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The Ministry of John the Baptist

by Linda Sasso

And he went into all the region around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins… and do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones. And even now […]

The Childhood of Jesus

by Linda Sasso

In today’s text, we get our only glimpse of Jesus’ childhood found in all of scripture. Little is known of Jesus childhood. The Lord in His wisdom only gave us what we need to know. And if this is the only story from Jesus childhood that God has given us, it must be of great […]

The First Witnesses to the Messiah’s Arrival

by Linda Sasso

As we study the birth of our Savior, we’ve already seen many witnesses to His glory and divine identity. We’ve heard from the angel Gabriel (Luke 1:14-17) who told of the coming of the Messiah to both Zachariah and Mary (Luke 1:31-33). John the Baptist, while still unborn, leaped for joy in the presence of the unborn Savior in Mary’s […]

Christmas in August?

by Linda Sasso

Though we are in the month of August, we come in our study of Luke to the Christmas story. The truth is, we don’t know if December 25th was the actual date of Jesus’ birth. As a matter of fact, it most likely wasn’t, as there were shepherds sleeping out in the fields at that […]

The Birth of John The Baptist

by Linda Sasso

Today we will examine the story of the birth of John the Baptist. John’s father Zachariah was a priest chosen to burn incense in the temple. Then he encountered the Angel Gabriel who told him that his prayers were answered. He would be a father in his old age to a mighty prophet of God, […]

Lessons from the Virgin Mary

by Linda Sasso

There is much disagreement in Christendom concerning the role and place of the Virgin Mary in the believer’s life. Some believe she was merely a godly woman whom God chose to bring forth the Savior through. Others revere her as the queen of heaven and an object of worship, even depending upon her as a […]

Nothing is Impossible with God

by Linda Sasso

It’s been said if you can believe the first verse of the Bible you should have no problem with the rest of it… In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 The Prophet Jeremiah put it this way… ‘Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your […]

Reliability & Trustworthiness of the Gospels

by Linda Sasso

Today we begin a new adventure as we embark together on a guided tour through the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.  Our tour guide is highly qualified and has spent many years investigating and immersing himself into the universe of Christianity and authentic faith in Christ. Luke, an excellent […]

The Blessing of Being a “Doer”

by Linda Sasso

In today’s study, we will take a close look at the importance of being a doer of God’s word rather than just a hearer. The key verse in today’s text – “Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.” John 4:34 Also, […]

Giving & Receiving

by Linda Sasso

As we wrap up our study of the Apostle Paul’s loving letter to the Philippian church, we see Paul’s thankful heart for the Philippian believer’s financial support. In studying Paul’s teachings on giving and receiving we will discover many important principles for our faith.  Here are a few texts we will explore…  “How I praise […]