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February 9, 2016
by Steve Sanchez
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A Note from the Author

I have been blogging at this site for nearly 10 years. Those who have read it know that it’s main focus has been evangelism up until I moved to Texas to plant a church in 2013. Now that evangelism is just a regular part of my Christian life and not the whole focus, my site has changed to reflect this new perspective. If you are searching for evangelism articles, they are pre-June 2013. With a change of servers, I’m in the process of fixing over 2,000 broken links. Thanks for visiting.

go2

May 1, 2016
by Steve Sanchez
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Why “GO” and preach the Gospel?

Because “Go” is 25% of the letters in the words “GOod news.”

Because “Go” is 33% of the letters in the word “GOspel.”go

Because “Go” is 66% of the letters in the word “GOd.”

Here’s an even more compelling figure:

Because “Go” is only 2% of the letters in the excuse “GOlly jeepers! I could never share my faith; evangelism isn’t my gifting; it’s definitely not for me. Get somebody else to do it!”

Coincidentally, Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ said about 2% of Christians actually share their faith.

So, GO!!!

tombstone

April 10, 2016
by Steve Sanchez
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My Daughter Almost Died

“IN ONE INSTANT…”

“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” – James 4:14

My teen daughter, DD, could have lost her life last night, but, by the grace of God, was spared even physical injury. Here is her short account in her own words:

“About 2 hours ago I got in an accident. I was driving home from work and I went off the road a little and swerved to miss a pole, when I lost control of my truck and ran off the road, through a barbed wire fence and rolled. My truck is totaled. I’m fine, but it made me realize how fragile life is.

DD Truck

“When I got home I held my little sister as she cried into my chest telling me she loved me. It’s honestly a miracle I’m alive right now and it is all because of God.

“Do not take one moment for granted because in one instant everything can be taken away from you.”

I was the first to get the call and snuck out of the house while my wife was sleeping. I was greeted by multitudes of flashing red lights from the police cars, ambulance and fire trucks.

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DD Truck3

The true account of another tragedy flashed before me:

Several years ago in Canada, George and Vera Bajenski’s lives were changed forever.

It was a very normal Thursday morning. The phone rang at 9:15 a.m. “There’d been an accident and it involved their son Ben.

As they approached the intersection near the high school, they could see the flashing lights of the police cars and ambulances. Vera noticed a photographer and followed the direction of his camera lens to the largest pool of blood she had ever seen.

All she could say was, “George, [our son] went home—home to be with his Heavenly Father!” Her first reaction was to jump out of the car, somehow collect the blood and put it back in her son.

“That blood, for me, at that moment, became the most precious thing in the world because it was life. It was life-giving blood and it belonged to my son, my only son, the one I loved so much.”

The road was dirty and the blood didn’t belong there. George noticed that cars were driving right through the intersection—right through the blood. His heart was broken, he wanted to cover the blood with his coat and cry, “You will not drive over the blood of my son!”

Thankfully, there was not one scratch or broken bone in DD despite the fact the airbags didn’t deploy. She doesn’t even remember unbuckling her seat belt before climbing out the back window. I would call this a miracle, a direct intervention of our wonderful, loving Savior, Jesus.

Friend, this very day your life may be snuffed out like a candle WITHOUT WARNING. Your next breath is not guaranteed to you.

If you were to die today, ARE YOU READY to stand before God to give a full account of your life for everything you ever did, said and thought while on earth? Have you been made right with God through faith in Christ alone for the forgiveness of your sins? Jesus died for you. Are you living for Him?

If not, please consider this now:

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever would believe in Him would not perish (in hell) but have everlasting life (in heaven).”

May this incident be a wake up call for many.

(This creates another financial set back for our family. If you’d like to help out, please click here for more info.)

Many thanks to Paul and Kim Latour who also contributed to this story.
40 days

April 2, 2016
by Steve Sanchez
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40 Days Past My 40 Day Fast

My 40 day fast ended on Valentine’s Day. Good Friday marked 40 days after my fast.

This is what I’vemefastedit learned since eating again, including why everyone needs to use a Squatty Potty.

(Read about my travails while fasting for 40 days by clicking here.)

After the first 10 days I gained about 10-12 pounds, not because I was over-eating, but because my body held onto every calorie. My weight now ranges between 169 and 175 pounds, depending on how much popcorn I eat at night. I love my new waist size; I haven’t been this weight since my sophomore year in high school! (I know what you’re thinking: “He’s going to gain it all back!” Stop it. Stop it now!) But since using the Squatty Potty method I’m almost positive I will not put the weight back on.

What is the Squatty Potty? Their motto is “This unicorn changed the way I poop.”  Read on….
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March 25, 2016
by Steve Sanchez
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What’s so good about Good Friday?

The story is told of a king in Africa who had a close friend with whom he grew up. The friend had a habit of looking at every situation that ever occurred in his life, positive or negative, and remarking, “This is good!”

thumbOne day the king and his friend were out on a hunting expedition. The friend would load and prepare the guns for the king. The friend had apparently done something wrong in preparing one of the guns, for after taking the gun from his friend, the king fired it and his thumb was blown off. Examining the situation, the friend remarked as usual, “This is good!”

To which the king replied, “No, this is not good!” and proceeded to send his friend to jail. Continue Reading