Personal Growth & Reflection
Bible, Interpretation, And Preaching
Biblical Theology
Church Issues And Doctrine
Practical Ministry
Apologetics
Church History






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ARTICLES


Personal Growth and Reflection

 

LET JESUS RULE
Rolan Monje

A communion reflection charge from Psalm 110; focuses on Jesus’ reign.

STANDING UP FOR CHRIST
Orwen and Glenda Bonghanoy

Applying strengthening, counter-cultural principles from the Book of Daniel.

A SAMPLING OF PROVERBS
Gordon Ferguson

Some proverbs classified for personal study.

DO YOU WANT TO GET WELL?
Gordon Ferguson

An article to help us evaluate our spiritual condition and move forward.

THREE LEVELS OF LISTENING TO GOD
Paris Murray II

An introduction on THE 3 LEVELS OF LISTENING and how to apply the concept on how we "listen" to God.

MOVING FORWARD
Rommel Casis

An inspiring speech delivered at the MMCC Campus Academic Awards night, June 2008.

GARMENTS OF SKIN
Mark Mansayon

Inspired by the story narrated in Genesis 3.

100 USEFUL N.T. PASSAGES
Doug Jacoby & Joey Harris

New Testament Survey: 100 Useful Passages.

NEW TESTAMENT READING PLAN
Glenn Giles

Download the Directions and 2007 Calendar for Reading the New Testament in One Year.

CHRISTIANITY IN A "DOT-COM" WORLD [PART 1]
Rolan D. Monje

The Internet is a tremendous tool and exciting facet of today's information superhighway. More than ever cyberspace is used to tell the truth about God...

THE CHRISTIAN LIFESTYLE
Rob Skinner

5 class series for young Christians.

SONGS FROM YOUR HEART
Rolan Monje

Sing songs from your heart to Christ. Ephesians 5:19b (MSGB).
THE YEAST OF THE PHARISEES
Jay Schmidt
"Be careful," Jesus warned them. "Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod." Mark 8:15.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MEN PRAY
Rolan D. Monje
I recently found myself in a spiritually challenging situation. Most of us wish we would be on a spiritual "mountaintop", but lately I felt like I was in a "valley".
YET THE LORD RESCUED ME
Rolan D. Monje
It was an ordinary day in UP when I was sharing my faith at a softdrink kiosk. I told a student I was eager to meet people who wanted to study the Bible.
TAKING GOD SERIOUSLY
God wants to be taken seriously. Here are some passages worth reflecting on.
PRAYERS IN THE BIBLE
Rolan D. Monje
A few months ago, I felt that God was calling me to a deeper prayer life. I decided to meditate on the prayers of the prophets. Also, I found it helpful to study out the prayers of Christ.
THREE THOUGHTS ON PRAYER
Rommel J. Casis
Three things to learn about prayer in Mark 10.
FOUNDATIONS IN A FOUNDATIONLESS WORLD
Glenn Giles
How Christian Theism Grounds Moral Theory.
MY LORD AND MY GOD!
Curt Simmons
"Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe." Thomas said to him, "My Lord and my God!" (John 20:27-28)
THE POWER OF GOD
Skip Gross
Jesus replied, "You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God." -Matthew 22:29
THE GOLDEN CALF
Rommel Casis
Poignant reflections on the event from Exodus


Bible, Interpretation, and Preaching

 

THE WORKMAN APPROVED
Douglas Jacoby

Discovering the Biblical Relationship Balance in the Church

ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE OLD TESTAMENT
Pat Zukeran

Christianity is a historical faith based on actual events recorded in the Bible. Archaeology has there ed a key role in biblical studies and Christian apologetics in several ways.

RESOLVING BIBLE CONTRADICTIONS
Rolan D. Monje

If you're like me, you probably have come across verses that don't jive with each other. Sometimes, the questions that arise are simple enough to answer by ourselves.

THE BIBLE AND THE APOCRYPHA
John Oakes

If one can assume that this question is about the additions to the Old Testament which are included in the Roman Catholic Bible, then the bottom line answer is simple.

HOW DO I KNOW THE BIBLE HAS NOT BEEN CHANGED?
John Oakes

How do I know the Bible has not been changed? How do I know we are reading what the original writers wrote?
  POWERFUL PREACHING MADE PRACTICAL
Gordon Ferguson
Lecture notes in booklet form, used in the APLA Homiletics course


Biblical Theology

 

WAS APOLLOS RE-BAPTIZED?

