Category Archives: Church of God

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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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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The Happiness Of Leah

[Note: The following is the prepared text for a split-sermon given to the Portland congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, March 19, 2022.] I hope you are all having a happy and blessed Sabbath day today. Do … Continue reading

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God, Who Has Also Sealed Us

[Note: This message is the prepared text for a message given to the Portland congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, March 5, 2022.] For those of you who saw the speaking schedule online, I am not Brandon … Continue reading

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On The Boundaries Of Property In The Bible

[Note: The following are the notes for a sermon given to the Dalles congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, February 26, 2022.] We have discussed several of the ten commandments so far, and we are coming to … Continue reading

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Do Not Seal The Words Of The Prophecy

[Note: This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the Portland United Church of God congregation on Sabbath, February 19, 2022.] It is said that roughly a third of the Bible contains prophecy, and yet if one looks … Continue reading

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That They May Be One As We Are One: Part Three

Having discussed who was forbidden to be worshiped in the Book of Revelation, let us turn our attention to the opposite situation, those who are worshiped properly in the Book of Revelation. As we might expect, this worship is limited … Continue reading

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On German-Themed Hymns

This upcoming Sabbath we have a theme of Germany for our pot luck and variety show, so as the songleader for services I am choosing hymns that have a German theme. I thought it would be worthwhile to look at … Continue reading

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Does The Church Have A Heart Problem?

Between 2005 and 2007 I lost three of my closest relatives on my father’s side of the family due to heart attack, thus moving from a relatively low risk to a high risk for being felled by such a problem … Continue reading

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Love Sweet Love, Or, On The Fallacy Of The False Dilemma

There are a great many cases where a discussion of the Bible and of its contents leads people to engage in false dilemmas that seek to pit some aspect of biblical virtue against another. There is the persistent attempt of … Continue reading

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