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 …


Beating the Rat Race (Part Four)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

We cannot hear God speak when we are distracted by other things. The best environment to hear what God is trying to tell us is one of peace and quiet.


Beating the Rat Race (Part Three)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

In these tumultuous times, if we really want to know what God is trying to tell us, we need to calm down, be still, and listen intently to His Word.


Beating the Rat Race (Part Six)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Only when we are still can we truly concentrate on knowing God. When our lives are upside-down, confusion and chaos reign, making spiritual growth difficult.


Beating the Rat Race (Part One)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Peace is almost impossible to achieve, much less to find, in hectic times. We must come out of that confused, pulsating lifestyle before we can have real peace.


Beating the Rat Race (Part Five)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

If we will simply sit still, be patient, and let events run their course without trying to interfere in them, we will soon learn how God works.


Beating the Rat Race (Part Two)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

We tend to think of being still just in terms of movement, but it also includes ceasing to talk as an excess of speech is both wearisome and stressful.


Are You Dissipating Your Own Energy?

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

We need to be on guard against dissipating our energy, becoming over-immersed in activity and busyness to the point of losing overall effectiveness.


Dogs and Sheep

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, drawing from the abundant sheep metaphors extant throughout the Bible, focuses specifically upon the sheepdog analogy—a metaphor pertaining, in its broadest sense, to anyone who engages in God's work or harvest, but more specifically to an ordained minister or elder, actively engaged fulltime in the …


Forbearance

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God put up with the foibles of Abraham, Samson, David, Job, and others, allowing them time to repent and build character. We need to develop this godly trait.