bookmark_borderStart Your Week Positively and Spiritually – Watch This TV Program!

Are you fearful, depressed, and discouraged?

Start your week positively and spiritually especially during this COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. YOU are cordially invited to watch the weekly TV Program IN SEARCH OF THE LORD’S WAY every Sunday, 7:30 am on KOFY TV – Channel 20 (San Francisco Area) and  Channel 13 (Richmond Area). 

IN SEARCH OF THE LORD’S WAY is sponsored by the following local congregations:

*ART GABOT MADLAING is accredited and commissioned Notary Public and licensed Real Estate Broker (BRE #00635976) in California since 1981. He is the founder of MOBILE SIGNING SERVICES, FITNESS FOR HUMANITY (aka FITNESS FOR CHRIST), and ACAPINOY. Art is an active Evangelist with the GOLDEN GATE CHURCH OF CHRIST in San Francisco, California. 

P.S.  This FREE offer is available only in the United States. Please help me share the book (with autographed copies) to your FRANC (Friends, Relatives, Acquaintances, Neighbors, Co-Workers).  Give a GIFT that last forever.

THANK YOU!  

                           

                                                     

                                                                                                        –ART 

bookmark_borderFree Book You Must Read During & After the COVID-19 Lockdown

http://goldengatechurchofchrist.org/the-historicity-of-jesus/

As an active Evangelist with the GOLDEN GATE CHURCH OF CHRIST in San Francisco, California, I’m thankful that the Third Printing of my book “HISTORICITY OF JESUS” subtitled “Facts and Evidences for Agnostics, Atheists, Believers, and Christians” was made available through Amazon and Restoration Books on August 18, 2020, which commemorated my 73rd Birthday. 

The Third Printing included the following: “Tale of Two Rich Men,” a fascinating similarity and contrast on the lives of George Pepperdine, philanthropist and founder of Pepperdine University in Malibu, California; and Howard Hughes, American business tycoon, billionaire, investor, pilot, film director, and engineer. The Third Printing also included timely Quotes on COVID-19 and Physical DeathBible Verses on Baptism and “Grow by Sharing the Gospel,” basic information on the simplicity of the gospel which every sinner MUST know, understand and obey before leaving earth (Romans 1:16, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9Romans 6:3-5, Acts 2:37-38, Acts 22:16). 

Here are some comments and reviews on the book: “I highly recommend this book. For faith-building and antidote to fear and worry, everyone must read the book especially with the aftermath of the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown,” said Darlene Gamble, a Teacher who finished BA in Special Education and MA in Reading at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas USA. 

“I was blessed to meet and had prayer session with Evangelist Art Gabot Madlaing and members of the WE CARE Ministries Team in our home in General Santos City, Mindanao last February 19, 2016. For reformation, moral and spiritual regeneration, I recommend this book to everyone especially to Filipinos in our country and abroad,” echoed boxing legend and Philippine Senator Manny Pacquiao

“This is a special book which everyone must read now especially with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown,” shared Henry T. Bravo, Elder, SURREY CHURCH OF CHRIST in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 

“I recommend this timely book. It is a must reading for agnostics, atheists, believers and Christians. I encourage my INC friends to have copies and read with an open mind,” said Felix L. Olidan, Jr., former INC member and now Evangelist & Minister, WANCHAI CHURCH OF CHRIST in Wanchai, Hongkong. 

“As the founder of WE CARE Ministries, I am glad that Art Madlaing wrote this book. I encourage the agnostics, atheists, believers, and Christians to read it and be blessed,” echoed Larry West from West Monroe, Louisiana, USA. 

“I personally recommend this book to all, especially to our Roman Catholic friends” wrote James Quitoriano, former Roman Catholic and now Minister of the GOLDEN GATE CHURCH OF CHRIST in San Francisco, California, USA. 

