KIFC Blog

THE HERITAGE FROM THE LORD

By Vitaliy Babych | Jul 12, 2018

37 “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” (Mark 9:37, NIV)  I love watching children at our church. Usually, they are present in the big room before the service starts, then leave with their teachers (some of…

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LEADER ON THE WAY TO CHRIST

By Vitaliy Babych | Jul 9, 2018

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12 NIV) While on a train, I heard a young teacher complaining of how difficult it was to work at school. The administrators’ pressure, the low salary,…

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YOUNG FOR GOD

By Vitaliy Babych | Jul 6, 2018

12 The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; 13 planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God 14 They will still bear fruit( in old age, they will stay fresh and green,  (Psalms 92:14, NIV)  My acquaintance was moving to the U.S. where his…

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HOW OTHERS WILL KNOW US…

By Vitaliy Babych | Jul 4, 2018

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23, NIV) Once I read a story about Adelina Patti, a famous 19th-century Italian-French opera singer, who, before having her summer retreat in a remote village, had told her friends the address of the village post-office…

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WHEN NETS BEGIN TO BREAK

By Vitaliy Babych | Jun 28, 2018

4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” (Luke 5:4, NIV) While studying the Bible, I prefer “slow reading.” After covering the background information about a chapter, I focus on a passage and start moving from verse to verse within it. In…

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HIS STEWARDS

By Vitaliy Babych | Jun 23, 2018

“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, and all who live in it…” (Psalm 24:1 NIV) While talking with my colleague, I heard her mention in passing: “I don’t like the word ‘responsibility.’” I knew that wasn’t true because my colleague was a very answerable and accountable person, and what she said was…

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THE BOOK OF BOOKS

By Vitaliy Babych | Jun 22, 2018

Why is the Bible so magnetic, with the unusual power and ability to attract? Why is it the best-selling book of all times? First of all, because it is the story of how Man was (and is!) seeking and approaching God – a Superhuman Being Who is enigmatic and incomprehensible, loving and just, ready to…

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IN OWN HAND

By Vitaliy Babych | Jun 14, 2018

11 See what large letters I use as I write to you with my own hand! (Galatians 6:11) My mother, a dedicated Christian, liked to write letters even when telephones became a fact of life. Every time when I received a letter from her – usually filled with blessings and references to Bible passages, I immediately…

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TEACH AND LEARN

By Vitaliy Babych | Jun 8, 2018

 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; (Romans 12: 6-7. NIV). As a young man, I volunteered to teach a Bible class in the church I was then…

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