• John 10:27
    "My sheep hear my voice . . .
    and they follow Me."
    John 10:27



The Sabbath: Redemption

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

There are individuals who energetically serve to a fault, such as a woman in a congregation who assisted Stanley Rader in meeting his appointments. Stanley Rader, though grateful, found this woman "exhausting." God serves infinite


The Tenth Commandment (1998)

by John W. Ritenbaugh

In 1977 my wife and I attended a "Positive Thinking Rally" in Charlotte, North Carolina, that boasted such motivational speakers as Paul Harvey, Art Linkletter, Robert Schuller, Ira Hayes, and the forerunner of them all, Earl …

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Freedom the Right Way

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

April 19, Tuesday of this week, marked the anniversary of three major events in American history. Not only is April 19 the day the American Revolutionary War began in 1775, but it was also the final day of the Branch Davidian standoff in …

The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment
The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment

Today's Verse and Comment

Luke 18:9-14

(9) Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: (10) "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. (11) The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, 'God, I thank You that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. (12) I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.' (13) And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me a sinner!' (14) I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."

The publican's is the language of the poor in spirit. We do not belong anywhere except alongside the publican, crying out with downcast eyes, "God be merciful to me a sinner!" John Calvin, the sixteenth-century theologian whose …

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Why 153 Fish? (Part One)

by David C. Grabbe

In Psalm 12:6, David compares God's Word to silver that has been purified seven times. His revelation contains nothing superfluous, and thus each detail, no matter how seemingly insignificant, holds something of value for us. One of Jesus Christ's post-resurrection appearances contains one such detail. Seven of the disciples go fishing, and Jesus performs a miracle allowing the previously unsuccessful fishermen to haul in a catch of large fish—153, to be precise—without the nets breaking (John 21:11). Why did Jesus provide exactly 153 fish? It is a specific number. The disciples di

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Why Hebrews Was Written (Part Nine)

What does the apostle John mean by saying that Jesus “declared” the Father? The Amplified Bible suggests two alternate translations, and …

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