Christ's Revelation of the Father

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

John 1:1-3 reveals Jesus' pedigree as the Logos (Spokesman), whose function was to declare or reveal the Father. He had existed with His Father from eternity.


God the Father in the Old Testament

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The Hebrew Scriptures reveal the existence of the Father. Deuteronomy 6:4 refers to God as one, signifying unity of purpose and identical character.


Teach Them Young

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, describing brain research as the last "cutting edge frontier," which has become prominent during the previous couple of decades because of advances in imaging technology, claims that each adult brain contains over 100 billion nerve cells called neurons, connected with 100 billion glial cells. Each …


Jesus' Pre-Existence

Sermon/Bible Study by Richard T. Ritenbaugh


Fatherhood and Modern Temptations

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Many fathers abdicate their leadership responsibilities, becoming addicted to workaholism, television, or even pornography. The culture teeters on destruction


Experiencing God

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

True knowledge of God comes only from experience. The apostle Peter has admonished us to grow in knowledge, both biblical knowledge and secular knowledge.


Our Closest Neighbors

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

We cannot have peace on a grand scale until we make peace with those closest to us. Without loving our brother, it is impossible to take on God's image.


Childrearing (Part 4)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh observes that children do not initiate love; they reflect love. If the child does not receive a convincing demonstration of this love, he will not become a conductor of love, but will become fearful, anxious, and lacking self-esteem. Realizing that all behavior is learned, and that character is nothing more than …


Sin Defined and Overcome

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Sin creates estrangement from God, causing us to fail in everything we attempt. Sin always produces separation; it never heals, but causes death.


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.


Matthew (Part 8)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh


Our Core Understanding

Sermonette by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, cautioning that the world is spinning out of control, warns us that if we are not careful, we could spin right with it. The hectic pace never stops. The world has turned into a tiny electronic village, with screaming fast Internet connections (in places), cable television, satellite radio, etc. Sadly, there …


Psalms: Book Five (Part Four): Psalm 119 (Part One)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on his favorite classes in high school—English and History—reports that the English teacher made the class scintillating and interesting by using techniques such as debating issues as characters from literature. Many students hate poetry, from lyric to epic genres. The American culture …


Loving God

Sermonette by Clyde Finklea

Clyde Finklea, acknowledging that putting out sin is a significant aspect of the Days of Unleavened Bread, suggests that reconciliation with Almighty God is equally as important, adding that we could call these days the Days of Reconciliation. The words of the Shema "the Lord is one,„ indicates the specialness and …


Core Understanding

Sermonette by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh observes that the world today is spinning dangerously out of control, and we are in danger of spinning out of control with it. The human mind and body were not designed to withstand the stresses of the rat race. During these chaotic times, we need to be mindful of the core belief that "the Lord, He is …


The Pharisees (Part 3)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh analyzes Jesus unambiguous, scathing indictment of the Pharisees in Matthew 23. Using abundant sarcasm, Jesus accuses them of presumptuously arrogating to themselves authority and prerogatives they had no title to. Although the Pharisees imposed harsh regulations on "the blind" or …


Why We Tithe (Part 1)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh explores the spiritual intent of the tithing principle. Because everything in the universe belongs to God, including the natural resources from which we get our wealth (we have nothing that didn't come out of the earth- including ourselves), we should not regard tithing as a bill we grudgingly pay. As part of …