Searching for Israel (Part Four): The Kingdom and the Key

Article by Charles Whitaker

The enigmatic symbol of the 'key of David' appears twice in Scripture. Significantly, it helps us to identify the descendants of Israel in our day.


Seeking the King

Sermonette by David C. Grabbe

Christ's command to seek first the Kingdom of God is in the midst of an admonition not to worry or take anxious thought, but instead to calmly set priorities. Seeking after righteousness is not necessarily synonymous with searching, but is instead an active moving toward all possible contexts of this fulfillment, now and in the …


Jesus Christ's Trial (Part Four)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, affirming that Jesus Christ is the Source of the truth and the only way to God, claims that the truth could be arrived at by framing it both in a negation (what it is not) and affirmation (what it is), as is seen by Jesus Christ's claim to be a king. Pilate's cynical appraisal of the truth identifies him as a …


Portrait of a King

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh observes that the world has very few monarchs, and those who do exist are merely ceremonial or figureheads. In the past, monarchs have been hereditary heads of state having political, religious, and judicial functions comparable to the president, congress, and Supreme Court all in one package. Today, God's …


Behold Your King!

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Jesus' sinless and faithful life qualifies Him as King of Kings, in contrast to the kings of Israel who seriously fell short God's requirements.


The Miracles of Jesus Christ: The Coin in the Fish's Mouth

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

Jesus' miracle involving Peter finding a coin in a fish's mouth, enough to pay the Temple tax for both men, is often overlooked, yet illustrates Christ's nature.


Christ's Second Coming

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The Feast of Trumpets memorializes God's deliverance of Israel beginning with Joseph, and looks forward to Christ's return when God will deliver His people.


Preparations For Christ's Return

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Because of its intractability, the earth will require softening up through earth-shaking events before Christ's return, symbolized by the Feast of Trumpets.


Jesus' Pre-Existence

Sermon/Bible Study by Richard T. Ritenbaugh


Trumpets and Hope

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Our hope is founded on Jesus rising from the dead. If there is no resurrection, our faith is worthless; if Christ did not rise, we are still under condemnation.


Do You Recognize This Man? (Part Five)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

In Exodus 19, there are 12 parallels with Christ's dramatic return illustrated in Matthew 24. All of these events will culminate in a blast of a trumpet.


The Branch

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The Branch is a well-known Old Testament prophetic figure, identified as the Messiah by most people. Yet, is there more to it than that? What does it mean to us?


The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh focuses on the critical need for the Millennium and the means by which God will bring it about. The Millennium will come about because Christ is faithful to rescue mankind from its own stupidity, putting an end to sin and rebellion (Revelation 19:11). This great battle will be the entry into the Millennium, …


Government (Part Two)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

God is establishing a spiritual kingdom, with Christ as King, installed at the seventh trump when He will unleash the power of His Kingdom against the world.


Psalms: Book One (Part Five)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Book One of the Psalms, parallel with the spring season, focuses on the Messianic prophecies, revealing God's plan to redeem Israel by crushing Satan.


Things Which Cannot Be Shaken

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, asking whether our world was shaken by the political event last week, acknowledges that we are entering a paradigm shift as the world is going through a painful series of crises, giving us horrendous trials. Mankind, convinced by Satan, has accepted the fatal idea that it can get along without God. When faced …


Don't Give Up (2015)!

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, asking us if we have ever wanted to give up from our deluge of trials, reminds us that our predecessors have had similar sentiments. The conversion of the apostle Paul, his subsequent training, and lengthy service was not a walk in the park. His education prior to his conversion was extensive, even including …


Privileges of the Temple of God

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, acknowledging that the Feast of Tabernacles pictures Jesus Christ's role as King of kings, points out that Jesus Christ is still under the authority of God the Father, the Father of all of us. Paul uses many metaphors to illustrate our relationship to God the Father: citizens of the Kingdom, household, and …


Islam: Dark Beginnings

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

Relatively few in the Western world know the origin of Islam and the Koran, and fewer still understand the implications. What is the source of this spring?