What Is the 'Synagogue of Satan' (Revelation 2:9; 3:9)?

Bible Questions & Answers

The word synagogue comes from a Greek word meaning 'assembly of men' or 'congregation,' and is similar to the word 'church.' Satan counterfeits God's way.


Is America a Christian Nation? (Part Four)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The Constitution, in some ways, makes a mockery of God's sovereignty, preferring a hodge-podge of syncretism of the world's religions.


Letters to Seven Churches (Part Three): Smyrna

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Christ prepared the members of Smyrna for martyrdom, promising them eternal glory for enduring a relatively short time, looking at things from a hopeful perspective.


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 …


Acts (Part Fourteen)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

The people of Lystra and Derbe mistake Paul for Hermes and Barnabas for Zeus. When Paul convinces the crowds that he and Barnabas are not gods, they are rejected.


John (Part Twenty-Four)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Though Christ knows that we will inevitably fail, as all of the disciples stumbled, He knows He can pull us through as long as we yield to Him.


Matthew (Part Four)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Matthew's encapsulation of the Beatitudes, the essence of Jesus Christ's teaching, contains the foundation of His teaching through the entirety of His ministry.