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About pjtibayan

P. J. loves Jesus Christ and lives to share life and share Jesus together with Bethany Baptist Church of Bellflower primarily to Southeast Los Angeles County. P. J. has been pastoring since 2002 and earned a doctorate in biblical theology from Southern Seminary (D.Min.). He blogs regularly at gospelize.me

A New Season: NAMB, Los Angeles, Bible Reading with Church fam, and Intern Discussion

God has me and our church in a new season of life. We have a plurality of pastors and seek to merely continue sharing our lives to make God known. By God’s grace alone we have completed our church revitalization. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Ethnocentrism from the angle of unintentionality in Genesis 20.1-7

Genesis 20.1-7 1 From there Abraham traveled to the region of the Negev and settled between Kadesh and Shur. While he was staying in Gerar, 2 Abraham said about his wife Sarah, “She is my sister.” So King Abimelech of Gerar had Sarah … Continue reading

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Kevin Vanhoozer on the 5 Solas

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Kevin Vanhoozer Videos on the Pastor-Theologian, or Pastor as Public Theologian

    Episode 190: Becoming a Pastor-Theologian with Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer On May 24, 2019 from EFCA Theology Podcast: https://www.efca.org/sites/default/files/podcasts/2019/05/episode_190.mp3

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Pastors Need to Connect to Groups of other Pastors

Pastors need other pastors for encouragement. There are 3 types of local pastoral groups I want to identify: household pastoral groups, big-tent pastoral groups, and tribal pastoral groups. Household pastoral groups: If you only hang out with your church pastors … Continue reading

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I have moved and now post new articles and resources at gospelize.me

I have moved and now post new articles and resources at gospelize.me I am a Christian, I was saved in 1989. I am a husband who is happily married since June 25, 2005. I am a father to 1 son and 3 … Continue reading

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A Simple Question Every Professing Christian Who is not a Member of a Church Needs to Answer

  Hebrews 13:17 says, “Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account, so that they can do this with joy and not with grief, for that would … Continue reading

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A Sermon on Knowing Jesus preached on 4/11/10 to CrossView Church LA

  How can you know that you really and truly know Jesus? Some people claim to know Jesus, others claim they don’t know him nor care. But of those who say they know him, they often say they believe in … Continue reading

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God Convicted Me and Pushed Me to Expectation and Action

Studying to preach on Mark 7.24-37 yesterday, I was convicted about my lack of faith. The Syrophonecian woman had faith Jesus was willing and able to cast the demon out of her daughter. She was so convinced that she did … Continue reading

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Folly and Wisdom regarding Marriage and Divorce

Folly: “If you’re cheating on your spouse physically or emotionally, it might be time to give your spouse the respect they deserve and get a divorce so you both can find happiness.” – Joe and Cheryl Dillon (Huffington Post) Wisdom: … Continue reading

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