Samson and the Christian (Part 6)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

In his final act as judge of Israel, Samson toppled the pillars, killing more Philistines with his death than he had in his entire lifetime.


Samson and the Christian (Part 2)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Manoah, Samson's father, seem to have been a irresolute, docile parent, who caved to Samson's whims, producing an angry, willful rebel.


Samson and the Christian (Part 5)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Samson never really lived up to his potential, rarely using the power God had made available to him; he never raised an army or dispensed justice.


Samson and the Christian (Part 1)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Samson had what it took but made horrible mistakes and lapses in judgment. God can use people despite their flawed character.


Manoah, Father of Samson

Sermonette by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

Mike Ford, acknowledging the attacks on 'toxic' masculinity by militant feminists, who characterize men as competitive, lazy, jealous, and dim-witted, takes issue with a Duke University theology professor who has misunderstood the Biblical narrative concerning Manoah, the father of Samson. Many Biblical scholars, shackled by …


Samson and the Christian (Part 4)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

After slaughtering Philistines with a donkey's jawbone, Samson prayed perhaps his first truly humble prayer, acknowledging that God had gifted him.


Samson and the Christian (Part 3)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh reiterates that during the 400-year period of the Judges, Israel experienced a perpetual rollercoaster ride in which the Israelites fared well only when a judge was in power, but tribulation and distress when there was no judge. As Judges 14 opens, God motivates a spoiled, lustful, impetuous troublemaker to …


Who Were the Philistines?

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

For centuries, the Philistines were a constant menace on Israel's flank. Here is what the Bible, history, and archeology have to say about this people.


Manoah (Part Two)

CGG Weekly by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

Commentators think very little of Manoah, Samson's father, but a closer look at Judges 13 shows he is an example of true masculinity.


Hair Care?

Sermonette by Ronny H. Graham

Ronny Graham, reflecting on his experience in finding a new barber, observed the wide kaleidoscopic spectrum of color for women's hairdos, from pink to green to red, white, and blue, as well as long hair on men, dreadlocks, multi-varieties of beards, or shaving the head totally bald. To be well-groomed almost makes one stick out …


Persistence

Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

John Reid, focusing upon a diary excerpt of a pioneer woman on the Oregon Trail, asserts that the trait of persistence is impossible without a transcendent and ardent vision (Proverbs 29:18). Having vision prevents us from casting off life-saving restraint and gives us the will to keep on. The Father and Jesus Christ have …