Why Is Hope Delayed?

CGG Weekly by John W. Ritenbaugh

It may sound impossible, but we can have hope in the face of the monumental problems facing, not just the United States, but also the entire world.


Hope and Refuge (Part One)

CGG Weekly by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

In common usage, we use 'hope' in place of 'wish'. But originally, it had a different meaning, that a person had confidence in a future result coming to pass.


Hope Is the Strategy

Sermonette by Bill Onisick

Hope is the ability to expect positive outcomes despite current circumstances. Faith, hope, and love are the three elements of the fuel for our spiritual journey.


Jesus Christ is Our Hope

Sermonette by Ted E. Bowling

Rahab considered the red cord a symbol of her faith and hope that she and her family would be rescued from destruction. Her faith was not wasted but rewarded.


The Audacity to Hope

'Ready Answer' by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

'Hope' means different things to different people. The political hope held out by politicians does not compare with the hope found in Scripture.


Defining Hope for the Creation

'Ready Answer' by James Beaubelle

If our hope is in our great High Priest, Jesus Christ, we can have faith that our hope will be fulfilled in the Kingdom of God.


Perseverance and Hope

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

In the turbulent and uncertain times ahead, we will need extraordinary fortitude and courage. Trials can improving perseverance or active endurance.


Saved By Our Attributes of Hope

Sermonette by Bill Onisick

In 2018, what is known as 'the ultimate storm,' whose 155 MPH winds generated waves 80 feet high, failed to scuttle a small boat out of New Zealand, Tonga.


A Future of Hope

Sermonette by Levi W. Graham

God instilled into Abraham a vision that would sustain him throughout his earthly pilgrimage to the ultimate destination, a vision we need as well.


Our Hope

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Our hope is based on having a living Savior. At times we are discouraged and overwhelmed, but God has not left us—though unseen, He is in the trials with us.


Change and Hope

Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

As God found it necessary to test our forbears, He allows us to go through grueling experiences (trials, tests, and temptations) for maximum growth.


Trumpets Is a Day of Hope

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

We are on the threshold of the greatest period of testing ever to come upon mankind. We need a sense of hope and faith to stay focused on our calling.


Passover and Hope

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The Passover is a beacon of hope in an otherwise hopeless milieu. Jesus provided hope at His last Passover, exuding confidence despite what lay ahead.


The Elements of Motivation (Part Three): Hope

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Hope conveys the idea of absolute certainty of future good, and that is exactly what the Bible tells us we have upon our calling and acceptance of God's way.


Hope to the End (Part Three)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Faith, hope and love are spiritual gifts which safeguard us from discouragement and depression, giving us a mature perspective that will last eternally.


Hope in a Turbulent World

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Greek and Roman myths have shaped the world view of Western culture, including our attitude toward hope, a concept which is often abused and distorted.


Hope to the End

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Peter, while warning about impending suffering, nevertheless distinguishes himself as the apostle of hope, keeping our minds on what is to be rather than what now is.


Hope and Faith

Sermon by Clyde Finklea

God requires His people to put their faith in action, giving evidence of their hope, demonstrating godly behavior rather than abrasive carnal behavior.


Hope to the End (Part One)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh suggests that the people everywhere seem frazzled, distressed, and terrified as a dark, evil, sinister force seems to be engulfing the world. The continued angst from dealing with this continual pathogenic zeitgeist threatens to render all of us, including God's called-out ones, into a state of hopelessness, …


Hope to the End (Part Two)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reiterating that there is a malaise of hopelessness, anxiety, and dread permeating this nation like never before, systematically explains: (1) how we arrived at this crisis, (2) why God has ordained that we live in these conditions, (3) how bad choices by the trillions eroded the moral foundation of our culture, …


Pentecost and Hope

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Simeon's life serves as a precursor to that of God's called-out ones, demonstrating the elements necessary to bring a person to spiritual maturity.


Unleavened Bread and Hope

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, after comparing the behaviors of two fictional friends, suggests that action must accompany hope. After we purge the corruption from our lives, we must replace it with the anti-leaven of truth and sincerity, or our last state will be worse than the first. God promised both the ancient Israelites and the …


Hope!

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

John Reid, focusing on the topic of hope, a joyful and contented expectation of salvation or fulfillment, observes that modern Israel has very little hope, wasted by diseases of sexual promiscuity, a failed economy, and a lost industrial base. Israel has drifted into immorality and God has pulled them from their consequences, …


The Feast Brings Hope

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

John Reid, reflecting upon the plethora of stresses in today's society, observes that the saints are being incrementally worn down by evil societal pressures. Perversions are looked upon as the norm and morality as the perversion. The Feast of Tabernacles gives us hope that all of this filthy perversion will be destroyed, making …


Abraham's Sacrifice (Part Three): Hope Demonstrated

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Abraham's resolute intent to sacrifice Isaac displayed his unreserved devotion to God's purpose for him. We must display the same kind of tenacity.


