Jerusalem and the Plan of Redemption

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

In reviewing Jerusalem's history, Martin Collins maintains that the archeological and topographical confusion associated with the city of Jerusalem typifies the chaos extant in the world's major religions, many of which locate their spiritual roots in it. Ironically, the city whose etymology means "city of peace" is …


Stay in Jerusalem

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Charles Whitaker

Charles Whitaker, focusing upon the proclamations of two Gentile kings (Cyrus and Artaxerxes) in the book of Ezra, examines the impact they had on the remnant of Israel- as well as the lessons we may derive from their lack luster behavior. Those who returned to Jerusalem did not completely fulfill their commission, failing to …


Passover and New Creation

Sermon by Charles Whitaker

Charles Whitaker, observing the plethora of pairings (binary opposites, dichotomies in Genesis 1 and 2 (day and night, male and female, sea and land, the Tree of Good and Evil and the Tree of Life, etc.) asserts that during the first stage of Creation, God unleashed multiple universal processes of division or separation. In the …


City of Peace

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reflecting on Jerusalem's current reputation for violence, murder, immorality, multi-culturalism, and conflict, looks at the city's history and at its prophesied status as the capital of God's Kingdom. The reputation for the City of Peace derives from Abraham's tithing to the King of Peace, Melchizedek. Mount …


The End

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, referring to the caption, "The End," suggests that "The End" may also fill our minds with prophetic symbolism at the end of the age. Noah's flood was an end, the temple's destruction was an end, Christ's second coming will be an end, and the Last Great Day will be an end as well as a …


Supreme Permanence and Value

Sermonette by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reflecting that precious stones are highlighted in Scripture 26 times, focuses on the stones in the New Jerusalem referenced in Revelation 21:9ff The 12 precious stones radiate pure light. When precious stones are the recipients of polarized light, all colors of the rainbow are generated (anisotrophic) or they go …


Psalms: Book Two (Part One)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, acknowledging that the Psalms have been divided into five books, suggests that there is methodology in the organization, reminding us of the number of Divine grace, as well as a number of handy organization emphasizing groups of five, including the summary Psalms (Psalms 146-150), the Pentateuch, the …


The Light of Day and the Dark of Night

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Mike Ford

If we keep God's commandments, we are walking in the light. If we hate our brother or become enticed by the ways of the world, we are living in darkness.


The Light of the World

Sermonette by David C. Grabbe

Christ's teachings on the Eighth Day revolved around light and darkness, and twice on that Holy Day He proclaimed that He is the Light of the World.


The Last Great Day

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

Rehearsing the significance of the Last Great Day, John Reid encourages us to feel encouraged and inspired as we return to our homes and jobs, realizing that our involvement in the Kingdom of God will in no way be passive, but extremely active, serving, caring for, and teaching the billions that will be resurrected within the …


The Absence-Presence Dichotomy and God's Spirit

Sermon by Charles Whitaker

Paul's use of the presence-absence dichotomy clarified that absence does not materially affect the Work of God because the same Holy Spirit is always present.


The Capital of the World

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Charles Whitaker

Charles Whitaker, describing his recent trip to New York, doing a number of things that he thought he would never do, focuses on the contrast of the current "Capital of the world" or the secular city to Jerusalem, the imminent new capital of the world. Are we on Jerusalem's wall, doing whatever it will take to …


Israel: Future

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

What is in store for the nations of Israel? Is their future promising or bleak—or both? This article concludes a three-part series on the people of Israel.