Posts from August 2015

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All According to God’s Plan

by Linda Sasso

As we follow the story of Jesus from His trial to His crucifixion we see two truths intersect. First we see the wicked decisions of sinful men seeking to crucify the Messiah. But secondly we see the hand of God sovereignly bringing about the fulfillment of prophecy. God can and does work through even sinful […]

Truth on Trial

by Linda Sasso

“Then Pilate went back inside and called for Jesus to be brought to him. “Are you the King of the Jews?” he asked him. Jesus replied, “Is this your own question, or did   others tell you about me?” “Am I a Jew?” Pilate asked. “Your own people and their leading priests brought you here. Why? […]

The Failings of Believers

by Linda Sasso

Today’s text reveal’s the Apostle Peter’s embarrassing mistakes even in the face of the critical moment of Jesus’   arrest and trial. As you read over a few excerpts of today’s text below realize that Peter is a great picture of us all. Though we might mean well, our attempts to help The Lord often do […]

The Lord’s Prayer

by Linda Sasso

John 17 contains the true “Lord’s prayer”. That is, it is not Jesus teaching His disciples how to pray (Matt 6:9-13). But it is actually a record of Jesus praying to the His Father. What a person prays about reveals the priorities of their heart. We have already covered the first 19 verses of this […]

Purified by God’s Word

by Linda Sasso

Purified by God’s Word Jesus’ prayer in John 17 focuses upon three major issues. First Jesus prays for Himself and His glorification (V:1-5). Next Jesus prays for His   Apostles for their unity and perseverance (V:6-19). Finally Jesus prays for all those who would eventually believe in Him (V:20-26) Today we will focus upon Jesus’ prayer […]