Work and Welfare

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, analyzing the abuses of the welfare system in America, observes that many welfare recipients use the assistance that is intended to buy food for tattoos, smartphones, and internet service, taking advantage of the average taxpayer's generosity. Originally, welfare was intended for survival needs rather than …


Our Final Performance Review

Sermonette by Bill Onisick

Without well-defined plans, projects become quickly derailed. Both time and energy are wasted in the absence of carefully established goals.


Increasing Your Life Span

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins asks those who are about to retire if they are sweating retirement because they are fearful of living on a fixed income or being forced to work just to make ends meet. The concept of retirement is of rather recent origin, coming about in the late 19th or early 20th centuries. Although many developed countries or …


Could You Be a Spiritual Terrorist?

'Ready Answer' by David F. Maas

Terrorism is commonplace today, yet we may be causing just as much destruction spiritually as the average terrorist through negligence and passivity.


Parable of the Talents (Part Two)

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

The Parable of the Talents is often confused with the Parable of the Pounds. These parables illustrate Christian responsibilities from different angles.


Burying Our Talents?

Sermonette by Bill Onisick

God expects a return on the investment He has placed in us. Doing nothing with our abilities is a grievous abuse of this trust.


What's So Bad About Busybodies?

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The Bible lists busybodies with murderers and robbers. We must learn to operate in our appointed spheres of responsibility and not take the job of another.


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.


Lot's Day and Our Day

Sermonette by David C. Grabbe

The West is obsessed with materialism and guaranteed security, as many institutions protect—even encourage—mediocrity, incompetency, and malfeasance.


Ecclesiastes and Christian Living (Part Five): Comparisons

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Solomon provides these comparisons to indicate the choices we should make to live better lives in alignment with God, even in an 'nder the sun' world.


The Nanny Church (Part Three)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

Character is born out of struggle—out of pitting ourselves against circumstances or our own nature. Without struggle, we will never spiritually develop.


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.


Sin: The Wall That Separates

Sermonette by Ted E. Bowling

Our sins separate us from God; if we want to walk with God, it must be without sin. It is for our benefit that God holds such a high standard.


In Honor of Jesus Christ

CGG Weekly by John W. Ritenbaugh

It is our responsibility to glorify God. As obedient children, we bring Him honor; as disobedient children, we bring shame on Him and blaspheme His name.


Satan, Division, and Humility

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Competition is the root cause of war, business takeovers, and marital discord. Solomon describes man's rivalry with one another as a striving after wind.


Parable of the Two Sons

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

People react to God's calling differently. The Parable of the Two Sons explains that one's ultimate obedience to God is what really matters!


Don't Stand Still!

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The best way to conquer evil is to do righteousness, serving God and mankind. Sins of omission are every bit as devastating as sins of commission.