Freedom, Liberty, and Bondage

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Grace places limits on our freedom, training us for the Kingdom of God. Our behavior must be clearly distinguishable from the non-believers in society.


Forms vs. Spirituality (Part 6)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Christ emphasizes that the internal, weightier matters, which change the heart, take precedence over external ceremonial concerns that don't change the heart.


Mightier Than The Sword (Part Eighteen)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, continuing his expose of philosophers whose writings have wreaked more havoc on civilization than all military exploits combined, focuses on the life of Charles Darwin, whose book The Origin of the Species, ignited the childish, blind faith in evolution, a mindset which attempts to obliterate God out of the …


The Will To Change

Sermonette by Joseph B. Baity

Like the fable of the scorpion who stings the frog carrying him, our carnal nature is set, causing us to act in destructive ways. Repentance begins with changed thinking.


Words of Life, Words of Death

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by David F. Maas

In this "nuts and bolts" split sermon on overcoming, David Maas, using a list of cognitive distortions (twisted thinking patterns) compiled by Dr. David Burns in his book "Feeling Good," provides a practical technique for bringing every thought into captivity (I Corinthians 10:5). Numerous biblical and …


Eating: How Good It Is! (Part Seven)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Our physical bodies have a defense system to keep out invaders. Spiritually, how well do we maintain our defenses against error and contamination?


Maintaining Good Health (Part 9)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Good spiritual health follows the same patterns and laws as do physical and psychological health. Any permanent change in character must come from within.


Matthew (Part Fourteen)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Sin causes disease, but the person who becomes sick does not necessarily commit the sin. Because God alone can forgive sin, God alone can heal.


Being Alert to Our Enemy

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Like the cycles of the seasons, the events of prophecy follow natural progressions. God has given ample warnings to His prophets to prepare His people.


New Covenant Priesthood (Part Nine)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Pride elevates one above God, denigrating any dependence upon God, replacing it with self-idolatry. We ought to boast or glory in the Lord instead of ourselves.


Wrong Ideas

Sermonette by James Beaubelle

Over the course of millennia, only a few have been willing to hold to the covenant with God or make the sacrifice for building the faith He requires.


In the Wake of an Unnatural Disaster (Part Eight)

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the false teachings seeping into the Corinthian congregation, submits that the ministers may not have introduced false concepts, but the membership, steeped in worldly philosophy, thoroughly twisted and misapplied the messages, adjusting them to the popular philosophical fad of the time. Similarly, …


Many Excuses

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

We need to avoid the trap of self-justification, allowing our hasty words to lure us into sin. We must be quick to listen, and slow to speak.


Fast-Forwarding the Tape

'Ready Answer' by David F. Maas

Some of us fast-forward to catch a glimpse of the ending of a story. This curiosity is similar to God's showing us how life's experiences can turn out.


Homosexual Marriage?

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Homosexuality is not a lifestyle, but a sin directly against God, flouting God's creation of male and female, and perverting the natural use of the human body.


Whose Morality Are We Following?

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Moral legislation over the years has steadily eroded because antinomian liberal leaders, claiming that morality cannot be legislated, have rejected biblical standards of morality in favor of personal choice or private morality. Ironically, they, like many mainstream Christian denominations, have endorsed Satanic abominable …


How the Human Mind Shapes What We Believe

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, observing that our society has determined that everyone's opinion is of equal value?regardless of how ridiculous and sinful it is, identifies 13 fallacious reasoning patterns to which we can all fall prey. These twisted thinking patterns are seen in a number of incidents recorded throughout the Bible as well as …


Preparing to Rule (1993)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Sanctification is both a state and a process—a time period between justification and glorification during which overcoming, purification, and holiness takes place.


John (Part Twenty-Seven)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Jesus Christ remained totally in control of the events of His trial, including His own prediction that He would be crucified under Roman law.