Rumors Will Fly

CGG Weekly by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

It matters not a bit to what organization one belongs—office, team, or church—rumors and gossip always fly. Intentional or not, rumors produce results.


Apologies and Hypocrisy

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Over the past week or so, we have witnessed several examples of a consequence of present-day America's inclusive, diverse, multicultural society. ...


Listen, Wait, and Then Speak

Sermonette by Ted E. Bowling

Ted Bowling, reiterating that the apostle James provides some of the best advice on communication and control of the tongue, reminds us that, because the wrath of man does not bring the righteousness of God (James 1:19-20), God's people must be swift to hear and slow to speak. James 3:1-12 contains perhaps the most sustained …


Making the Cut (Part Three)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

King David's list of required character traits in Psalm 15 starts off by setting an impossibly high standard: the very character of God Himself.


Gossip

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The apostle James says that the tongue can metaphorically start a dangerous fire. He warns that gossip, tale-bearing and being a busy-body is like murder.


Purging the Rumor Bug from the Body of Christ

'Ready Answer' by David F. Maas

The church grapevine is good at spreading news, but it can be evil when it spreads gossip and rumor. Gossip actually harms the gossip himself. Here's how.


Matthew (Part 17)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh characterizes chapter 12 as the "rise of the opposition," outlining the rising suspicions on the part of the Jews, the prejudiced blindness and the active investigation, countermanded by Jesus response, making claims to His authority, His courageous defiance, and His bold attack. In the first several …


Character and Reputation (Part Two)

CGG Weekly by James Beaubelle

We can never destroy another's standing before God, but we can easily injure his or her standing before other people. We truly are our brother's keeper.


Out of the Abundance of Our Prayers

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

Jesus remarks that our lips tell the tale our hearts try to hide. Using this proverb as a foundation, what do our prayers tell God about us?


Pure Language Restored

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, observing that language contains energy, expresses chagrin that advertisements from major corporations seem to be descending to the lowest common denominator. Today we live in a country that praises impulse over restraint, law breaking over law keeping, and foolishness over wisdom. Politically correct language …


Letters to Seven Churches (Part Nine): Philadelphia

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

When Jesus warns us not to let anyone take our crown, He encourages us to endure over the long-haul and not bask in the glory of a brief, victorious accomplishment.


Ecclesiastes and Christian Living (Part Six): Listening

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

When Solomon visits the Temple, he comes away with a sense that too many treat religion far too casually, forgetting that they are coming before God.