Acts (Part Twenty-Six)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh


Lamentations (Part One; 1989)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh gives us empathy for the apostle Paul, graphically portraying his physical hardships involving more than 6,500 miles of perilous foot- and sea-travel. Through the eyes of various secular, contemporary histories, we vicariously experience his difficulties working his trade, problems with lawless communities, …


Acts (Part Eighteen)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh


Acts (Part Twenty-Seven)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh


Acts (Part Twenty-Three)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Paul established his identity and credentials as a Jew in order to build a foundation from which to provide a logical defense of his 'apostasy'.


Acts (Part Nineteen)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Paul encountered persecution but also saw his work bear fruit. He was driven from the synagogue, but paradoxically won over its leader, Crispus.


Acts (Part Twenty-Two)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Paul's insistence that a relationship with God could not be established by keeping the law did not lead to the conclusion that the law had been done away.


Acts (Part Thirteen)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

In Acts 13, the false prophet Elymas is cursed with blindness, providing the witness prompting the Proconsul Sergius Paulus to become converted.


Acts (Part Twenty)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Paul's success at promoting the Way started to undermine the prosperity of vendors promoting the worship of Diana, leading to a riotous assembly in her temple.


Acts (Part Seventeen)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Paul, by circumcising Timothy, demonstrates a reluctance to flaunt his religious liberty, preferring instead to exercise cautious conservative expediency.


Facing Times of Stress: When God is Silent (Part Four)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Paul demonstrated inner peace during turmoil, showing consistency in times of instability and faith in God during persecution, fulfilling the role God gave him.


Acts (Part Twenty-One)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

The phrase 'first day of the week' is used 8 times in scripture, but none does away with the Sabbath nor establishes Sunday as the 'Lords Day.'


Ingratitude

Article by Mark Schindler

Some of us cannot seem to realize a blessing if it slaps us across the face! Ingratitude can hold us back in our relationship with God.


Acts (Part Twelve)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Paul and Barnabas developed the church in the cosmopolitan city of Antioch, the location from where the term 'Christian' originated.


Themes of I Corinthians (Part 1)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Corinth was at the crossroads of trade routes, abounding in religious syncretism. Paul's letter to the Corinthians instructs us how to live in a wicked society.


Where Did The Original Apostles Go?

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

The Scriptures are largely silent about the exploits of the apostles other than Paul. We have only general comments concerning their spheres of activities.


Philippians (Part One)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Paul expresses joy and camaraderie more with the congregation at Philippi than any other, appreciating their selflessness, generosity, and sacrifice.


Facing Times of Stress: When God Is Silent (Part Three)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Acts 27 teaches that we must distinguish among several types of suffering. Regardless of the type of suffering, we must remember that God will deliver us.


Don't Give Up (2015)!

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Have you ever wanted to just give up? Have trials weighed you down to the point of despair? Is old age sapping the strength and determination?


Lydia

Sermonette by Ted E. Bowling

Ted Bowling, focusing on a woman known for her hospitality (Acts 16:13-16), reveals that she was evidently a wealthy woman, probably a widow, who used her business acumen to trade in costly royal or imperial purple dye extracted from the glands of shellfish. She had a large house with children and servants, capable of hosting a …


Think on These Things

Sermon by Mark Schindler

The epistle of Philippians contains some valuable advice to God's people today, having suffered some grievous trials which have bonded them together.