Category Archives: Biblical History

What Fills You These Days Of Unleavened Bread

[Note: This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the Portland UCG congregation on the First Day Of Unleavened Bread, March 28, 2021.] There are some things that are rather obvious but that are still worth talking about … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Slave Mentality

One of the more unfair statements made about the Judeo-Christian perspective is that it is slave religion. It is common, though, if lamentable, for people who are hostile to the Bible to project the problems of their own existence onto … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rekindle The Altar Fire

Rekindle The Altar Fire: Making A Place For God’s Presence, by Chuck D. Pierce and Alemu Beeftu [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Chosen Books. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] How important is an altar … Continue reading

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The Pattern Of Passover Observance In 2 Chronicles and Ezra

[This is the prepared text for a message given to the UCG congregation in The Dalles, Oregon, on Sabbath, March 6, 2021.] The books of 1 and 2 Chronicles have long been neglected by readers of the Bible. It is … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ, The Temple, And Passover

[Note: This is the prepared text for a Bible study given to the Portland UCG congregation on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.] It is hard to overestimate the importance of the temple for the ministry of Jesus Christ as well as … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Historical Survey Of The Old Testament

An Historical Survey Of The Old Testament, by Eugene H. Merill This book strives to keep a balance that is very difficult but is also something that is worthwhile, and that is to provide a book that marries a conservative … Continue reading

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Booklet Review: Daniel’s 490 Year Prophecy

Daniel’s 490 Year Prophecy Predicts The Very Day Of Christ’s Death, by Ralph Lyman [Note: This book was provided free of charge by the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts about the book are my own.] This … Continue reading

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The Ministry Of Rebukes: A Discussion Of Correction In The Bible: Part One

Recently, a loyal reader of this blog posed a difficult question related to a sermon that the person had heard that made the claim that it was required that people go around rebuking others. This person was, perhaps unsurprisingly, rather … Continue reading

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Solomon, If You Walk In My Ways

[Note: This is the prepared text for a split sermon given to the United Church of Congregation in the Dalles on Sabbath, January 9, 2021.] Our first impression of Solomon is generally a positive one. Perhaps most notably among these … Continue reading

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Book Review: Romans: A Self-Study Guide

Romans:  A Self-Study Guide, by Irving L. Jensen As someone who enjoys reading Bible study guides [1], it should not be too unexpected that my attention should turn to those books readily available around me.  In fact, as our congregation’s … Continue reading

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