The Miracles of Jesus Christ: Feeding the Five Thousand (Part Two)

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

The feeding of the 5,000 tells us far more than that Jesus was a miracle-worker. It also reveals Christ's compassion on those who hunger, plus His ability to teach.


The Miracles of Jesus Christ: Feeding the Five Thousand (Part One)

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

Christ's miracle of feeding the 5,000 is the only miracle that all four gospels record. Jesus used the circumstances to teach His disciples lessons for after His death.


The Miracles of Jesus Christ: Feeding the Four Thousand

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

Christ's miracle of feeding the 4,000 may appear to be the same as His feeding of the 5,000, but there are too many differences—including different lessons.


Before Honor Is Humility: The Story of Andrew

Article by Martin G. Collins

The apostle Andrew is a sterling example of humble service. Through Scripture contains only a little about him, his character should encourage us all.


The Miracles of Jesus Christ: Walking on the Water (Part One)

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

Jesus' walking on the water of the Sea of Galilee may be the best-known of His astounding miracles. Martin Collins examines both the miracle and the context, showing that this incident and Jesus' calming words to the disciples unmistakably declared to them just who Jesus really was.


John (Part 11)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

The storm on the Sea of Galilee instructs us that when we are in a trial and getting nowhere, if we invite Christ into the situation, we will have peace.


Matthew (Part 3)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh reiterates that Jesus was baptized, not because He had committed any sin, but in order to fulfill God's Commandments of righteousness. Baptism is used symbolically to represent one's total commitment. Perhaps if people knew what was required, there would be fewer baptisms. Every thought, every attitude, every …


Matthew (Part 19)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh explains the context in which a tenant farmer would find a buried treasure after the original inhabitant had meticulously hid it fleeing from an invading army. Our calling resembles this parable and the Parable of the Pearl of great price; we seemingly stumble upon it accidentally and intuitively realize its …


Our Part in the Sanctification Process (Part One)

Sermon by David F. Maas

Misguided theologians have tried to create a false dichotomy between grace and works. We do works of obedience to build character, not to earn salvation.


The Prayers of Jesus

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh maintains that as a craftsman could not function without the tools of his trade, a Christian cannot function without spiritual tools or a spiritual instructional manual. We have to learn to use the spiritual tools God has given us, including prayer We need to look to Christ's example to learn how to pray …


John (Part 10)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

When God removes an infirmity or gives a blessing, He also gives a responsibility to follow through, using the blessing to overcome and glorify God.


What Does God Really Want? (Part 3)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, using the term "malignant narcissism" (from M. Scott Peck's book "People Of The Lie") to describe the blind Laodicean pride which denies our inherent sinfulness and imperfection by means of clever self-decptive quibbling and equivocation. Accepting one of the most pernicious gifts of …


Matthew (Part 20)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh


Remaining Unleavened

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh reflects on the second law of thermodynamics which, emphasizes that, as energy is transformed to other forms, it degenerates into a more disordered state, wearing down into entropy, chaos and disorder—exactly the opposite of the Spiritual creation which transforms us into a more perfect state. As God …


Faith versus Doubtful Things

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Faith falters when our attention moves to ourselves. God periodically allows storms to test our faith. We are driven back to God when there is nowhere else to turn.


Was Jesus a Vegetarian?

Sermonette by Mike Ford

Mike Ford posits that we today live metaphorically in an Alice in Wonderland, down-the-rabbit-hole world, where up is down, down is up, good is bad, and bad is good. Consider the scholastically ludicrous Scriptural exegeses claiming Christ to be a vegetarian, often based on the abstraction that He was compassionate. Such …


How Much Money Does God Need?

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

Men discovered long ago that religion can be big business. ...