Posts from February 2016

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Revival Brings Judgment

by Linda Sasso

 Today’s text (Acts 5:1-13) reminds us of the sobering truth that revival brings judgment. The early church experienced great power and great grace (Acts 4:33). But with great power and great grace comes great responsibility (Luke 12:48). The first Christians witnessed God’s mighty signs and wonders through the apostles. The power and presence of the […]

Evidence of the Holy Spirit’s Work

by Linda Sasso

 We often talk about “the Gifts of the Sprit” (1Cor 12; Eph 4:11-12; Rom 12:6-8) and the importance of the entire body of Christ being active in allowing the Holy Spirit to work in their lives individually and corporately. But today’s text reveals another important evidence of the Holy Spirit working in our lives. It […]

How to Pray When Under Pressure

by Linda Sasso

 We can learn much from the prayers of the early church when they were threatened by the authorities of their day. How do you pray when your back is against the wall? Acts 4:24 “So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: “Lord, You are God, who […]

To Be Filled with the Holy Spirit

by Linda Sasso

In today’s text we see the boldness of Peter and John as they preached the Gospel to the intimidating leaders of their day. What gave them such confidence and boldness? It was the power and presence of the Holy Spirit of God upon them. “Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers […]