Category Archives: Bible

It Shall Be A Blessing

[Note: This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the United Church of God congregation in the Dalles on Sabbath, June 11, 2022 and in Portland, Oregon on Sabbath, June 18th, 2022.] I would like to begin today’s … Continue reading

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Bed Of Lies

Why is it that certain communicators lie so much? Lies viewed in isolation might be seen as plausible enough if one does not have anything to compare them to, but quickly become spotted when one can compare them to something … Continue reading

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Book Review: Help Your Kids Learn & Love The Bible

Help Your Kids Learn & Love The Bible, by Danika Cooley [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishing in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] One of the fascinating … Continue reading

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Let Them Cope And Seethe

What we have seen, starting already tonight, and what we will likely see more of in the future, is just how bloodthirsty the ghouls of the left are in the United States. For nearly 50 years now, our country has … Continue reading

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Paul’s Attitude Towards The Law In 1 Corinthians 5 and 9

[This is the prepared text for the sermonette/offertory given to the Portland United Church of God congregation on the Last Day of Unleavened Bread, April 22, 2022.] Good morning, brethren. We have enjoyed, I hope, a fine Days of Unleavened … Continue reading

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A Plague Of Biblical Proportions

I normally do not have much reason to think of hail. While I am not sure how common hail is as a condition overall, it is at least in my experience a fairly rare or fairly minor occurrence in my … Continue reading

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No Defense At All

In a previous post I discussed the possibility that the Tu Quoque argument could have limited worth in reducing the penalty for offenses in an atmosphere of widespread rulebreaking. We are used to viewing the Tu Quoque (“you too,” or … Continue reading

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The Bible On Baptism

[Note: This is the prepared text for a message given to The Dalles congregation on Sabbath, April 9, 2022.] I thought I would take a bit of a break from my series of sermons on the boundaries of the ten … Continue reading

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Writing The Quiet Part Out Loud

One of the split sermons we had at services yesterday was one that struck me as particularly interesting in its approach because it indicated something I have long tended to find as a worthwhile approach to research, and that is … Continue reading

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Asking Questions

Yesterday evening (as I write this) I had a very interesting conversation at dinner with a couple of people and among the topics we discussed was the question of God’s asking questions to both Adam & Eve and Cain in … Continue reading

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