Don't Stop, Keep Moving
Sermon; Given 7/18/2020
The priest Eli is a tragic example of someone who began his tenure with energy, but coasted into complacency, eventually winking at flagrant sin in his sons.
Happy Father's Day
Commentary; Given 6/20/2020
Even a poor father is better than no father. In a single parent household, children are 4 times as likely to be poor, have bad grades and a confused sexual identity.
Beware the Leaven
Sermonette; Given 5/30/2020
The Jews establishes a fixed date for Shavuot in contradiction to the instruction for counting to Pentecost. This is part of the leavening of the Pharisees.
Fear and Faith (Part Three)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 4/24/2020
As we experience our battles and are tempted to complain as they become more severe, we can react in fear or faith. It is far better to respond with faith.
Fear and Faith (Part Two)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 4/17/2020
The spies returned on the 8th of Av, and as the 9th of Av began, the people murmured, beginning a long list of calamities to befall Israel on this date.
Fear and Faith (Part One)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 4/10/2020
How many times has God delivered by a way we never expected? Moses was probably ignorant of how God would save Israel, but he had the faith that He would!
Bitterness Can Kill
Sermon; Given 4/4/2020
Ahithophel serves as a poignant example that we must not permit bitterness to undermine our faith that the sovereign God is able to bring justice.
Let's Not Make a Federal Case Out of It
Commentary; Given 2/1/2020
Even though they were originally very limited, over time, Federal rules have intertwined with local laws, snuffing out the jurisdiction of local governments.
The Widow and the Fatherless (Part Four)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 12/27/2019
What are some more tangible ways to help the widow, the fatherless, and the stranger? These points would help anyone, but keep in mind those we are focusing on.
Don't Be a Politician
Sermon; Given 12/21/2019
Jesus proved that one cannot become a leader through political intrigue, but by assuming the position of a humble servant. God sets Himself against the proud.
The Widow and the Fatherless (Part Three)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 12/20/2019
God fills the first 15 verses of Isaiah 1 with a laundry list of sins, but He provides only two direct, uncomplicated verses on how to correct the problems.
The Widow and the Fatherless (Part Two)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 12/13/2019
God, through Jeremiah, puts the care of the widows, fatherless, and strangers near the top of the list of things people need to do to reform their ways.
The Widow and the Fatherless (Part One)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 12/6/2019
We can sum up the epistle of James with one verse: 'Pure and undefiled religion...is this: to visit orphans and widows..., and to keep oneself unspotted...."
Personal Finance
Commentary; Given 10/26/2019
Although some installment buying (such as a mortgage) may be inevitable, most installment buying is counter-productive, putting us further into debt.
The Pattern of Creation
Feast of Tabernacles Sermon; Given 10/15/2019
Mike Ford, drawing an analogy from a family heirloom quilt pattern, affirms that God Almighty has detailed blueprints for all His marvelous works. False scientists …
Manoah (Part Two)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 9/27/2019
Commentators think very little of Manoah, Samson’s father, but a closer look at Judges 13 shows he is an example of true masculinity.
Manoah (Part One)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 9/20/2019
Manoah, father of Samson, has suffered a fair amount of criticism over the years. Was he really a horrible husband, father, and man in general?
The Widow and the Fatherless
Sermon; Given 8/3/2019
Pure religion, according to James, takes care of vulnerable people — the widows, fatherless, and strangers. This echoes the words of the prophets.
Fear and Faith or Between a Rock
Sermonette; Given 6/8/2019
God's people are pressured by this evil age. We must remember that God will fight for us; we need to wait silently and patiently for His promised intervention.
Hypocrisy
Commentary; Given 4/27/2019
Mike Ford, citing a recent incident in North Carolina in which a man was charged with three counts of cruelty to animals for abandoning his pet fish, suggests that our …