Philippine Bible Society

Faith Comes By Hearing

Our Vision:

To have the Bible heard in every church, in the heart language of the people.

Our Purpose:

To bring God’s church together and make disciples.

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Bible Listening Group (BLG) program

This implements hearing and reading God’s Word using both audio and printed Bible. It enhances the three motor learning skills of participants: reading, hearing, and discussing. BLGs are held at least once a week at a time and place agreed upon by the BLG members and leader/facilitator.

Anybody can attend. There are regular groups with 7-15 members, a semi-large group of 20-30 members, and a controlled large group of 40-50 persons.

Passage – Select the topic/story in the New Testament, and search the reference to be read from the printed Bible.

Play – the Proclaimer is set on the selected passage and is played while the group reads through the printed copy.

Pause – After every topic or chapter, the BLG leader presses the pause button.

Participate – The BLG leader initiates discussion with the BLG members, making it a leader-facilitator and member-participator’ format of discussion.

Who we are

Faith Comes By Hearing (FCBH) is committed to reaching the nations with the Word of God in audio, delivering the Bible in a format that will connect with the world’s 50% illiterate population. It offers the world’s largest catalog of audio Bibles to individuals and nations who hunger to hear.
Jerry and Annette Jackson founded Hosanna in 1972 with the goal to share God’s Word. Hosanna began as an audio tape lending library. The ministry soon streamlined its focus to providing audio Bibles through churches, and the Faith Comes by Hearing listening program was born.

In the Philippines, FCBH uses an audio New Testament listening project, to facilitate Bible reading and study of a group.

For more details on Faith Comes by Hearing, visit their website at www.faithcomesbyhearing.com

Foundation:

The word of God is alive and active, sharper than any double-edged sword. It cuts all the way through, to where soul and spirit meet, to where joints and marrow come together. It judges the desires and thoughts of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)

So then, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message comes through preaching Christ. (Romans 10:17)

The Proclaimer

An audio New Testament recorded word-for-word, dramatized with music background and sound effects. With chargeable battery and other features.

Foundation:

The word of God is alive and active, sharper than any double-edged sword. It cuts all the way through, to where soul and spirit meet, to where joints and marrow come together. It judges the desires and thoughts of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)

So then, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message comes through preaching Christ. (Romans 10:17)

Pillars:

1. Listening to God’s Word

Deuteronomy 6:3 | Hear, Israel, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, promised you.

2.Listening to God’s Word in Groups

Deuteronomy 31:12 | Assemble the people*men, women, and children, and the foreigners residing in your towns*so they can listen and learn to fear the Lord your God and follow carefully all the words of this law.

3. Discussion around God’s Word

Acts 8:30 | Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked.

4. Following-Up

Acts 11:23 | When he arrived and saw what the grace of God had done, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts.

5. Reporting

1 Thessalonians 1:8 | The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia*your faith in God has become known everywhere.

I am a Bible Ambassador because I believe that the Bible can help people a lot. And knowing the Bible, people come in touch with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D.
Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D.Apostolic Administrator, Achdiocese of Manila

Gusto kong makipag-fellowship sa kanila, masaya sa Philippine Bible Society kapag may mga (membership) meetings.  Gusto ko rin madagdagan knowledge ko... yung opportunity makapag.distribute ng Biblia sa maraming tao at magamit ako ng Panginoon. Pangatlo ay yung ma.bless din ako and be a blessing to many people.

Ptra. Dolores “Loy” Fulgencio
Ptra. Dolores "Loy" FulgencioAnnual PBS Member

It's an honor and a privilege for me to support the Philippine Bible Society - to reach out to the unreachable people by giving Bibles not only in the Philippines but the whole world.

Ptra. Nina Vergara
Ptra. Nina VergaraAnnual PBS Member

“It is a blessing to be able to support our local churches in need of Bibles and Bible study programs. It is our hope that they not only grow in terms of membership but also have the heart to extend spiritual help to others, just like how they have received help.”

Ptr. Callum TabadaUCCP Cosmopolitan Administrative Pastor (AACP benefactor)

“We are thankful since each individual now has a Bible. Our members will no longer have a hard time reading. Thank you also for the discipleship materials for these will help all in getting to know Jesus and to know how to be a better Christian.”

Ptr. Eric BulanteChurch Pastor, Shepherd's Church in Hills of Zion, Talim Island (AACP beneficiary)

“Philippine Bible Society organizes trainings that really respond to the needs of people who are suffering.
It has well-equipped leaders who facilitate trainings and workshops.
Its mission to reach out to Filipinos using God’s Word is fulfilled through its works.”

Miriam del RosarioExecutive director at The Birthright Educators Foundation

“I praise and thank our Almighty God that, through PBS, I now own a Poimen version of MBB (Magandang Balita Biblia) in the national language of the Philippines – Tagalog.
Knowing Matthew 10:32-33, I read and study the Bible so that I will not be dismayed when the Lord Jesus Christ comes. Life is too short compared with the promise of eternal life in God’s Kingdom.”

Jorge BianesLocal Church Elder at LJOR Unified Commonwealth

I think this is very helpful to every readers. The word of the Lord are the food of our soul which we always need every minute of our life. I dont often read the Bible but everytime i open it, God was always like in front of me and speaking as what is something i'm just needing to hear. He speaks to me and i can feel it. A million thanks to You my Lord.

CrisTin Bocar AtregenioHousewife, Stay-at-home parent

I love the ministry of the Philippine Bible Society in sharing the Word to the world. God bless PBS!

Ganni BanzueloScripture Marketing Officer at Philippine Bible Society