A short, to-the-point article which answers the question.

GENESIS 9:6 & CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

A brief but packed explanation of Genesis 9:6 and how this relates to the issue of capital punishment.

NOT ALL TEACHINGS ARE EQUAL

Aren't some doctrinal matters more important than others? Here’s a good discussion.

SACRIFICE AND OFFERING YOU DID NOT DESIRE

Thoughts and insights on Psalm 40:6.

THE FIRST SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION
Paris Murray

Thoughts on giving by Exodus 35.

THE AUTHORSHIP OF LUKE
Rolan Monje

Ancient traditions have accepted Luke as the author of the Third Gospel as well as Acts. This however, is not uncontested. This lesson explains the conservative view.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DIE
Gordon Ferguson

Ever gotten curious about this topic? Dig in for a great Bible study

THREE WAYS OF KNOWING
John Oakes

Induction, Deduction and Revelation.

THE NATURE OF DISCIPLESHIP IN THE GOSPELS
Glenn Giles

LOVE IN THE GREATEST COMMAND
Glenn Giles
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Love: What Does It Mean? A Closer Look at the Great Commandment
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DO NOT JUDGE?
Rolan D. Monje

We have heard it time and again that we "should not judge". But what does it really mean? The point is that the line "Do not judge" is one...
UNDERSTANDING "THE BLASPHEMY" [PART 1]
By Rolan Monje
One issue that has caused some confusion is the concept of "the unforgivable sin" or "the blasphemy". It was good for me to struggle with this topic myself...
THE POINT OF SALVATION
Glenn Giles
At what point can one say that he is saved?
SERMON ON THE MOUNT
Glenn Giles
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A study of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) with the goal of applying its principles to our Christian lives today.
BAPTISM IN THE NT AND SALVATION IN ACTS
Glenn Giles
A Closer Look in the Salvation and Conversion in the Book of Acts
THE USE OF AGAPAO AND PHILEO IN JOHN 21
Glenn Giles
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In studying John 21 from the Greek text many have noticed that Jesus uses two different words for love (agapao and phileo) when addressing Peter.
THE SHEMA
Glenn Giles
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The Faithfulness of God as the Ground for the Faithfulness of Man: An Exegetical Exposition of Deuteronomy 6:4-9


Church Issues and Doctrine

 

STRENGTH IN WEAKNESS

PDC 2013 Handout.

DECLARING FREEDOM

PDC 2013 Handout.

QUALITIES OR QUALIFICATIONS
John Oakes

“The reason I left you in Crete was that you might straighten out what was left unfinished and appoint elders (presbuteros) in every town, as I directed you.”

MARRIAGE, DIVORCE, AND REMARRIAGE
Douglas Jacoby

The issues regarding marriage, divorce and remarriage do not appear as broad as we, the authors of this paper, thought in the beginning of our study.
SACRIFICE AND GIVING
Rolan D. Monje
In the Old Testament, the word "sacrifice" refers to the ritualistic ways by which man was to approach God. Sacrifice...

CHRISTIAN DATING
Dave Eastman

In this era of 'freedom in Christ,' many have questioned some of the dating guidelines and practices within our fellowship...

THE LORDS SUPPER
Douglas Jacoby

An essay that addresses one of the basics of the faith: our communion.
CHURCH DISCIPLINE
Rolan Monje & Chakchai Suwanakoot
Prune To Be More Fruitful: A study handout on Church Discipline.
HOLY SPIRIT
Douglas Jacoby
Listing of useful passages on the Holy Spirit, for personal or group study.
THE BIBLICAL ROLE OF ELDERS
Gordon Ferguson
biblical understanding about the elder's qualifications and function, from several perspectives..
FAMILY QUALIFICATION OF ELDERS
Gordon Ferguson
An indepth study on elder's family qualifications.
SINEWS OF PEACE
Malcolm Cox
Are you are attempting to build unity and promote peace between congregations, or within a congregation? You are engaged on a noble task. Could you use a little guidance, wisdom and insight?
WHEN YOU FAST
Kelly Petre
The following is a study about biblical fasting. It can be looked over in ten minutes to get a feel for the subject, and yet has a lot of Scripture references for further study.
WHEN CHURCH LEADERS DISAGREE
Rommel J. Casis
What if we hear about church leaders who resign because of disagreements with other church leaders? What if we hear about a church leader preaching about a church policy that other church leaders openly disagree with?
TEACHING QUALIFICATIONS
Rob Skinner
Qualifications for those who wants to teach God's Word.
HAVING ELDERS
Andrew Kitchen
A class to help prepare the Sydney church as we move to having a leadership of elders in the near future.
LEADERSHIP IN GOD'S CHURCH
Joe Woods
Joe Woods, a member of the Lawrenceville ministry and the Executive Director of Hope For Children, has written this article to help the members of the Atlanta Church...
THE INTEGRATION OF CHRISTIANITY AND PSYCHOLOGY
Gary Sciascia
An insightful study on the issue from a seasoned minister and student; with introduction by Gordon Ferguson


