Posts from November 2016

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A Picture of Repentance

by Linda Sasso

In today’s text (Acts 19:8-20) contains many spiritual lessons. But one we cannot afford to miss is the lesson of repentance. What does real repentance look like? Is it enough to just confess our sins (1John 1:9)? Is it enough to feel badly about our behavior (2Cor 7:10)? True repentance is a change of heart […]

Have You Received the Holy Spirit?

by Linda Sasso

Today’s text has created a stir of contention among various camps of theologians. Those who believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the spiritual gifts of power have passed away would argue that these twelve disciples were not saved and simply needed to hear the gospel and be born again. Those who believe […]

What is a Disciple?

by Linda Sasso

Today as we follow the Apostle Paul on his 2nd missionary journey we are reminded of the importance of not only leading people to faith in Christ but also “strengthening the believers” to be true disciples. Christ did not send his apostles out to make “decisions” but to make “disciples”. What are some key characteristics […]

Suffering for the Lord

by Linda Sasso

The persecution of American Christians is almost negligible compared to what is going around the world today. Because of the rise of Islamic terrorism and the religious persecution it brings, it has been estimated that every five minutes another Christian is martyred for their faith somewhere in Africa or the Middle East. This Sunday is […]