Fuel For Life

Bogdan Kipko

Fuel For Life is hosted by Bogdan Kipko. Bogdan is the Senior and Founding Pastor at Forward Church in Irvine, California. He is a follower of Jesus, has been married to Victoria for over eighteen years, and is a speaker, coach, mentor, podcaster, and author passionate about cultivating a culture where Jesus is worshiped perpetually and the Bible is exposited faithfully. We believe that whatever fills your mind fuels your Life. This podcast aims to help you realize the promise of God's gospel for every part of your Life. If you have breath in your lungs, God has a plan for your Life—a plan that is far better, bigger, and immeasurably more than anything you have ever imagined. Together, we will learn how to move forward by faithfully following Jesus.

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Episodes

FFL 099: Gheorghe Rosca, Jr. on Public Schools Being A Threat To Our Children's Welfare And What Parents Can Do About It
29-11-2023
FFL 099: Gheorghe Rosca, Jr. on Public Schools Being A Threat To Our Children's Welfare And What Parents Can Do About It
On this episode of Fuel For Life, I interview my good friend and fellow pastor, Gheorghe Rosca, Jr. Gheorghe is a Founding Board Member at Protect Our Kids (POK), a coalition of parents, community leaders, attorneys, physicians, pastors, teachers and concerned citizens united in the belief that today’s public schools threaten our children’s welfare. Public schools have a role in educating children on matters of basic biology, anatomy, and reproduction. However, the promotion of se*ual intimacy, se*ual orientation and fluid gender identities are matters that far exceed the rightful boundaries of the public-school system. So too is the advancement of Marxist Critical Theory ideology and the “re-framing” of American history to indoctrinate children into politically driven and misleading narratives. Taken together, these serve as a clarion call of the dangers to children in the public schools and, by extension, our society. POK exists to inform parents about the scope of these combined threats, their rights as parents, and to protect our kids from the harms of public-school indoctrination. Pastor Gheorghe is the eighth of twelve children, born in Romania under the communist regime of Nicolae Ceaucescu. His family immigrated to the states legally in 1991. He grew up in Southern California and lives in Orange with his wife and four children. He pastors New Hope church in Placentia, CA. He holds a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering and an MBA with an emphasis in Project Management from California Polytechnic University. As a registered Civil Engineer in the state of California, he leads diverse teams on large transportation infrastructure projects. As a Founding Board Member, he is passionate about protecting the freedoms granted in the Constitution that are aligned with the values of the Founding Fathers for future generations.Connect with Gheorghe on these following Social Media Platforms:Click here to follow Protect Our Kids on Instagram.Click here to friend Gheorghe on Facebook.Click here to learn more about  Gheorghe Rosca, Jr.Click here to visit the Protect Our Kids official website which hosts an enormous amount of free resources for parents. Connect with Bogdan on these following Social Media Platforms:Click here to check out Bogdan's Youtube Channel.Click here to follow Bogdan on Instagram.Click here to find out more about Forward Church in Irvine. Follow Pastor Kipko on Instagram: www.instagram.com/kipko Watch all sermons from Forward Church on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@kipkoTo get in touch with Forward Church or to request Pastor Bogdan Kipko to speak at your church or event, please send an email to: admin@forward.fm If you are visiting Southern California, we would love to have you come and enjoy the Sunday Service at Forward Church!
FFL 098: Aleksei Kharlamov on Going From Rock Star To Almost Losing It All To Getting Radically Saved By Jesus And Planting A Church
29-11-2023
FFL 098: Aleksei Kharlamov on Going From Rock Star To Almost Losing It All To Getting Radically Saved By Jesus And Planting A Church
On this episode of Fuel For Life, I interview my good friend and fellow church planter Aleksei Kharlamov. Aleksei immigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area eight years ago from Moscow, Russia. Aleksei and his wife Lera are planting a new church, Spring Church, in Moraga, CA, in the East Bay Area of Northern California. In this incredible interview, Aleksei tells the story of his life leading up to planting Spring Church. Aleksei, with passion, clarity, and, at times, tears, shares the story of his radical salvation, as he surrendered his life to Jesus. He recalls what it was like to grow up and be a pastor's kid, candidly shares about his parents divorce and what it was like to grow up in a church, including meeting his wife. Aleksei also shares, with incredible transparency, how God called him and his wife to move to the Bay Area from Moscow, Russia, how he almost lost his entire family, and how God radically saved him. As I interviewed Aleksei, I could not help shedding tears, as his full testimony is dripping with the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. This interview speaks powerfully to the radical nature of God's grace. Our Lord is indeed the great Hound of Heaven.Connect with Aleksei on these following Social Media Platforms:Click here to check out Spring Church. Click here to follow Aleksei on Instagram. Click here to check out the production company Aleksei founded.  Connect with Bogdan on these following Social Media Platforms:Click here to check out Bogdan's Youtube Channel.Click here to follow Bogdan on Instagram.Click here to find out more about Forward Church in Irvine. Follow Pastor Kipko on Instagram: www.instagram.com/kipko Watch all sermons from Forward Church on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@kipkoTo get in touch with Forward Church or to request Pastor Bogdan Kipko to speak at your church or event, please send an email to: admin@forward.fm If you are visiting Southern California, we would love to have you come and enjoy the Sunday Service at Forward Church!
