Departamentul de Tineret
Daniel Ciric (Diacon – youth minister / lider de tineret)
Departamentul de tineret are ca scop slujirea nevoilor generaţiei tinere prin întâlniri unde să se realizeze: părtăşie şi închinare, fundamentarea credinţei crestine şi creştere spirituală prin studii biblice, formarea caracterului şi a deprinderilor de slujire prin descoperirea darurilor spirituale, motivarea pentru o viaţă dedicată lui Hristos şi de mărturisire a credinţei în lume
- Structura serii de tineret
- Prezentare viziune (scop, colaboratori, grupe)
- Programa subiectelor de studiu
- Alte activităţi (camp)
It was a normal day in West Orange, New Jersey on Dec 10, 1914 but when 5:30pm came around, everything had changed. The sky was filled with a fiery glow as smoke started to rise high into the sky. It was the famous inventor, Thomas Edison’s Laboratory that was filled with a lifetime of inventions worth the equivalence of 23 million dollars in our day. As it burned, Edison and his son stood at a safe distance watching the flames roaring into the sky. Edison then turned to his son Charles and said, “Go get your mother and her friends! They’ll never see a fire like this again.” Charles not knowing what to do stood there. Edison then said, “it’s alright. We’ve just got rid of a lot of rubbish.” Edison was also later quoted in THE NEW YORK TIMES saying, “Although I am over 67 years old, I’ll start again tomorrow.” The next morning without hesitation, Edison went right back to work without firing any of his employees, put his hands on a reasonable loan and got his plant up and running again making over 10 million in revenue the following year.
So how did he do it? Losing everything he worked for. His history making inventions, his future, all while being able to brush it off as if nothing had happened. Edison understood something very important that most of us should envy. First, he knew he couldn’t change the past. He knew that letting his emotions get the best of him would only slow him down. Self-pity and blaming others or even himself wouldn’t help at this point. Secondly he didn’t let failure define who he was. He looked beyond the fiery flames and saw it as an opportunity to move forward. It was a stepping stool to reach a higher goal.
Do you feel as if you reached a dead end? Is there a school you signed up for and got denied? Are you in relationship that just went up in smoke? Did you lose your job or can’t find a good job? How about a sin in your life that you can’t seem to get over? We all have times in our lives when we wish we did more or did things in different ways. Being a failure is not falling, it’s falling and not getting up. Proverbs 24:16 says: “For a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again.”
Number one, don’t let it your failure take ahold of you. See Edison must have failed a thousand times before he ever invented anything. His secret recipe was to NEVER GIVE UP. Jesus never gave up on you so why should you give up on him?
Secondly, we must understand that what happens in the past, stays in the past. In Micah 7:19, we are reminded that He will cast our sins in the sea of forgetfulness. Why then do we buy ourselves a submarine of doubt with the devils tactic called fear? It’s because we don’t let go of the past. We must understand that we can’t change our past no matter what we do.
Thirdly, we must fix our eyes on Jesus, rather than letting our failure define us. See Edison saw right through those fiery flames into the future. Do you think Jesus called us to salvation so that we can live a life of failures, dead ends and defeats? Of course not! He called us to be victorious in His name. One of the ways to live in victory is to get plugged in. Come to church and have fellowship with other brothers and sisters in Christ. No sheep can fight alone.
So please join us Friday nights and allow God to start working in your life!
Come join us Friday nights @ 7 PM for a time of worship and fellowship as we dig deep into he word of God, seeking to know Him in a greater way.