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The Covenant of Blood (Part One)

CGG Weekly by Ronny H. Graham

With the Bible's first mention of blood, it is metaphorically crying out to God. Later, God says 'But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.'

The Covenant of Blood (Part Two)

CGG Weekly by Ronny H. Graham

God takes special care to teach Israel about the sacrifices, which involved shedding the blood of countless animals to remind the people of their sins.

Everlasting Covenant of Blood

Sermonette by Ronny H. Graham

'Blood is thicker than water' indicates that ties to the family come before any other alliances. Yet the 'blood' could also refer to the sealing of a covenant.

Passover and the Blood of Jesus Christ

Sermonette by David C. Grabbe

Christ's blood does much more than remit sin; it gives eternal life. The Passover wine represents the blood of the covenant, by which we are made complete.

The Talking Blood

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

In this sermon, John Ritenbaugh expounds the symbolism of the blood as a witness in I John 5:6. Blood atonement, referenced 427 times in the Bible, dramatically magnifies the seriousness God places on the consequences of sin. Only blood can atone for sin (. . .

Are You Drinking of the Master's Cup?

Article by Staff

When we partake of the cup of wine at Passover, we usually think of Christ's blood shed for sins. However, the cup and its contents have another meaning for us.

Why Two Goats on Atonement? (Part One)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

In Israel, sins were symbolically placed on the altar throughout the year. On Yom Kippur, one goat's blood cleansed the altar; the second took away the sins.

Why Did Jesus Have to Die by Crucifixion?

'Ready Answer' by Staff

Crucifixion is man's most cruel form of punishment. Why did Jesus need to die this way? What does it teach us? And was Jesus stabbed before or after He died?

Holy Days: Passover

Bible Study by Earl L. Henn (1934-1997)

Passover may be the most important festival ordained by God. Not only does it memorialize Christ's death, it also symbolizes our redemption and the covenant.

A Pre-Passover Look

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

We must thoroughly examine ourselves, exercising and strengthening our faith, actively giving love back to God, to avoid taking Passover in a careless manner.

Hebrews (Part 11)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh emphasizes the infinite superiority of Christ's priesthood and one-time sacrifice as contrasted to the repetitive Aaronic sacrifices, which were incapable of remitting sin, purging consciences, or providing access to God. The shadow image o. . .

The Signs of God (Part Three)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

God equates belittling His signs with rejecting Him. The signs of the weekly and annual Sabbaths are emphasized by God, but commonly cast aside by men.

Matthew (Part 23)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

The apostles' inability to drive out the demon teaches that faith is not a constant factor; it will deteriorate if it not exercised through prayer and fasting.

Happiness is Circumstantial, but Joy is Not!

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Happiness is a by-product of our response to God's calling, coupled with our determination to connect with the Father, the Son, and the whole spiritual family.

The Two Witnesses (Part 6)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The Two Witnesses have authority from God to annihilate those who interfere with their work as well as power over weather patterns and natural elements.

The Gift of a Leper

Article by Staff

The leper's healing teaches that, while Jesus freely healed the man, his cleansing was not really free. The gift he was told to present contains vital instruction.


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