Which God Do You Worship?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Everyone, it seems, worships the same God—even Jews and Muslims and others—as there are many roads to heaven, right? So the common belief runs.


Identifying Our Idols

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

We tend to ignore the possibility of idolatry in our lives. But we need to do the hard thing and examine ourselves to identify any hidden idols.


The Second Commandment

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Most people consider the second commandment to deal with making or falling down before a pagan idol, but it covers all aspects of the way we worship.


The Commandments (Part Three)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Idolatry derives from worshiping the work of our hands or thoughts rather than the true God. Whatever consumes our thoughts and behavior has become our idol.


What Is Always True About the World?

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

To guard against the world, we must be careful not to fall into idolatry, based upon limiting God to tangible objects or those things which occupy our thoughts.


The Commandments (Part Two)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Idolatry constitutes the fountainhead from which all other sins flow, all of which amplify obsessive self-centeredness and self-indulgence.


Deuteronomy and Idolatry

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

We are admonished to internalize the book of Deuteronomy in preparation for our future leadership roles.


You Can't Fix Stupid

Commentary by Clyde Finklea

The first action of Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the House of Representatives was to ban all terms related to gender and family relationships.


Making Faithful Choices (Part One)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Gideon began his life as a coward, became a conqueror, and ended a compromiser, all the while needing assurances from God to bolster his flagging faith.


Gideon's 300

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Gideon incrementally moved from a position of weakness and fear to a position of strength and valor as he increasingly started to trust in God to give victory.


Ecclesiastes Resumed (Part Twenty-Six)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

To keep us secure from the temptations of the world, we must embrace our metaphorical sister, Wisdom, keeping us focused on our relationship with God.


Halloween

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

True Christians do not celebrate Halloween. It is pagan in origin and practice and will destroy one's relationship with God. Light and darkness cannot mix.


Psalms: Book One (Part Three)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The two principle themes of Book One of the Psalms are the Torah (the instruction of God) and the Messiah (or God's Anointed).


Is Comparative Religion Forbidden?

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh uses the comments made by one individual arguing against the Philadelphia Church of God's offering a course in Comparative Religion as an example of "proof-texting." Proof-texting is the misleading practice of quoting a Scriptural passage out of context, neglecting its broader context and the import …


Sincerity and Truth (Part Three)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

We should continually live and think on the same wavelength as God does, maintaining a close relationship with Him as we continue in the sanctification process.


The Book of Daniel (Part Two)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

The circumstances surrounding Nebuchadnezzar's dream set the stage for God's revelation of His power, plan, and prophetic intentions (through His servants).


Michael Crichton and End-Time Disasters

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the literary works of Michael Crichton, a former student of science, suggests that Crichton perennially asked the questions, "Do these scientists know what they are doing?" "Are they aware of the long-term effects and potential dangers?" and "Who will ultimately …


Fatherhood and Modern Temptations

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Many fathers abdicate their leadership responsibilities, becoming addicted to workaholism, television, or even pornography. The culture teeters on destruction