Do We Want to Catch 'Olympic Fever'?

Article by Staff

Are the Olympics the pure sporting events they are purported to be? This article shows that the Olympic Games have their roots in religion!


Misconceptions and Malarkey About the Holy Spirit (Part One)

'Ready Answer' by David F. Maas

Most of Christianity believes in the Trinity, but a slim minority holds to a much older belief, one that hearkens back to the earliest Christians.


Letters to Seven Churches (Part Four): Pergamos

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Cultural compromise, such as found in Pergamos, brings judgment from Jesus. To those who refuse to compromise their convictions, Christ promises eternal life.


Esther (Part One)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

In post-exilic times in Persia, God used concealed Jews (exampled by Mordecai and Esther) to ascend to levels of prominence on behalf of their people.


Deuteronomy and Idolatry

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

We are admonished to internalize the book of Deuteronomy in preparation for our future leadership roles.


The Great Flood (Part Four)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Genesis 6 reflects a distortion of marriage. One improbable explanation of the "sons of God" is that angelic beings cohabited with human beings.


The Covenants, Grace, and Law (Part Twenty-Three)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

In Colossians 2:16 and Galatians 4:9-10, Paul was warning against mixing Gnostic asceticism and pagan customs with the keeping of God's Sabbath and Holy Days.


Letters to Seven Churches (Part Six): Sardis

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The letter to the church in Sardis reads like an obituary, warning us who are alive but lacking zeal to repent and become serious about our calling.


Acts (Part Fourteen)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

The people of Lystra and Derbe mistake Paul for Hermes and Barnabas for Zeus. When Paul convinces the crowds that he and Barnabas are not gods, they are rejected.


Wilderness Wandering (Part Five)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the analogy or metaphor of wilderness wanderings, focuses on the role of suffering or persecution (pressure) in perfecting the saints. God the Father perfected Jesus Christ (our Elder Brother, High Priest, and Mediator) through suffering. Likewise, God the Father has determined that His called-out …


Magic Doesn't Work (Part Three)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Magic is always used as some kind of weapon, but not to build or develop moral strength or character. God chooses a life-long process of sanctification.


Extremes of Idolatry: Graven Images and Sacred Names

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Some stretch the second commandment to condemn the use of all paintings, photographs, and sculptures. Others claim only Hebrew names for God can be used.


'Arguments Over Words'

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Arguments over words can get a teacher into great trouble and actually lead him away from the doctrine of Jesus Christ.


Nebuchadnezzar's Image (Part Three): 'Belly and Thighs of Bronze'

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

After Alexander's death, his generals carved out kingdoms of their own. From the resultant wars, two major powers emerged: Ptolemaic Egypt and Seleucid Syria.