The Burden of Sin

Sermon by Charles Whitaker (1944-2021)

The Scriptures prove that Christ alone bears our sins and takes them from us; we have no power to cast our burdens upon Christ, nor dump sins on the cross.


Why Two Goats on Atonement? (Part Two)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

On the Day of Atonement, the one goat's blood cleansed the altar of all the sins, while the azazel took them away. Jesus Christ fulfilled both these roles.


Understanding the Azazel Goat

Sermonette by David C. Grabbe

The goat for azazel (complete removal) bore the sins of the nation out of sight. Jesus Christ likewise had our iniquities laid on Him, and He bore them.


Why Two Goats on Atonement? (Part One)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

In Israel, sins were symbolically placed on the altar throughout the year. On Yom Kippur, one goat's blood cleansed the altar; the second took away the sins.


Who Fulfills the Azazel Goat— Satan or Christ? (Part Five)

'Ready Answer' by David C. Grabbe

While the church of God has long taught that the azazel goat of Leviticus 16 represents Satan, this traditional view has no biblical support.


What Are the 'Ordinances' of Colossians 2:14 and Ephesians 2:15?

Bible Questions & Answers

The word 'ordinances' does not refer to God's laws. It is translated from the Greek word dogma and refers generally to opinions, judgments, and decrees.


Colossian Law-Keeping

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Nominal Christendom cannot see God's law even though it is in plain sight. In Colossians, Paul reiterates or alludes to all but one of the Ten Commandments.


By This We Know Love!

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

As God's people keep God's law in its spiritual intent, they begin to think like the Father and His Son, both of whom habitually do good.


Hebrews (Part Five): Who Was Jesus?

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

In Hebrews, we learn that Jesus is the only- begotten Son, creator and heir of all things, the express image of God's person, and has purged our sins.


How Did They Overcome? (Part One)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

Those whom God has called understand the importance of overcoming, but how do we overcome? In Revelation 12:10-11, God describes those who will overcome.


Finishing the Week

'Prophecy Watch' by David C. Grabbe

The 'confirm[ing] a covenant with many' in the Seventy Weeks Prophecy hints at a future confirmation of the covenant to complete the seventieth week.