Category Archives: Sermonettes

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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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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The Bible On Boats

[Note:  The following is a text for a Bible Study for the Sabbath of June 30, 2018, in the waters between Anacortes, WA and Victoria, BC.] Today we happen to be traveling through the waters between the United States and … Continue reading

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Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken

[Note:  This sermon was given in the Portland congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, June 9, 2018.  Below is the prepared notes] [Optional introductory comments:  I would like to thank the songleader for choosing Glorious Things of … Continue reading

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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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