Author Archives: Pastor Joe Quatrone, Jr.

About Pastor Joe Quatrone, Jr.

Pastor Joe has been serving in Christian ministry for 19 years. He is the author of "Back to the Basics: A Guide for Christian Living." Through a commitment to servant leadership, he proclaims relevant Bible truth, equips the saints for effective ministry, and builds up the body of Christ. Married thirteen years, Pastor Joe and his wife live in New Jersey and have two children.

If You Aren’t Fishing, Then You Aren’t Following

How many of you have ever gone fishing? As Christians, Jesus calls us to be fishers of men. As I read the Bible, especially the Book of Acts, it is clear to me that God desires His Church would grow. His … Continue reading

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Christ and the Churches: Part 5 (Revelation 3:14-22)

Today, we are looking at Christ’s seventh and final message to the churches. This message from our Lord is certainly relevant to the church today! Laodicea, the Lukewarm Church (Rev. 3:14–22) Jesus is the truth and speaks the truth. He is “the … Continue reading

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Christ and the Churches: Part 4 (Revelation 3:7-13)

We are still listening to what the Holy Spirit has to say to the churches. This message from Christ certainly applies to the church today! Philadelphia, the Faithful Church (Rev. 3:7–13) As most people know, Philadelphia means “love of the … Continue reading

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Christ and the Churches: Part 3 (Revelation 3:1-6)

Churches are people and human nature has not changed. As we continue our study, we must not look on these letters as ancient relics. On the contrary, they are mirrors in which we see ourselves! Sardis, the Feeble Church (Rev. … Continue reading

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Christ and the Churches: Part 2 (Revelation 2:12-29)

We are still listening to what Christ has to say to the churches because these messages belong to our day as well as to the first century. III. Pergamos, the Compromising Church (Rev. 2:12–17) 1. Approval (v. 13) Like their … Continue reading

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Christ and the Churches: Part 1 (Revelation 2:1-11)

If you have ever moved to a new community and had to select a new church home, you know how difficult it is to examine and evaluate a church and its ministry. Imposing buildings may house dying or dead congregations, … Continue reading

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A Very Special Book of Prophecy (Revelation)

Today, we are starting a new series in the Book of Revelation. Over the centuries, prophecies have come and gone; yet the Book of Revelation is still with us today. I can recall reading it as a child and wondering … Continue reading

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The Door to Heaven is Narrow (Luke 13:22-30)

This is a message that will tell you how you can go to heaven when you die. There are two doors after death: destruction or delight, and we choose which door we will pass through while we are alive; either … Continue reading

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Faithfulness to the Master: Part 2 (Luke 12:45-48)

Previously, we looked at the marks of a good servant. Today, we will consider the mistakes of a bad servant. If Jesus came today, what kind of servant would He find you to be? THE MISTAKES OF A BAD SERVANT … Continue reading

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Faithfulness to the Master: Part 1 (Luke 12:40-48)

Jesus has entrusted us, as His servants, to do His work and be obedient to the truth we’ve received. In Luke 12:40-48, He is telling us we are all to be managers of important resources. Some people do a good … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Blind Beggar (Luke 18:35-43)

None of us have ever seen Jesus with our physical eyes and we are blind until we come to Him, but Jesus is able to hear your cry from the roar of the crowd. He is listening for your voice, … Continue reading

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What Makes Heaven Rejoice? Part 2 (Luke 15:1-10)

Luke 15 contains three parables about lost items. In each story, extreme measures are taken to seek the lost; when each is found, there is great rejoicing. These stories are pictures of how God seeks us and the joy heaven … Continue reading

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What Makes Heaven Rejoice? Part 1 (Luke 15:1-10)

Luke 15 may be one of the greatest chapters in the entire Bible. It contains three parables about things that were lost and then found. These stories are pictures of how God seeks us and the joy heaven experiences when … Continue reading

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5 Portraits of a Real Disciple (Luke 14:25-35)

Jesus was getting closer and closer to the cross. People who wanted to see a miracle or get a free meal from Him were mobbing Him. The crowd following Jesus knew who He was, but they would soon be gone. … Continue reading

