As of First Importance:
The Gospel of Jesus Christ
Restoring the honor and glory to Jesus Christ as first love of His messengers, as first place in His church, and as first importance of His gospel.
John 5:22-23, John 16:13-15, Revelation 2:1-7
"Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve."
To provide free Christ-centered Bible training to pastors and teachers in the Philippines.
As Of First Importance Ministries (AOFIM) will travel around Philippines from church to church offering free Bible training primarily to pastors and teachers who have not been afforded formal Bible education. The training focuses on two subjects: Christ-centered gospel and Christ-centered Bible interpretation.
1 Corinthians 15:1-5
"For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain."
Narciso "Bong" Cabuhat has served as pastor for 20 years in USA and Canada proclaiming Jesus Christ as first importance in the gospel. Now God has called him and his wife Bea along with their two children to move to the Philippines and begin this new ministry.
Together as bond-servants of the Lord Jesus Christ, they are fulfilling God's call of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ according to the Scriptures.
partner with us
Because of generous supporters like you, last year we were able to provide free Christ-centered Bible training to 90 people, including 24 pastors from 17 different congregations in Tarlac, Philippines. In addition, we were able to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to over 500 people in their homes, on the street, in the marketplaces, and at an evangelistic crusade.
Our ministry relies entirely on support given by individuals, churches, and corporations for funding. Please prayerfully consider partnering with us in the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Your donations will go towards:
Bibles for pastors
Refreshments for students attending training classes
Bible study workbooks
Lodging for Pastor Bong and his family in the Philippines
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written "But the righteous man shall live by faith."
what is the gospel?
Scripture declares that the gospel of God is the gospel of Jesus Christ and is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes for in the gospel of Jesus Christ the righteousness of God is revealed by faith.
The question is: what is the gospel of Jesus Christ according to the Bible? By the grace of God and for the glory of Jesus Christ, the material "As of First Importance: the Gospel of Jesus Christ" reverently and scripturally strives to answer this essential question.
1 Corinthians 15:1-5; Romans 1:1-17; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 1:6-9; Colossians 4:2-4; Philippians 1:27-28