Category Archives: Sermonettes

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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Never Leave A Book Behind

Recently I had the chance to meet in person an acquaintance of mine from the Naval War College. We were part of a group watching a documentary that had won the Group Documentary competition for the National History Day competition, … Continue reading

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The Broken Jar

Once upon a time there was a small village, and in that village there was a boy who went out with two jars every day to the town’s well to get water. One of the jars he used was flawless … Continue reading

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Persona

Some years ago, when I lived in Florida, I had a roommate who loved to play a video game in the Persona series, out of Japan. In this role playing game, the only people who can save the world from … Continue reading

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The Hunt For Context

In both the sermonette and sermon message today, there was the curious phenomenon of there being two insightful and excellent messages that nevertheless failed to comment on particularly relevant contexts to the messages within the intended audience. I found it … Continue reading

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