“Reading ‘The Historicity . . ‘ should make it impossible for the smallest seed of doubt to be sown in anyone’s mind,” said Juanita Robertson, Retired Professor, City College, San Francisco, California, USA 

“I highly recommend this book not only as a tool for Christian workers, but it should also be taught in our congregations during Sunday schools and during our fellowships and lectureships,” explained Atty. Junas Sagurit, President of Asian Christian University in Bugallon, Pangasinan, Philippines. 

“I recommend this book to everyone, especially to our Methodist friends and to the listeners and watchers (via Facebook) of the global Angel Radio,” wrote EDWIN BACANI, former Methodist and now Evangelist with the UNIVERSITY CHURCH OF CHRIST and Anchor of Angel Radio in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. 

“I personally recommend this book to the young people and millennials like me, “said Brent M. Solis, Evangelist & Minister, DAGUPAN CITY CHURCH OF CHRIST, Dagupan City, Pangasinan, Philippines. 

“It is a wonderful book to introduce to the atheists and agnostics to the logic and truth of the Scripture,” wrote Steven Prine, Director, WE CARE Ministries Philippines and Evangelist with TURLOCK CHURCH OF CHRIST in Turlock, California, USA. 

“This book can help bring millions of Filipino to Jesus, the Prince of Peace, for salvation and spiritual awakening,” said Corazon M. Nera, Former Chair, Regulatory Board of Librarians; Director of Libraries, Lyceum of the Philippines University, Manila, Philippines 

As my personal thanksgiving to the Almighty God for blessings through the years and for allowing me to reach my 73rd Birthday, I am offering free and autographed copies of “HISTORICITY OF JESUS” to our readers and the general public. Just send $5 (for mailing, shipping & handling) in cash, check, or money order to Art Madlaing, 730 Madrid Street, San Francisco, CA 94112. 

bookmark_borderSHARING THE GOSPEL IS LIKE GARDENING OR PLANTING

During this COVID-19 pandemic lockdown my wife and I were able to plant flowering plants (roses, orchids, etc.) and fruit trees (plums, lemons, cherries, etc) in our backyard garden. Before planting, we have to prepare the soil, dig some holes and bought some potting mix soil with fertilizers. These are all part of the preparation. After planting, we need to water the fruit trees and flowering plants regularly. We need to do some pruning (like pruning of our roses) and removing weeds which will hinder the growth of our plants in the garden. 

In gospel sharing, we need also to prepare the “soil of the soul”, which is the heart. These include developing friendship and trust; asking pertinent and friendly questions to generate interest and curiosity (e.g. “What if Christ were to come right now or if you’ll die tomorrow? Would you know for sure, without any doubt, that you would go to heaven?”);  telling the FISH STORY using the Fish Bracelet to generate gospel conversation ( Henry, one of our Chinese neighbors visited us and saw my wife wearing the FISH BRACELET and asked about it.

My wife shared the Fish Story which started the series of gospel presentations in our home on Thursday evening. Henry subsequently obeyed the gospel in baptism; Rachel Parks attended our worship services at Golden Gate. She saw me wearing the FISH BRACELET and asked about it. I shared the FISH STORY and then invited her to have WE CARE Gospel presentation during the next Wednesday Prayer & Fellowship.

After the Gospel Presentation with my wife, Rachel decided to obey the gospel in baptism. Bro. Marcus Dancer officiated her baptism that evening.);  giving books as gifts like the “HISTORICITY OF JESUS” subtitled “Facts and Evidences for Agnostics, Atheists, Believers and Christians”  and the new book of Bro. John Jeffrey “Jesus Christ” subtitled “The Final Days on Earth Before His Return to Heaven” as a door opener for gospel presentation; praying that the Holy Spirit will touch and move our prospects to become receptive to the gospel.

At WE CARE Ministries, we do visitations and After CARE to help and motivate the new “babes in Christ” grow and mature in the faith. 

bookmark_borderOn Baptism

Photo by Vince Fleming on Unsplash

 WHO SHOULD BE BAPTIZED? 

