God is Always with us

He+is+OmnipresentI have the privilege of teaching this week during our AWANA program. I get to hang out with and invest in our T&T kids. We are going to discover, from the Scriptures, that God is Omnipresent. What in the world does “omnipresent” mean? Omnis, in the Latin language, means, “all” or “every“. The word present comes to the English language from Latin via French. It means, “to be within reach“. When we put all of this together, it means to be within reach at all times, everywhere. The Scriptures teach us that God is everywhere, at all times. This is what we are going to cover in this lesson. Continue reading

The Futility of Idolatry

Uneven-Foundation-Photo_Illustration-scaledIt’s another Monday! I am excited to prepare our Connect Group lesson for this coming Sunday. As the old pastor preached, “It’s Monday, but Sunday’s coming“. I hope that you had a great weekend that culminated in attending church and worshiping the Creator of the universe. In our journey through the Old Testament, we have covered some amazing subjects. One reoccurring subject in the Old Testament is the futility of idol worship. As human beings, we were all created to worship something outside of ourselves. But, because of our sinful, human nature, we have a tendency to worship ourselves. When surveys are done, people tend to think more highly of themselves than they think of others. We are born with this tendency. God created us to connect with Him and worship Him in our daily lives. Continue reading

Eulogy: Andrei Bivol

andrei_bivolI had the privilege of sharing the eulogy at my father-in-law’s funeral. The word “eulogy” comes to us via the Greek language and it means “a blessing“. I want to share with you how Andrei Bivol was a blessing to my life, and to many others’ lives. Continue reading

Elijah mentors Elisha

001-elijah-chariotDiscipleship is the core of Christianity. In fact, the essence of discipleship goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden. God mentored Adam and Adam mentored Eve. They both walked with the Lord in the Garden in the cool of the day. Discipleship is almost a lost art in our Western world, yet if you open the Bible to any section, you will find mentoring taking place. Continue reading