Jesus answered him, "The first of all the commandments is: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 'And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment. "And the second, like it, is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." (Mark 12:29-31; Deut 6:4-5; Leviticus 19:18)

 

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Timely Sermons

The Kingdom Of God 

Today the world is full of troubles. The troubles are concentrated in the Middle East but the troubles in the Middle East involve nations of the entire world. This sermon describes these troubles but also describes the wonderful world tomorrow after the return of Christ.

The Dates of Our Messiah's Birth and Death   

An investigation of the dates of the birth of John the Baptist, the birth of Jesus Christ, and the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. References are made to various scriptures including the seventy weeks prophesy of Daniel 9. Links are provided to appropriate calendars.

Criticism 

Destructive criticism is a growing bad habit in most of the world. This sermon provides a list of Biblical examples of criticism and what we should all do to react to it and avoid it.

Biblical Covenants

Biblical covenants are formal agreements between God and individuals or nations. There are several covenants described in the Bible. This sermon describes three of the covenants and provides their applicability to our lives.

What is the true meaning of Thanksgiving? How did Thanksgiving originate? What should we be thankful for? When and how and to whom should we express our thanks?

Biblical Examples Of Authority

What do you think of authority - by anyone? This sermon will associate various kinds of authorities to relative biblical scriptures.

Veterans Day  

In the United States, Veterans Day is a national holiday to remember the sacrifices of all military veterans who have defended the country. As we observe this day, we need to thank God for his blessings of victory in past wars but also consider the causes of military ventures which did not result in victory.

The Judaic-Christian Heaven 

Everyone has heard about heaven but where and what is heaven? Do the dead live there? If not, where are the dead? Has anyone ascended to heaven? We need answers with authority. God displays his authority in the pages of the Bible.

Biblical Marriage  

Marriage is a universal ceremony; but how different is marriage as described in the Bible? This sermon will describe the three parts of Biblical marriage and relate it to Christ the Messiah’s (ha Mashiach’s) marriage with the Saints.

Spirit worship tries to make a connection between the dead and the living. Who is the real god honored on the day of evil spirits, ghosts and goblins and what does that god have to do with reality? Is the true God of the Bible anywhere to be found in the annual tradition of honoring the dead or does the celebration of Halloween twist the real story of the resurrection?

Watch and Pray  

As national and international problems increase, most people seem to be uninterested, unless the problems affect them personally. Their interest seems to be centered on their own wants and pleasures. This sermon emphasizes our need to be watchful of world events, the relevance of prophesies to these world events, and the importance of prayer.

What is the meaning and purpose of the Day of Atonement; in Hebrew, it's Yom Kippur? It is specified in both the Old and New Testaments. There’s much more to it than just fasting.

How Prophecy Relates to the Fall Feast Season 

What does prophecy tell us about the future? In reality, the prophetic events of the Bible, now just shortly ahead of us, point directly to what God's Holy Days show us. What is the significance of the fall Feast season from the perspective of prophetic scriptures?

Feast of Trumpets - The Day of Acclamation 

The ancient shofar announced the coronation of the new king as well as the appointed times of God. The first day of the seventh month is both a new moon day as well as one of God's great Holy Days. Does it mean more for God's people today?

Effective Repentance 

According to Jewish tradition, the period between Elul 1 and Tishri 10 represents a period set aside for repentance. This sermon describes our needs for repentance and provides seven New Testament requirements for effective repentance.

The Days of Awe, Yamin Noraim in Hebrew, are the ten days between Trumpets, also known as Rosh HaShanah or Yom Teruah, and Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement. But there is much, much more to their significance.

Many religions say we are to forgive others but what does the Bible say?. Do you have to be willing to dispense forgiveness in order to receive it? What does God expect of us? How does God forgive? How often should we forgive?

According to the lunar calendar, August 7th is the first day of Elul, the sixth month on the Jewish calendar. Elul 1 marks the beginning of a month of personal preparation for the Feast of Trumpets which falls one lunar month later on September 5th. This sermon explains why and how we must prepare.

Love  

How easy is it for you to express love? There are three kinds of love expressed in the Bible. Do you know the difference between these different kinds of love? This sermon will describe the difference and show you why true Christians must possess all three kinds of love.

Sin

What is sin? Who is guilty of it? How did it originate? What should we do to avoid sin? How can we be forgiven of sin? How do we avoid sinful habits? How do we overcome sin?

