Freedom, Liberty, and Bondage

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Grace places limits on our freedom, training us for the Kingdom of God. Our behavior must be clearly distinguishable from the non-believers in society.


The Spirit of Bondage

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

God did not give us a spirit of fear or bondage. Faith is the antidote to a spirit of slavish cowardice and timidity, the opposite of boldness from the Holy Spirit.


What We Can Learn from Booths

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God intends for us to learn daily lessons from living in booths during the Feast of Tabernacles, a joyous time after the harvest has been taken in.


The Shemitah: God's Year of Release

Sermonette by David C. Grabbe

For those who ardently keep God's Laws, the year of release (Deuteronomy 15:1-2), the land Sabbath, and the subsequent Jubilee, with the cancelation of debts and freedom from indentured (slavery) servitude, are joyous blessings, but for those who ignore or reject these laws the Shemitah presents itself as a grave curse—a …


The Year of Release

Sermonette by John W. Ritenbaugh

The land Sabbath is a type of the weekly Sabbath, wherein the land is given time to regenerate, and all debts (and grudges) are forgiven and slaves set free.


Responsibilities of Real Liberty

Sermonette by Mark Schindler

A piece of paper, such as Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, does not really set people free, especially from the slavery of human nature.


How Does God Help Us? (Part 1)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Jesus explains that the truth is the only thing that will set us free. A major player in our lives or spiritual journey is the truth and how we use it.


Liberty and Justice for All

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

God has freed us from the bondage of sin, the breaking of His law. Liberty comes only from obeying God and accepting the positive yoke of Jesus Christ.


Freedom and Unleavened Bread

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Christian freedom has nothing to do with location or circumstance but how we think. By imbibing on God's Word, we will incrementally displace our carnality.


Liberty or Independence?

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

The approach of 'I want it my way' begins with license but then leads to chaos, and eventually the loss of liberty.


Growing Into Liberty

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Our emancipation from sin does not automatically remove our acquired spiritual shackles. We must grow out of the slave mentality into liberty and freedom.


The Night to be Much Observed

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The Night Much to be Observed is a memorial of the covenant with Abraham, and God's watchfulness in delivering ancient Israel as well as spiritual Israel.


Grace, Unleavened Bread, and the Holy Spirit

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

We eat unleavened bread because of what God has done, not what we have done. Eating unleavened bread symbolizes following God and displacing sin.


Redeemed, But Waiting for Redemption

Sermonette by David C. Grabbe

Redemption is a continual spiritual process not completed until the end of the sanctification process. Passover commemorates what Christ's death set in motion.


The Commandments (Part Six)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

God gave the Sabbath to His people so they can know Him intimately. Idolatry, scattering, and captivity are the natural consequences of Sabbath-breaking.


The Need to Escape and Be Rescued

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Martin G. Collins

We can experience escape and rescue by exercising reverence and godly fear. One of the most dangerous forms of enslavement consists of our own carnal lusts.


Unleavened Bread and the Holy Spirit (Part Two)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Our exodus from the bondage of sin begins and ends with God. He commanded Israel to mark their escape with unleavened bread because of what He did.


The Elements of Motivation (Part Four): Obligation

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Understanding our obligation to Christ leads to a deeply held loyalty to Him. Our redemption should make us strive to please Him in every facet of life.


Unleavened Bread and Pentecost

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Unleavened bread serves as a memorial of God's deliverance from the bondage of sin. We must realize that our part of the salvation process is to follow God.


Why We Observe Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

We keep Unleavened Bread because of what God did to bring us out of sin (typified by Egypt). While God compels us to make choices, He is with us all the way.


John (Part Fifteen)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

As long as we are slaves of sin and following the dictates of our lusts, we have no free moral agency. God liberates us from sin so we are free to obey Him.