May 3, 2022
by Steve Sanchez

What is Your Spiritual Gift?

Here’s everything you need to know in under half an hour, including definitions and the answer to the question as to whether the MIRACULOUS GIFTS and SPEAKING IN TONGUES are for today. You may be surprised at my conclusion. Or, maybe not. Click here to watch the 30 minute video.

If you want to simply read the descriptions of the spiritual gifts then continue reading. You will also find 4 ways that you can identify your gifting that was not included in the sermon.

There are four chapters where spiritual gifts are mentioned, and they describe the things that the Holy Spirit empowers his people to do. I always remember the chapters this way: “12, 12, 4, 4.” They are found in Romans 12, 1 Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4 and 1 Peter 4.

The Gifts of Romans 12: 6-8

(Special thanks to the website “Got Questions” for help with these definitions.)

Prophecy: The Greek word translated “prophecy” means “a speaking forth.” To prophesy is to declare the divine will, to interpret the purposes of God, or to make known in any way the truth of God that is designed to influence people.

Evangelicals disagree as to whether this gift is limited to the founding era of the Christian church or whether it is currently operative in the church now. Continue Reading

April 22, 2022
by Steve Sanchez

Lord of Earth Day

I’M NOT AGAINST PRESERVING THE EARTH. I’m against worshiping it.

When Pope Francis and other activists treat the world like a sentient being, then I have a problem. “We see these natural tragedies, which are the Earth’s response to our maltreatment,” said the pope. “We have sinned against the Earth, against our neighbor and, in the end, against the creator.”

Before he was President, Joe Biden, at a fundraiser, declared, “COVID…is a wake up call to action to climate change overall and to climate justice.”

No. The earth has no feelings, we cannot sin against it, it does not think about the things we do, doesn’t mete out retribution nor create wake-up calls.

It’s a planet.

Still, we all have a responsibility to be good stewards of what God has given us. Continue Reading

April 3, 2022
by Steve Sanchez

Worrying and Wildflowers


Or so I heard when I first moved to the Lone Star State. I looked over my shoulder every time I pulled up a few, wondering when I was gonna feel a shotgun blast to the back of my head. Was having a vase-full of little Lupinus’ making me out to be some type of fiendish flower-foraging felon?

I worried about this for no reason because it turned out to be a big ole myth. Think about how many other silly things Christians worry about that end up being nothing?

Former baseball player Mickey Rivers said this: “Ain’t no sense worryin’ about the things you got control over, ’cause if you got control over ’em, ain’t no sense worryin’. And ain’t no sense worryin’ about the things you don’t got control over, ’cause if you don’t got control over ’em, ain’t no sense worryin’.”

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