The Light of Day and the Dark of Night

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

If we keep God's commandments, we are walking in the light. If we hate our brother or become enticed by the ways of the world, we are living in darkness.


The Absence-Presence Dichotomy and God's Spirit

Sermon by Charles Whitaker (1944-2021)

Paul's use of the presence-absence dichotomy clarified that absence does not materially affect the Work of God because the same Holy Spirit is always present.


Everlasting Light

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Martin G. Collins

God's Spirit illumines the truth to the core of our beings. We must exemplify light in our testimony and behavior, anticipating our future glory of the New Jerusalem.


Passover and New Creation

Sermon by Charles Whitaker (1944-2021)

God has a two-phased project, first a separation process, followed by a unification process, in which all will be gathered and unified into Christ.


Patterns That We Live With

Sermon by Charles Whitaker (1944-2021)

Charles Whitaker, reflecting on God's practice of working in patterns, points out that God has wired our minds to think in patterns, such as circles. Gestalt psychologists have demonstrated that, given a set of dots that suggest a circle, our minds are prone to automatically fill in the pattern. Other ubiquitous patterns that …


Redeeming the Time for Unity

Sermon by Mark Schindler

Mark Schindler, reflecting on Loma Armstrong's dream about Christ's imminent return, warns about using time carelessly or frivolously. Our use of time will potentially result in something very special or very destructive. Realizing that we have been called into a royal priesthood, we cannot afford to waste time on frivolous …


The Handwriting Is on The Wall (2003)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, focusing upon Paul's admonition about the night being far spent, warns us to make careful and judicious use of our time in anticipating the return of Jesus Christ. The death and destruction forecast by Christ would come from the hands of man, rather than from God. More pieces of this prophetic puzzle are …


Pentecost and Time

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Because of our 'time-bound' state, unless we sync with God's timetable, we are squandering our God-given time to become members of His family.