Coveting and the Roots of Sin

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The tenth commandment confirms that God has not just forbidden external acts but that His aim is to curtail the sinful attitudes that motivate the acts.


Principled Living (Part Two): Conquering Sin

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Christ warns that we must do everything possible to annihilate sin - surgically going right to the heart or mind: the level of thought and imagination.


It Won't Stop Until We Stop Giving Permission

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

All sin has occurred because God has given people the ability to make choices. Knowing that God is right will help deter us from making the wrong choice.


God's Rest (Part 3)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Lust begets a guilty conscience, agitation, anxiety, depression, grief, torment. Wrong desire leads to lying, adultery, and murder—eventually leading to death.


The Commandments (Part Nineteen)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Jesus taught that all outward sin stems from inner inordinate desire. What we desire or lust after automatically becomes our idol.


God Works in Mysterious Ways (Part Five)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

For His Own reasons, God has chosen not to reveal His plan to those the world considers wise, but, instead, to work with the weaker sort of mankind.


Wilderness Wanderings (Part One)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Israel's trek was not only a physical journey, but a mental wandering caused by rejecting God's leadership. The potential to sin is a test of resolve.


God and Self-Government

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The New Covenant, wherein God writes His law on the heart and gives His Spirit, empowers God's people to obey without the need for external control.


Self-Government and Responsibility (Part Two)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Our experiences prepare us to be a better judge or king. Though we may exercise righteous judgment, we dare not pass judgment nor justify sin in ourselves.


Highly Skilled Overcomers

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Following our passions only applies if we invest the career capital to perfect our craft, honing our skills so that other people will pay for what we have to offer.


Teaching Us to Think (Part One)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God is putting His children through a demanding educational program designed to teach godly values and impart spiritual maturity. Learning is hard work.


Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sermon by David C. Grabbe

It is no accident that the Greater Church of God has experienced a taste of the curses described in Deuteronomy 28 and Leviticus 26, not yet to the extent where one-third of the population will die (Ezekiel 5), but enough to send shockwaves through modern physical Israel as well as the Israel of God. God creates calamity (Isaiah …


Wilderness Wandering (Part Five)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Christ's suffering was not confined to crucifixion, but also consisted of rejection, humiliation, and the duress of persecution. Glory follows suffering.