Study Topic: Achieving Godly success

Richard F. Ames

We all know ambitious individuals who drive themselves. They want success at all costs. We also know people who consider themselves failures, who constantly feel like giving up and are convinced they can never be successful. But what is true success…

Study Topic: Is there a real Devil?

Richard F. Ames

Youth culture is increasingly involved with the occult. Witchcraft is glamorized as youngsters flock to each new Harry Potter book and teenagers turn their television sets to “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Teen music often glorifies the devil, and some…

Study Topic: Seven lessons from the book of Job

John H. Ogwyn (1949-2005)

We all have them. Some of us even seem to have more than our share! The Apostle James tells us to count them all joy, but, as we know, that is easier said than done. After having experienced what seems to have been an exceptional Feast, we’ve all…

Study Topic: Holy Spirit - Changing your life

John H. Ogwyn (1949-2005)

Many people are very confused about the Holy Spirit. They not only do not understand what it is; they have no idea what it is supposed to do in their lives or why they need it. What about you? Do you really understand the answer to these questions…

Study Topic: How do you build real faith?

Douglas S. Winnail

Faith in God is listed as one of the fundamental teachings of Scripture (Hebrews 6:1–2). In fact, Christians are told that “without faith it is impossible to please Him” (Hebrews 11:6). However, Jesus Christ, looking ahead to the end of this present…

The Gospel of Matthew - Program 32

Roderick C. Meredith (1930-2017)

Yes, the Ten Commandments are God's character. Will you obey what Christ taught, or will you allow men to deceive you with clever words to turn you away from true Christianity? At the very end of Jesus' ministry, after His resurrection—after…

The Gospel of Matthew - Program 31

Roderick C. Meredith (1930-2017)

This was after God's Sabbath. Most of you know that the Jewish Sabbath—God's Sabbath, the Sabbath that Jesus Christ in fact observed—is from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset. This verse took place on Sunday morning, after the Sabbath, when at dawn…

The Gospel of Matthew - Program 30

Roderick C. Meredith (1930-2017)

The chief priest had put Him to death in their minds—in their plans—but they had to bring Him to Pontius Pilate to carry out the sentence. The religious authorities were not allowed to execute the death penalty, so they brought Him before the Roman…

The Gospel of Matthew - Program 29

Roderick C. Meredith (1930-2017)

"The Passover," you might ask, "What is that?" A lot of you have heard about the Jewish Passover. But, Christ was keeping the Passover—and He was keeping it at the very end of His life. After His death and resurrection, His disciples kept right on…

The Gospel of Matthew - Program 28

Roderick C. Meredith (1930-2017)

"Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish."... The five wise virgins had oil in their lamps. The oil is a symbol of the…

The Gospel of Matthew - Program 27

Roderick C. Meredith (1930-2017)

"And Jesus answered and said to them: 'Take heed that no one deceives you.' [That is the first thing to watch out for. He warned about a whole wave of false prophets.] 'For many [Not a few, but apparently the majority] will come in My name, saying…

The Gospel of Matthew - Program 26

Roderick C. Meredith (1930-2017)

"Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple. [Apparently, they were saying, "Oh, look at this and look at that." But, of course, Jesus knew all about it. You know how people…