Lowly and Riding on a Donkey?

'Prophecy Watch' by Ronny H. Graham

All four gospels include Zechariah's prophecy that Messiah would ride into Jerusalem on a donkey. This misunderstood beast has a unique symbolic meaning.


Christ Riding the Donkey

Sermonette by Ronny H. Graham

Ronny Graham, focusing on the prophecy of the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, recorded in Zechariah 9:9, and fulfilled in Matthew 21:1-7, speculates about the animal Jesus rode. Donkeys are not stupid animals, but they need to trust the individuals who ride them. The donkey is sure-footed and has a strong …


Animals in the Bible

Sermonette by Ronny H. Graham

Ronny Graham, reviewing the fifth and sixth days of Creation, when God created the sea-and land-animals, points out the symbolic traits many have come to associate with some animals: Snakes trigger fear; the sloth connotes laziness, and the ant represents industry. We are familiar with the clean and unclean distinction in …


Animals of Israel

Sermonette by Ronny H. Graham

Animals often serve to symbolically represent human traits, and Jacob referred to some of his offspring in Genesis 49 as having animal characteristics.


Lessons From the Animals

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh reminds us that mankind, created after the Godkind, has been given dominion or responsibility for the care of animal life, preserving and embellishing their environment, as God would take care of them. Our well-being is inextricably connected to our care of animals (Proverbs 12:20). By having Adam name the …


Psalm 23 (Part One)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Of all animals, sheep need the most care and are extremely vulnerable to predators, pests, and fear, leading to extremely dependent and trusting behavior.


Abraham (Part Seven)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh asserts that understanding comes through sacrifice and that our lives alternate between light (understanding) and darkness (confusion). Abraham's experiences teach us not to try to force God's will by contrivances of the flesh. When any sin or self- will is involved, the fruits of such an endeavor will be bitter …


John (Part Nineteen)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

The key to the real abundant life is to follow Christ's example of forcing His will into submission to the Father's will, even to the point of death.