As I prepare to teach at our youth group next Friday night, I would like to share some truths with you about how to live out Matthew 7:21-27. The message is part of a series of supposed contradictions in the Bible. So far, we have dealt with two supposed contradictions and the implications of understanding what the Bible teaches and living by those teachings.
As a pastor, I enjoy sharing the Good News of the Gospel with the people around me as well as counseling believers and nonbelievers alike. As I speak with people about the difference one person can make in this world I usually end up hearing something like, “what can one person really do to make a difference in this big world of ours.”. I leave it as a statement instead of a question because from the tone of voice and body language, it is obvious that the person in making a statement instead of asking a question. I want to share about the impact that two people have had on this world by impacting the lives of many, many people. Continue reading →
During the previous election cycle, I spoke with many people about voting for Christian values and unfortunately, many no longer consider pro life and pro traditional marriage as “the most important” or “only issues”. When confronted with what the Bible teaches on the subject, the most frequently used argument is some form of social justice. Are Christians not supposed to take care of the poor and needy of society? Did Jesus not do that when He ministered on this earth? Does Saint James not speak about taking care of widows and orphans? Continue reading →
Good day. As a Christian, did you wake up this morning feeling a bit discouraged at how people could vote for a pro abortion, pro gay marriage, pro forced charity candidate? I did not because I have been talking with some “Christians” over the last few days about the issues and for whom a genuine Christian should cast his or her vote. The Bible does not name a candidate or a party because they change like the wind. The Bible explains the values and character of a person who should lead a country. I was a little discouraged to hear some of the justifications that people use for voting against life and traditional marriage. Here are a couple of those “righteous” excuses. Continue reading →
Last night I attended a Bible study and church member meeting led by our senior pastor, Vasile Filat. It was nice to see everyone mid-week. As a church, we usually do not have Wednesday night meetings because we do not have a building. Last night we met to plan this weekend’s activities since we are celebrating the Fall Harvest (Thanksgiving). Before we had the planning session we had a short Bible study on what the Bible says about being people who are trustworthy. I would like to share this study because it really spoke to me and I believe that it is a good lesson for all believers. It is good to examine ourselves at all times as believers. Continue reading →
I just taught lesson 2 from Colossians on Sunday night. It was a great study. I was glad to have good students who do their homework so that they can participate in the lesson. It is nice to see how people are being transformed by God’s Word. I was touched by the lesson once again so I would like to share it with you here. Also, I will be teaching this Saturday night on “be a grateful teenager” from Matthew 11:25-30 so I will have an article about that coming soon. Continue reading →
With the upcoming elections, there are many people who are arguing about who we should vote for and why for the office of president of the USA. Some people claim that Christians are not to be involved in politics and voting is optional, not an obligation. I would like to take a look at the Word of God and see if a Christian is obligated to vote or not and if the Bible teaches us for whom to cast our votes.
I have noticed one thing in this life the older I get; there are many people who start many projects but there are few who actually finish what they start while doing the best job that they could. Christians are challenged by the Word of God to do their best in all that they do and take their task to the end (in other words, finish what they start and finish it well).
I am preparing a message for Friday night’s final youth meeting. Since we are getting close to the end of the school year and summer camps are about to begin. I want to challenge (myself) all of our members of the youth group to finish the school year well, work hard this summer in all of the summer camps, and also work hard to help their parents at home in the village. Continue reading →
I am officiating my first “engagement” today. In order to brush up on the process and think through the Biblical steps, I would like to write a post on what the Bible says about the act of “engagement”. The word is found in the Old Testament in the book of Deuteronomy. Continue reading →