Coveting and the Roots of Sin
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 7/30/2021
The tenth commandment confirms that God has not just forbidden external acts but that His aim is to curtail the sinful attitudes that motivate the acts.
The Lack of Love in Lying
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 7/23/2021
Those who lie or swear falsely or deceive in any way prove themselves unreliable or untrustworthy and begin to undermine relationships.
Why Did the Jews Hate Jesus?
Sermon; Given 7/17/2021
The elites' jealousy over losing political power fueled their hatred of Jesus. Conflict between those who have power and those who want it is a way of life.
The Way of Get
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 7/16/2021
The 8th commandment, by prohibiting theft, creates an environment of trust. A person stealing from another breaks that trust, causing loss and hardship.
Purifying the Heart
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 7/9/2021
Jesus advises a repentant Christian to attack sexual sin at its starting point, making it less about sinful acts than about an immoral way of thinking.
The Value of Life
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 7/2/2021
In the sixth commandment, God rules against the taking of human life, revealing how precious life is to God and should be to us.
Birthrates in Decline
Commentary; Given 6/26/2021
Statistics show that the birth rate for the Western nations has dropped below the replacement rate of 2.1 children per woman, sometimes significantly so.
The Honor Due to Parents
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 6/25/2021
People in positions of responsibility and power—especially those placed by God, like human parents—should receive the honor due them.
Remember the Sabbath Day
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 6/18/2021
The command implies that if we remember the Sabbath day properly--that is, with godly understanding--then our only appropriate response is to keep it holy.
New Fractures in the 'Special Relationship'
'WorldWatch' Article; Posted 6/15/2021
Sparks are flying between President Joseph Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson. These cracks in the Special Relationship come at an inopportune time.
Sermon; Given 6/12/2021
Protestant theology recognizes that Christian self-discipline presents a major logical difficulty in its keystone doctrine of 'by grace alone.'
Taking God's Name in Vain
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 6/11/2021
God's prohibition against taking His name in vain covers a broad array of words and behaviors that reflect negatively upon Him.
Does God Forbid All Images?
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 6/4/2021
Made in God's image, human beings have the same drive to imagine, create, innovate, and express their designs in the works of their hands.
Identifying Our Idols
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 5/28/2021
We tend to ignore the possibility of idolatry in our lives. But we need to do the hard thing and examine ourselves to identify any hidden idols.
Money: A Gauge of Character
Sermonette; Given 5/23/2021
If God cannot trust a person to properly handle a small amount of money, He will not give him responsibility over more crucial matters.
Are We Redeeming the Time?
Sermon; Given 5/23/2021
Time is fleeting; any of us could perish tomorrow. Procrastination in matters of godliness can be fatal, as the parable of the rich fool teaches.
Abraham's Sacrifice (Part Five): Promises Confirmed
Sermon; Given 5/15/2021
Some critical scholars, unable to distinguish between conditional and unconditional promises, mistakenly jump to the conclusion that God cannot be trusted.
God's Glory in a Volcano
Commentary; Given 5/1/2021
Most scientists' comments about volcanoes serve to prove their indoctrination into evolutionary theory as they refuse to consider God's creative power.
Abraham's Sacrifice (Part Four): Providence Manifested
Sermon; Given 4/24/2021
The story of Abraham's sacrifice of Isaac encourages God's people that they need never doubt God commitment and ability to give them everything they need.
Abraham's Sacrifice (Part Three): Hope Demonstrated
Sermon; Given 4/3/2021
Abraham's resolute intent to sacrifice Isaac displayed his unreserved devotion to God's purpose for him. We must display the same kind of tenacity.