Strife   
Strife has become a symptom of our time. There is strife among nations, strife in and among governments, strife in and between cities. There is strife where one works,  in people’s social groups, in and between churches, in families. What causes strife and what can we do to prevent it - at any level? This sermon attempts to shed light on the causes and prevention of strife.

Trials  

Is there a purpose to suffering or is it just random? This sermon examines the scriptural significance and meanings for our sufferings. There is hope because God is in control of our lives.

Preparing For The Tribulation 

What is the tribulation and how will it affect the inhabitants of the earth? Here is a list of relevant scriptures which will help the reader relate world events to the fulfilling of Biblical prophesies describing the tribulation.

Honor  

What is honor and what has been honor’s importance in the history of the United States? This sermon provides examples of the importance of honor demonstrated by the founding fathers, military leaders, and others who valued honor - doing what was right.

Giants in the Land? 

During our Messiah’s three days and three nights in the grave, Peter records that He preached to the spirits in prison who had been there since the days of Noah. Who are these spirits and why are they in prison?

Turkey, Another Son of Esau 

Many remember the rule exerted over the Middle East by the Ottoman Empire from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century. Most, however, don't realize the real history of Turkey began thousands of years earlier with the grandson of Isaac. How is Turkey important in today's news? What is behind the use of Turkish ships to penetrate the Israeli security ring around Gaza?

Both the Old and New Testament refer to the Lost Tribes of Israel. Who are they? Do they exist today? This sermon will tell you where they are and why they are there.

God's Holy Spirit 

What is God's Holy Spirit? Is it a person or is it the power of God used to do God's will? How does it differ from man's spirit? What must we do to receive God's Spirit? What does the Holy Spirit do in our lives?

Memorial Days  

D-Day, another Memorial Day of American and British military power, remembers the sacrifices of those who made victory possible. This sermon discusses these nations’ former power and concludes by warning of the potential dangers caused by our nations’ drift toward secularism. 

Pentecost ... where it came from, why, and what it means to us today. Was it only an ancient historical event or is it a day we should be observing today. Does it foreshadow things to come for those who are the "first fruits of God?

Acts 2 describes this day, Pentecost or Shavuot (Weeks) in Hebrew, as the day in which the Holy Spirit was given to the followers of our Messiah to enable us to obey and yearn to obey the law, not to replace the law.

Today's Mothers 

Mothers are dearly thought and appreciated by nearly everyone. But the role of mothers has changed considerably in the past sixty years. This sermon examines the role of mothers from a Biblical standpoint and compares the Bible’s instructions with current trends of motherhood.

Choices And Decisions  

Life is a series of decisions. Every day we must make decisions. Some are made easily while others are made with great consternation and anguish. Some turn out correctly, others turn out to have been made incorrectly. How well do we make choices and decisions? This sermon will discuss choices and decisions.

Following God Fully  

As we leave the days of unleavened bread behind us, do we continue to replace sin with obedience to God - or do we return to our previous loose standards of living? Do we follow Christ to the end?

Palestinians are in the news almost every day. Who are they? What is their history? News media give one set of answers but the Bible gives quite another understanding. You'll be surprised to learn you didn't know the whole story. God prophesies their future.

How To Keep God By Our Side  

Is God near us or far from us? How do we keep God by our side? This sermon will tell us how to be sure God will always be there to help. It isn’t anything complicated. It’s done with common decency and the desire to please Him and the people we associate with.

"...whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven." The Bible has much to say about the necessity of replacing vanity with humility. This sermon, given on the Last Day of Unleavened Bread, also provides us five steps toward achieving humility. This sermon, given on the Last Day of Unleavened Bread, puts into practice the spiritual themes taught by the Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread.

What does this little-known observance really picture? Learn about its timing, its meaning and its role in the calculation for the date of Pentecost. Was it just an ancient observance in Old Testament Israel or does it picture something infinitely greater?

The Persecution and Trial of Christ  

On the 1982nd anniversary of the trial and crucifixion of our Messiah, at a time when the popular movie “The Passion of the Christ” has bee seen by so many people, we think it is important for people to also know and appreciate the attitudes and responses of our Messiah through His trial.

