June 2, 2024
Palm Coast, Florida
Dear friends, I recently had the opportunity to minister to young people at a Palm Coast Church. It was an unplanned but blessed meeting.
In view of the many deviations from the true faith today, it is crucial to instruct future generations in matters of truth.
We talked about the importance of studying the Scriptures so that they become living and active in our lives. We also touched upon the importance of evangelism to the lost world, preparing ourselves to be able to give the answer of our hope. After all, today we are faced with representatives of different cults, misconceptions and philosophical ways of thinking.
We raised the topic of purity before marriage and digital addiction, which has become the plague of contemporary problems in relationships, or rather the lack thereof. This kind of addiction makes us alienated from each other, even within the same family. Because we are so glued to our smartphone screens, we don’t have time to meditate on God’s Word and pray to the Lord alone in our room or in nature.
Even though sound doctrine in our time is increasingly not accepted, more and more people turn to those who tickle their ears with “positive” messages, we know that there will always be those who are faithful. The book of Revelation describes them as follows: “Then the dragon was angry with the woman, and he went to wage war with the remnant of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”
“Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.” “He who is unjust, let him be unjust still. He who is filthy, let him be filthy still. He who is righteous, let him be righteous still. He who is holy, let him be holy still.” “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with Me to give to each one according to his work. Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.” (Revelation 12:17; 14:12; 22:11-12, 14).
God bless you!
In Christ,
Max Volkov