The Handwriting on the Wall (2012)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, in this annual "Handwriting on the Wall" message, reflecting on the upcoming election, focuses upon the critical condition of a badly mishandled economy, having produced a future looking far worse than the immediate past. The current administration has been lying to this country for the past four years …


Preventing Deception

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Religious hucksters use the bait of self-gratification, selling non-essential or even heretical ideas. The elect resist deception by knowing the real article.


Christ Our Wisdom

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reflecting on the information overload or data smog of today's information age, suggests that in spite of the plethora of data, there is a dearth of wisdom.Wisdom, a gift given through God's Holy Spirit (I Corinthians 12: 8) is an attribute of God and Jesus Christ - encompassing the right uses of the right …


Willingness to Believe

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Americans (like most of the Western world) tend to be skeptical, cynical, and jaded, demanding mountains of evidence before becoming convinced of anything.


Are You Being Brainwashed? (Part 4)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Public opinion is easily manipulated by propaganda. By manipulating attitudinal desensitization, the mainstream media pushes society into progressive positions.


Are You Living An Illusion?

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Religious narcissists, who identify with the servant who received ten talents, cherry-pick Scripture to enhance their self-love and support their views.


The Back Door

Sermonette by Joseph B. Baity

Satan knows how to exploit the vulnerabilities of carnal nature for his purposes. Satan's tireless efforts to hack the human mind steal valuable time.


Living Among the Ruins

Sermon by Charles Whitaker

To tear down cherished institutions is to leave a nation culturally ruined. God's people, in choosing the old pathways, tread the roadway to eternal life.


A Crisis of Ignorance

'WorldWatch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

In our society, learned knowledge — including knowledge of God — is declining, and that spells certain trouble both nationally and spiritually.


Part of the Narrative

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the tragedy of millions of Americans' believing blatant lies proffered by the elite media, politically and culturally motivated to serve as change agents of what they consider a flawed nation, turns to narratology to offer a theoretical framework which might explain the public's wholesale …


The More Things Change

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

We tend to think of the early Church as a 'golden age' of unity and momentum. But early church members experienced problems similar to what we face today.


The Fable of the Hedge Apple and the Recluse Spider

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Charles Whitaker

Charles Whitaker, reflecting on (conflicting tales of) the 'worthless' aspects of the hedge apple, whose ecological niche seems to be that of providing a home for recluse spiders, suggests that we need to learn to make decisions, distinguishing worthless information from useful information. In the course of our spiritual lives, …


Themes of I Corinthians (Part 7)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Pentecost commemorates the establishment of the church and the bestowal of spiritual gifts through God's Spirit. We need to use these gifts responsibly.