Get the Church Ready!

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

What should the church be doing during this time of scattering and doctrinal confusion? Is the gospel limited to preaching to the unconverted?


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.


Our Calling - The Work of God

Article by Staff

Herbert Armstrong wrote that his work was finished, but the work of the church continues. What is our work today? What is God's Work? Where should we focus?


Principles of Church Leadership

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

A major responsibility for the fracturing of the WCG rested with the leadership, based on a philosophy of authoritarianism Christ warned against.


'Go Ye Therefore Into All the World...'

'Ready Answer' by Staff

To understand Jesus' command, we need to examine what else He said to the same people. We should also determine just whom He commissioned to preach.


A View of the Work

Sermonette by David C. Grabbe

David Grabbe, pointing out that not all of God's servants are given the same marching orders (planting, watering, etc) maintains that planting seed (preaching the Gospel to the world) is only the beginning of the phase. Our function is not and has never been adding members to the Body of Christ; God alone determines who the …


What Is the Work of God Now? (Part Two)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The largest portion of the great commission demands that the lion's share of time, money, or energy ought to be invested in feeding the flock.


What Is the Work of God Now? (Part One)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The preaching the gospel to the world is at best the beginning of a complex process of creating disciples through steady feeding and encouragement to overcome.


Why Hebrews Was Written (Part Four)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

We often spend so much time engaged in our present-day trials that we fail to understand and learn from the experiences of Christians of the past.


Acts (Part Two)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Our historical and theological roots are advanced in a polished, chronological narrative (Acts), perhaps designed as a trial document authored by Luke.


Ending Your Financial Worries

Herbert W. Armstrong Booklet

Even with all the political problems hanging over us, Americans are most concerned about their personal finances. Here is how your financial problems can be solved!


Proselytism Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (Part One)

Article by Charles Whitaker

Proselytism has become a bad word in today's discourse, but it has not always been that way. Here is the Bible's view of evangelism from both Testaments.


The Post-Resurrection Last Words of Christ (Part One)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

We must be involved in proclaiming His message, feeding the flock, living His example, assuming the responsibilities of our awesome commission.


Many Are Called, But Few Are Chosen (Part One)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Jesus Christ warns us to hold fast to true doctrine. Secular historians help us discover the identity of the small flock repeatedly rescued from apostasy.


Preparing to Rule (1993)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Sanctification is both a state and a process—a time period between justification and glorification during which overcoming, purification, and holiness takes place.


Back to Life (Part Four)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reminding us that God's love does not shield the believer from sickness, pain, sorrow, or death, focuses on several scriptural contexts in which Jesus shed tears and expressed grief. Though no wimpy sentimentalist, Jesus chose to experience the often disrupting vicissitudes of human life, having the capacity to …


Parable of the Light

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

One of Jesus' most remembered sayings concerns the Parable of the Light. The Bible Study explains how we can let our light shine both in the world and at home.