Controlling the Gap (Part Two)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 1/4/2013
Spiritual conditioning involves prayer, study, meditation on God, and occasional fasting, refining our judgment of—and hence our response to—trying situations.
Controlling the Gap (Part One)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 12/28/2012
Controlling the gap between stimulus and response is a Christian responsibility. We must recognize its existence and learn to use this moment properly.
Hope All Things
Sermonette; Given 12/8/2012
Bill Onisick, continuing his exposition of agape love in I Corinthians 13, discusses its relationship to hope, extrapolating that a loss of hope constitutes a loss of …
God's Way of FOR-GIVE
Sermonette; Given 10/27/2012
Bill Onisick, focusing on I John 3:10, affirms that agape love of our brethren denotes our identity as God's children. If we want to take on the characteristics of our …
I Saw God Today- How About You?
Sermonette; Given 10/6/2012
Bill Onisick, reminding us that we see only what we pay attention to, suggests that sometimes we miss God's interventions in our life, those little things which may …
God is Omni Agape
Sermonette; Given 9/8/2012
Bill Onisick, focusing on Matthew 24:10, asks whether the agape love which we initially had has become dampened by lawlessness and the way of get. Furthermore, some …
Omniagape and the Way of Give
Sermonette; Given 8/11/2012
Bill Onisick, speculating on the one aspect which encapsulates God's character, suggests that Omniagape best describes our Creator. Agape love, an immutable action and …
Loving Ourself?
Sermonette; Given 6/23/2012
Bill Onisick, reflecting on a blog in which he had taken issue, has come to the conclusion that the second part of the Great Commandment—to love our neighbor as …
Using Gray Matter to Solve Gray Matters
Sermonette; Given 5/26/2012
Bill Onisick, acknowledging that people seem to prefer black and white choices over the less certain but more numerous gray decisions, suggests that applying the …
Entertaining Angels?
Sermonette; Given 4/14/2012
Bill Onisick, reflecting upon his trip to Chile where the brethren, without even knowing him, demonstrated considerable warmth and friendliness, asks, "Am I doing …
Delightfully Dismal?
Sermonette; Given 3/10/2012
Unlike Eeyore, the depressed, burden-carrying animal in Winnie the Pooh, we must not become depressed by Satan's continual barrage of depression.
Attitude of a Repentant Laodicean
Sermonette; Given 1/14/2012
Bill Onisick, focusing on the parable of the importunate woman and the judge, which emphasizes persistence, stresses the need to exercise faithful prayer coupled with …
Do Unto Others...
Sermonette; Given 11/19/2011
Bill Onisick, ruminating on a freaky Friday when a polite man with a need kept him from reaching a trolley, thinks about the factors that led him to pay attention to …
Of Great Price Indeed
Sermonette; Given 10/15/2011
Jesus Christ is the merchant seeking the well-developed pearl, the one formed by layers and layers of God's truth, polished by God's Holy Spirit.
Responding to the Trumpet Blast
Sermonette; Given 9/29/2011
Bill Onisick, reminding us that God has always provided us with signs to signal His feast days, (signals including the lunar calendar and the sounding of the trumpet), …
Satan's Secret Weapon
Sermonette; Given 9/10/2011
Bill Onisick warns us that the great deceiver, Satan the devil, has duped many into thinking that insecurity is a form of humility. While both humility and insecurity …
One of the Greatest Truths
Sermonette; Given 8/6/2011
Bill Onisick, warning us that the spiritual way is narrow and difficult, cautions us to not let down, desiring to have things easier. If we accept that life is …
Who Needs a Minister?
Sermonette; Given 7/9/2011
Bill Onisick, defining a fruit as a structure that contain seeds, asserts that we must produce fruit through our positive actions and behaviors, generated by God's …
Should We 'Sweat the Small Stuff'? (Part Two)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 6/24/2011
What are the 'little foxes' (Song of Songs 2:15) in our lives? They are the seemingly little things that can do great damage to our connection with Christ.
Should We 'Sweat the Small Stuff'? (Part One)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 6/17/2011
We have a proclivity to worry about the things that we should not. But worse yet, we have a proclivity not to worry about the things that we should!