Searching for Israel (Part Four): The Kingdom and the Key

Article by Charles Whitaker

The enigmatic symbol of the 'key of David' appears twice in Scripture. Significantly, it helps us to identify the descendants of Israel in our day.


Portrait of a King

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh observes that the world has very few monarchs, and those who do exist are merely ceremonial or figureheads. In the past, monarchs have been hereditary heads of state having political, religious, and judicial functions comparable to the president, congress, and Supreme Court all in one package. Today, God's …


Israel: Past

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Once Israel is identified prophetically, Bible prophecy opens up and God's plan becomes plain!


Preparing To Be King

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh discusses the topic of the office of kings, observing that not many functioning kings are left in the world. In Revelation 11, the office of king replete with might and power will be returned. For God's called-out ones, our tenure on this earth is intended to be preparation for this position of rulership in …


David the Prophet

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Among his many other accomplishments, King David was a significant prophet. Psalm 22, for example, is a clearly recognizable prophecy of Christ's suffering.


God Is Preparing Us For the Kingdom

Sermon by Kim Myers

Today, the church is experiencing more overwhelming trials than ever before, indicating that God is preparing His people for the end time.


Why Three Kings Are Missing From Matthew 1

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Joash, Amaziah, and Uzziah are kept out of Christ's genealogy. Although they started out well, their hearts were turned away by the end of their lives.


Feast of Tabernacles Basics

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The basics of the Feast of Tabernacles consist of a harvest image, depicting a massive number of people coming to the truth. The journey depicts a time of judgment.


The Heart of a Leader (Part One)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

Solomon was blessed in having David as his father and example of leadership. So when Solomon writes about 'the king,' he writes about a subject he knows well.


The Heart of a Leader (Part Two)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

We may not be literal shepherds like King David, but we can still have a heart like God's and develop those qualities of leadership that God can use.


Psalms: Book One (Part Five)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Book One of the Psalms, parallel with the spring season, focuses on the Messianic prophecies, revealing God's plan to redeem Israel by crushing Satan.


Government (Part Five)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Only those who are governable will ever be allowed to govern. No government (not even God's government) will work without each individual submitting in his area of responsibility. Our elder brother, Jesus Christ, qualified to rule because of his feeling of responsibility (1) to God, in submitting to Him, and (2) to man, in using …


Josiah

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Josiah may have been the most righteous of Judah's kings, having fewer foibles than David, but having equivalent leadership skills and a love of God's law.


Jabez: a Roadsign of Hope

Sermon by Mark Schindler

Jabez is a significant place marker in the lineage of David, and may be David himself. Jabez is an emblem of Christ's restoring the relationship between God and man.


Bitterness Can Kill

Sermon by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

Ahithophel serves as a poignant example that we must not permit bitterness to undermine our faith that the sovereign God is able to bring justice.


Love Thy Neighbor (Part 1)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Jesus set the bar very high when it comes to love. We no longer live for ourselves, but to Christ, who commands us to love everyone, including our enemies.