Days of Trials

Sermonette by James Beaubelle

The conversion process resembles a battle, requiring that we must put on armor, expecting continuous skirmishes to enter God's Kingdom victoriously.


Persistence

Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

Persistence is impossible without a transcendent and ardent vision, which prevents us from casting off restraint and gives us the will to keep on.


Don't Grow Weary While Doing Good

Sermonette by Ryan McClure

When facing the character-building tests God provides, we may become weary, forgetting that these trials are necessary for God to test what is in our hearts.


Finishing Your Gun Lap

Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

The most dangerous lap we encounter is when everyone around us tends to be compromising. Today, what was once aberrant behavior is now considered normal.


The Convicted Soldier

Sermonette by Ted E. Bowling

A good soldier must exemplify honesty and self-control, qualities God desires in us. Uriah demonstrated this high standard by refusing to violate his code of honor.


The Gun Lap Is Looming

Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

As we near the conclusion of our spiritual journey, the more dangerous obstacles we will face. Satan will pull out all stops to destroy us.


Lonely, But Not Forsaken

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Even Jesus had to cope with feelings of anxiety and loneliness in Gethsemane before His crucifixion, a time when He experienced separation from His Father.


How Does God Help Us? (Part 2)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The trials we go through are part of His providence, putting us into humility and determining what really motivates us.


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.


Trial by Fire

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Like a loving parent, God brings just the right pressures to bear to bring about necessary change in His children. Each trial has a place in His purpose.


Are You Living an Abundant Life?

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

If Christianity is lived the way Christ intended, rather than as represented by media caricatures, it is one of the most exhilarating and abundant lifestyles.


The Laborers: Matthew 20:1-16

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Because God is completely just, we have an obligation to be content with what He has given us, to allow Him to use us for whatever purpose He desires.


For Love of Family

Sermonette by Austin Del Castillo

God's saints, as both kings and priests, will both teach God's law as well as maintain civic governmental functions, needing to exercise patience.


Catastrophe to Blessing

CGG Weekly by John Reiss

Paul says 'all things work together for good.' His words indicate a situation in which matters seem dire, but things will work out for God's people in the end.


God's Perspective

Sermonette by Ryan McClure

Human nature skews our view of reality; there is always more than meets the eye. We would do well to adopt the approach of 'Good or bad, it is hard to say.'


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.


Joy in Our Time?

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the opening sentences of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities and M. Scott Peck's The Road Less Traveled, focuses on the concept of joy—a quality William Barclay suggests is quite independent from worldly circumstances. This kind of joy is especially needful when we note Peck's observation …