Rebels With a Cause

'WorldWatch' by Joseph B. Baity

It is not unusual for various groups to protest, but increasingly, we are witnessing frequent, passionate, and violent demonstrations all over the world.


Unprepared

Sermonette by Joseph B. Baity

Joe Baity, reminding us that after we have left the Feast, all the events will be happy memories, cautions us against the onslaught of the normalcy bias, a wired-in response to adapt and accept worsening conditions in the world as normal. The world's churches, though traumatized and frustrated by the abortion and same-sex …


How Much Does the Snowflake Matter?

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, focusing on Proverbs 21:5, which teaches that diligence leads to plenty while haste leads to poverty, cautions that this principle applies to far more than just money and wealth, but also to the creation and maintenance of societal institutions. As one snowflake does not cause an avalanche by itself, wisdom …


Peace With God

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins observes that as long as humans have an insatiable lust for power and control, there will never be peace on earth. Sectarian violence and parochial wrangling will perpetuate violence and struggle. God has initiated the process of destroying the enmity between God and man, and between man and man (i.e. Jew and …


Is All Fair in Love and War?

Article by David F. Maas

God gives us a great deal of freedom under His law, but do we have the authority to bend or break the rules under extenuating circumstances?


Count Your Blessings

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, acknowledging that we live in a changing, uncertain world, reminds us that human nature dislikes and resists change. The blatantly evil changes brought about by secular progressive legislation and federal judges declaring that sin is righteousness and righteousness is sin threaten to upend even the most …


Dealing With Change (Part Three)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

How we react to trials and change demonstrates what our foundation is. Agitation, anxiety, or pessimism indicate that we are not doing God's sayings in some area.


A Portable Peace

Article by David F. Maas

Peace is less of an external situation than an internal state. We can create this state by occasionally getting away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.


The Ambiguous Mind

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

We cannot vacillate between allegiance to the world's standards and God's perfect standards. As one asks for wisdom, one must relinquish doubt.


Foam

Sermonette by Ronny H. Graham

In Scripture, foam is usually accompanied by a state of agitation, as in hurricanes, angry waves of the sea, nations being torn asunder, or demonic influence.


Double Minded

Sermonette by James Beaubelle

Halting between two opinions stalls a person's spiritual growth and degrades peace and joy, causing him to drift toward despair as trials and arise.


Amos (Part Thirteen)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

The people to whom Amos writes have the mistaken assumption that because they have made the covenant with God, they can bask in a kind of divine favoritism.