How Did Judas Iscariot Die (Matthew 27:5; Acts 1:18)?

Bible Questions & Answers

At first glance, Matthew 27:5 and Acts 1:18 seem to contradict. After betraying Christ, did Judas Iscariot hang himself, or just swell up and burst open?


Footwashing

Bible Study by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Footwashing is the initial part of the Passover ceremony. Why did Christ institute it? What is its purpose?


The Miracles of Jesus Christ: Two Demon-Possessed Men Healed (Part One)

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

The story of two demoniacs at Gadara reveals how demons exercise their powers, and shows the difference between demon influence and demon possession.


Conspiracy Theory (Part Two)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

Conspiracies are characterized by two or more people who fear loss of status or power, believing that they are justified to remove the perceived threat.


Dan Brown's Thirty Pieces of Silver

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

The Word of God requires more than most people are willing to give up. It is easier to find a new way of looking at things than to submit to truth.


Matthew (Part Twenty-Three)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

The apostles' inability to drive out the demon teaches that faith is not a constant factor; it will deteriorate if it not exercised through prayer and fasting.


Jesus' Sufferings on Passover

CGG Weekly by Ronny H. Graham

The sequence of events that took place on Passover, from Jesus' arrest through His death, was orchestrated so we could appreciate what God did for us.


Two Contrary Visions

Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

God has a vision for us, a vision He has been planning from the foundation of creation, an awesome plan to bring us into His very family, giving us His mind.


No Private Interpretation

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Peter warns that prophecy is not 'of any private interpretation,' yet speculation runs rampant. Misguided speculation even led to Christ's betrayal and death!


Anticipating the Enemy

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

We become vulnerable to Satan when we allow pride to consume us, cozy up to false doctrine, toy with the paranormal, or let down in prayer and Bible study


Matthew (Part Thirty-One)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

The emotions Jesus felt were real, experiencing every agony, fear, anguish, disappointment, terror and temptation we all experience, yet without sin.


How God Deals With Conscience (Part Five)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reiterating that Joseph is a type of Jesus Christ, moves to the climactic point of the narrative in Genesis 45, in which Joseph reveals himself to his brothers. Joseph knew and recognized his brothers before they knew him. God knows our guiltiest secret sins which we think we have effectively hid. All things are …


Repentance: The Genuine Article (Part Two)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

True repentance involves pain, particularly emotional pain. To repent is wrenching to the psyche. It really hurts because it is difficult to do.


Being Alert to Our Enemy

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Like the cycles of the seasons, the events of prophecy follow natural progressions. God has given ample warnings to His prophets to prepare His people.


Imagination

Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

Satan works on us through our imagination; he broadcasts images to our minds. To counter this, we must resist him, practice humility and draw close to God.


Repentance and Righteousness (Part 1)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Nothing happens in our lives (including repentance) until God initiates it. A change of heart, by God's Holy Spirit, results in a total change of direction.


John (Part Twenty-One)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

The humble attitude exemplified by Jesus in footwashing shows the mind of God. God expects us to follow Christ's example of loving others, flaws and all.


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.


Conspiracy Theory (Part Three)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

From the beginning, Satan has attempted to influence heads of nations and religious organizations. We need to be aware that he will attack again and again.