Category Archives: Sermonettes

But The Jerusalem Above Is Free, Which Is The Mother Of Us All

[Note:  The following is the text of a prepared Bible Study for a get-together over Mother’s Day weekend at the Oregon Coast with some close friends of mine.] In Galatians 4:21-31, we are presented with a complicated and difficult Pauline … Continue reading

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They, Without A Word, May Be Won Over By The Conduct Of Their Wives

[Note:  This is the text of a sermonette given at the United Church of God congregation in Portland, Oregon on April 15, 2017.] I would like to begin today by looking at a passage relating to the relationship between husbands … Continue reading

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My Soul Is Exceedingly Sorrowful, Even Unto Death

Almost a decade ago, I was a member of a chamber orchestra at a local junior college that was in need of a violist across Tampa Bay from my home at the time.  Every Monday night from 6 to 10 … Continue reading

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Yet They Ate The Passover Contrary To What Was Written

[Note:  The following is the prepared text for a sermonette given at the United Church of God in Portland on April 1, 2017.  It was also given at the Hood River congregation on March 18, 2017.] If you all don’t … Continue reading

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Sweat The Small Stuff

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette originally scheduled to be given at the UCG congregation in Hood River, Oregon on December 10,2016.  When the original scheduled message was cancelled by inclement weather, it was then given in … Continue reading

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Growing Up In The Millennium

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a message given at the Feast of Tabernacles in Estonia on October 19, 2016.] Since today is Youth Day here at the Feast of Tabernacles in Estonia, even if I feel as if … Continue reading

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To A Perfect Man

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given at the Portland annual campout on August 27, 2016.] Toward the end of the book of 1 Peter there is a passage urging believers to submit to God and resist … Continue reading

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Where Prayer Was Customarily Made

[Note:  This is the prepared text of a sermonette that was given at the UCG congregation in La Centre, Oregon on July 23, 2016.] Imagine a Sabbath not unlike this one in a city near the contemporary border of Greece … Continue reading

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A People Without Vision

Most of us are somewhat familiar with Proverbs 29:18.  Depending on which Bible translation you use, this verse will read several different ways.  The King James Version reads:  “Where there is no vision, the people perish:  but he that keepeth … Continue reading

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The Handwriting Of Requirements That Was Against Us

[Note: This is the prepared text for a sermonette given at the UCG Hood River congregation on April 3, 2016.] I am going to ask you all a series of questions and I want to see a show of hands. … Continue reading

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