Masterpiece in Progress: The Book of Ephesians (Part Six)
05-11-2023
Masterpiece in Progress: The Book of Ephesians (Part Six)
You are saved to serve. In this passage, Paul encourages his readers to continue to grow in their character (vv. 1–3), in their gifts (vv. 11–12), in their knowledge of the truth (vv. 13–15), and in their love for one another (vv. 2, 15–16). Paul mentions gifts as given by the grace of God and reminds us that their purpose is to prepare God’s people to serve (vv. 7, 11–12). Yet he tells his readers to be sure to grow in their character, instructing them to walk in humility, gentleness, peace, and love (vv. 1–3). We tend to place a lot of attention on our gifts and talents, but our character deserves the most attention. When our character is ready, God will give us the grace for our gifts to grow. Let's get ready to find hope in Jesus, by listening to this message. YOUR NEXT STEP: If you don't have a home church, then your next step of faith is to click this link and fill out the digital connect card. We would love to connect with you: https://bit.ly/forwardconnect. If this message encouraged you and inspired you to boldly follow Jesus, we ask that you share it with a friend by sending them this message! We help YOU find hope in Jesus. We can't wait to see you in person at Forward Church in Irvine, every Sunday at 11 am! CONNECT WITH FORWARD: For more information, please visit: www.forwardchurchirvine.com and follow us on Instagram: @forwardirvine.Follow Pastor Kipko on Instagram: www.instagram.com/kipko Watch all sermons from Forward Church on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@kipkoTo get in touch with Forward Church or to request Pastor Bogdan Kipko to speak at your church or event, please send an email to: admin@forward.fm If you are visiting Southern California, we would love to have you come and enjoy the Sunday Service at Forward Church!
Masterpiece in Progress: The Book of Ephesians (Part Four)
22-10-2023
Masterpiece in Progress: The Book of Ephesians (Part Four)
We forgive the inexcusable done to us because God in Christ has forgiven the inexcusable done by us. How many of us have felt the pain of strained relationships, conflicts in relationships, the disintegration of relationships, and deep down inside, all we ever actually wanted was peace and reconciliation? Christ formed in us, is the salve for that wound, a solution to the pain we feel. Forgiveness is hard. Reconciliation is hard. But we as Christians do hard things. Because we have a loving God who has equipped us for good works, therefore we walk in them. That's the whole point of us being a masterpiece in progress. Let's get ready to find hope in Jesus, by listening to this message. YOUR NEXT STEP: If you don't have a home church, then your next step of faith is to click this link and fill out the digital connect card. We would love to connect with you: https://bit.ly/forwardconnect. If this message encouraged you and inspired you to boldly follow Jesus, we ask that you share it with a friend by sending them this message! We help YOU find hope in Jesus. We can't wait to see you in person at Forward Church in Irvine, every Sunday at 11 am! CONNECT WITH FORWARD: For more information, please visit: www.forwardchurchirvine.com and follow us on Instagram: @forwardirvine.Follow Pastor Kipko on Instagram: www.instagram.com/kipko Watch all sermons from Forward Church on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@kipkoTo get in touch with Forward Church or to request Pastor Bogdan Kipko to speak at your church or event, please send an email to: admin@forward.fm If you are visiting Southern California, we would love to have you come and enjoy the Sunday Service at Forward Church!
Masterpiece in Progress: The Book of Ephesians (Part Three)
15-10-2023
Masterpiece in Progress: The Book of Ephesians (Part Three)
We are saved by God for good works, not by our good works. So let's walk in those good works. This is the message that Paul is conveying here to the Ephesian church and to us. By God's providence, we are studying these verses today that are talking about death, the course of this world, the prince of the power of the air, and the spirit that is not at work in the son of disobedience. Doesn't that sound like the world in which we are living right now, with all that is happening? How can we walk faithfully, doing good works, while at the same time, seeing all the bad that is happening in the world? Let's get ready to find hope in Jesus, by listening to this message. YOUR NEXT STEP: If you don't have a home church, then your next step of faith is to click this link and fill out the digital connect card. We would love to connect with you: https://bit.ly/forwardconnect. If this message encouraged you and inspired you to boldly follow Jesus, we ask that you share it with a friend by sending them this message! We help YOU find hope in Jesus. We can't wait to see you in person at Forward Church in Irvine, every Sunday at 11 am! CONNECT WITH FORWARD: For more information, please visit: www.forwardchurchirvine.com and follow us on Instagram: @forwardirvine.Follow Pastor Kipko on Instagram: www.instagram.com/kipko Watch all sermons from Forward Church on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@kipkoTo get in touch with Forward Church or to request Pastor Bogdan Kipko to speak at your church or event, please send an email to: admin@forward.fm If you are visiting Southern California, we would love to have you come and enjoy the Sunday Service at Forward Church!
