A City on a Hill (Part One)

CGG Weekly by John Reiss

The eyes of the world are on those who seek to be God's servants. Consider these stories of people whose inspiring examples serve as witnesses to God's character.


Patriotism, the Summer Soldier, and Our Times (Part One)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Jesus Christ was not a sunshine patriot, but sacrificed everything He had for the sake of God's people and the Kingdom of God—His holy nation.


What Does It Take to Be a Hero? (Part One)

CGG Weekly by Ronny H. Graham

We often look to those who catch a ball, belt out a song, or play a part well. They may be skillful, but were they truly heroic? What does it take to be a hero?


No Greater Love

'Ready Answer' by Staff

Christ says that we can show no greater love than in sacrificing our lives. We must come to the point where we are doing this daily, yet how do we do this?


What Does It Take to Be a Hero?

Sermonette by Ronny H. Graham

God has chosen the weak and base things of the world, yet we can still sacrifice our personal concerns for the greater good just as our Savior did.


Stephen and the New Deal

Article by Staff

Over the centuries, God has been disappointed by mankind over and over again. One man who did not disappoint was the deacon Stephen. Find out why he was so special.


Friends of the Friendless (Part Two)

CGG Weekly by John Reiss

True worship of God is more than just not sinning but also visiting the widows and the fatherless. These categories represent all who are weak and lack support.


Altruism

CGG Weekly by John Reiss

God's way of giving is true altruism, and while we will never attain to such a perfect standard, He exhorts us to develop this characteristic.


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.


A City on a Hill (Part Two)

CGG Weekly by John Reiss

We may never be featured in a museum, receive a Medal of Honor, or be the subject of a movie, but we can still be outstanding examples with our own lives.


An Unequal Comparison

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

While the sacrifice in life or limb is commendable and worthy of honor, to compare it with Christ's work on the stake trivializes Christ's sacrifice.


It Takes a Church

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, citing the African Proverb, 'It takes a village' asserts that this principle more aptly applies to the church, specifically designed to serve as a support for those in need. In this era of 'going it alone' or 'cocooning,' we as a people like to be self-sufficient without any support from others. Consequently …


Knowing Christ (Part 3)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

In taking undue attention off the self, sacrifice (as an act and as a way of life) creates peace, prosperity, cooperation, and most of all, character.


Patriotism, the Summer Soldier, and Our Times (Part Two)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

In terms of patriotism to God's Kingdom, Jesus set the standard higher than anyone else, sacrificing His life for everyone, even before the Father called them.


Who is Your Superhero?

Sermonette by Ted E. Bowling

When difficult times afflicted America, Marvel Comics tapped into the peoples' desire for justice, providing them with heroes that are counterfeits of Christ.


Eternal Servant Leadership

Sermon by Mark Schindler

Our responsibility should be to learn to serve rather than to emulate the pompous gentile leaders who love to domineer over their subjects.


By This Shall All Men Know You

Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

A native practice involves leaving a young man on a remote island with only a bow and arrows until he learns to become a man, and God does something similar.


Elements of Motivation (Part Seven)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Eternal life, emphasizing a special intimate relationship with God the Father and Christ, is vastly different from immortality, connoting only endless existence.


Offerings (Part Five)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

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Preparing to Be a Priest

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The primary function of a priest is to assist people in accessing God so that there can be unity with God. A priest is a bridge-builder between man and God.


The Priesthood of God (Part Six)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The priestly garments represent the holy character of God. Clothing is used as a badge of one's office and symbolizes what our character is like inwardly.


The Summertime Soldier and Sunshine Patriotism

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

We must put our lives, treasure, and honor on the line, picking up our cross daily, declaring our independence from carnality, evil and bondage to sin.


Man's Greatest Challenge (Part Four)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Satan's biggest targets for disinformation are God's called-out ones. How can the true disciples be identified?


Thank You For Being A Friend

Sermonette by Ted E. Bowling

True friendship is not just a casual relationship, but a deep commitment of trust, enabling the sharing of our deepest thoughts without fear of betrayal.


Back to Basics

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Increasing knowledge without the capacity to process it leads to insanity. To combat information overload, we must get back to the basics of Christianity.


Offerings (Part Two)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh


By This We Know Love!

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

As God's people keep God's law in its spiritual intent, they begin to think like the Father and His Son, both of whom habitually do good.


Friendship Within the Church

Sermon by Mark Schindler

Mark Schindler, focusing on the concept of friends and friendship, reflects on William Jennings Bryant's (and Senator McCain's) use of the term "my friends" and biblical allusions to evoke a bond of intimacy and unity for the sake of political expediency. The effusiveness in Bryant's "Cross of Gold," …


The Sacrifices of Leviticus (Part 2)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The sacrifices were neither insignificant nor barbaric, but a teaching tool for us. In the burnt offering, we see Christ in His work for the already redeemed.