The Model Prayer (Part One): Introduction

Bible Study by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

In the model prayer, Jesus Christ gave His disciples a basic outline from which they could craft their own meaningful prayers to the Father.


Avoiding Prayer? Consider Carefully

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The whole world is in hurry-up mode. What have often suffered are prayer and its companion, Bible study—and ultimately, the individual's relationship with God.


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?


The Model Prayer (Part Two): Our Father in Heaven

Bible Study by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Jesus begins His instructions to His disciples about how to pray with, "Our Father in heaven" (Matthew 6:9). There is more to this simple salutation than meets the eye. Richard Ritenbaugh explores how these four common words put those who pray in the proper frame of mind to address Almighty God and receive the help they need.


What Is Prayer?

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Prayer to a tool we must learn to use. Because we take on the characteristics of those we are around, we should keep company with God continually though prayer.


Faith and Prayer

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Constant, earnest prayer keeps faith alive and makes certain the receiving of the qualities that make us in the image of God. God's purpose comes first.


Prayer and Fervency

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Living faith has its roots in fervently, diligently seeking God and His righteousness with intense desire (like a passionate lover) through habitual prayer.


Back to Basics

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Increasing knowledge without the capacity to process it leads to insanity. To combat information overload, we must get back to the basics of Christianity.


Vain Repetitions

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Memorizing the Lord's Prayer is a wonderful thing to do. But we must go further and teach our children that the prayer is not one to be mindlessly repeated.


Do We Know God?

CGG Weekly by Pat Higgins

How can we build a relationship of such intimacy that God and Christ know it is a relationship that will last for an eternity?


Are We Laodiceans?

CGG Weekly by Pat Higgins

At day's end, ask how much time we spent communicating with God and Christ and how much time They were in none of our thoughts (Psalm 10:4).


Praying Always (Part Two)

Article by Pat Higgins

In Luke 21:36, our Savior gives us two essential keys to being accounted worthy and escaping the terrors of the close of the age: watching and praying always.


Praying Always (Part Four)

Article by Pat Higgins

How does 'praying always' work? Why is consistent, thoughtful prayer such a powerful tool in the process of overcoming?


Praying Always (Part Five)

Article by Pat Higgins

Deeply examining ourselves for flaws and shortcomings, as we do each year before Passover, helps us to accomplish Christ's command to watch and pray always.


The Grand Secret!

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

God reveals a grand secret through David: namely, that spiritual growth will come to people who set the Lord before oneself continuously.


Facing Times of Stress: Always in God's Presence

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

We can maintain spiritual contact using David's tactic of continually maintaining the Lord before him in his thoughts, prayers, and meditations.


Whatever We Ask

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Prayer comes under attack if we live double-lives, giving us a guilty conscience, not practicing what we have been taught, allowing our hearts to condemn us.


Matthew (Part Eight)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh


God's Will

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Praying according to God's will is sometimes ambiguous. Yet as we respond positively to His covenant, He reveals more and more of His secret plans.


The Book of Daniel (Part Four)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Sin, the real opiate of the people, makes us oblivious to danger, giving us a debased and reprobate mind. It is not static, but leads to destruction.