What's Your Source?
Commentary; Given 7/10/2021
God dispersed the world's languages at the Tower of Babel, causing people to think each other was talking gibberish. Today, the world's population is experiencing a …
Dominion and Glory and a Kingdom
Sermonette; Given 6/26/2021
When Jesus told the religious leaders they would see Him seated at God's right hand and coming on the clouds, He did not mean they would be alive at His return.
The Very Same Day
Sermon; Given 5/29/2021
The 'very same' or 'selfsame' day is a memorial of a past event, typically on the same date, including several of God's appointed times and pronouncements.
Pentecost's Two Leavened Loaves (Part Five)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 5/21/2021
Right now in the church of God, doctrinal differences divide us, including when to start the count to Pentecost when Passover falls on a weekly Sabbath.
Pentecost's Two Leavened Loaves (Part Four)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 5/14/2021
The Pentecost offering of two loaves contains the idea of difference, while the New Testament Pentecost in Acts 2 shows differences being divinely overcome.
Was Joshua Required to Offer the Wavesheaf?
Sermonette; Given 5/8/2021
The phrase, 'when you come into the land' (regarding offering the Wavesheaf), sounds like an absolute command, but its usage shows there may be qualifiers.
Pentecost's Two Leavened Loaves (Part Three)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 5/7/2021
We may do the right thing toward a neighbor but not do it with the exact, perfect attitude that God does it in. Thus, our 'good' work contains corruption.
Pentecost's Two Leavened Loaves (Part Two)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 4/30/2021
The grain offering is not substitutionary; it does not symbolize an individual but rather the product of his labors toward others from God's bounty.
Pentecost's Two Leavened Loaves (Part One)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 4/23/2021
Scripture uses leaven as a symbol of corruption. The mystery deepens with the instruction of not one leavened loaf but two. Why two leavened loaves?
Redeemed, But Waiting for Redemption
Sermonette; Given 4/10/2021
Redemption is a continual spiritual process not completed until the end of the sanctification process. Passover commemorates what Christ's death set in motion.
Joshua and the Gibeonites (Part Three)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 3/26/2021
We must be very careful about ascribing human behavior--and especially human sin--to God, concluding that it must be God's will, or it would be different.
Passover: An Extraordinary Peace Offering
Sermon; Given 3/20/2021
The Passover sacrifice is basically unconnected with atonement, but represents the peace and security which attends fellowship with God because of His acceptance.
Joshua and the Gibeonites (Part Two)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 3/19/2021
The Gibeonites' subterfuge succeeded because Israel's leaders, including Joshua, failed to check in with God, and in time, that failure cost them dearly.
Joshua and the Gibeonites (Part One)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 3/12/2021
The Gibeonites fashioned masterful disguises and played their parts exactly right to achieve their goal. God warns us about deception because it works!
Was the Early Church Socialist or Communist?
Sermonette; Given 2/13/2021
The apostles never required converts to give up property as a precondition for church membership. Rather, the members voluntarily gave, retaining ownership.
The Same Mind, Judgment, and Speech (Part Three)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 1/29/2021
Despite our differences, Jesus Christ is our commonality. As we pursue His image, we will have greater harmony with those seeking the same thing.
Implications of the Gospel of the Kingdom
Sermonette; Given 1/23/2021
God's people must let go of the world's solutions, involving party spirit, revolutions, and power struggles, placing their trust in the sovereignty of God.
The Same Mind, Judgment, and Speech (Part Two)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 1/22/2021
What is hotly contested today will be irrelevant in a short time. Earthly knowledge has an expiration date, but understanding how to live is eternal.
The Same Mind, Judgment, and Speech (Part One)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 1/15/2021
The Loch Ness monster can represent any knowledge: In the uncertainty, what is adamantly held by some to be true may be rejected by others as preposterous.
God's Kingdom in the Parables (Part Four)
'Prophecy Watch' Article; Posted 1/5/2021
Jesus' parables of the Pearl of Great Price, the Dragnet, and the Householder resolve the problems raised in their corresponding earlier parables.