Category Archives: Bible

Some Thoughts On The Doctrine Of The Laying On Of Hands: Part One

Some time ago, a local church elder in our congregation gave a very thoughtful sermon on the doctrine of the laying on of hands, a subject I do not ever remember hearing a message on beforehand. This message sparked, as … Continue reading

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Who Told You?

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given at The Dalles congregation of the United Church of God on August 11, 2018.] I imagine that most of us here are familiar with dinner parties held with other brethren … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Home Bible Instructor

The Home Bible Instructor, by Andrew N. Dugger When I visited the home of a friend of mine in a neighboring congregation, I saw that he had this book, by a well-known author from a religious tradition not unlike my … Continue reading

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Attributes Of A Just Man

Today at services we had two messages that meshed well with each other.  As I was the slightly hobbled songleader for Sabbath services this afternoon, it was my pleasure to thank both of the speakers after their excellent messages.  Of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jesus Is Better Than Porn

Jesus Is Better Than Porn:  How I Told My Wife About My Addiction And Found A New Life!, by Hugh Houston [Note:  I received this book free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Although … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jesus: The Life And Ministry Of God The Son

Jesus:  The Life And Ministry Of God The Son–Collected Insights From A.W. Tozer [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] It is perhaps little surprise that the author had … Continue reading

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Book Review: Culture: Living As Citizens Of Heaven On Earth

Culture:  Living As Citizens Of Heaven On Earth–Collected Insights From A.W. Tozer, by A.W. Tozer [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book may politely be said to … Continue reading

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And They Were All Filled With The Holy Spirit And Began To Speak In Other Tongues

[Note:  This is the text for a sermonette that was given in the Dalles, OR congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, July 14, 2018 and in the Portland, OR congregation of the United Church of God on … Continue reading

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A Discourse On The Citing Of Authorities

As someone who spends a great deal of time on social media, I notice a lot of sources being cited by others as authoritative in the various political and cultural debates of our time.  One of the frequent examples that … Continue reading

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Book Review: On The Unity Of Christ

On The Unity Of Christ, by St. Cyril of Alexandria Being a reader deeply interested in the Monophysite controversy, which is a deeply obscure one even if it had momentous historical consequences for Christendom in the Middle East, sometimes means … Continue reading

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