Prophecy's Place

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Yes, we should know the Bible's prophecies and watching world events. But none of these things should be done at the expense of doctrine and Christian living.


Prophecy's Place

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Studying prophecy is good, but doctrine and Christian living are far more necessary and helpful to our practicing and growing in God's way of life now.


The Duality of Prophecy

'Prophecy Watch' by Earl L. Henn (1934-1997)

If we really want to understand prophecy, we must understand that many prophecies have a type and an antitype, a former fulfillment and a latter one.


Prophecy and the Sixth-Century Axial Period

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Prophecy has many purposes, but it is never intended to open the future to mere curiosity. Its higher purpose is to give guidance to the heirs of salvation.


Symbolism, Types, and Prophecies

Sermonette by John W. Ritenbaugh

We must be careful about applying a biblical symbol to prophetic events too rigidly. The term 'Zion' may apply to the church, but not all the time.


The Purpose of Prophecy

CGG Weekly by Mike Fuhrer

God sent prophets to do one thing: to tell His people to return to keeping His commandments. While some foretold events, all of them preached obedience.


Why Study Prophecy?

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

We study prophecy to know the general outline of future events, be prepared for the next significant event, and understand God's will and His character.


Prophets and Prophecy (Part 1)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

A prophet is one who speaks for God, expressing His will in words and sometimes signs. Standing outside the system, he proclaims God's purpose, including repentance.


The Teaching of Jesus and Prophecy

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The teaching of Jesus is the key to Revelation. The Olivet Prophecy (the testimony of Jesus) in Matthew 24 unlocks the meaning of the seals in Revelation.


The First Prophecy (Part One)

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Genesis is a book of beginnings, and in that theme, it also contains the first prophecy. Part of it is God's curse on the serpent in Genesis 3:14-15.


Matthew 24:34: 'This Generation'

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Preterists hang their entire philosophy on the interpretation (or misinterpretation) of 'this generation' in Matthew 24:34. Here is what it means.


Fast-Forwarding the Tape

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by David F. Maas

People cannot live without hope. To cope with trials, we should metaphorically fast-forward the tape to what comes later.


The End Is Not Yet

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God's people do a disservice to the cause of truth when they allow the media-hype to trigger a false hope about Jesus Christ's return being imminent.


The Beast and Babylon (Part Three): Who Is the Woman?

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Is the Woman depicted in Revelation 12 the church, as the church has dogmatically taught? Or is she another prophetic entity that is active today?


Don't Lose Your Focus!

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Paul urged that we get our focus more balanced, emphasizing love over prophetic correctness, not remaining indifferent to what Christ deemed important.


What Is Joel 2 Really About?

'Prophecy Watch' by Mike Fuhrer

It is easy to misunderstand the literal meaning of the prophecy of Joel 2, in which God's army sweeps across the countryside and into the city.


The Two Witnesses (Part One)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God wants us to recognize prophecies as they occur or shortly afterward. To cling to an interpretation before the events happen leads to missing vital details.


The Seventh Trumpet

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The Feast of Trumpets is a memorial of blowing of trumpets, symbolizing the Day of the Lord, the real war to end all wars, when Christ will subdue the earth.


No Private Interpretation

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Peter warns that prophecy is not 'of any private interpretation,' yet speculation runs rampant. Misguided speculation even led to Christ's betrayal and death!


Letters to Seven Churches (Part One): Introduction

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

We must keep the spiritual lessons of the letters, not just figure out prophecies. There are several ways to view them, but the most important is personally.


To Watch and Keep

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker

Is prophecy merely to enlighten us about the future? On the contrary, God's spiritual purposes for prophecy concern the subjects of warning and keeping.


Is Any Time Right for You?

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reflecting that the first thing a human being asks when waking up from a nap, "What time is it?" indicates that people process the significance of time differently, depending the time and place they were born. To senior citizens events which seem like ancient history to teenagers seem like the here and …


Focus

Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

Though Christ has warned us to be aware of the times, we need to be more alert to how we are living. End-time events should lead us to repentance.


The Book of Joel (Part One)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

When Joel describes the devastating locust plagues, instead of promising a silver lining on a very black cloud, he says things are going to get intensely worse.


Shrugging Off Scoffers (Part One)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Peter warns of scoffers in the church, apostate tares, devoid of God's spirit, ridiculing the doctrine that Christ would return or doctrines of judgment.


Revelation 2-3 and Works

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The letters in Revelation 2 and 3 are for the end times, shortly before Christ's return. Each emphasizes repentance, overcoming, and judgment according to works.


Stand Firm in the Truth

Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

In this time of sharp religious confusion, it is good to hunker down in our spiritual foxhole until the deadly volleys of heretical shrapnel have ceased.


Death, or Not A Hair of Your Head?

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Our challenge in the wake of the terrible things we witness now is to retain confidence that God is in control, even though our faith will be sorely tested.