Practical Ministry

 

PARENTING WORKSHOP
Anthony Galang

Principles for working with kids of different ages [Lesson Outline].

MINISTER'S TOOLBOX
Gordon Ferguson

This informative workshop handout outlines the how-to's of wedding cermonies, funeral services, and dedications.

DISCOVERING, ACHIEVING, AND IMPLEMENTING SPIRITUAL BALANCE IN THE LIFE OF THE CHRISTIAN AND THE CHURCH
Glenn Giles

Discovering the Biblical Relationship Balance in the Church

PRE-MARRIAGE COUNSELING
MMCC Singles Coordinators

Pre-marriage counseling is vital for any engaged couple. There is always the need for advice that is spiritual, biblical, and practical in preparation for getting married.
SPIRITUAL AND MOTIVATIONAL GIFTS SURVEY
Rolan D. Monje
What This Survey Can Do For You: You can learn what your spiritual gifts might be. They are also 'motivational gifts' because they have to do with ability and willingness.


Apologetics

 

APOLOGETICS AND THE CHRISTIAN
John Oakes

Want to defend Christianity? Here’s a good introduction to the Christian worldview. Includes material on “New Age” philosophy.

THE PROBLEMS OF PAIN
John Oakes

A good read on this tricky topic.

TONGUE SPEAKING IN CHURCHES TODAY
Steve Chin

An informative article on this practice common among Pentecostals.

UNDERSTANDING ROMAN CATHOLIC DOCTRINE (PART 1)
Paris Murray II

The Understanding Roman Catholic Doctrine series is designed to promote a respectful understanding of our Catholic roots, the common ground we still share, and the key issues that must be biblically examined and considered together with Catholic friends in order to help them embrace a Bible-based faith.

UNDERSTANDING ROMAN CATHOLIC DOCTRINE (PART 1)
Paris Murray II

The Understanding Roman Catholic Doctrine series is designed to promote a respectful understanding of our Catholic roots, the common ground we still share, and the key issues that must be biblically examined and considered together with Catholic friends in order to help them embrace a Bible-based faith.

PASKO: HOW DID START?
Rolan D. Monje

Every year my family goes up to Ilocos Norte to celebrate Christmas with the rest of our clan. One time while still in grade school, I felt that I just had to ask my mom why we needed to go.
20 QUESTIONS ON BAPTISM
Rolan Monje
THE DA VINCI CODE
Doug Jacoby
So far, Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code is one of the most popular, and controversial, books of the new century. It is gripping, fast moving, and (to me) very well written and interesting.
DEFENDING PAUL Part 1
Mark Mansayon
An Apologetic Study
WATCHMAN NEE ON SOUL & SPIRIT
Gordon Ferguson
An review of neo-gnostic interpretations of passages such as Heb 4:12


Church History

 

THE SINNER'S PRAYER
Steve Staten

Ever wonder how the famous (and unbiblical) Sinner’s Prayer started? Find out how this doctrine developed.

APPRECIATING OUR HISTORY
Gordon Ferguson

A stimulating analysis of the recent history of the ICOC

IRENAEUS
Malcolm Cox

A study on the various heresies which Irenaeus sought to address

AN APPRAISAL OF CHALCEDON
Rolan Monje

An essay on the Chalcedon Definition of 451 AD, a supposedly definitive statement on the humanity and divinity of Christ drawn up at the Fourth Ecumenical Council.

 

 

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