Troubling the Household of God
Sermon; Given 3/5/2016
If we allow the old, carnal man to dictate how we speak or make other decisions, we will trouble the household of God and inherit nothing but the wind.
The Hard Makes it Great
Sermon; Given 11/7/2015
The hard things God wants us to do are preferable to the harsh bondage to sin. The hardness makes us hardy enough to be included in the first harvest.
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.
Walking in Our Father's Footsteps
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 2/14/2014
The path of righteousness is not an easy one, but if we diligently remain on it, we will be successful beyond measure. Trusting God will produce what we truly need
My Hour Has Not Yet Come
Feast of Tabernacles Sermon; Given 9/22/2013
Jesus' response to His mother at the wedding—'My hour has not yet come'—was not disrespect but perhaps a challenge to attach real faith with mere knowledge.
Passionate Patience
Sermon; Given 6/1/2013
Mark Schindler, reflecting on a recurring song which lodged in his memory, "Have Patience," launches into a topic which has been of perennial concern in …
Do Not Confuse the Lessons (Part Two)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 3/29/2013
The Bible records no example of keeping the Feast of Unleavened Bread with services each day, unlike the Feast of Tabernacles, which has a daily convocation.
Do Not Confuse the Lessons (Part One)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 3/22/2013
Valuable lessons may be learned when we observe the feasts God's way, but they would get lost if we tried to apply to them what we believe are good ideas.
Trials Are a Gift From God
Sermon; Given 11/24/2012
God is able to allow a setback or a handicap to help us transcend our trials, building sterling character. The weaknesses we live through make us strong.
Martha, Martha
Feast of Tabernacles Sermon; Given 10/4/2012
Martha used her gifts, but to an excessive extreme. Jesus had to reel her in, setting her on a more productive course. We must use our gifts responsibly.
God's Investment in You
Sermon; Given 5/5/2012
God wants to protect His investment in us, calling those whom He knows will exercise the zeal, and willingness to sacrifice, to complete the project.
Eternal Servant Leadership
Sermon; Given 12/24/2011
Our responsibility should be to learn to serve rather than to emulate the pompous gentile leaders who love to domineer over their subjects.
Now Is the Time
Feast of Tabernacles Sermon; Given 10/19/2011
'Taking the Kingdom of Heaven by Force' has some rather dubious interpretations in the various popular commentaries.