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August 11, 2016
by Steve Sanchez
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Pokémon GO Into All the World

A DEAD BODY WAS FOUND BY A 19-year-old Wyoming woman when she was playing the virtual reality game Pokémon GO. Police arrested four suspects who used the game to lure victims to be robbed in O’Fallon, Montana, and the Director of the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. cautioned, “Playing the game is not appropriate in the museum, which is a memorial to the victims of Nazism.”

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Unless you’ve been hiding under Donald Trump’s hair for the last month then you’ve probably heard about this app that has been downloaded over 75 million times and has over 20 million active users since it launched on July 6.

VOX.com explains what it is: “In simple terms, Pokémon Go is a game that uses your phone’s GPS and clock to detect where and when you are in the game and make Pokémon “appear” around you (on your phone screen) so you can go and catch them. As you move around, different and more types of Pokémon will appear depending on where you are and what time it is. The idea is to encourage you to travel around the real world to catch Pokémon in the game.”

CBN News calls this phenomenon a new ministry opportunity. “According to one survey, 82% of churches have reported an increase in attendance.”

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August 2, 2016
by Steve Sanchez
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Austin Pride Parade Evangelistic Outreach & Training, August 27

If you live near Austin, Texas, or reside in the lesser 49, we want to invite you to our first Austin Pride Outreach and Training on August 27.

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There will be a two hour training before the parade at 4:00PM here:

Austin Baptist Association
3811 Harmon Ave, Austin, TX 78751

We will drive/carpool to the parade immediately afterward. It is vital that we get to the parade at least 90 minutes ahead of time to get tracts into the hands of parade-goers before it starts.

For a helpful list of resources in dealing with the gay community, I have blogged over 40 articles/videos that will help educate you on how to be a sensitive communicator. Click here to access them.

We are not going there to condemn, judge, or shake fingers in people’s faces. Our purpose is to communicate the love of Jesus Christ without compromising the message, but, doing so in a tactful and forthright manner.

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July 31, 2016
by Steve Sanchez
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Celebrating 11 Years of Recovery Today!

Yes. That’s right. I’ve been a Christian for over 25 years and a pastor for over 18, yet 11 years ago I gave it all up.

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How could this be? Have I been the biggest hypocrite in the world? How is it I became sober just 11 years ago and yet have pastored for 18?
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July 28, 2016
by Steve Sanchez
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Breaking Good

50-year-old Walter White was having a mid-life crisis: His wife was pregnant, his teenage son has Cerebral Palsy; and, as an under-achieving educational professional, he faced a huge financial disaster when he was diagnosed with lung cancer.

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That’s the premise of “Breaking Bad,” the highly rated drama based on the  American Nightmare. This is the tale of a man who takes matters into his own hands when the going gets tough.

On a whim, Walter goes on a ride-a-long with his D.E.A. agent brother-in-law and witnesses a meth bust. When he finds out how much money can be made in the drug business, this mild-mannered chemistry teacher “breaks bad” by becoming a methamphetamine chemist.

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Ultimately, everyone he knows is negatively affected by his bad choices and deceitful ways made out of desperation, made without God.

What would you do if you were in his shoes? He’s always played by the rules, has always done life the right way, but, now, he’s been dealt a lousy hand. Continue Reading