Impacting the lives of your classmates

I taught at our youth meeting last night, the first one of the new school year. I preached a message on the importance of impacting your classmates with the Gospel. I would like to share the message with you here, especially if you are a student.

For the history buffs, I began the message with a motivational quote from the great General Grant,

Hold fast to the Bible. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future.

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Christians and Facebook

This article is based on a sermon that our senior pastor, Vasile Filat, preached at our youth service one Friday night. It was geared toward young people who use Facebook on a regular basis. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot of helpful information that I would like to pass on to you. Continue reading

Sickness is not to end in death, but for the glory of God “Jesus Christ”

It has been two full days since Dad stepped off this earth and in to heaven. We have been very blessed with all of the phone calls, visits, food, and condolences. It has been a real blessing to be together with family and friends, to celebrate the life that my Dad lived and the impact that he made. The hardest time for me is in the early hours of the morning. I find myself awake while everyone else sleeps (that is not uncommon). While awake and alone in the quiet hours, my mind begins to kick in high gear. I was thinking about Dad and what he battled over the past 3 years. He was a fighter and he fought hard until the moment that he slipped into eternity. Continue reading