The Priesthood of God (Part Nine)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on Peter's declaration that we are a royal priesthood and lively stones, states that we must develop the characteristics of our High Priest, Jesus Christ. In this priesthood, we have a commonality of being born into a spiritual family, all having Jesus Christ as our Savior, Shepherd, and High Priest. …


New Covenant Priesthood (Part One)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Old Testament activities picture New Testament realities, elevated to their spiritual intent. The church has been chosen as a royal and holy priesthood.


The Priesthood of God (Part Ten) Conclusion

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

As future priests, we are going to be given rigorous, hands-on jobs to teach people righteousness and holiness, distinguishing between the sacred and profane.


The Sacrifice of Praise

Article by Martin G. Collins

I Peter 2:5 says that we are to offer up spritual sacrifices. Martin Collins tells what that means and how to do it acceptably before God.


Wilderness Wandering (Part Three)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

We are being fitted as lively stones into an already formed Kingdom, being conformed to the image of Christ, who has been designated as the Cornerstone.


Preparing to Be a Priest

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The primary function of a priest is to assist people in accessing God so that there can be unity with God. A priest is a bridge-builder between man and God.


Taking Your Priestly Responsibilities Seriously!

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

God is training us as a holy priesthood, called to offer unblemished sacrifices, honoring His name, putting down pride, presumptuousness, and arrogance.


Wilderness Wandering (Part Four)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh contends that our pilgrimage began with our calling and ends with our destination in the Kingdom of God as members of His Royal Priesthood. It seems to have been God's choice to call foolish, base, and despised individuals to confound the wise and mighty. Fortunately, God did not abandon our forbears in their …


Sanctification and Holiness (Part 3)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

In Numbers 16-18, God performed several miracles to demonstrate conclusively that not everyone is called to the same function and that He remains the Boss.


Priestly Purity

Article by Martin G. Collins

God has called us as a royal priesthood, one whose spiritual purity cannot be compromised. Martin Collins explains how God's truth works to purify us for His Kingdom.


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.


The Kingdom of God

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The Kingdom of God includes a King, territory, citizenry, and laws. The term kingdom (Greek basileia), has a past, present and future application.


Teaching the Good News of the Promise

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Charles Whitaker

We must teach God's ways to our offspring, orienting them to the way of give rather than get, admonishing them to purify themselves from the ways of the world.


Implications of the Gospel of the Kingdom

Sermonette by David C. Grabbe

David Grabbe, emphasizing that Jesus preached the Gospel of the Kingdom of God to a downtrodden people, suffering because of the power structures over them, observes that corruption has characterized all human government from the beginning of time. From the time that our original parents partook of the forbidden fruit, the human …


In Search of a Clear World View (Part Two)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The true church is a unique educational institution, teaching the way of God and amplifying His Commandments, in contrast to the churches of this world.


Sanctification and Holiness (Part 1)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

As God's priesthood, we must draw near to God, keep His commandments, and witness to the world that God is God. God is shaping and fashioning His new creation.


Leadership and Covenants (Part Two)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

We must learn the lessons of godly leadership now because our positions in the Kingdom will require their use. Society demonstrates a lack of personal leadership.


Examine and Come Out

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh insists that we must be aware of our awesome status as a unique, called-out, chosen, royal priesthood—teachers of a way of life and builders of bridges between people and God. Because God owns us, we differ from the rest of the people of this earth. We need to seriously think of what we are now (His chosen …


Hebrews (Part Six)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Jesus experienced the same temptations and suffering we do, qualifying Him for the role of High Priest, the bridge-builder between man and God.