What Do You Fear? (Part One)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

The matter of fear is significant enough that God consigns the fearful to the Lake of Fire! Why does fear (timidity) prohibit entrance into God's Kingdom?


Change and Constancy

CGG Weekly by John W. Ritenbaugh

Change, whether we consider it good or bad, produces stress, and we tend to blame stress for the discouragement or even depression that follows change.


When Our Change Comes

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Repentance and conversion leading to transforming into Christ's image depend on change. Christianity is a force for personal change, leading to universal change.


Character and Reputation (Part One)

CGG Weekly by James Beaubelle

Obedience to God's laws brings great benefits. By living within the framework of what God has revealed, we receive the reward of developing godly character.


Ground Hog Day - Again?

Sermonette by Bill Onisick

Bill Onisick, reflecting on a theme in the 1993 movie Groundhog Day, in which a weatherman (played by Bill Murray, who gets caught in a blizzard he failed to predict, doomed to relive the same day over again until he gets it right) sees a spiritual parallel in our process of overcoming well-entrenched perennial sins. …


Resistance (Part One)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The antidote to spiritual resistance is certainty and confidence in Christ to conform us into His image—a directed movement toward Christ.


Love's Greatest Challenges

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

An irrational fear of loss prevents the development of agape love — we fear that keeping God's commandments will cause us to lose something valuable.


Resistance (Part Two): Solutions

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Moses, Jonah, David, and Gideon demonstrated resistance to God's prompts, indicating that they initially feared men more than they feared God.


Be Anxious For Nothing

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Fear and anxiety are normal human emotions. But through changing our focus from earthly to heavenly things, we can rise above the concerns, remembering Who is with us.


Elements of Motivation (Part One)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Fearing God leads to a determination not to bring shame on God's name or offending and hurting the relationship between God and us.


Letting Go (Part One)

Sermonette by Joseph B. Baity

Fearing the end of something we thoroughly know and have become emotionally attached to may be every bit as terrifying as facing the unknown.


Lamentations (Part Eight)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

As we approach the coming self-examination prior to Passover, we can apply six significant lessons taught to ancient Israel through the book of Lamentations.


Remember the Luddites!

Commentary by Joseph B. Baity

Some accept any innovation without calculating the damage it might bring to the culture, while others find it difficult to accept any technological changes.


What Do The Mentally Strong Avoid?

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Amy Morin, a psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker, compiled a list in Forbes, identifying the things mentally strong individuals don't do.