The Elijah Syndrome (Part Two)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

God taught Elijah that He is not in excessive displays of power or showy miracles when a voice will suffice.


The Beast From the Earth and 666

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The first beast rises out of political turmoil, while the second rises out of an entrenched, worldwide religious system, totally opposed to God's laws.


What Is a False Prophet?

'Prophecy Watch' by David C. Grabbe

False prophets—including the great False Prophet of Revelation—claim to speak for God, yet reveal themselves in predictable ways. Here is what to look for.


The Two Witnesses (Part Six)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The Two Witnesses have authority from God to annihilate those who interfere with their work as well as power over weather patterns and natural elements.


The Two Witnesses (Part Five)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The olive trees in Zechariah 4:11 refer to the Two Witnesses who pour oil (spiritual instruction) into a golden bowl, supplying the churches with nourishment.


Why 153 Fish? (Part Three)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

Why did Jesus provide precisely 153 fish? Few commentaries suggest any explanation for the number, and fewer still advance a theory of any substance.


Gentle and Lowly in Heart

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins acknowledges that it is the way of the world to reward people for being ruthlessly competitive. The world's value system looks down on those who display meekness, gentleness, and lowliness of heart. The apostle Paul, who was not afraid to use power, preferred the gentleness of Christ when dealing with a vocal …


How to Be a Bad Disciple

Sermon/Bible Study by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Jesus warns of the wrong attitudes of discipleship, including self-exaltation, exclusivity, resorting to persecution or vengeance, and getting distracted.


The Failure of Miracles to Produce Righteousness

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins asserts that miracles and signs from God, while certainly generating awe and fear, seldom lead to righteousness, but more likely to continued rebellion. Jesus points out that only an adulterous generation seeks after miracles and signs. No greater period of miracles took place in history than at the time of the …


Facing Times of Stress: Fear of the Future

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, referring to the Feeding America website, suggests that many Americans are stressed about not having enough food to eat, depressed about the past and fearful about the future. The apostle Paul had to encourage Timothy about fearfulness, timidity, and anxiety, but he realized he also had an occasional deficit in …