Category Archives: Church of God

The Prince Of Ezekiel 45 and 46

[Note: This is the prepared text of a sermon given to the Dalles congregation of the United Church of God on the Feast of Trumpets, Sabbath, September 19, 2020.] Who will sit on the throne of David after the return … Continue reading

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The Things That Would Have Been Said

I often ponder the missed conversations and missed opportunities for interaction that exist. What would have been said and done had things taken place that ended up not happening because they were canceled? This may not be a problem normally, … Continue reading

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Yeet

It is intriguing to see people try to handle slang. And while it is unclear where it is that yeet came from, it is intriguing to note that the grammar of the term, and whether it is a regular verb … Continue reading

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On The Relationship Between Epistemology And Authority

Some time ago I wrote a post that dealt with the epistemological issues of scripture that came about when a sermon speaker explicitly mentioned the subject of epistemology in his message [1]. Yesterday, though, at services, the two messages both … Continue reading

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When Everything Fits Together

One of the most fortunate things that can happen when one is planning a message or doing songleading for services is when everything fits together. This does not always happen, although it is seldom the case that people devote their … Continue reading

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They Will Look Upon Me Whom They Pierced: Part Two

[Note: This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the Portland, Oregon congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, August 29, 2020.] Just a bit more than six months ago, as we approached the Passover and … Continue reading

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A Thin Line Between Friends And Snakes

Recently I read a story about a church that promised a sort of tithe of reparations for some sort of imaginary wrongs as a way of appealing to the woke, perhaps as an attempt to evangelize to them.  Politics has … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: How Zadok Got An Eternal Priesthood

This past Sabbath one of the deacons in our congregation spoke on the royal priesthood, a deeply interesting topic, and he cited a verse in Ezekiel 44 that discussed the promise that Zadok had for an eternal priesthood in the … Continue reading

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How To Say It Better: Part One

Today I think it would be good to start what will hopefully not be too frequent a column, and that is examining the communications that I receive and, without giving too much information away about who sent the message to … Continue reading

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Saying The Quiet Part Out Loud

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a message given to the Portland congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, July 18, 2020.] There is saying that you know you are in trouble when you have to say … Continue reading

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