Beyond the Series:  A Journey with the Gospel

Beyond the Series: A Journey with the Gospel

In this video, Bishop Ferdie Cabiling narrates his journey with God and encourages us to preach the gospel and make disciples.

Bishop Ferdie is the director of Victory in Metro Manila. He oversees the leadership and growth of our church as a member of the Bishops’ Council of Victory.

He was an eighteen-year-old student in Adamson University when he heard the gospel and decided to follow Jesus. At a young age, he also helped people share their testimony and preach the good news to others.

He and his wife Judy have two children, Elle and Philip, and have been married for over twenty-five years. His wife serves in the church by making disciples and empowering leaders, especially women. His daughter, Elle, is now a full-time campus missionary who reaches out to students in Katipunan.

 


This video was initially part of an initiative of the President of Every Nation Philippines, Pastor Gilbert Foliente.

It Doesn’t End with Me

It Doesn’t End with Me

Ian shares how seeing the gospel lived out by his Victory group leader inspired and encouraged him to preach the good news to others. Read his story here.

 

I was 18 when I first heard the gospel. My college professor, who happens to be a Christian, reached out to me and the other young men in our class. He offered to treat us to a meal—all 12 of us—and slowly planted seeds in our hearts.

At first, we were scared of him and even found him strict in class. But as we got to know him better, we realized that it was because he wanted to guide and lead us to a path pleasing to God.

He started ministering to us through a tool called THEGODTEST. At first, I thought I knew everything and even responded to it with pride. But God slowly broke all the wrong mindsets and used my professor—who is now my Victory Group leader—to set my heart straight.

On July 31, 2013, I decided to become serious with my discipleship journey. I humbled myself and finally surrendered everything to Him. I prayed and accepted Christ in my life.

Slowly, I began to change in how I lived my life and treated other people. As I became more interested in knowing God, I also grew in compassion and generosity to others. In 2016, I went through Victory Weekend to know more about Christ, and it helped me realize that I would have to deny myself over and over again so He could work in my life.

The love of Christ that was demonstrated to me by my college professor and the whole church community in Victory Metro East eventually inspired me to reach out to others. And though I was nervous and feeling unworthy at first, God gave me the boldness and courage not just to show His love but to declare His promises, too.

Early this year, I started doing ONE 2 ONE with two other men I met in church. One of them is attending Victory Weekend next month, and I couldn’t be any happier. It is a blessing and a privilege to preach the gospel to them and to continually pray for them as well.

Through sharing the gospel, I started to grow as a person and mature in my faith. And it is all by His grace. Like what my Victory group leader always tells me, everything that I have or I’m able to do comes from God. That’s why there’s no reason for me to stop. The gospel simply doesn’t end with me. I have to do something so other people will hear it, too.

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes . . . ” (Romans 1:16)

 

It is by showing the love of Christ and boldly declaring His Word that we inspire others to do the same. Let us not allow the preaching of the gospel to end with us. We must do our part, and let more people come to know Christ.

 

Live to Tell Series

Live to Tell Series

The love of Christ compels us to demonstrate and declare the gospel with urgency. In this series, we will see how we can live in a way that opens doors for us to tell others about the gospel and what Christ has done in our lives.

Here are the topics for each week:

  • Week 1: Demonstration
  • Week 2: Declaration

We hope this series inspires and equips us to demonstrate the love of Christ and declare the gospel to others.

See you at our worship services across the Philippines!