Keeping Godly Traditions (Part One)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 3/23/2018
The traditions of men have perverted the Sabbath, but if we keep His law with the intent in which He gave it, we can produce actions in line with His will.
Called Their Name Adam
Sermon; Given 12/30/2017
God named both Adam and Eve 'Adam', signifying an unbreakable bond. This bond was secure until sin entered, creating enmity between men, women, and God.
Carefully Tending and Keeping God's Extraordinary Blessings
Feast of Tabernacles Sermon; Given 10/6/2017
God's Sabbaths are inestimable blessings which should not be squandered; we must tend and keep these blessings, avoiding the careless use of hallowed time.
We Must Work for What We Believe
Sermon; Given 8/12/2017
Wiping out terrorists may seem clear-headed, but our viewpoint must be based on Micah 4:1-7, which describes a time when swords will be beaten into plowshares.
After the Resurrection
Sermon; Given 4/29/2017
The absence of the 100 pounds of aloes, the folded 'turban,' and the rolled away stone indicate that a thorough cleansing and purification had occurred.
No Failsafe Needed
Sermon; Given 12/3/2016
Mark Schindler, establishing some foundational principles that God does not create chaos and confusion, but has re-established order after Satan's rebellion, points …
Pentecost - The Beginning - All in All
Feast of Tabernacles Sermon; Given 10/23/2016
We must look beyond our own calling, realizing that the sacrifice of Christ was for all men, with the hope that they will be added to the family of God.
Are These Your Feasts? (Part Two)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 10/7/2016
As we closed Part One, we saw that Jesus Himself requested of the Father that His disciples, which we are, be sanctified: "I do not pray that You should take them out …
Are These Your Feasts? (Part One)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 9/30/2016
This earth is a prison, and Satan is its jailer. The inmates--mankind--do not realize that there is no free will! A prison takes away freedom.
That No Flesh Should Glory
Sermon; Given 7/30/2016
Mark Schindler, maintaining that it is indeed a privilege to be in the body of Christ, cautions us to be mindful of our calling, and to remember that we are indeed the …
Troubling the Household of God
Sermon; Given 3/5/2016
Mark Schindler, reflecting on the 30th anniversary of his baptism, recalls how he joyfully, but perhaps myopically, assumed that he would automatically walk …
The Hard Makes it Great
Sermon; Given 11/7/2015
Mark Schindler, acknowledging that movies and books contain unforgettable aphorisms to ponder or live by, focuses on a memorable line from the movie A League of Their …
Entrusted with Godly Holiness
Feast of Tabernacles Sermon; Given 10/2/2015
Holiness moves beyond godliness, demanding that we apply energy to living as God lives, seeking a relationship with God and conforming to His expectations.
Rock of Salvation or of Offense?
Sermon; Given 6/13/2015
Mark Schindler, reflecting upon a recent survey by the Barna Group reporting that, while a majority of Americans accept Jesus as a historical personage, beliefs in His …
A Trustworthy Relationship
Sermon; Given 3/7/2015
Mark Schindler, asking us to ponder the incredible privilege we have been given to be placed within the Body of Christ, called when we were dead in trespasses, reminds …
Before the World Began
Feast of Tabernacles Sermon; Given 10/15/2014
Mark Schindler, reflecting on a funeral sermon he delivered suggested that the deceased person had displayed spiritual gifts (i.e., designated as Cook County Foster …
The Feast: Vacation or Holy Time?
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 10/3/2014
The Feast of Tabernacles has aspects of a vacation, yet its purpose is far more serious and spiritual. We know this, but what do we practice?
We Stick Together
Sermon; Given 6/21/2014
Mark Schindler, reflecting that the final marching orders Jesus gave to His disciples on the Passover before He was betrayed was that they love one another, …
Passover and Friends United in Truth (Part Two)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 4/4/2014
There is a kind of artificial friendship, that to show one's self friendly in it, is very expensive, and in every way utterly unprofitable.
Passover and Friends United in Truth (Part One)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 3/28/2014
Out of the entire world, we have been chosen now to develop friendship, not with the world, but with those placed in the love and friendship of the Body of Christ.