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Who are All These Warnings in Scripture Written to?

by Mike Sasso

As we continue studying Jesus’s teachings through the Gospel of Luke, one of the things that glaringly stands out to us is Jesus’ continuing exhortation to be ready for His return. It even got to the point that Peter asked Jesus, “Are you talking to everyone about this or just us apostles?” In today’s text […]

How to be Ready to Meet the Lord

by Mike Sasso

The coming of the Messiah into this world was a truly amazing event. His coming changed our world forever. God literally became flesh and dwelt among us! He taught us His ways. He showed us God’s way. Then by His death, burial, and resurrection, He made a way for us all to be saved from […]

A Nation in Crisis

by Mike Sasso

Everyone with an eye for current events can see that our nation is in crisis. Our country is divided. And even Christ’s Church is experiencing division and persecution. What we need today is another spiritual revival. When King Solomon dedicated his great Temple to the LORD, God blessed him and made him some very special […]

God’s Remedy for Our Worries

by Mike Sasso

So many people today are full of stress and anxiety. The pharmaceutical industry is making a killing selling drugs to help people “manage” their stress. And that’s the best the world can offer you. The experts advise you on how to “manage” your stress and anxieties. But Jesus offers us God’s remedy for stress. If we […]

Examining Your Priorities

by Mike Sasso

Luke chapter 12 Jesus gives us two serious warnings. Beware of spiritual deception and false religion. (V:1) Beware of materialistic deception and covetousness. (V:15) Either extreme can bring destruction to your soul. False religion or materialism. Lord help us to see things as You see them and evaluate life according to Your values and priorities […]

What is the Unforgivable Sin?

by Mike Sasso

Jesus said, … whoever confesses Me before men, him the Son of Man also will confess before the angels of God. But he who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God. “And anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but to him who […]

Good Fear/Bad Fear

by Mike Sasso

Today’s text teaches us the results of fear in our lives. The fear of man will lead to hypocrisy and false religion. The fear of God will lead to right living and true relationship with God.  1 Meanwhile, the crowds grew until thousands were milling about and stepping on each other. Jesus turned first to […]

The Problem with False Religion

by Mike Sasso

In today’s text, Jesus meets with a group of very religious people for lunch and rebukes them harshly. In this encounter, we learn some important lessons about God’s attitude towards false religion. Of all the sins one can commit, possibly the most heinous is the sin of false religion. False religion not only misrepresents God […]

He’s a Good, Good Father

by Mike Sasso

In today’s text, we see Jesus making a comparison between the compassion of human beings and God’s compassion, between a human father’s love and our heavenly Father’s love for us. Notice how Jesus compares from the lesser to the greater. Take note of the implications Jesus is making of how good our God and Father […]

What is “Christian” Prayer

by Linda Sasso

What makes “Christian prayer” different from the prayers of other religions? Some religions olm chants. Other religions emphasize silence and meditation. Many religions have memorized prayers for every occasion. But how does Christian prayer stand out from all the rest? Knowing the correct answer to these questions depends upon whether or not a Christian is following […]