Category Archives: Sermonettes

Remez: Knowing The Text So We Can Play

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the United Church of God congregation in Portland, Oregon on April 7, 2018.] On July 14, 2012, Mr. Scott Ashley gave the first of at least three sermons that … Continue reading

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Some Practical Advice For Deleavening

[The following is the prepared text for a sermonette delivered at the United Church of God congregation in Portland, Oregon on March 17, 2018.] When it comes to deleavening and the avoidance of eating leavened bread during the Days of … Continue reading

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Jesus: The Missing Years

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a message that was given in the United Church of God congregation in the Dalles [1] on Sabbath, January 13, 2018.  It was later given in the Portland congregation on Sabbath, January 27, … Continue reading

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The Wages Of Him Who Is Hired

When we look at the biblical laws in the first five books of the Bible, we often see laws that are not obviously relevant to our own lives and to our own experience.  Most of us do not prepare sacrifices … Continue reading

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Book Review: 8 Hours Or Less

8 Hours OR Less:  Writing Faithful Sermons Faster, by Ryan Huguley [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone who fairly regularly speaks within my local congregations [1], … Continue reading

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Nevertheless She Will Be Saved In Childbearing

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a message given at the UCG Portland congregation on December 2, 2017.] Today I would like to start this message by doing a bit of a thought experiment [1].  I’m going to read … Continue reading

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Perhaps The Best Feast Ever

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette that was scheduled in the Portland congregation of the United Church of God on October 14, 2017.  It ended up not being given because of a last minute change of schedule.] … Continue reading

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The Two Tests Of Godly Prophets

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given at the United Church of God Portland, Oregon congregation on September 2, 2017.] When I was a student at the Ambassador Bible Center some time ago, one of my instructors … Continue reading

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Having Many Things To Write To You, I Did Not Wish To Do So With Paper And Ink

[Note:  The following is the prepared text for a split sermon given at the annual campout for the United Church of God congregation in Portland, Oregon on August 26, 2017.] Some of you here have met my mother.  I grew … Continue reading

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The Magnificat Of Mary

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given on June 17, 2017 at the United Church of God congregation in Hood River, Oregon.] I promised you all last Sabbath when you visited Portland that I would have a … Continue reading

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