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The Truth about God: Part 3 (Luke 20:9-19)

What is God really like? Jesus tells a parable in Luke 20:9-19, which reveals four foundational aspects of the nature of God. In Part 1, we saw God is good. In Part 2, we saw God is patient and loving. … Continue reading

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The Truth about God: Part 2 (Luke 20:9-19)

What is God really like? Jesus tells a parable in Luke 20:9-19, which reveals four foundational aspects of the nature of God. In Part 1, we saw God is good. Now, we will consider two more truths about God we … Continue reading

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The Truth about God: Part 1 (Luke 20:9-19)

Most of us are familiar with product warning labels. A warning label is designed to protect us from harm. If there was a warning label attached to the passage of Scripture we are looking at today, it would read: WARNING – … Continue reading

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Jesus, the Unwelcomed Lover (Luke 13:31-35)

Have you ever had your love rejected? It hurts when someone rejects your love, whether you are 13, 23, or 73 years old. Oh, the pain of rejected love! In today’s passage, I want you to see how Jesus’ love … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why People Doubt Their Salvation

I am confident of this: that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:6). The Bible teaches not only does Jesus save us, but He keeps … Continue reading

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Effective Prayer (James 5:13–20)

The gift of speech is a marvelous blessing, if it is used to the glory of God. Prayer is certainly a high and holy privilege. As God’s children, we can come freely and boldly to His throne and share with … Continue reading

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The Power of Patience: Part 2 (James 5:7-12)

James knew his readers needed patience. They were facing persecution because of their faith. In Part 1, we saw two examples of patient endurance: the farmer and the prophets. Today, we will look at the third example. Job (James 5:11) … Continue reading

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The Power of Patience: Part 1 (James 5:7–12)

James is still addressing the suffering saints when he writes, “Be patient.” This is his counsel at the beginning of his letter (1:1–5) and is still his counsel at the end of his letter. He knows God is not going … Continue reading

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Money Talks (James 5:1-6)

“If money talks,” said a popular comedian, “all it ever says to me is good-bye!” But money was not saying “good-bye” to the men James addressed in this section of his letter. These men were rich and their riches were … Continue reading

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3 Attitudes Toward the Will of God: Part 2 (James 4:13–17)

In Part 1, we looked at the first two attitudes toward God’s will: ignoring and disobeying. Today, we will look at the final attitude. Obeying God’s Will (James 4:15) Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, … Continue reading

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3 Attitudes Toward the Will of God: Part 1 (James 4:13–17)

James began chapter 4 talking about war with God and he ends it talking about the will of God. The two themes are actually related: when a believer is out of the will of God, he becomes a troublemaker and … Continue reading

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At War with God (James 4:4–10)

Previously, we saw there are wars happening within ourselves and wars happening with each other. Today, we will discover the primary reason we are at war with ourselves and, consequently, with each other: we are at war with God. We will also … Continue reading

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At War with Ourselves and Each Other (James 4)

War is a fact of life, in spite of treaties, world peace organizations, and the threat of atomic bombs. Not only are there wars between nations, but there are wars of one kind or another on almost every level of life—even … Continue reading

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Man’s Wisdom Vs. God’s Wisdom: Part 3 (James 3:13–18)

In Part 1, we learned there is a “heavenly wisdom” that comes from God and a “man-made wisdom” that comes from the world. In Part 2, we saw the contrast between the operation of God’s wisdom and the operation of … Continue reading

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Man’s Wisdom Vs. God’s Wisdom: Part 2 (James 3:13–18)

In Part 1, we saw there is a “heavenly wisdom” that comes from God and a “man-made wisdom” that comes from the world. Today, we will look at the contrast between the operation of God’s wisdom and the world’s wisdom. … Continue reading

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Man’s Wisdom Vs. God’s Wisdom: Part 1 (James 3:13-18)

Wisdom was an important thing to Jewish people. They realized it was not enough to have knowledge; you had to have wisdom to be able to use that knowledge correctly. All of us know people who are very intelligent, perhaps … Continue reading

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