Is Your Conscience a Good Guide?

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

Can we trust our conscience? The Bible shows that, while the conscience may be God-given, it is not the final arbiter between what is good and what is evil.


Conscience (Part 1)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh warns that human nature will degenerate as far as it is allowed. It has the tendency to quickly adapt to its environment, "adjusting" effortlessly to immorality and perversion. The conscience'the response of man's moral awareness to the divine revelation concerning himself, his attitudes, and his …


Conscience (Part 2)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

A conscience can only function according to what it knows, and will automatically adjust in the way it is exercised. Conscience follows conduct.


How God Deals With Conscience (Part One)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reflecting that the human conscience can be incrementally conditioned to tolerate sin, decommissioned, and ultimately put to sleep, asserts that God can restore it to usefulness as He did in the lives of Joseph's brothers, by forcing them to go to the location to which they had sold their brother. God sometimes …


How God Deals With Conscience (Part Four)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

At times, God has to ignite our conscience and undermine our self-confidence to get our attention in a similar fashion as he did to Joseph's brothers.


Conscience (Part 3)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Lawful behavior with a wrong attitude, motivated by pride, displaying lack of sensitivity to others or lack of wisdom, also constitutes sin.


How God Deals With Conscience (Part Two)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

We may have guilty consciences like Joseph's brothers and self-pity like Jacob, but we can break through if we acknowledge God as Jacob and Elisha did.


How God Deals With Conscience (Part Three)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, continuing the series on the awakening of guilt in Joseph brothers, focuses on a message by Rabbi Daniel Lapin, who proclaimed that Moses never just said, "Let my people go" The second part of this request was "that they can worship God in the desert." Egypt has long served as a metaphor of …


Guilt: Our Spiritual Pain

Article by David F. Maas

Pain is not something we normally consider positive, nor is guilt. However, guilt is like pain in that it is a spiritual warning signal to change course!


What Sin Is & What Sin Does

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

No one seems to talk about sin anymore, but it still exists and continues to wreak havoc! Scripture describes sin and its great effects in our lives.


The First Commandment (1997)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

The Ten Commandments open with the most important, the one that puts our relationship with God in its proper perspective. It is a simple but vital command.


The First Commandment

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Idolatry is probably the sin that the Bible most often warns us against. We worship the source of our values and standards, whether the true God or a counterfeit.


Accepted in the Beloved

Sermon by Charles Whitaker (1944-2021)

In the greater church of God, amidst schisms of doctrine, personality conflicts, and self-aggrandizement, the peace of God seems to be dwindling away.


Sin And Overcoming (Part 1): If Anyone Sins!

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins insists that members of God's church must be concerned not only with the letter of the law, but the spiritual intent as well. As we reflect back on the inadequacies or failings in our lives, we must go further than the surface symptoms, realizing that the ultimate causes generally have spiritual roots, stemming …


The Covenants, Grace, and Law (Part Seventeen)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The Law (including the judgments, ordinances, and statutes), far from being done away, shows us our faults and outlines the way of mercy and love—how to live.


Against All Odds

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

We are assured victory if we put on the whole armor of God, standing together as a spiritual phalanx and repelling all attacks, the waves of trials we face.


Acts (Part Sixteen)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

We must always conduct ourselves with the long-term spiritual interests of others in mind, being sensitive to the conscience and scruples of others.


Hebrews (Part Ten)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Everything about the Priesthood of Christ is superior to the Levitical system, which only served as a type of the access to God that Jesus would fulfill.