Freedom Isn't Free
Commentary; Given 7/3/2021
Abraham Lincoln, in his 1838 Lyceum Address, warned that America's destruction could occur only from moral rot within, as exampled by the Roman Empire.
Don't Grow Weary While Doing Good
Sermonette; Given 5/22/2021
When facing the character-building tests God provides, we may become weary, forgetting that these trials are necessary for God to test what is in our hearts.
Cancel Culture
Commentary; Given 3/27/2021
Offense will be common in the end times, and many will attempt to cancel those who disagree, as the Pharisees cancelled Jesus Christ by execution.
In God We Trust
Sermonette; Given 2/6/2021
When the Assyrian monarch Sennacherib tried to intimidate Hezekiah, attempting to sow doubt and division, God intervened, destroying 185,000 soldiers.
What is Truth?
Sermonette; Given 12/19/2020
Truth is a fundamental base of a relationship between God and His people. As the days grow evil, God's people must cling to the truth and love His holy law.
Thankful in 2020?
Commentary; Given 11/21/2020
Few families reminisce about the Pilgrims and the Native Americans sharing a meal; some pundits suggest that this is a time to keep the holiday in isolation.
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.