just over a month, the seventh semester at My Father’s House begins. It would have been the eighth but we took leave in the Fall 2016 as part of my recovery from the heart operation the Lord deemed necessary. So here we are, preparing for the new season as we lift up our eyes that we may see what Jesus saw that afternoon in Sychar, “…the fields are white for harvest.”

You have been a part in this work God has wrought us through. In four years, we have not been in lack for any good thing. The Lord shows Himself a just Employer through His body, the church. What we may view as hindrances, bumps or bruises, these are interruptions that Jesus Christ be glorified in our lives. It has once been said, “All we get to do is be a spectator and sit back, relax and behold God work.” Exodus 14:13

Unless we make the time to listen and lift our eyes to see Him, we will miss out, not only the opportunity to be used by God, but to witness God work through us.

There is much to be done, keep praying the Lord for the people of the Philippines, for the city of Tagaytay and beyond. The fallow ground has been sown with seed meant to bear not the fruit of the Spirit, but of the flesh. Pray that we may be quick and willing to lift up Jesus Christ by the teaching of His commands. (Matthew 28:20)

And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: ‘The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens.” Revelation 3:7

Speaking of fruit, here is what the Lord continues to do:

Shades of Paul, a prisoner for Jesus Christ.

1) The Rock of Refuge Christian fellowship came alongside us last year while I was recovering from my operation. They joyfully took on the mantle in ministering to the inmates of BJMP (Bureau of Jail and Penology) in Biñan. This includes fortnight teaching of the Word of God.

Four years ago the Lord opened the door at BJMP. What was at that time a mere 20′ x 20′ enclosure (with a population of 100 or something with no ventilation)has been transformed as of this writing. The size of the jail facility has multiplied 5 times the previous size in order to accommodate the more than 600 men and some women(and still growing). Three tiered bunks have been constructed and still some sleep on the floor.

The other piece of good news is that the facility now has an exhaust system that brings in fresh cool air and pushes out the old, stale air. Praise the Lord indeed. “Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them…” Hebrews 13:3

The Joyful Ruthies fetting Lani (in pink) with a shower.

2) Joyful Ruthies is a women’s bible study fellowship meeting twice a month. Nenita is used by the Lord to facilitate the study. The women’s fellowship includes Grace, Lani, Lei, Marg, Fae, Espie and Garet.

The ladies are now in the 4th chapter of Ephesians. The fellowship gave Lani a baby shower, her first child. “But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.” Titus 2:1

The family in Bagac, Mariveles, Bataan.

3) We look forward to receiving more students this coming Fall as He directs us. Opportunities abound in the areas of ministry outreach and church partnerships.
Consider that an outreach to a small town in Bagac, Mariveles in Bataan which is part of Central Luzon be had. Mariveles happens to be the starting point of the Bataan Death March. We had the opportunity to share the Gospel to a family and many more awaiting our return.

Aeta siblings.
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In that same town, an Aeta community exists. These Aeta is one of many indigenous groups in the Philippines considered still a minority. Pray for an outreach to this town in Bagac, that we get to minister the word of God.

As it relates to church partnerships, there is opportunity up in Baguio, Benguet in Northern Luzon. This would be to come alongside the pastor in teaching on Saturday’s.

We have a desire to go and help, yet there is pause because of the logistics. The distance is far from Tagaytay. Baguio, the summer capital of the Philippines, is almost 200 miles away with a travel time ranging anywhere from 6-9 hours away from Tagaytay.

Baguio brethren.

What we get to do for now is pray the Lord for these places, in Mariveles for the family and the Aeta’s; and for the church in Baguio, both places in need of workers.

It was true then, it still is true today, laborers are few…thank you for your love in prayer and joy in giving to the Lord for His work through us.

Session Road in Baguio

“Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
Matthew 9:37-38

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You still have time to join us at the Bible Center!
Classes begin August 25, 2014.
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven;”
Ecclesiastes 3:1

For Fall 2014:

Books of…

1,2,3 JOHN

Description & Objective
The Epistles of John are intensely practical letters addressed to Christian readers. They warn against the dangers of false teaching and exhort believers to live a life of obedience to God and love for their brothers and sisters. Its controlling theme is fellowship with God the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ in love and truth.
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The goal is to allow the letters of John to teach us how to base our lives upon the true doctrines of Christ and His Person, and to live our lives in a way that pleases Him in truth and love.

EPHESIANS

Description & Objective
This course is designed to give the student a thorough working knowledge of Ephesians, studying verse-by-verse and including the major doctrines presented in the epistle helping them in its rightful interpretation. We will see a glorious picture of Christ and His Church and the plan of God for His children. We will appreciate even more the extent of Christ’s loving work for us and what He desires of us.
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By the end of the course, the students, 1) will be acquainted with Paul’s style of writing and know the historical background of the book and how it fits in with all of his other writings, especially Colossians; 2) have a greater understanding of who/what the Church is as the bride of Christ; 3) have the confidence in the knowledge of the wealth that we all get to share as part of the Body of Christ and therefore; 4) demonstrate the ability to explain the message of this book to others.

EXODUS

Description & Objective

There are two key theological themes of Exodus, based on the two main parts of the book. The first is “God is the Deliverer”; the second is “God the Covenant-Maker”. We will study these themes as we look at Exodus verse-by-verse.Exodus-3

To receive a clear understanding of Israel’s plight as the chosen people and how it parallel’s to those called by God.

LUKE

Description & Objective

This course is a verse-by-verse study of the Gospel of Luke. We will attempt to follow the admonition of Jesus when He said, “…take my yoke and learn of Me…”
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To learn what the Bible teaches us for victory in our daily walk with Jesus. To change those things that need to change in our lives according to the Word of God. To make a difference in our Christian life and to encourage others by our example.

and then…

INDUCTIVE BIBLE STUDY

Description & Objective
The way we read and understand the Bible really affects the way we live. Since we make decisions based on how we understand the Bible, it is important that we read the Bible in a healthy way that leads us to the right conclusions about God, ourselves, and the world we live in. In this course, we will learn how to study, interpret and apply the Bible soundly.Theology

By completing this course, you should (1) develop a good understanding of the basic nature and general content of the Bible; (2) develop a deep appreciation for the Bible; (3) learn how to study and interpret the Bible; (4) learn how to apply the Bible correctly and practically; and (5) become ready to communicate the results of your studies to others.

MISSIONS

Description & Objective
This class will focus on the theological and practical elements of mission work. We will study the biblical basis of missions, focusing mainly on the life of Paul in the book of Acts and some of his epistles to learn the principles that ought to be applied practically in our own missionary endeavors.
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At the end of this course, students 1) will have a better understanding of what it means to be a missionary and recognize the call to go…in the light of God’s Great Commission; 2) should begin appreciate the life of the many missionary pioneers and the trails they have forged; 3) will be able to apply the principles of “going and telling” and be inspired to get involved in God’s work to reach the world; 4) will get the basic essentials of missionary service.

THEOLOGY

Description & Objectives

The class will consist of a survey of the main doctrines of the Christian faith. Attention will be given to the theological role of theology, God, Christ, Holy Spirit, man, sin, salvation, church, and personal eschatology.Tozer

The course goal is twofold: 1) Deepen your personal knowledge and faith in Christ through organizing and understanding essential theological issues along with how they relate to each other; 2) to equip you with the tools to become a more efficient evangelist as it pertains to clearly articulating the gospel message and its accompanying doctrines.