A BLESSED CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

December 25, 2013

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ONE YEAR LATER

December 3, 2013

On November 20th precisely a year had passed since that day when certain events happened in my life, which echoed deep pain, not only for me and my family, but also for the whole church and all the churches of our association. Things we had to and have to get through now are difficult to describe in words. But at the same time I have realized that nothing accidental happens, and sooner or later, everything finds its explanation. Now I understand why a year ago Ulf Ekman tried to displace me from my ministry.

First of all, with respect and love in Christ, I want to thank Ulf Ekman, Carl – Gustav and all Swedish brothers for all the good they have done for me and our church, preaching the Gospel and bringing the message of faith. Whatever happens, I have always loved and will love them with love of Christ. Read the rest of this entry »

“HOLY SIMPLICITY”

November 20, 2013

Recently I often speculate on John Huss – big example for Christians of all generations. Refused to renounce his Christian beliefs, he was burned at the stake in July 6, 1415 by the verdict of the cathedral.

Following the example of Jesus Christ, John Huss got through rejection and suffering, and such incidents are repeated in history. People that we know they are right, are burned at the stake, crucified, persecuted, accused, hated, slandered. Thus the Scripture is fulfilled, Jesus’ words: “If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you” (John 15:20). It was also stated by the Apostle Paul: “All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” (2 Tim.3:12).

As at that time, today there are different views, different beliefs in the Christian world, and, unfortunately, Christians are not always tolerant towards one another, they do not always act according to the evangelical faith.

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TRIP TO MOSCOW

November 6, 2013

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On Tuesday, November 5th, I was in Moscow at the invitation of Alexander Semchenko, senior bishop of the Union of Churches of Evangelical Christians in Russia, the head of the All-Russian community of evangelical Christians (ARCEC), which has more than 700 churches formed in the last 20 years.

Bishop Alexander is 65 years old, he was born in a large Christian family that has repeatedly suffered persecution for their faith. Alexander Trofimovich has been serving God since an early age, he has built many houses of worship, has helped to raise many ministers, pastors of churches.

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