God's Kingdom in the Parables (Part Four)

'Prophecy Watch' by David C. Grabbe

The eight parables of Matthew 13 form a structure called a chiasm, in which the individual parables form pairs (first and eighth, second and seventh, etc.) that correspond to and resolve each other. Utilizing the prevailing theme of God's Kingdom, David Grabbe shows how Jesus' parables of the Pearl of Great Price, the Dragnet, …


I Love a Mystery

Sermonette by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, reminiscing of the golden age of radio, when mysteries, such as "I Love a Mystery," "Suspense" and "CBS Mystery Theater," grabbed the attentions of millions of listeners, asserts that God also loves a mystery, often revealing information on a need-to-know basis. The meaning of …


Is God's Way Simple?

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Just because something is simple does not make it true and just because something is complex does not make it false. Deeper knowledge often comes with complexity.


Born Again (Part 3)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

We have been adopted into the family of God and have become members of God's Kingdom. The Kingdom is here in the same way the church is a spiritual entity.


The Purpose of the Church

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The function of the church is like a teacher's college, preparing the firstfruits and providing them with the needed education and character development.


Letters to Seven Churches (Part Three): Smyrna

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Christ prepared the members of Smyrna for martyrdom, promising them eternal glory for enduring a relatively short time, looking at things from a hopeful perspective.


Born Again (Part 4)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, countering the notion that the Bible is simple to understand, suggests that while secret things belong to God, He reveals the mysteries to the saints. Though there are mysteries to the kingdom of Heaven, they become clear once they are revealed. Because God's Word is deep, the revelation of its mysteries is a …


Man's Greatest Challenge (Part One)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Reflecting on Michael Crichton's observations about the difficulty of distinguishing truth from error, Richard Ritenbaugh concurs that it is almost impossible to make sense out of this world if we try to process the voluminous information available in these days of exploding knowledge. What goes into our minds (good or bad) …