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Sandy Citro

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Patience in the midst of Persecution

If you are a follower of Christ, you know, and perhaps you’ve been told many times that you need to proclaim the gospel. Apostle Paul says in Romans 1:16-17 that he is not ashamed of the gospel ‘for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes’…
Sandy Citro
June 30, 2017
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Working together to share the Good News

Hudson Taylor was the founder of China Inland Mission which then became what is now OMF International. Starting in 1855, Taylor made 18 preaching tours in the vicinity of Shanghai, but he was poorly received by the people even though he brought with him medical supplies and skills. It was…
Sandy Citro
June 16, 2017
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From vain things to a living thing

Evangelism explosion. Bridge to life. Two ways to live. Christianity Explained. Many evangelism methods have been devised to help Christians share the gospel effective. All of them have been used by God to save many people. However, in the increasingly secular Melbournian context, it is possible that the traditional evangelism…
Sandy Citro
June 5, 2017
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God’s grand redemption plan

Among the many things that perhaps stop us from sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ is that sometimes we just don’t know what to say. Well, thankfully, the book of Acts give us some examples to study and to learn from. In the book of Acts, Luke recorded three…
Sandy Citro
May 21, 2017
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Speak! Do not be silent!

As a comedian and atheist, Penn Jillette is pretty well-known for his foul mouth and advocacy of atheism. In one of his comedy gig, however, Jillette talks about a time that a man gave him a Bible after one of his shows. Jillette talks of how this man was kind…
Sandy Citro
May 4, 2017
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Do You really hate gays?

Rosaria Champaigne Butterfield was an English professor in Syracuse University, and a lesbian. As a proud and intellectual feminist, she taught women studies and spoke out against conservative and traditional sexuality and marriage. She was invited by various gay groups for speaking engagements and even gave a speech at gay…
Sandy Citro
February 2, 2017
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Is Christianity Tolerant?

The prevalent view out there is that Christianity is intolerant. It stems from the exclusive claims that our God is the only one true God and that Jesus is the only way for salvation. Therefore, the supreme virtue these days is the virtue of tolerance where everyone must embrace each…
Sandy Citro
January 20, 2017
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Glory to the Newborn King

What is Christmas to you? To many people, Christmas is a holiday season. It is a time to spend and catch up with family. To others, it marks another shopping season. To some of you who are of Christian persuasion, Christmas is about the birth of baby Jesus - cute,…
Sandy Citro
December 16, 2016
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The blessing of wisdom

Apostle John begins his gospel with this: “In the Beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.” The ‘Word’…
Sandy Citro
October 8, 2016
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The Wisdom of Disciplined Living

I know a guy from my hometown. Let’s call him Rio. Rio got into the business of selling phone cards. For some of you millenials, generation Z, i-Generation, or whatever you call it, you might not know what phone cards are. They are basically phone credits to be used to…
Sandy Citro
September 23, 2016