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Words “Speak” but Actions “Shout”

by Linda Sasso

Today’s text covers a variety of vital topics. And one of those topics is the importance of living in obedience to God’s Word rather than just being a student of theology. Yes, it is very important to know the correct doctrines of the Bible. But the reason we need to know and understand the teachings […]

Faith, Doubt, Sin & Temptation

by Linda Sasso

When it comes to doubt, trials, and temptation, what we need is wisdom. In today’s text, James gives us godly advice concerning this matter… If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your […]

The Testing of Your Faith

by Linda Sasso

“JAMES, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, sends greeting to the twelve dispersed tribes. When all kinds of trials and temptations crowd into your lives, my brothers, don’t resent them as intruders, but welcome them as friends! Realize that they come to test your faith and to produce in you the […]

The SHOUTS of an Apostle

by Linda Sasso

Whenever we want to raise our voice in a text or email we put the cap lock on and begin to type in ALL CAPS. It seems as the Apostle Paul has done all that he can and used every logical argument to persuade the Galatian Christians not to fall for the lie of spiritual legalism, so he […]

What it Looks Like to Walk in the Spirit

by Linda Sasso

An introduction to our text by Pastor Warren Wiersbe – The story has often been told about the message the founder of the Salvation Army sent to their international convention.  General William Booth was unable to attend because of ill health, so he cabled the delegates a message containing one word: “OTHERS!”  In the popular […]

The Flesh vs the Spirit

by Linda Sasso

Today we will take a close look at what it looks like when a person lives by the leading of God’s Holy Spirit. This is in stark contrast to the characteristics of a person who lives after the inclinations of his sinful nature, the flesh. Look at both lists and notice how radically different they […]

Evidence That a Person is Not Right with God

by Linda Sasso

We have been learning about what makes a person right before God. We have discovered that rather than attaining right standing with God through keeping all the right rules, the way we actually get right with God is through having faith in what Jesus did for us on the cross. We are saved by His […]

Flesh vs Spirit

by Linda Sasso

The Apostle Paul also wrote to the Romans about being justified by grace through faith rather than through law-keeping… I love God’s law with all my heart. But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. […]

The Apostle Paul’s Utter Disdain for Legalism

by Linda Sasso

In today’s text, we see just how much the Apostle Paul detested the teaching of the Jewish legalists who taught that you had to follow the law of Moses in order to be saved. In essence, they were teaching that you had to become a Jew before you could become a Christian. And because of […]

A Crisis of Faith

by Linda Sasso

Have you ever had a “crisis of faith”? What was it like? How did you get through it? At one time or another, we have all had crisis of faith. When these times of crises come our faith is tested and we ultimately grow and mature spiritually. Satan’s plan in these tests is to get […]