Category Archives: Sermonettes

Traveling To Thyatira

[Note: The following is a prepared text of the sermonette I gave to the Portland congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, September 18, 2021.] Picture the scene. You are part of three buses of tourists who are … Continue reading

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On The Boundaries Of Murder

[Note: The following text is the prepared text for a sermon given to the United Church of God congregation in the Dalles, Oregon, on Sabbath, September 4, 2021.] If you remember my previous message in this disorderly series on the … Continue reading

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Not Your Ally, Not Your Buddy

[Note: This is the prepared text for a split sermon given to the Portland congregation of the United Church of God on August 14, 2021.] When I previously spoke about those who were blessed enough to be called friends of … Continue reading

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On The Boundaries Of Lying

[Note: This is the prepared text for a sermon given to the Dalles congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, August 7, 2021.] If your family is anything like mine, you have had the experience of people selling … Continue reading

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The Politics Of Philemon And The Christian

[Note: This is the prepared text for a split sermon given to the Dalles congregation of the United Church of God on July 3, 2021.] Let’s talk about the politics of Philemon and how they relate to the Christian. One … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean To Be A Friend Of God?

What does it mean to be a friend of God? To fully explore the implications of that question would take far more time than I have, but I would like to look at a fundamental aspect of this question. What … Continue reading

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Pentecost And The Longing Of God

[Note: The following is the attached prepared text for a Bible Study given to the Portland, Oregon United Church of God congregation on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.] At the end of my last Bible study I discussed how it was … Continue reading

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Pentecost And The Lovely Feminine Touches Of Ruth

[Note: This is the prepared text for a split sermon given to the Portland, Oregon United Church of God congregation on Sabbath, May 15, 2021.] I would like to begin my message today by quoting from page 407 of the … Continue reading

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What Fills You These Days Of Unleavened Bread

[Note: This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the Portland UCG congregation on the First Day Of Unleavened Bread, March 28, 2021.] There are some things that are rather obvious but that are still worth talking about … Continue reading

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The Pattern Of Passover Observance In 2 Chronicles and Ezra

[This is the prepared text for a message given to the UCG congregation in The Dalles, Oregon, on Sabbath, March 6, 2021.] The books of 1 and 2 Chronicles have long been neglected by readers of the Bible. It is … Continue reading

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