 All who want remission or forgiveness of sins – Acts 2-38     

 All who want to enter the one body – 1 Corinthians 12:13 

The taught – Matthew 28:19 

Those who believe – Mark 16:16 

Those who receive God’s word -Acts 2:41 

Those who repent -Acts 2:38 

Those who confess Christ -Acts 8:37 

All who want to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit – Acts 2:38 

HOW SHOULD A PERSON BE BAPTIZED? 

Go to water  – Acts 8:36 

Much water -John 3:23 

Go down into the water-Acts 8:38 

Be planted  -Romans 6:5 

Be buried- Colossians 2:12 

Be washed –   Hebrew 10:22 

A birth  –  John 3:5 

A resurrection  –  Romans 6:4-5 

WHY BE BAPTIZED? 

Jesus said to be baptized   – Matthew 28:19 

Baptism is a command – Acts 10:48 

To be saved –  1 Peter 3:21, Mark 16:16 

For the remission of sins –    Acts 2:38 

To be cleansed  -Ephesians 5:26 

To be regenerated  -Titus 3:5 

For the remission of sins  –  Acts 2:38 

To walk a new life-   Romans 6:4-5 

To answer a good conscience  – 1 Peter 3:21 

To enter the one body  -1 Corinthians 12:13 

To be born again of water -John 3:5 

To get into Christ -Romans 6:3 

To put on Christ –  Galatians 3:27 

The likeness of His resurrection –  Romans 6:5 

To enter the Kingdom of God – John 3:5 

To seek those things above   –  Colossians 3:1 

To not reject the counsel of God   – Luke 7:30 

God operates in baptism  –   Colossians 2:22 

Baptism is part of faith  –   Acts 19:14 

To receive the gift of the Holy Spirit  –    Acts 2:38 

To be justified by God    – Luke 7:29 

bookmark_borderInvitation

by Art Madlaing

 As a former Roman Catholic during my elementary grades, a former Methodist during my high school years, a former agnostic during my college years at the University of the Philippines, and now a plain Christian and active Evangelist with the GOLDEN CHURCH OF CHRIST in San Francisco; I would like to personally invite and encourage  our agnostic and atheist friends, our Roman Catholic friends, our Methodist friends; our Baptist friends, our Adventist friends, our Lutheran friends, our  Mormon friends our INC friends, our Jehovah’s Witnesses friends, our born again friends and friends from all other denominations to  seriously search the Scriptures daily like  the noble Christians in Berea (read Acts 17:11)     

I earnestly plead with our friends from the various denominations to seriously obey and follow the invitation of Peter when he first preached the gospel on the Day of Pentecost in Jerusalem and those who heard the gospel asked, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?:, Peter answered, “Repent and  let every one of you be baptized  in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins; and you’ll receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” (read Acts 2:37-38

I also earnestly plead with our friends from the various denominations to seriously obey and follow the invitation of Ananias through Paul when he said “And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized and wash away your sins calling on the name of the Lord,” (read Acts 22:16

Finally, I earnestly plead with our friends to seriously obey and follow what our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ said: “He who believed and is baptized will be saved.” (read Mark 16:16

Remember what I said earlier: “The real tragedy is not that we die with COVID-19; the real tragedy  is if we die WITHOUT JESUS  because we didn’t know, understand and obey the gospel.” 

Jesus Christ said: Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matthew 10:28).  

The wisest King Solomon concluded, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments; for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”( Ecclesiastes 12:13-14) 

Today my friends, you have the opportunity to obey the gospel in baptism before it’s too late. You can do it now, come trust and obey as we sing the invitation song “TRUST AND OBEY.” 

*Message delivered by ART GABOT MADLAING during the Virtual Worship Services at the GOLDEN GATE CHURCH OF CHRIST in San Francisco, California last Sunday, August 16, 2020, to celebrate his 73rd Birthday. The same message was published in his column “HEALTH & WEALTH” (two-part series) in the weekly Philippine News Today as evangelism and outreach to the Filipino and Asian communities.