Messages from Young Adults

Archive for January, 2010

Lesson 5:The Fruit of the spirit is Patience

Lesson 5:The Fruit of the spirit is Patience

In our everyday life, we will face trials and tribulations but we ought to learn to be patient so as to develop this virtue that is very important. Just as Jesus was patient with those who persecuted him, does God wants us to be patient in everything that we do as to later inherit God’s kingdom.

Lesson 4: The Fruit of the Spirit is Peace

Lesson 4: The Fruit of the Spirit is Peace

Let’s start with the irony. We have to fight for peace. Eleanor Roosevelt put it well when she said, “It isn’t enough to talk about peace; one must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it; one must work at it.” To deny the peace of Christ is to fall into a […]

Lesson 3: The Fruit of the Spirit is Joy

Lesson 3: The Fruit of the Spirit is Joy

It is ironic that joy is the focus of our lesson on a week where the world is zoomed in on the devastation that has taken place in Haiti. How can you even begin to talk about joy as you look at the images of bodies in the streets, a crumbled city, and panicked people, […]

Real New Life

The following is adapted from a sermon I preached on New Years Day, 2010, at Edinburg SDA Church. As such, apologies for the length. A couple weeks ago, I spent sometime setting up an artificial christmas tree in my little apartment in Boston. I had just bought the tree for fifteen dollars; it was about […]

Help Haiti

Help Haiti

I can’t wipe the images from my mind. Lifeless limbs strewn in the street. Dust covered women sitting on the pulverized sidewalks in shock. Tear-streaked children peering out at the crumpled world. The surreal is reality – Haiti is broken. I keep listening to news reports, reading online news feeds, and checking with various aid […]

Lesson 2: The Fruit of the Spirit is Love

Lesson 2: The Fruit of the Spirit is Love

Love is blood flowing out of hands nailed to a cross.
Love sacrifices
Love is dancing for a friend when you are internally crying for yourself
Love hurts
Love is staying up all night praying for your spouse instead of watching a movie
Love perseveres

Lesson 1: By Their Fruit…

Lesson 1: By Their Fruit…

The fruit of the spirit is Not are, but is Not fruits, but fruit. Pause for a second and let that sink a little deeper. This quarter we are not discussing a list of things that we are suppose to do to show the world that we are Christian. That is NOT what this is […]

GYC 2009: The Wrap-up

GYC 2009: The Wrap-up

Though GYC ended on Sunday it takes a while to recover from all the the miles (and snow) that we had to cross to get back home. I am so glad however that I was able to experience this amazing conference. It is good to know that there are so many young people across North […]

GYC 2009: Sabbath Blessings

GYC 2009: Sabbath Blessings

Sabbath at GYC was the climax of the entire week. If I tried to tell you everything that happened we could be here for hours. So here is a quick recap and links for where you can hear and see for yourselves the messages that we received that day. Devotion: Just this one time On […]

GYC 2009: Earth and Fire (no wind)

GYC 2009: Earth and Fire (no wind)

Happy new year everyone! Here’s the Friday recap. Pink strings, Elephants and the 3 dudes in the fire. If you have been in the church as long as I have you pretty much figure you’ve drained as much from the story of the three hebrew boys as is humanly possible. So I am gonna be […]