Category Archives: Sermonettes

On The Boundaries Of Taking God’s Name In Vain

[Note: This is the prepared text for a sermon given to The Dalles congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, December 4, 2021.] When we think about taking God’s name in vain, the usual concern is that we … Continue reading

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A Law That Everybody Breaks

[Note: This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the United Church of God congregation in Portland on Sabbath, October 23, 2021.] Today, I am going to talk about a law in the Bible that everyone breaks. In … Continue reading

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The Household Codes

[Note: This is a prepared text to the Bible study given to the Portland, Oregon congregation of the United Church of God on October, 20, 2021.] Today I would like to talk to you about a subject that I have … Continue reading

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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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