Blog Posts

110 of 178 items

Worship 101

by Linda Sasso

Today we begin a series focusing upon knowing, loving and worshipping God. Our study begins with a simple definition of worship and what the scriptures teach about worship. Since the first priority or our church is “UP-reach” we must clearly understand what that means and what “Up-reach” should look like.  WORSHIP Noun– the feeling or expression […]

A Final Exhortation from James

by Linda Sasso

“A Final Exhortation from James” Today, we finish our study of James’ letter to Christ’s Church. James’ purpose in writing this letter was to exhort, encourage and even rebuke believers who have had wrong spiritual priorities. I trust that the Lord has used this letter to help fine-tune your walk as He has me. In keeping […]

Keys to Enjoying Godly Character

by Linda Sasso

 “Keys to Enjoying Godly Character” See if you can find four keys to improving your character in todays text. Dear brothers and sisters, be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest […]

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 […]

What Repentance Looks Like

by Linda Sasso

Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. James 4:9 (NKJV) What comes to mind when you read the above verse? Do you think, “How negative!” “That’s not a positive and happy thought”? Well, this verse actually reveals one of the forgotten elements of repentance. And […]

The “What ifs” of the Christmas Story

by Linda Sasso

This Sunday we will focus on the Biblical Christmas story. Contrary to popular belief the real Christmas story has nothing to do with Santa Clause, reindeers, stockings hung by the fireplace or evergreen trees. Because of the easy readability of the New Living Translation, I have chosen it today to read through the narrative of […]

The Forgotten Elements of Fellowship with God

by Linda Sasso

Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. James 4:9 What comes to mind when you read the above verse? Do you think, “How negative! … That’s not a positive and happy thought”? Well, this verse actually reveals one of our forgotten elements as Christians. And […]

Heavenly vs Demonic

by Linda Sasso

Many people consider it a good thing to be “worldly wise”. But the scriptures actually warn us that there are two opposing kinds of wisdom, heavenly and earthly. One type of wisdom comes from above and is of God. The other type of wisdom comes from below and is of the devil. Read carefully today’s […]

The Biggest Troublemaker in the Church

by Linda Sasso

I once heard a story of a preacher who told his congregation that on the following Sunday, he was going to expose the biggest troublemaker in the church. After he said that, and as the week progressed, he wondered if anyone would be afraid to come to church on the following Sunday. Would the Sunday […]