How To Show Christ to Others

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1 Tim. 1:15-17 – We need to show Christ as the Savior to the others through ourselves! Our salvation is not a static condition. Instead we need to show Christ as Savior to the other people. But how? The Apostle Paul gives an answer to this question: by our humility, our character, and by glorifying God with all our life.

Teacher: Pavel B. Shvetsov

Preaching Among a Hostile World

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John 8:43-59 – When our preaching is met with hatred, accusations and mockery, we find ourselves in the same situation that Jesus had been in. We can learn from Him (1) to be ready for such treatment; (2) to speak the truth no matter how much opposition; (3) to realize that we speak not the word of men but of God. As we speak, we stand in the presence of our Heavenly Father.

Teacher: Pavel Togobitsky

God Is Worthy Of Our Worship

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Ps. 95 – One should never forget what worshipping God truly is. God is worthy of our worship because He is our Savior, King, and Creator. He created all the things, both visible and invisible. He is our Shepherd. He is also the God of wrath and fury. That is why obedience is an important part of our worship of God.

Teacher: Pavel B. Shvetsov

The Dangers of Defending Personal Rights

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Rom. 14:13-23 – We like to defend our personal rights, but sometimes defending our personal rights can cause harm to God’s work, our brothers and our own lives. We have freedoms in Christ, but there are times that it is better to forego these freedoms for the benefit of the church.

Teacher: Pavel Togobitsky

God’s Word from A to Z

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Ps. 119:25-32 – God’s Word has an amazing influence upon our life. It is capable of reviving, strengthening, and edifying us. Our aspiration and desire should be directed towards God’s Word where we grow in the knowledge of Him.

Teacher: Pavel B. Shvetsov

Accepting Your Brother’s Different Convictions

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Rom. 14:1-12 – Some of the biggest problems in the church are conflicts that arise because of cultural differences among Christians. We must have God’s view on other members of the church body. They too are called by God, belong to God, serve God, and are accountable to God. We have to be very careful when we judge the convictions of our brothers in Christ.

Teacher: Pavel Togobitsky

Two Different Ways

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Ps. 1 – We are responsible for the choices we make in life. Psalm 1 shows all the blessings of the way of the righteous and the terrible condition and final end of the way of the wicked. We should only choose the way pleasing to God – the way of the righteous, not the way of the sinful.

Teacher: Pavel B. Shvetsov

The Lord Reigns

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Ps. 93 – Remember, the Lord reigns over all the earth and over each of our lives! The sovereignty of God is incommensurable to anything else. Do you realize it? Do you worship Him in a way that is really worthy of Him?

Teacher: Vladimir Kozlov

It is the Hour for us to Awake from Sleep

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Rom. 13:8-14 – We know we have to love each other and to live a godly life in this world. Sometimes we have good intentions but produce no real fruit. The Scripture, the Holy Spirit, the Church and the reality of our future meeting with the Lord should prompt us to vigilance and good works.

Teacher: Pavel Togobitsky

How to Become Wise

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Proverbs 1:1-7 – To become wise one should start with gaining the fear of God, which is the beginning of knowledge. Wisdom is not just making sensible decisions and having good advice. It is first about having a righteous life before God. Such a righteous life can only begin with recognizing God’s greatness and knowing Him (i.e. the fear of God).

Teacher: Pavel B. Shvetsov