Masterpiece in Progress: The Book of Ephesians (Part One)
01-10-2023
Masterpiece in Progress: The Book of Ephesians (Part One)
This brand new sermon series that Pastor Bogdan at Forward Church is beginning, walks through the book of Ephesians, emphasizing God’s action at work in our lives both to restore us to Himself and to restore our relationships with each other. Discussing the issues of God’s sovereignty, his plan of redemption, his grace, and our responsibility to love one another and to pray, this series will communicate that God has a divine plan to reconcile the world to Himself, and he wants to use us to do it. In this message, we will learn God is a sovereign architect with a master plan to redeem humanity. The good news for us is that we can know God personally and be a part of his master plan through Jesus. Let's get ready to find hope in Jesus, by listening to this message. YOUR NEXT STEP: If you don't have a home church, then your next step of faith is to click this link and fill out the digital connect card. We would love to connect with you: https://bit.ly/forwardconnect. If this message encouraged you and inspired you to boldly follow Jesus, we ask that you share it with a friend by sending them this message! We help YOU find hope in Jesus. We can't wait to see you in person at Forward Church in Irvine, every Sunday at 11 am! CONNECT WITH FORWARD: For more information, please visit: www.forwardchurchirvine.com and follow us on Instagram: @forwardirvine.Follow Pastor Kipko on Instagram: www.instagram.com/kipko Watch all sermons from Forward Church on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@kipkoTo get in touch with Forward Church or to request Pastor Bogdan Kipko to speak at your church or event, please send an email to: admin@forward.fm If you are visiting Southern California, we would love to have you come and enjoy the Sunday Service at Forward Church!
How To Be Sure You Are Saved
17-09-2023
How To Be Sure You Are Saved
As Christians, how can we have assurance that we truly are saved and belong to God? When we doubt our salvation, our temptation is to look at our behavior and performance to determine whether we’re saved. However, that isn’t the direction Paul points us. Instead of looking at ourselves, Paul tells us to look back at the cross and how God loved us when we were his enemies. God saves people on the basis of their faith, not their performance, and this brings us new peace and security in our relationship with God.Let's get ready to find hope in Jesus, by listening to this message. YOUR NEXT STEP: If you don't have a home church, then your next step of faith is to click this link and fill out the digital connect card. We would love to connect with you: https://bit.ly/forwardconnect. If this message encouraged you and inspired you to boldly follow Jesus, we ask that you share it with a friend by sending them this message! We help YOU find hope in Jesus. We can't wait to see you in person at Forward Church in Irvine, every Sunday at 11 am! CONNECT WITH FORWARD: For more information, please visit: www.forwardchurchirvine.com and follow us on Instagram: @forwardirvine.Follow Pastor Kipko on Instagram: www.instagram.com/kipko Watch all sermons from Forward Church on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@kipkoTo get in touch with Forward Church or to request Pastor Bogdan Kipko to speak at your church or event, please send an email to: admin@forward.fm If you are visiting Southern California, we would love to have you come and enjoy the Sunday Service at Forward Church!
What Does It Mean To Be A Christian
10-09-2023
What Does It Mean To Be A Christian
The image that best illustrates Christianity isn't a ladder that you have to climb up to get to God but rather a cross where God decided to come down to us. It’s been said that the gospel, or the good news, is like an ocean, but in the sense that it is so incredibly accessible, that children can wade into it and understand it, and also the most learned theologians keep diving as deep as they can into it and they still have not found the bottom of it, meaning as much as they understand it, they still know how much more there is to understand. That’s why there’s hope for us. This is the type of message that is going to be simple but not simplistic. Simple as in those new in Christ can understand it and deep enough for those walking with Christ for a while to once again be reminded of how truly deep the love of God for us really is. Let's get ready to find hope in Jesus, by listening to this message. YOUR NEXT STEP: If you don't have a home church, then your next step of faith is to click this link and fill out the digital connect card. We would love to connect with you: https://bit.ly/forwardconnect. If this message encouraged you and inspired you to boldly follow Jesus, we ask that you share it with a friend by sending them this message! We help YOU find hope in Jesus. We can't wait to see you in person at Forward Church in Irvine, every Sunday at 11 am! CONNECT WITH FORWARD: For more information, please visit: www.forwardchurchirvine.com and follow us on Instagram: @forwardirvine.Follow Pastor Kipko on Instagram: www.instagram.com/kipko Watch all sermons from Forward Church on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@kipkoTo get in touch with Forward Church or to request Pastor Bogdan Kipko to speak at your church or event, please send an email to: admin@forward.fm If you are visiting Southern California, we would love to have you come and enjoy the Sunday Service at Forward Church!