Why 153 Fish? (Part Two)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 10/23/2020
As Part One detailed, the apostle John structured his gospel around eight signs that reveal Jesus Christ as the Messiah. He arranged these signs so that the first sign …
The Angel and the Apostle
Sermonette; Given 10/17/2020
David Grabbe, focusing on Jesus Christ's superiority over angels, as referenced in Hebrews 1:4, distinguishes the created angels from the frequently appearing terms in …
Why 153 Fish? (Part One)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 10/16/2020
In Psalm 12:6, David compares God’s Word to silver that has been purified seven times. His revelation contains nothing superfluous, and thus each detail, no matter how …
What Makes for a Good Feast of Tabernacles?
Sermonette; Given 10/3/2020
David Grabbe, comparing the peoples' respect for God's instruction in Nehemiah's time (when copies of the written teachings were rare) to the respect for the Bible …
Devil in the Details?
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 9/18/2020
In II Timothy 3:16, Paul tells the young pastor that “all Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for …
Meet the Modern Pagans
Commentary; Given 9/12/2020
David Grabbe, citing Caitlyn Dwyer's article, Meet the modern-day Pagans who celebrate the ancient gods, describing a revival of the ancient Druid religion (also known …
God's Kingdom in the Parables (Part Two)
'Prophecy Watch' Article; Posted 9/9/2020
Jesus' parables in Matthew 13 center on a repeated phrase, "The kingdom of heaven is like . . .," and thus they are often called His "Kingdom Parables." David Grabbe …
God's Kingdom in the Parables (Part One)
'Prophecy Watch' Article; Posted 8/19/2020
The 'kingdom of heaven' is commonly interpreted to describe the church, but in the first four parables of Matthew 13, it has a clearer application: Israel.
The Same Mind, Judgment, and Speech
Sermonette; Given 8/15/2020
David Grabbe, referring to Herbert Spencer's maxim, "When a man's knowledge is not in order, the more of it he has, the greater is his confusion," explains …
Led Outside the Gate
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 7/10/2020
Jesus permitted Himself to be sent by the leaders and led by their agents in true meekness, submitting to the Father's will, even cleansing those who led Him.
Joshua and the Gibeonites
Sermonette; Given 7/4/2020
The Gibeonites' pretense of coming from a distant land resulted in their slavery. Yet, through their influence, they contributed to Israel's destruction.
Then Comes the End
Sermonette; Given 6/20/2020
Christ's return marks the beginning of the end of mankind’s problems. However, His return will not be the final end, which comes when God is all in all.
Cleansing God's People
'Prophecy Watch' Article; Posted 6/4/2020
Haggai received the last two prophecies on the same day. Haggai 2:10 and 20 identify that day as the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, called Kislev.
Two Loaves, Baked with Leaven
Sermonette; Given 5/31/2020
The leavening indicates that the wave loaves speak to this life rather than the resurrection. It is accepted by God only because of the other sacrifices.
Beware the Second Flood (Part Two)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 5/22/2020
Our minds adapt to what we focus on. We can damage or even destroy faith through abuse or neglect. Without being refreshed in what He says, faith weakens.
Beware the Second Flood (Part One)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 5/15/2020
The immediate danger lies not as much in the specific teachings of the flood from the serpent but in their sheer volume. The peril lies in being swept away.
COVID-19 and Returning to Normal
Commentary; Given 5/2/2020
While we naturally desire to 'get back to normal,' what the United States experienced before COVID-19 was hardly normal when viewed from God's perspective.
Faith and Remembering
Sermonette; Given 4/15/2020
We will not have faith tomorrow simply because we had it yesterday; we must renew faith daily by deliberately remembering God's prior interventions.
The Same Plumb Line
Commentary; Given 3/7/2020
A former president was sexually immoral, lied with impunity, and misused his position. The same is true of the current one. Will we apply God's standard equally?
Lust of the Flesh, Lust of the Eyes, Pride of Life
Sermonette; Given 2/22/2020
The half-time show of the recent Superbowl exemplifies the lust of the flesh and the eyes, and the pride of life. Each choice we make changes our brains.