PBS Officially Announces 2019 National Bible Month Theme

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PBS Officially Announces 2019 National Bible Month Theme

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The Philippine Bible Society (PBS) has selected “The Bible: Real Talk” as the theme for 2019’s National Bible Month (NBM) celebration. The official hashtags for the month-long festivities are #TheBibleRealTalk and #NBM2019. Psalm 19:7-8 and 2 Timothy 3:14-17 serve as our reference verses. National Bible Month will be in January 2019, while National Bible Week will be held from January 21-27, 2019 specifically. National Bible Sunday will be on January 27, 2019.

 

What makes NBM 2019’s theme unique is the fact that it puts its emphasis on the youth. PBS acknowledges that the youth today are going through many issues and struggles. There is an urgent need for the Bible to be highlighted in their lives as the one true source of life that can “real talk” them into having more hope, clarity, and comfort.

 

National Bible Month is a time of great rejoicing. Motorcades, parades, and rallies are organized among churches and organizations. The Scriptures are read and distributed in public places. Homilies and sermons are also aligned to put focus on the Bible’s role in life transformation.

 

History allows us to trace the origin of National Bible Month to 1982, back when it was still called National Bible Week. Former President Ferdinand E. Marcos signed Presidential Proclamation No. 2242, declaring a nationwide Bible week celebration. The original celebration of National Bible Week was in November; however, it was moved to January because Former President Corazon C. Aquino wanted to start the year with the Word of God. In order to make the date transfer official, she issued Proclamation No. 44 in 1986. Former President Fidel V. Ramos reinforced this when he declared Presidential Proclamation No. 1067, which called for national attention to be focused on the Bible and Bible reading. It was only on January 5, 2017 that the current President Rodrigo Duterte declared January as National Bible Month by signing Presidential Proclamation No. 124. That is why today, we have National Bible Month instead of National Bible Week.

 

As an organization, PBS has been working towards a vision of a transformed Filipino people through God’s Word by making the Bible known. This is done through the translation, production, distribution, promotion, and fundraising for the Holy Scriptures. National Bible Month is one of PBS’s many endeavors to strive towards the mission’s completion.

 

Everyone is invited to join in on the celebration of National Bible Month. PBS can provide the necessary documents one may need in order to carry out a successful NBM celebration. Memorandum circulars, endorsement documents, Bible reading guides, activity suggestion sheets, and more can be requested from the Philippine Bible Society. Visit www.bible.org.ph/nationalbiblemonth for more information!

 

For NBM-related event concerns, please feel free to get in touch with PBS Events Coordinator, Bryan Anastacio. He can be contacted through mobile at 09338598825 / 09178590066 or via email at bryan@bible.org.ph.

 

Everyone is invited to join in on the celebration of National Bible Month. PBS can provide the necessary documents one may need in order to carry out a successful NBM celebration. Memorandum circulars, endorsement documents, Bible reading guides, activity suggestion sheets, and more can be requested from the Philippine Bible Society. Visit www.bible.org.ph/nationalbiblemonth for more information!

 

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2 Comments

  • Novel L. Pulanco January 5, 2019 11:24 am

    Blessed New Year! I’m interested to join NBM. I’m Ptr. Novel Pulanco of Christ Jesus Our Life Church-Vigan City.

  • FLORAMIE C. PAGULONG February 1, 2019 10:47 am

    Glory to God in the highest!
    I am interested to join NBM, I am Sis. Floramie C. PAgulong of JESUS NAME CHURCH, Apostolic Faith Inc – Tandg City, Surigao del Sur.
    More power and Thank very much!!

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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.

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