Motivation to Endure
Feast of Tabernacles Sermon; Given 10/16/2011
John Reid, focusing on Luke 21:9, encourages the development of patience, perseverance, and endurance in the horrific times ahead, safe-guarding the precious calling …
We Must Learn to Fly
Sermon; Given 6/25/2011
John Reid, reflecting on a story of a well-meaning individual who 'rescued' a butterfly from its chrysalis only to discover it could not fly, draws a parallel to our …
Little Compromises
'Ready Answer' Article; Posted 5/5/2011
Scripture chronicles how Solomon's little compromises with God's law sent Israel down an idolatrous road leading to destruction and captivity.
Perseverance
Sermonette; Given 4/9/2011
John Reid, reflecting on some folk proverbs on perseverance and endurance from the Penguin Book of Proverbs, suggests that endurance, persistence, and …
Compromise
Sermon; Given 2/19/2011
John Reid, claiming that we live in dangerous times, warns us about the insidious temptation to compromise with the law of God. Many in our previous fellowship have …
Going on to Perfection
Feast of Tabernacles Sermon; Given 9/27/2010
John Reid, reflecting on his skin diving experiences several years ago, recalls that the ocean is always unstable. If we do not latch on to our target in the ocean, it …
Darts
Sermon; Given 7/31/2010
We must put on the full armor of God to stand against the demonic principalities, an army of 1/3 of the angels, bent on the destruction of God's elect.
Mercy: The Better Option
'Ready Answer' Article; Posted 4/27/2010
It is easy to fall into the traps of judgmentalism, gossip, and unforgiveness. We must overcome our natural reactions and use forbearance in our relationships.
Foundations
Feast of Tabernacles Sermon; Given 10/7/2009
John Reid reflects on a prior cruise to the Mediterranean in which he visited the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Areopagus, Athens, and other locales in which the …
Will Christ Find Faith?
'Ready Answer' Article; Posted 5/22/2009
At the end of the Parable of the Persistent Widow, Jesus asks, "When the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith...?" The answer is surprising to many.
The Gun Lap Is Looming
Sermon; Given 5/16/2009
John Reid, reading from the Diary of Elizabeth Smith, a pioneer woman travelling from Missouri to Oregon, described the treacherous wintry conditions on the Columbia …
Watching Is Not Passive
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 4/24/2009
We would like to know what is going to happen relative to prophecy, yet Jesus stresses that each of us has an important work to accomplish.
Love Thy Neighbor
Sermon; Given 12/13/2008
John Reid, reflecting on the prophecies in the book of Amos, recognizes that while it applied to our forebears in ancient Judah and Israel, it applies just as …
Hope!
Feast of Tabernacles Sermon; Given 10/18/2008
John Reid, focusing on the topic of hope, a joyful and contented expectation of salvation or fulfillment, observes that modern Israel has very little hope, wasted by …
More Righteous Than the Pharisees?
Sermon; Given 5/10/2008
The Pharisees were in the office or seat of Moses. Jesus taught His followers to follow their words (pertaining to the Law of God), but not their personal examples.
Glorify You Me
Feast of Tabernacles Sermon; Given 10/3/2007
John Reid, reflecting on Jesus' moving prayer in John 17:1-10, asserts that the purpose of our calling is not the place of safety, but that we glorify God, following …
Authority and Government
Sermon; Given 8/4/2007
Too many feel that they are above the law, but paradoxically, laws proliferate when corruption prevails. We must be subject to all law, God's and man's.
Rumors Will Fly
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 6/15/2007
It matters not a bit to what organization one belongs--office, team, or church--rumors and gossip always fly. Intentional or not, rumors produce results.
Change and Hope
Sermon; Given 1/27/2007
As God found it necessary to test our forbears, He allows us to go through grueling experiences (trials, tests, and temptations) for maximum growth.
What Is There to Be Thankful for Today?
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 11/17/2006
It is not unusual today for a member of God's church to feel ill at ease with the world around him. ...