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Show Me a Sign

by Mike Sasso

One of the things the Jews continually demanded of Jesus was “a sign”… “If you are really the Messiah, show us a sign… Prove to us you are Who you say you are.”    Jesus’ response was…“Only an evil, adulterous generation would demand a miraculous sign; but the only sign I will give them is […]

The Parable of the Fig Tree

by Mike Sasso

Then he gave them this illustration: “Notice the fig tree, or any other tree. When the leaves come out, you know without being told that summer is near. In the same way, when you see all these things taking place, you can know that the Kingdom of God is near. I tell you the truth, […]

The Climatic Return of the Lord

by Mike Sasso

Have you ever wondered how the world is going to end? There have been many dramatic movies and books written about alien invasions, meteor collisions, or total planetary collapses. But the Bible tells us how the world will end. As a matter of fact, it depicts not just an end, but a new beginning. First, […]

The Beginning of the End

by Mike Sasso

In today’s text, Jesus continues to answer His disciples’ questions about future events. They asked three specific questions according to the synoptic Gospels (See Matthew 24:3). 1.) When will their Temple be destroyed (as Jesus told them in V:6) 2.) What will be the signs of His return? 3.) What will be the signs of […]

The Christian and Tribulation

by Mike Sasso

In today’s text we begin to explore what Jesus told His disciples about the future far and near. Jesus gave clear warnings of their personal coming persecution as well as the signs of the end times and His return. Many Christians differ on the exact timing of it all. But our purpose is not to […]

Looking for Jesus’ Return

by Mike Sasso

Today’s text begins a long, in-depth look at Jesus’ answer to His disciple’s questions about the end times and His ultimate rule. The study of end times was as confusing then as it is now. There are many differing opinions among true believers on this topic. There is no other topic in scripture that creates more excitement […]

Upside-Down Religion

by Mike Sasso

Today’s story is short but powerful. True, it is a picture of sacrificial giving. But it is also a picture of twisted priorities and upside-down religion. Contrary to popular belief, this is not a good story. It is a sad story. Today’s text… While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their […]

The Truth About the False

by Mike Sasso

In today’s culture of tolerance and acceptance of all people, we must remember what Jesus taught us about right and wrong. There is a right and wrong just as sure as there is a north and south. There is a true and a false. This is seen in all the sciences as well as the […]

An Important Question from Jesus

by Mike Sasso

In today’s text, Jesus makes one final attempt to reveal His true identity to the hard-hearted religious leaders of His day. Then Jesus presented them with a question. “Why is it,” he asked, “that the Messiah is said to be the son of David? For David himself wrote in the book of Psalms: ‘The Lord […]

A Question on Life After Death

by Mike Sasso

Today’s text (below) deals with questions about the resurrection from the dead. Is there life after death? Will we live again someday? Will we be reincarnated or absorbed into the great unknown or just cease to exist? Jesus clearly answers all these questions and more as He deals with the Sadducees, a sect of religious […]