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The More Excellent Way

by Linda Sasso

In 1Corinthians 12 the Apostle Paul took some time to point out some of the spiritual gifts as he was lecturing the Corinthian Christians about spiritual life. But at the end of chapter 12 he says, “Yet, I show you a more excellent way“. That more excellent way is the way of God’s love towards […]

All Believers, United, Diverse, Valued

by Linda Sasso

Today’s text is a great follow up to our study in the spiritual gifts. People with certain spiritual gifts can sometimes be deceived into thinking that they are more important than other Christians. The fact is: Every Christian is just as valuable in God’s eyes as the next. Every Christian has an important part to […]

Miracles, Prophecy & More. . .

by Linda Sasso

“…to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.” 1 Corinthians 12:10, NKJV. A basic definition of each spiritual gift we will study today… Miracles – God intervening and superseding over the course of nature in order to […]

The Importance of Outreach

by Linda Sasso

Today we cover the third of our three-part vision for our church. The three points are Up-reach, In-reach, Outreach What is outreach? It is our response to Jesus’ “Great Commission” found in Mathew 28  “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. “Go […]

The Priority of Body Ministry

by Linda Sasso

What is “Body ministry”? Most people understand the importance of taking care of their bodies. Diet, exercise and self-discipline are very important to achieve and maintain a healthy body. But what is “spiritual” body ministry? What is God’s plan for the church (the body of Christ) to take care of itself? A key verse is […]

Three Priorities for Our Church

by Linda Sasso

There are many reasons churches are started and exist. Some are looking to simply provide a generic place of worship. Others desire to organize into a ministry of social service or reform. Still others feel their particular church offers something that no other local church offers by way of special revelation or theological insight. As […]

The Greatest Christmas Story

by Linda Sasso

“In the beginning the Word already existed. He was with God, and he was God. He was in the beginning with God. He created everything there is. Nothing exists that he didn’t make. Life itself was in him, and this life gives light to everyone. The light shines through the darkness, and the darkness can […]

The Gifts of Faith & Healing

by Linda Sasso

“A manifestation of the Spirit is given to each person to produce what is beneficial: to one is given a message of wisdom through the Spirit, to another, a message of knowledge by the same Spirit, to another, faith by the same Spirit, to another, gifts of healing by the one Spirit,” 1 Corinthians 12:7-9, […]

A Study of Four Spiritual Gifts

by Linda Sasso

As we carefully study through Paul’s letter to the Corinthian believers we now enter into a new and fascinating section concerning the spiritual gifts. Since there is much confusion today concerning the spiritual gifts we will move slowly and seek to understand each gift mentioned in this text. There are of course many other spiritual […]

The Manifestation of the Spirit

by Linda Sasso

Have you ever had someone tell you about a scary spiritual experience they had when a spirit “manifested”? Maybe you’ve had an experience like that yourself. Or perhaps you’ve seen a scary movie about demons or ghosts “manifesting” themselves that got you thinking. A “manifestation” of a spirit would be solid evidence that you are […]