Thankful in 2020?
Commentary; Given 11/21/2020
Ryan McClure asks, "What do Americans have to be thankful for in 2020?" Few families reminisce about the Pilgrims and the Native Americans sharing a meal; …
Soldiers of Christ
Sermonette; Given 9/12/2020
Paul enjoins God's people to enlist as soldiers of Christ, enduring hardship, keeping themselves from the world, and putting on armor for spiritual battle.
Labor Pains
Sermonette; Given 8/8/2020
During the past century, the world has experienced 'practice contractions.' These birth pangs will increase until Christ returns to establish the Kingdom.
No More Secrets
Commentary; Given 6/27/2020
The governmental intrusions into privacy, depicted by the movie Sneakers, have become a grim reality. With life online, nothing is secret.
God's Perspective
Sermonette; Given 5/23/2020
Human nature skews our view of reality; there is always more than meets the eye. We would do well to adopt the approach of 'Good or bad, it is hard to say.'
A Time to Grow
Sermonette; Given 4/11/2020
Horticulture is not so easy as merely planting a seed and watching it grow. Tending and keeping implies continually watering, fertilizing, and cultivating.
Year End Review and Daily Evaluations
Sermonette; Given 1/18/2020
Self examination is not to be a frenetic exercise we conduct shortly before Passover, but a systematic day-by-day endeavor to evaluate our behavior.
Abdicate
Sermonette; Given 12/21/2019
In 1936, British King Edward VIII abdicated for the woman he loved. Satan's pride and Adonijah's presumptuousness urged them to leave their ordained positions.
Can God Look on Sin?
Sermonette; Given 11/2/2019
Many believe that God is unable to look on sin, yet many scriptures show that God's eyes run to and fro through the earth, observing the evil and the good.
Seek My Face
Sermonette; Given 8/31/2019
God turns His face away from those who have committed sin. Our entire spiritual pilgrimage is a quest to see God's face in full splendor (Revelation 22:1-5).
Our Spiritual Wilderness
Sermonette; Given 6/1/2019
Ryan McClure, drawing parallels between the Exodus of Israel and our spiritual conversion, points out that God shows transparency of His intentions to test us in order …
An Incredible Debt
Sermonette; Given 4/27/2019
Because all people have sinned, we must all emulate the gratitude displayed by the woman who sacrificed the expensive alabaster bottle of fragrance for Christ.
Iron Sharpens Iron (Part Three)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 1/11/2019
Our interactions with each other work either to sharpen or to produce a dulling effect. We can encourage, build, and sharpen, or we can tear down.
Iron Sharpens Iron (Part Two)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 1/4/2019
How do we 'sharpen' another's countenance? Most importantly, the imagery implies proximity, closeness. Nothing can be sharpened unless there is contact.
Iron Sharpens Iron (Part One)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 12/28/2018
Honing a blade re-forms or re-aligns the blade, while sharpening removes metal to expose or create a sharper edge. This happens within friendship, too.
For the Love of the Truth
Sermonette; Given 12/22/2018
Christ has never been in man's holidays, which are built on lies, and which teach children they cannot trust the veracity of their own parents.
Places of Safety (Part Two)
Sermonette; Given 11/3/2018
Ryan McClure, reflecting on insights gleaned from the reality show Castaways, which demonstrates the various responses of individuals placed in survival conditions. …
A God Near at Hand (Part Three)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 10/19/2018
Since God clearly was involved in the lives of people in Old Testament times, if He does not change, should He not interact with people in the New Testament era?
A God Near at Hand (Part Two)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 10/12/2018
Deists believe that a Creator God exists but that He does not intervene in its affairs. Yet Genesis is filled with rich examples of God's close involvement.
A God Near at Hand (Part One)
C.G.G. Weekly; Posted 10/5/2018
How involved has God been with humanity since its creation? Is He actively involved in what is going on? Or has He left things to work themselves out?