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BY FAITH, Abel, Enoch & You

by Mike Sasso

As we continue to study the biblical concept of faith, let’s focus on a key verse in this study.   But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6, NKJV)    The Commentator Albert Barnes brings […]

What is Biblical Faith?

by Mike Sasso

Excerpts from Everyman’s Bible Commentary on the Characteristics of faith, 11:1-3. The guiding principle of the Christian life is faith. This is not simply a psychological factor, however. To some people faith means believing that you can do a job better than you have done it in the past or believing that a loved one will […]

The Unforgivable Sin

by Mike Sasso

Do you know that the bible teaches us that there is an unforgivable sin? Do you know what it is? Have you ever been fearful that you might have done it?   The concept of the unforgivable sin has been a horrifying thought that the devil has used to terrify and paralyze many sincere and […]

Perfect, Yet being Made Holy

by Mike Sasso

Today’s text presents a very important spiritual principle for every Christian to know and embrace. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.” (Hebrews 10:14)  Because of God’s amazing grace, He has saved us by grace through faith.  For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not […]

Only Jesus

by Mike Sasso

As we have embarked upon our in-depth study of the book of Hebrews, we have learned much about Jesus Christ. We have discovered His superiority over all the greatest heroes and events of the Old Testament. There is no one more important or greater than Jesus in all the Bible. Not Moses, not the angels, […]

The Precious Blood of Jesus

by Mike Sasso

Taken from an ICR devotional …   “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.” (Hebrews 9:22)   It is strange that so many people object to the biblical doctrine of salvation through the shed blood of Christ. Even some evangelicals will argue that […]

Sacred Shadows

by Mike Sasso

We have already learned that the Old Covenant and the Law of Moses were simply types and shadows of the New Covenant and Jesus Christ our high priest forever. The saying proves true. “The Old Testament is the New Testament concealed. And the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed.” The Old Testament is certainly […]

A More Excellent Ministry

by Mike Sasso

Today we come to Hebrews chapter eight where yet another argument is made for the superiority of Jesus Christ over everything and anyone else as our great high priest. Through Christ alone we find eternal salvation in God’s New Covenant. This is a better covenant with better promises because the new promises are centered on […]

The Shadow vs The Substance

by Mike Sasso

In this letter to the Hebrew Christians, we have already heard the argument that Jesus is greater than all the greatest personalities of the Old Covenant. He is greater than the angels, greater than all the prophets, and greater than Moses. In today’s text we hear the argument that Jesus is greater than all the […]

The King of Righteousness, The King of Peace

by Mike Sasso

In today’s text we continue to explore the mystery of Melchizedek. He was mentioned earlier in the book (5:11). But the author felt more groundwork must first be laid before going deeper into the subject (6:20). So, now we will begin a deep study of this mysterious “priest of the Most High God”, who lived […]