Basic Doctrines: Water Baptism

Bible Study by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Baptism is one of the initial acts that a new Christian must experience. This fundamental doctrine gives the right frame of mind for continuing in God's way.


The Wonderful Ordinance of Water Baptism

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Baptism symbolizes a burial and resurrection, or the crucifixion of the carnal self. After a person realizes his ways have been wrong, he should counsel for baptism.


The Three Witnesses of Christ (Part Two)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

The presence of the Holy Spirit in a person testifies of God, not necessarily by any spoken word, but by the evidence of a changed life.


Four Views of Christ (Part 5)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Luke's gospel portrays Christ as the son of man, the high priest of man, and the savior of man, having all the feelings, compassions, and aspirations of man.


Four Views of Christ (Part 3)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The dominant emphasis of Matthew is the kingly qualities of Jesus as a descendant of the royal house of David, representing the Lion of Judah.


The Three Witnesses of Christ (Part One)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

Controversy aside, what is the true meaning of I John 5:7-8? Ironically, these verses reveal something quite opposed to 'one God existing in three Persons.'


The Lamb of God

Sermonette by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

The work of John the Baptist was to introduce his cousin, Jesus, identifying the Lamb of God. We need to emulate His lamb-like characteristics.


John (Part Four)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

The apostle John has provided at least eight separate forms of witness, establishing the veracity of Jesus Christ's identity as God in the flesh.


Baptized in the Sea

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Israel experienced a type of baptism in passing through the Red Sea on the last day of Unleavened Bread. Baptism symbolizes death, burial, and resurrection.


Born Again or Begotten? (Part Two)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

We must understand Jesus' words about being born again from a spiritual perspective. Interpreting His symbols physically obscures necessary truths.


Leadership and Covenants (Part Eleven): Signs

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Ever since the rainbow after the flood, God has been providing additional signs, particularly those that promise that He will provide a Savior and Redeemer.


Born Again (Part 4)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, countering the notion that the Bible is simple to understand, suggests that while secret things belong to God, He reveals the mysteries to the saints. Though there are mysteries to the kingdom of Heaven, they become clear once they are revealed. Because God's Word is deep, the revelation of its mysteries is a …


Matthew (Part Three)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Jesus resisted Satan with the knowledge of God, resisting appeals to vanity, using power selfishly resisting to lust of the flesh, eyes, and pride of life.


The Source of Church Characteristics (Part Two)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Jesus Christ is the architect of the church, indicating that the institution must take on the characteristics of the Builder, reflecting His character.


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.