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How to Have Real and Abundant Life

by Mike Sasso

Today’s Bible text is a very familiar story to many. But when we read our bibles with open hearts there are always new things the Holy Spirit wants to teach us. May God speak personally to your heart today as we learn new lessons from an old story… Now a certain ruler asked Him, saying, […]

Who Qualifies for God’s Kingdom?

by Mike Sasso

What qualifies a person for heaven? Who gets in and who gets restricted? We have learned from Jesus that the expectations and qualifications of the world are usually just the opposite of the expectations and qualifications of God. “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you […]

A Self-Righteousness Delusion

by Mike Sasso

Also, He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were RIGHTEOUS, and DESPISED OTHERS:” (Luke 18:9) Jesus is about to expose self-righteous people with a parable. “Self-righteous” people think that they are good enough to stand before God. They trust in their own goodness to find favor with God and get […]

Pray and Don’t Lose Heart

by Mike Sasso

One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. “There was a judge in a certain city,” he said, “who neither feared God nor cared about people. A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my […]

When Will Jesus Set Up His Eternal Kingdom?

by Mike Sasso

This question arose from a question asked of Jesus by the Pharisees. It was actually a cynical question because Jesus claimed to be the Messiah and in the pharisee’s mind, the Messiah was supposed to usher in God’s Eternal Kingdom. (Daniel 7:13-14; Isaiah 9:7) In essence, the Pharisees were asking, “So Jesus, when are you […]

The Coming of the Kingdom of God

by Mike Sasso

Today’s text touches on several important themes. But the one overall theme is the Kingdom of God. What will God’s kingdom look like? When will it come? As we study the scriptures, we discover that most questions like this have layers of answers and cannot be answered simply. For instance, the Old Testament promised that […]

Love, Forgiveness and Faith

by Mike Sasso

It is all connected you know. Christian love, forgiveness and faith are intimately woven together. The Christian faith is all about Jesus. But Jesus is all about love and forgiveness and faith in Him. If you have faith in Jesus, you will embrace and obey His teachings. And He definitely teaches us to love one […]

Christian Faith, Humility and Duty

by Mike Sasso

How are these three topics tied together? Actually, these three topics are as inseparable as faith, hope and love. One who truly has faith in Christ and has been born again will take on a new nature, a divine nature, and will know humility. Because humility comes from knowing Who God is and knowing who […]

God’s Ways are Not Our Ways

by Linda Sasso

In today’s “cancel culture” world, are there things that can cancel us out spiritually? Do the decisions, choices and actions we perform in this life not only affect us spiritually but eternally? Read today’s text: Luke 16:18-31. Today’s message covers two very important topics in God’s eyes. God’s view of divorce. Christ’s teachings on life […]

Jesus is God’s Dividing Line

by Mike Sasso

Because of our Lord Jesus Christ, there are now only two kinds of people in this world. There are the saved and the lost, those who have had their sins forgiven and are on their way to an eternity with God in heaven, and those who know not forgiveness and are headed for eternal judgment. […]