We need trustworthy Christians

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

Knowing Christ changes your life (Colossians 1)

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

Is a Christian obligated to vote?

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 would like to observe two passages from the New Testament, written by the Apostle Paul. The two passages are Romans 13:1-7 and I Timothy 2:1-4. Continue reading

Finish what you start and do it the best that you can!

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

Biblical Engagement

Artcorgi_Commission_for_ChristopherToney_BEFORE_AND_AFTER_by_TheMeeDesI 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.

If a girl who is a virgin is engaged to a husband, and a man finds her in the city and lies with her, then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city, and you shall stone them with stones that they die; the girl because she did not cry out in the city, and the man because he has violated his neighbor’s wife. So you shall put away evil from among you. (Deuteronomy 22:23-24)

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Church Planting Session

You may have noticed that I have not been very active on my blog over the past 2 weeks. If you have been following then I want to apologize. Over the past 2 weeks I lead the 2nd Session of the Precept Ministries Eurasia”s Inductive Bible study Institute. The theme was “Church Planting”. We studied “Lord I want to know You” about the Biblical Names of God, written by Kay Arthur. Continue reading

Baptism Service at Good News

Tomorrow, Good News Church will celebrate a baptismal service. There are 5 believers who want to show their obedience to Jesus Christ by being baptized according to the New Testament mandate. We are praying for a big crowd and a lot of nonbelievers so that we can preach the Gospel on this special occasion. I have prepared a sermon for tomorrow since I will be the one performing the baptisms. I want to share that sermon here so that I can think through the points and improve on the message. Most people in Moldova do not have a proper understanding of baptism since most are baptized in the Orthodox Church as babies. The fact that faith and salvation come before baptism is a hard thing for most to understand, because they have never read the Bible. Continue reading

Impressions from the Covenant session in Poland

On the 7th of Feb. I pulled out of the train station in Chisinau, Moldova on a long journey to Warsaw, Poland. I went to teach the 8th session of level one of the Inductive Bible study Precept Ministries Eurasia. The session lasted from the 10th to the 17th of Feb. We studied from morning till night so that we could cover the 11 lessons in the Covenant manual by the end of the 7 full days. On the 8th day, the students had to take and pass a written exam based on all of the material that we covered. Continue reading

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

Jesus Christ – the Cornerstone of faith

This is an article based on the sermon that our senior pastor, Vasile Filat, preached at the church one Sunday. I really enjoyed the message and received a lot of insight on the subject as well as had my faith strengthened and challenged. I would like to share it with you. The main passage is Mark 11:20-12:17 with the emphasis being on verses 10 and 11 in chapter 12. Here is the main text and then I will add the context after this. Continue reading