Parable of the Persistent Friend

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

Unlike the sleeping friend, God is not reluctant to answer our prayers, but He does want us to be diligent and patient in our requests.


Parable of the Persistent Widow

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

Though the widow speaks only five words in this encouraging parable, she provides Christians in these last days with an example of persistence in prayer.


Resistance (Part Three): Persistence

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The elite athlete is the one with the gritty persistence and tenacity to fight on regardless of the obstacles, wanting nothing to do with mediocrity.


Prayer and Persistence

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Persistence in prayer does not mean an incessant pestering God into action. God always looks at our petitions from the vantage-point of His purpose.


Persistence

Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

John Reid, focusing upon a diary excerpt of a pioneer woman on the Oregon Trail, asserts that the trait of persistence is impossible without a transcendent and ardent vision (Proverbs 29:18). Having vision prevents us from casting off life-saving restraint and gives us the will to keep on. The Father and Jesus Christ have …


Ask, Seek, Knock

'Ready Answer' by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

When we are searching for a solution to a problem, we should actively expend effort to resolve the difficulty. Jesus gives three different forms of seeking.


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.


The Miracles of Jesus Christ: Exorcising a Syro-Phoenician (Part Two)

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

Jesus did not often teach or heal Gentiles, as His work concentrated on the Jews. However, He made an exception for the Phoenician woman's daughter.


Will Christ Find Faith?

'Ready Answer' by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

At the end of the Parable of the Persistent Widow, Jesus asks, "When the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith...?" The answer is surprising to many.


Faith and the Christian Fight (Part Five)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Both the 'eternal security' and 'no works' doctrines are destroyed by the remarkable example of Noah, who performed extraordinary works based upon faith.


Enduring as a Good Soldier

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

To wage spiritual warfare, we must endure hardship, not entangling ourselves in the affairs of the world, being single-minded in pleasing our Captain.


The Continuous Testing of Our Faith

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

The constant tests to which God submits His people enable them to build character by responding in faith. God perfected Abraham's faith through difficult trials.