Solomon's glorious Temple must have been a sight to behold. God's church, however, is His Temple now—and each of us living stones in it. Several analogies are drawn between the construction of the First Temple and our preparation for God's Kingdom.
The term house can mean structure, family, kingdom, or church of God. The instruction to us personally is to not leave the church or fellowship of faith.
For Passover, Israel was commanded not to go out of their houses. This is also a warning to Christians when we understand the implications of the word 'house'.
As part of Christ's body or household, we have a responsibility to stay attached to the spiritual organism and to respond to the head.
Faithfulness is living continually by faith, acting even though doing so may cost us. Love is not primarily a feeling, but faithfulness in applying God's Word.
The Bible contains many, many symbols that refer to the church. Included in this study are the symbols of the Temple and Tabernacle, the human body and trees.
People may talk a lot about character, but finding a person or a company with integrity is a tall order. Integrity is vital for character growth.
John Ritenbaugh, asking us about our preparedness as we made plans for the Feast of Tabernacles, asks us if we plan ahead when we understand God's purpose for the feast. All of us planned, anticipating needs, imitating this cardinal godly trait of our heavenly father. Preparations are made in everything we envision. Life is …
John Ritenbaugh, after going through the history of Israel's incremental rejection of God's authority and putting themselves under the yoke of Satan's political system, asserts that God is establishing a spiritual kingdom from the dynasty of David, having Christ at the head installed beginning with the seventh trump when He will …
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on John 1 and John 3, indicated that both John and Jesus spoke on topics that evidently opened new vistas of understanding (clashing with established tradition), even though the teaching was well established in the culture. Baptism and being born again were already understood, but the traditions had …