Ptr. Marvin Gibson Jr.
UBC Manila

EMPHASIS: The moment we chose to follow Jesus, we entered the lifelong process of discipleship. We are positioned to be spiritually formed by the direct act of the Holy Spirit.

  • Jesus’ tenderness (John 13:1-35)
    • HIS PRINCELY LOVE (John 13:4-5)
      • 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.
    • HIS PERSISTENT LOVE (John 13:1)
      • “It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.”
    • HIS PERFORMING LOVE (1 John 3:18)
      • “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”
    • HIS PURIFYING LOVE (John 13:6-11)
      • “Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, “Lord, are You washing my feet?” 7 Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this.”
        • “As I have loved you, so you must love one another” (John13:34)
          • Matthew
          • Thomas
          • John
          • Peter
        • “By this all men will know that you are my disciple” (John 13:35)
          As a disciple, there must be a commitment to love all people until they experience your love for them
  • Jesus’ training
      • Silence (Matthew 4:1-11)
      • Solitude (Mark 1:35)
      • Fasting (Matthew 4:1-11)
      • Frugality (Luke 9:58)
      • Prayer (Luke 6:12)
      • Secrecy (Matt. 6:1-7; Mk 4:1)
      • Submission (Jn 5:18-37)
      • Humility (Phil 2:5-8)
      • Obedience (Lk 22:41-42)
      • Sacrifice (Heb 10:9-10)
      • Study (Lk 2:41-52)
      • Fellowship (Lk 22:14)
      • Confession (Mk 8:31; 14:36)
      • Worship (Jn 4:21-24)
    •  “We don’t try to practice spiritual disciplines. Instead, because Jesus practiced them, we train in spiritual disciplines. We’ve answered the call to follow Him and to learn from Him, so we want to live our life the way Jesus lived His. And over time, through a patient process, we allow the positive effects of discipline to change us.” – Bill Hull
      • THE RELATION OF CHURCH AND CLAN - Luke 2:41-52
        • “Disciples decide to arrange their life around the practices of Jesus. We choose to follow Him in His pattern of life – a life of humility, obedience, sacrifice, and submission.” – Bill Hull








Vision: To see equipped members fulfilling the Great Commission.