The God of the Old Testament
'Ready Answer' Article; Posted 11/12/2018
Many believe that the God of the Old Testament was a cruel, angry God, while Jesus, the God of the New Testament, is kind and loving. Here's what Scripture shows.
Did God Know You Before Your Birth?
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 2/2/2018
Ephesians 1:4 seems to say that God knew each of us and had determined before the foundation of the world to call each of us into His Family. Can this be true?
The Nation of Israel—Biblical Israel? (Part Two)
'Prophecy Watch' Article; Posted 3/21/2017
Most people think 'Israel' simply means 'the Jews.' However, the Bible shows that the Jews are only part of the larger people of Israel, which still exist today.
The Nation of Israel—Biblical Israel? (Part One)
'Prophecy Watch' Article; Posted 2/9/2017
Modern-day Jews are just a fraction of those whom the Bible calls 'Israelites.' This is a distinction we must understand to grasp vital truths in God's Word.
Light Affliction?
'Ready Answer' Article; Posted 1/8/2016
Affliction seems to be an integral part of Christianity. However, when it is viewed in the context of eternity, it is relatively light.
Every Word?
'Prophecy Watch' Article; Posted 9/22/2015
God frequently admonishes His people to be careful to observe His commands. Carefulness in living by God's every word may have life-or-death consequences.
What Is Your Talent?
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 5/22/2015
Matthew 25:14-30 relates the Parable of the Talents. What are talents? Usually, we think about this word in terms of skills, abilities, or aptitudes. ...
Is It Fair?
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 3/20/2015
In our society today, a great deal of talk about fairness leads to laws and policies to address unfairness. In Matthew 20, in the Parable of the Laborers in the …
Watch What?
'Prophecy Watch' Article; Posted 1/21/2015
Jesus does not specify in so many words what we are to watch. The evidence points to the fact that watching has everything to do with spiritual preparation.
When Is Passover?
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 4/11/2014
Is Abib/Nisan 14 the right day for Passover? Jewish practice and even some with a church of God background say Nisan 15 is the right day. Which is correct?
A Worthy Manner?
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 3/21/2014
Why does it mean to observe the Passover in a worthy manner? It is not about works. It begins with realizing the depth of our sin, yet our focus must go beyond this.
The Sin of Fear (Part Two)
'Ready Answer' Article; Posted 3/6/2013
There are two seemingly-contradictory types of fear, the good fears and the bad ones. We must begin and remain in the proper fear of God to cast off other fears.
The Sin of Fear (Part One)
'Ready Answer' Article; Posted 1/17/2013
Phobias are common, but our fears can have far more serious consequences. The Bible warns that the wrong kind of fear could keep a person from God's Kingdom.
Count for Yourselves
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 4/13/2012
Deuteronomy overflows with admonitions to be careful to observe God’s words. As an example, notice Deuteronomy 12:32: "Whatever I command you, be careful to observe …
Which Flock?
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 8/12/2011
We have hundreds of church groups from which to choose. How do we make that choice? What guidelines do we use? Do we even need to make a choice?
How Can We Measure Our Faith?
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 7/15/2011
How do we obey this call to test ourselves, to know whether we are in the faith? A good place to start is to see how God measures faith, beginning with Abraham.
Which Sabbath Begins the Count?
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 6/10/2011
The counting of Pentecost has been source of controversy within the church of God. Here are vital points that will help to sharpen the focus of the fuller explanation.
Praying Always (Part Six)
Article; Posted 4/18/2008
Jesus' command to pray always contains the advice Christians need to strengthen their relationships with God as the return of Christ nears.
Praying Always (Part Five)
Article; Posted 3/13/2008
Deeply examining ourselves for flaws and shortcomings, as we do each year before Passover, helps us to accomplish Christ's command to watch and pray always.
Praying Always (Part Four)
Article; Posted 2/4/2008
How does 'praying always' work? Why is consistent, thoughtful prayer such a powerful tool in the process of overcoming?