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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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

Joseph knew and recognized his brothers before they knew him, even as God knows our guiltiest secret sins that we think we have effectively hidden.


The Cunning of Satan

Sermon by Kim Myers

The process of being taken over by sin usually takes place over a lengthy period of time as we allow Satan's deceptive words to corrode our attitudes.


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.


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


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.


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.