Individualism and Unity

CGG Weekly

Rather than establishing the differences we possess, God requires individuals to strengthen and grow in our similarities that He establishes as desirable.


Corporate Faith

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Corporate faith requires that we lay aside our individualism and join our brethren doing God's work.


America First?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

We may be proud to be Americans, but the problem today is that we are often prouder to be something else. It does not matter what the 'something else' is.


The Church, One Body

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God's call to learn from the ant does not teach us to yield to a hierarchical system, but to participate in a community with the goal of edification.


It Takes a Church

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

As Christians, we need to form warm, productive, quality relationships with our brethren, actively ministering to the needs of one another.


Unity (Part 8): Ephesians 4 (E)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The group that one fellowships with is less important than the understanding that there is one true church, bound by a spiritual, not a physical unity.


What Makes Generation "Me" Tick?

Commentary by David F. Maas

Over the past six decades (from the Boomer Generation to the Millennial generation), individuals have grown more narcissistic, entitled and miserable.


Loyalty to the Body

Sermonette by David C. Grabbe

When we consider the value of our calling, we must look at Paul's warning about discerning the Body more soberly, maintaining our loyalty to the Body.


Mightier Than the Sword (Part Four)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, citing a statement made by FDR to his son-in-law that nothing happens in Washington that isn't planned, assures us that NOTHING escapes God's observation and that God's ultimate sovereignty guarantees that nothing occurs in history that hasn't been under God's control. What is now, and what has always happened …


Human Will

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God's children should never emulate the self-willed attitude Frank Sinatra's song "My Way" glorifies. Human nature and godly character are polar opposites.


Much Greater Than Ourselves

Sermonette by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, maintaining that American culture prides itself on rugged individualism and independence, cautions that in spiritual matters, dependence upon God gives us the resolve, firmness, and tenacity for our spiritual journey. None of the heroes or heroines of faith faced their challenges by themselves, but were aware of …


The Unique Greatness of Our God (Part Four)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The Bible tells us that, far from being the unconcerned and inattentive Creator that the Deists envisioned, God is intimately involved in His universe.


Trends in Global Religion

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The world is not very unified religiously, is it? What does this mean for the fulfillment of Bible prophecy? Could this mean we still have a long time to wait?


Unity (Part 7): Ephesians 4 (D)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Because of our lack of self-discipline and willingness to guard the truth, we have allowed our theological base to deteriorate under the persuasion of the world.


The Cultural Moral Norm

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reporting the findings of a recent Barna Poll, reveals that many Americans (especially the Millennials) have rejected the concept of moral absolutes and have embraced the treacherous notion that truth is relative, totally a matter of personal experience and cultural preference, similar to the state of affairs in …


Titus (Part Four): Traits of a Healthy Church

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Titus 2 gives specific instructions to senior members of the congregation, followed by instructions to the youth, explaining their responsibilities.


Eating Out on the Sabbath

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

In the gray areas of applying God's Law, extending mercy and easing of burdens trumps legalism and hairsplitting.


Faith, Government, and the Calendar (Part Four)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The calculated Hebrew calendar reflects God's faithfulness in providing His children a reliable calendar. Concocting one's own calendar is presumptuous.


Cultural Paradigms in Scripture

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Paul had the capability of seeing the truth from several different cultural paradigms, namely from honor-shame, power-fear, and innocence-guilt continuums.


The Zeitgeist of Suicide (Part Four): A Soup Tureen of Trouble

'Prophecy Watch' by Charles Whitaker (1944-2021)

With populations around the world in decline, how will governments and businesses maintain the present standard of living?


The Fruit of the Spirit: Love

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Love is the first of the fruit of the Spirit, the one trait of God that exemplifies His character. Here is how the Bible defines what love is and what love does.