Learn to Respect the Lord

dagon-cae-ante-el-arca-de-jehovaLast week during our Connect Groups, we took a look at how Samuel was taught to hear and answer God’s high calling. The same is true for us today. God has the same high calling and we need to learn to hear it and respond. This week, we are going to continue to look at the ministry of Samuel. We discovered, last week, that Samuel spends the rest of his life taking the Word of the Lord to His people. That does not mean that the people always followed the advice that Samuel gave to them. Like all of us, the children of Israel battled with their sin nature on a daily basis. One of the biggest battles that the Lord warns us of is our battle with idolatry. Anything, even positive things, noble things can be turned into idols. Continue reading

Learn to honor your parents

Dear friends, I have been listening to a sermon preached by my mentor, Vasile Filat, based on I Timothy 5. I want to share some of the thoughts from the sermon with you here in this article. I will not link to the sermon because it is in Romanian. Before we begin, take a moment to read the following verses: Continue reading

An ideal teacher written by an ideal teacher

make-great-teachersThe ideal teacher, according to my understanding, is a complex person who consists of several key components. Each and every one of them is important and is a must for every good teacher.

First of all, he must convince the students that they are capable of doing great things. A good teacher must encourage his students in all that he does as well as motivate them to positive change. All students are valuable in the eyes of God and must be valued by the good teacher. The students in your classroom are all talented and you must teach them to develop those talents. A good teacher will constantly tell the students that they can understand the material and do all that he can to help them understand it. The best example that a teacher can use for explaining that students are talented and can do it is his own personal example. Continue reading