Posts from September 2016

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Can You be a Christian Without Being a Jew?

by Linda Sasso

This was basically the question posed to the first none Jewish Christians in the early church. The first Christians were of course Jews. But as the Gospel crossed territorial and cultural barriers the question arose, “Can I be saved without being circumcised and obeying all the laws of Moses?” To the religious Jew who had […]

Salvation by Grace Alone

by Linda Sasso

Today’s text reveals the first big dispute within the church. There were religious Jews who insisted that you can’t be saved unless you do or don’t do certain things. This is what we call “legalism.” Legalism is not a simple thing to deal with because there is usually a strand of truth to their claims. […]

The Goal of the Gospel

by Linda Sasso

“And when they had preached the gospel to that city and made many disciples… strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying, “We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God.” Acts 14:21-22 What is the reason that Jesus went to the cross? Of course we know […]

Creation Evangelism

by Linda Sasso

When sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with various people we must be willing to use various approaches. The Gospel is always the same and never changes. But the way we share the Gospel may vary. In a nutshell, the Gospel can be summed up in the following verses. “For I delivered to you first […]