Elijah and John the Baptist

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Jesus declares that none was greater than His cousin, John, known as 'the Baptist.' Jesus clearly says that John fulfilled the prophesied role of Elijah to come.


The Elijah Syndrome

Sermonette by David C. Grabbe

Elijah fell into a dilemma of either fearing God or fearing man, and ended up fearing Jezebel rather than God, thinking he was alone in his zeal for God.


The Elijah Syndrome (Part Three)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

We can draw several lessons from Elijah, particularly his belief that he was the only one left whom God could use. God is always doing more than we are aware.


Where Are Enoch and Elijah?

Herbert W. Armstrong Booklet

Enoch was translated that he should not see death. Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. Yet the Bible shows they are not in heaven now! Here is what happened.


The Elijah Syndrome (Part Two)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

God taught Elijah that He is not in excessive displays of power or showy miracles when a voice will suffice.


John (Part Thirteen)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

The myriad opinions of the crowd concerning Jesus were all conditioned from their perspectives and traditions, but hardly ever from God's perspective.


The Sixth Century Axial Period (Part Two)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Prophets, even though they may bring new messages, stay consistent with existing Scripture and doctrine as they speak on behalf of God.


Prophets and Prophecy (Part 2)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Although by no means a wild man, John the Baptist experienced alienation from people, especially the entrenched religious and political leaders.


The Sixth Century Axial Period (Part One)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

A prophet is one who carries a message from another. A true prophet's message will derive from existing Scripture, even if he is breaking new, unexplored ground.


New Name - Same Teaching!

Article by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

In October 1993, the church's magazine took the name Forerunner. This article explains how this name fits the work of the Church of the Great God.


The Curse

Sermonette by Ronny H. Graham

Malachi 4:4-6 warns of a a coming Elijah and of a curse if the hearts of the children are not turned back to the fathers and vice versa. Are we seeing this?


Why Study Prophecy?

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

We study prophecy to know the general outline of future events, be prepared for the next significant event, and understand God's will and His character.


Prophets and Prophecy (Part 3)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John the Baptist fulfilled the prophecy of the 'Elijah to come.' We must apply duality of prophecy carefully and cautiously rather than indiscriminately.


Prophets and Prophecy (Part 1)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

A prophet is one who speaks for God, expressing His will in words and sometimes signs. Standing outside the system, he proclaims God's purpose, including repentance.


The Three Angels

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

We tend to organize things in groups of three, such as the proclamation of the three angels in Revelation 14:6-13. Angelos could refer to a human messenger.


Matthew (Part Sixteen)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Matthew 11 focuses upon the ruminations of John the Baptist, who, even though he was close to Christ, may have misunderstood the nature of Christ's mission.


Malachi's Appeal to Backsliders (Part Four)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

At the end of Malachi, the priests make seven feeble queries, questioning God's providence and His faithfulness, asking what good it does to be godly.


Matthew (Part Two)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh