What's Wrong with Leadership Today?

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

For those aspiring to leadership in God's Kingdom, greatness comes from humbly serving others, not arrogantly ruling over them like gentile rulers.


Leadership and Covenants (Part Two)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

We must learn the lessons of godly leadership now because our positions in the Kingdom will require their use. Society demonstrates a lack of personal leadership.


Leadership and Covenants (Part Three)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

God is putting us through exercises to create leaders in His image. His covenants are a primary tool in this process.


Leadership and Covenants (Part Fifteen)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The quality of leadership affects the morality and well-being of a nation, and the quality of family leadership trickles up to civic and governmental leadership.


Principles of Church Leadership

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

A major responsibility for the fracturing of the WCG rested with the leadership, based on a philosophy of authoritarianism Christ warned against.


Leadership and the Covenants (Part One)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

We qualify to lead by internalizing the covenants, not only believing God, but doing what He says, realizing that the covenants are not complicated.


Leadership and Covenants (Part Nine)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

God's decision to destroy the earth and humankind by a flood was ultimately an act of great love, stopping mankind before his heart became incorrigible.


Leadership and the Covenants (Part Three)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

We are being trained to become leaders, but before we can lead, we must be able to carry out responsibilities, conforming to God's leadership and covenants.


Leadership and the Covenants (Part Twelve)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The first use of the word 'grace' in Scripture is in context with the rescuing of Noah, a preacher of righteousness from the line of Seth.


Leadership and Covenants (Part Twenty-Two)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Much of Protestantism misconstrues the significance of the New Covenant as a 'free pass into Heaven' without paying attention to the Law within the Covenant.


Leaders With Character

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God is the ultimate source for the true answer to whether character matters in leadership, and we can determine His answer by asking just a few questions.


Josiah

Article by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

Josiah, king of Judah in the late 7th century BC, may have been Judah's best king. His example teaches several points regarding leadership.


The Heart of a Leader (Part Three)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

David's judgment on behalf of poor Mephibosheth shows the lovingkindness that was at his core, and we can catch a glimpse of the heart that was like God's.


The Heart of a Leader (Part Two)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

We may not be literal shepherds like King David, but we can still have a heart like God's and develop those qualities of leadership that God can use.


The Heart of a Leader (Part One)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

Solomon was blessed in having David as his father and example of leadership. So when Solomon writes about 'the king,' he writes about a subject he knows well.


One Moment in Time

Sermonette by Bill Onisick

Christ's followers should be caring shepherds, invested in the success of the flock they serve, cheering them on and rallying them to perform at their best.


Advice to Kings

Sermonette by Ted E. Bowling

Deuteronomy is so important that God commands it to be read every seven years. Internalizing it ensures the humility required to become a servant leader.


Lessons from the Geese

Article by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

Many people may have seen "Lessons from the Geese" in a business setting, but these lessons from the creation likewise apply to the church. Here's how.


Don't Be a Politician

Sermon by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

Jesus proved that one cannot become a leader through political intrigue, but by assuming the position of a humble servant. God sets Himself against the proud.


What Type of Leader Are You?

Sermonette by Ted E. Bowling

Jesus Christ did not teach the pyramid model of leadership, where successive levels of leaders provide direction to those in the lesser ranks. He served.


Moses, Servant of God

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Moses sacrificed great worldly honor to become a servant of God, demonstrating real servant leadership. God praises Moses for his faithfulness and meekness.


Another Look at Footwashing

Article by Bill Keesee (1935-2010)

Many consider the footwashing at Passover merely as a ritual to remind us of the need to serve one another. But it teaches another godly attribute: forgiveness.


Truth and God's Governance (Part Two)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

The best human leaders are those who recognize that they are not the ones running things. Exceptional leaders submit to the reality of God's sovereignty.


Jehoshaphat

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

After several catastrophes, Jehoshaphat finally became convinced that any decision without God in the picture is patently stupid.


Deuteronomy (Part 4)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

If we learn to fear and love God, loyalty, faithfulness and commandment-keeping will naturally follow, and we will instinctively hasten to depart from evil.


We Will Serve the Lord!

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Joshua's deeds were demonstrations of God's power. Joshua charged the leaders to remain courageous, love God and His Law, and serving Him with all their heart and soul.


The Household of God and Loyalty

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

The ultimate shame for a covenant people is to be found disloyal. God will be faithful to His purpose for humankind and will pursue it to its glorious end.


Government (Part Five)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Only those who are governable will be allowed to govern with God. No government will work without each individual submitting in his area of responsibility.


The Church Family - Convinced and Persuaded

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins suggests that pessimism or cynicism in the leadership or government of God is faithlessness. In the context of church authority, the emphasis is on persuasion not compulsion. We obey because we are convinced from the heart?conversion?rather than from a blind sense of duty. Church government should reflect God's …


Deuteronomy (Part 3)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh warns that the choices we make on a day to day basis determine long term spiritual consequences. Our goal shouldn't merely be to become saved, but to finish the spiritual journey God has prepared for us, developing the leadership helping those who follow us. Like our forebears in ancient Israel, modern …


Government (Part Seven)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The authority in the ministry is a 'staff position,' given by God, as a gift for equipping the saints for service and for edifying the body of Christ.


A Leader in Every Man!

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, citing Dennis Prager's Town Hall article, Is America Still Making Men?, suggests that there is a profound dearth of real masculine leadership today, as young men seem to be protracting their pubescence, preferring to remain boys with no responsibilities than to embrace leadership roles. When boys fail to grow …


Faithful Stephen

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reflecting on an administrative decision about care of the widows in the early Church (mentioned in Acts 6:1), suggests that dual languages and dual cultures (Greek and Hebrew) led to at a perceived "double standard" in the way welfare was distributed to Jewish and Hellenistic widows. The solution was …


Loyalty and Submission (Part 1)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

In marriage, loyalty, trust and subjection are demanded of both partners. If we are not loyal to God and life, we are automatically subject to Satan and death.


Preventing the Warfare State

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Satan has taught mankind the craft of war between nations, within families, in politics, and in sports. We must resist being dragged into partisan battles.


Unity (Part 1): God and HWA

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

A major cause in the splitting of the church has been the wholesale rejection of the doctrines Herbert Armstrong, under God's inspiration, restored.


Character Matters

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on President Clinton's lack of moral character (and the foolish double-mindedness of the people who twice put him in office), reflects that in God's kingdom only those who have God's approval, those who have developed iron-clad character will be qualified to rule. Americans unfortunately have …


Understanding Unity

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

We must separate ourselves from the world, sacrificing ourselves to God's purpose to become at one with God, waiting for Him to unify us to others.