Forgiveness and Hope

CGG Weekly by John Reiss

Forgiveness concerns each of us, and without God's forbearance, we would have absolutely no hope for anything beyond this brief, physical life.


Jabez: a Roadsign of Hope

Sermon by Mark Schindler

Jabez is a significant place marker in the lineage of David, and may be David himself. Jabez is an emblem of Christ's restoring the relationship between God and man.


Hope and Refuge (Part Three)

CGG Weekly by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

Christ fulfills the roles of both the blood avenger and the high priest. He is our Redeemer. Redemption involves the securing of release by the payment of a price.


Hope That Purifies

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins reminds us that we must be cognizant of our privileges of being called, namely our invitation to become children of God. Bearing the name of the Family of God should motivate us in our quest for perfection. God extends His grace, and we respond with our hearts, purifying ourselves. Without this calling, we would …


God's Holy Days - Our Shared Vision Of Hope

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Mark Schindler

From Passover to Pentecost to Trumpets to Atonement to the Feast of Tabernacles, these days should solidify our vision of he Father, Jesus, and one another.


Trumpets and Hope

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Our hope is founded on Jesus rising from the dead. If there is no resurrection, our faith is worthless; if Christ did not rise, we are still under condemnation.


Our Spiritual Marathon of Hope

Article by Staff

Terry Fox pursued his 'Marathon of Hope' to raise money for cancer research, running in effect 143 consecutive marathons. His example teaches us many things.


Faith, Hope, and the Worship of God (Part Three)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Using assumptions, some have concocted some nine conflicting calendars. The preservation of the oracles has not been entrusted to the church but to the Jews.


Motivation to Endure

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

We must develop patience, perseverance, and endurance for the times ahead, safe-guarding the precious calling God has given us and enduring to the end


Why Is Life So Hard? (Part Three)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

God narrows in our way because He loves us, just as we hedge our children because we care about their lives. God loves us too much to leave us the way we are.


Persevering to the End

CGG Weekly by John W. Ritenbaugh

Noah is an outstanding example of persevering through a dreadful experience. Not only did he persevere through the Flood, but also through 120 years of preparations.


Motivation to Endure

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

Without daily contact with God in prayer and Bible study, and without continual contact with the brethren, we may lose the determination to persevere.


Elements of Motivation (Part Three)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

In the familiar triumvirate (faith, hope, and love), faith serves as the foundation, love serves as the goal, and hope serves as the great motivator.


Why is Life So Hard?

Sermonette by David C. Grabbe

David Grabbe, assessing the impact of struggles, pressures, and tribulations of our spiritual journey, reveals that Christ's followers will have to endure afflictions and fiery trials as He prepares them for His Kingdom. Some detractors have tried to preach that "godliness is a means of gain," implying that if we were …


How Can We Develop True Patience?

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Patience in the face of trying events is a clear indication that we are developing genuine godliness. We can learn to turn trials into positive growth opportunities.


Faith to Face Our Trials

'Ready Answer' by Pat Higgins

Life seems to be one trial after another. However, God has revealed an astounding facet of God's love that should give us the faith to soldier on.


The Clock Stopped and the Whole World Changed

CGG Weekly

Trials come in many forms, and when we are shaken by a big one—when the clock stops and the whole world changes for us—what is our response?


Are You Looking for Some New Thing? (Part 2)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

The events in Acts 17 contrast the hope, certainty and assurance expressed by Paul with the diffidence and uncertainty of the Athenian philosophers.


The Resurrection From the Dead

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Our lives revolve around the hope of a resurrection from the dead. Hope, deriving from Christ's resurrection, gives faith and love impetus and energy.


Christian Optimism

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Paul wrote some of his most optimistic letters from prison, under the possibility of execution, but absolutely convinced that ultimate victory was imminent.


The Alarmists' Hoax

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Post-truth refers to any situation where people are more likely to accept an argument based on their emotions and beliefs, rather than one based on facts.


Don't Be a Prudent Agnostic

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Some of us, facing the stress of the times, may simply be going through the motions but losing every vestige of faith. We must strengthen our convictions.


Hebrews (Part Three)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Jesus blazed a trail, giving a pattern for qualifying (through suffering and resisting sin) for our responsibility as priests, reconnecting man and God.


Refuge! Refuge! (Part One)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Martin G. Collins

The cities of refuge highlight the great importance God placed on the sanctity of life, especially in beings created in God's image.