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God is STILL in Control

by Mike Sasso

Once more, here is today’s text from all four Gospels combined… (Merged Gospels) – MT 27:57-61, MK 15:42a, 43-47, LK 23:50-56, JN 19:38-42 Because it was the preparation day, that is the day before the Sabbath, so that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath, for that Sabbath was a high day, […]

Three Priorities for Our Church

by Mike Sasso

There are many reasons churches are started and exist. Some are looking to simply provide a generic place of worship. Others desire to organize into a ministry of social service or reform. Still others feel their particular church offers something that no other local church offers by way of special revelation or theological insight. As […]

Glory to the Coming King

by Mike Sasso

Everybody loves to commemorate that sweet baby Jesus in the manger. Most of the world tolerates and even embraces the non-threatening notion of that nativity scene. But it is a whole different story when it comes to the notion of Christ coming in the clouds with great glory to execute judgment upon the nations. In […]

Born to Die

by Mike Sasso

Do you realize that the ultimate purpose of Jesus coming to earth on that Christmas morning was to die for you and me?    Once again, below is today’s text from the Merged Gospels, combining these events seamlessly from all the Gospels. I trust you appreciate the work of Gary Crossland as he has painstakingly merged all […]

Todays Text from the Merged Gospel

by Mike Sasso

And when they had come, they brought Him to the place which is called in Hebrew “Golgotha,” which is translated, “the place of a skull. “There they crucified Him. But Jesus was saying, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they tried to give Him wine to drink, mixed […]

2021 World Watch Report from Open Doors Ministry

by Mike Sasso

The world watch list is the foremost report of its kind—a document, updated every year, of how many followers of Jesus are targeted, discriminated against, persecuted, and attacked for their faith. More than 340 million of our Christian brothers and sisters live in places where they experience high levels of persecution and discrimination. That’s 1 in […]

Encounters on the Road to Calvary

by Mike Sasso

In today’s text we learn more details about the various people Jesus encountered along that Via Dolorosa path to His crucifixion.    We will particularly focus on a character with a fascinating background and contributed greatly to the early church, Simon of Cyrene. There is much to learn from Jesus’ journey, as we follow Him […]

Those Troubling Voices

by Mike Sasso

We all must contend with many dissenting voices in our lives today. Voices telling us what to do, what not to do, what is right, what is wrong. How do we know which voices to listen to? This is the problem Pontius Pilate contended with in today’s text (Luke 23:13-25)   For your personal study, the […]

Today’s Complete Timeline from the Merged Gospels

by Mike Sasso

#271. Jesus is Sent to Pilate – MT 27:1-2, MK 15:1, LK 23:1, JN 18:28 And it was when the early morning had come, all the chief priests, and the elders of the people and scribes, and the whole council immediately took counsel against Jesus, to put Him to death. Then the whole body of them […]

The World on Trial

by Mike Sasso

Today, we read of Jesus being tried by the religious leaders of His day. But it was they who were on trial. As the saying goes, “If you wrongly judge Christ, He will rightly judge you.” God sent His Son into the world to take our judgment upon Himself that we might not be judged. […]