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Question Authority?

by Mike Sasso

The phrase, “Question Authority” has become a motto and even a battle cry over recent years. Currently, this has come up again over allegations of abuse. Abusive Government, police, parents, teachers, unjust laws, racism, etc. This is all understandable, but these unfortunately, often provokes overreactions without proper investigation. “Question Authority” is not always wrong. But this thinking should never […]

When God Wept

by Mike Sasso

Have you ever thought of God grieving? What could an almighty God possibly be moved to grieve about? Today we will discuss this topic as we look at Jesus Who is the one perfect representation of the heart of God… weeping. (John 1:1-5 & 18; John 14:7-9; Colossians 1:15-18; 2:9; Hebrews 1:1-4) Today’s text reveals […]

Christ’s Humble Coronation

by Mike Sasso

The coronation of most earthly kings throughout history was designed to either create feelings of being awestruck or being overwhelmed with fear. Kings would march into the city on a mighty war horse with an entourage of formidable warriors. Not so with Jesus, the Prince of Peace. When He arrived for His coronation, He rode […]

Investing in Eternity

by Mike Sasso

What are you living for? What is the goal and purpose of your life? If you are a Christian, your life belongs to God and you should be living for His purposes. He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for […]

The Sinner Seeking Savior

by Mike Sasso

Today’s short story (Luke 19:1-10) reveals once more the heart of God to seek and save the lost. There is so much to learn from this text. There is a lesson on God’s heart of love. There is a lesson that Jesus knows and seeks out individual sinners and calls them by name. There is […]

Bible Prophecy

by Mike Sasso

Some of the greatest evidence for the divine inspiration and reliability of the Bible is Bible prophecy. This is especially true when it comes to the fulfilled prophecies about the Messiah. Today we will look at a few of them. TODAY’S TEXT: Taking the twelve disciples aside, Jesus said, “Listen, we’re going up to Jerusalem, […]

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 […]