The Leavening of Pride and Vanity 

Each of God’s High Days listed in Leviticus 23 represents an important event in a Christian’s growth. What is the significance of the First Day of Unleavened Bread as specified in Lev. 23:6-8? Paul answered that question in 1 Corinthians 5:6-8. This sermon further examines this theme.

Elements of the 2013 Passover Season  

The spring High Days is an important season for all Christians for they picture the meaning of Christ’s sacrifice. Do you understand when and how the Passover should be observed in 2013? This sermon describes Passover, the days of unleavened bread, and the Wavesheaf Offering.

End-Time Prophecies - Part 3

This is the third part of a sermon about end time prophecies. It discusses the return of the Lost Ten Tribes to Israel, the Two Witnesses, and potential prophetic application of current world events including potential United Nations , Vatican, and European Union involvement, and America’s status today, Christian and Jewish persecution, especially in Israel and the Middle East; north/south wars, the final Roman empire, European relations with Israel and America, characteristics of the decline of great civilizations.

End Time Prophecies, Part 2 

This is the second part of a sermon about end time prophecies. It discusses the return of the Lost Ten Tribes to Israel, the Two Witnesses, and potential prophetic application of current world events including potential United Nations , Vatican, and European Union involvement, and America's status today.

Preparing For Passover  

What are you doing to prepare for Passover? What does God expect? This sermon tells you what instructions the Bible provides for your preparation and performance.

Preparing ourselves for the Passover. Paul told us to examine ourselves before observing the Passover. This sermon provides seven different areas where we should examine ourselves.

Christ referred to Peter as a rock. What did He mean by that? He also referred to Himself as a stone of stumbling. Why? He even referred to many of His Jewish people as killers and thieves. What did He mean by that? Why did He describe the purpose of his visit as not for peace but more similar to that of a sword?. This sermon explains.

Presidents Day  

The eighth and ninth commandments in politics. During the long election campaigns, how important were the issues of stealing and lying? How well do people, especially candidates, follow the virtues of Churchill and Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt? This sermon tells you.

An investigation of the dates of the birth of John the Baptist, the birth of Jesus Christ, and the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. References are made to various scriptures including the seventy weeks prophesy of Daniel 9. Links are provided to appropriate calendars.

Spiritual Hunger 

Are you attracted to this website by what you have learned from it? Do you want deeper understanding about what you read here? If so, you have spiritual hunger. This sermon explains how to satisfy that hunger.

The History of Church vs Synagogue 

This sermon takes you through the relationship of the Christian Church and the Jewish Synagogue throughout history by discussing this relationship during the following eras and major events: The first fifty years following the crucifixion; the beginning of theological conflict and persecution; “heretics” and the synagogue; the impact of the Jewish revolts and the parting of the way; and a review of the major causes of the rift between Christians and Jews.

How do you react to shocking world news you hear every day? By comparison, how did you react to such things ten, twenty, thirty, forty years ago?  How would your grandparents have reacted to scenes like we have today?  Is your conscience being seared?

The Kingdom of God 

Today the world is full of troubles. The troubles are concentrated in the Middle East but the troubles in the Middle East involve nations of the entire world. This sermon describes these troubles but also describes the wonderful world tomorrow after the return of Christ.

Criticism 

Destructive criticism is a growing bad habit in most of the world. This sermon provides a list of Biblical examples of criticism and what we should all do to react to it and avoid it.

The third commandment condemns misusing our heavenly Father's name but misusing His name has become common practice. There is a lot more to this commandment than not swearing. This sermon describes how today's society routinely breaks this commandment.

Biblical Covenants

Biblical covenants are formal agreements between God and individuals or nations. There are several covenants described in the Bible. This sermon describes three of the covenants and provides their applicability to our lives.

Doing Our Part For Answered Prayer  

What do you really know about prayer? How effective are your prayers? Does God answer them? The points made in this sermon will make your prayers more effective.

There have been many questions among the Churches of God regarding what calendar God wants us to use. Is it the Jewish calendar or the Roman calendar or some other calendar? This booklet examines the question, "Does it matter which calendar you use?"

Printable Holy Day Calendar Newly Updated

Here is a copy of the 2014 Holy Day calendar based upon the clear signs in the heavens provided by God.

Statement of Beliefs 

This booklet details the Church of God Most High's Statement of Beliefs in a format that can be mailed to you upon request.

 
 

 

 
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