Tamerlane's Ant

'Ready Answer' by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

Tamerlane, the 14th century conqueror, learned a valuable lesson from the initiative of a tiny ant, motivating him to turn defeat into victory.


The Creepy-Crawler Pestilence

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Even as God sent lice, flies, and locusts plagues to Egypt, so there is a modern plague of 'crazy ants' that are drawn to electronic devices


Do You Feel Lucky?

Article by Mike Ford (1955-2021)

Is there such a thing as luck? Is the world subject to pure coincidence or blind fate? When it comes to His chosen people, God leaves nothing to chance.


The Spiraling Impact of Alien Invasion

Commentary by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reflecting on the obsession with alien invasions portrayed by movie and video game industries, warns us that a real alien invasion has been underway for a long time by such species as flying silver carp, Asian tiger mosquitoes, Burmese pythons, feral hogs, red imported fire ants, zebra mussels, etc. all …


Consider the Butterfly

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh insists that from observing the intricacies of creation, we can learn about the orderly, purposeful, and providential mind of God. The butterfly provides valuable analogies to illustrate our conversion and transformation from mortal to immortal. The anlagen cells (a dormant embryo within an embryo, containing the …


Lessons From the Animals

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Mankind has been given dominion or responsibility for the care of animal life, preserving and embellishing their environment, as God would take care of them.


The Church, One Body

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God's call to learn from the ant does not teach us to yield to a hierarchical system, but to participate in a community with the goal of edification.


Be Still!

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting upon the end-time proclivity of "running to and fro" like so many ants, concludes that this life's rushed tempo is not something of God. He did not intend for us to live in such a fast-paced, stress-filled world. We need to cultivate the practice of slowing down, getting out of the …


Preparing for Bad Times (Part 2)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

It makes prudent sense to emulate the ant (Proverbs 6:6), preparing in good times for the possibility of bad times that are going to follow. To assume that God will take care of us without our making an effort to provide for ourselves is a dangerous presumption. Our first priority is to keep, build, and preserve our relationship …


Preparing for Bad Times (Part 1)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, soberly reflecting on the $19 trillion dollar national debt and with 25% of American private citizens two days away from bankruptcy, he warns that the prudent shouldn't continue to live in a fool's paradise, but should make common sense preparations, like the ant, (Proverbs 6:6-8) storing up provisions for at …