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.
The Elijah Syndrome (Part Three)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 1/17/2020
We can draw several lessons from Elijah, particularly his belief that he was the only one left whom God could use. God is always doing more than we are aware.
The Elijah Syndrome (Part Two)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 1/10/2020
God taught Elijah that He is not in excessive displays of power or showy miracles when a voice will suffice.
Why 153?
Sermonette; Given 1/4/2020
David Grabbe, asserting that the eight signs in the Book of John form a chiasm (where the first element corresponds to the last element, the second element to the …
The Elijah Syndrome (Part One)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 1/3/2020
Though God worked through Elijah in ways that are almost without comparison, God also left a record of a low point in the prophet's life as a lesson for us.
Glory and Oneness
Sermonette; Given 11/30/2019
In Christ's Passover prayer, He states that the glory the Father had given Him had also been given to the disciples. Christ's glory is the key to being one.
Is It Salvational? (Part Three)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 11/8/2019
When Jesus returns, many will be prohibited from entering the Kingdom! They think they know Him, yet they are just using Him to make themselves important.
Is It Salvational? (Part Two)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 11/1/2019
Simply watching out for the so-called "big sins" suggests that we are not genuinely interested in conforming to God--just in not crossing a major red line.
Is It Salvational? (Part One)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 10/25/2019
Whether a matter is salvational is the wrong question. There is a better question and another approach to evaluating matters that will put us on better footing.
The Eighth Day
Sermonette; Given 10/21/2019
The Eight Day (or Last Great Day) has little written about it, but the patterns of Scripture reveal much about the abundance of this holy day.