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December 2, 2022
by Steve Sanchez
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I Repented From Being an Antichrist

WHO ME? THE ANTICHRIST?

Yup. Whoever “denies the Father and the Son is the antichrist”—and I did that gleefully because I was the center of the universe.

“Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come.” (1 John‬ ‭2‬:‭18)

Not only was I the antichrist, but so were you—until you gave your life to Jesus.

The sad fact is, the world is full of them. Your mom or dad may be the antichrist, or grandma, or, God forbid, your children.

Certainly your lousy boss is.

But you can alter their history by simply reminding them that, “No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.” (1 John‬ ‭2‬:‭23‬)

Someone altered my history on this day 32 years ago.

Yes, Steve Sage, former actor, liar, murderer, adulterer, drug addict and thief perished in 1990 to nobody’s regret.

Then Steve Sanchez was raised to new life by the Lord Jesus Christ—also on that day—when I trusted in Him for forgiveness and repented of my sins.

“As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is what he promised us—eternal life.” ‭‭(1 John‬ ‭2‬:‭24‬-‭25‬)
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December 2, 2022
by Steve Sanchez
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32 Years a Slave

This old photo from my “other life” circa 1980, reminds me of my “stupid 20s,” when I had no sense, lived for myself, and cared not a whit about anybody else.

I was at Hussong’s Cantina in Ensenada, Mexico, and decided it would be a good idea to dance on top of a table.

Suddenly, two Federales grabbed my shoulders and escorted me to the shadows.

Thankfully, a Mexican local, whom I did not know, followed us into the “torture room” and negotiated my release. (I’m the smug, shirtless guy standing next to one of the arresting officiales.)

Today, December 2nd, not only marks the day that shiftless guy died in 1990, but also marks my 32nd anniversary as a Christian, a bond-slave of Jesus Christ, an unworthy servant, worm, wretch—completely dependent on my Master for life and breath and everything I have.

This picture is a great reminder of what the Lord has done in my life…and in the lives of so many others. Continue Reading

November 6, 2022
by Steve Sanchez
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Meeting the Wurmbrands

Today is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. We prayed for our brothers and sisters in chains this morning, as we do most Sunday mornings at Community Church of the Hills – Johnson City, TX.

Richard Wurmbrand brought the plight of persecuted believers to the world’s attention in the 60’s after spending a total of 14 years in prison, three of those in solitary confinement.

After being freed and coming to the West, he started The Voice of the Martyrs in 1967. I had the opportunity to meet this great man in his home a few years before he died. A friend of mine delivered flowers for a living. Kathy had an order to deliver a bouquet to a mansion in Palos Verdes, just above where I lived at the time in Southern California. The recipients: Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand. Continue Reading