Category Archives: Biblical History

It Shall Be A Blessing

[Note: This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the United Church of God congregation in the Dalles on Sabbath, June 11, 2022 and in Portland, Oregon on Sabbath, June 18th, 2022.] I would like to begin today’s … Continue reading

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Paul’s Attitude Towards The Law In 1 Corinthians 5 and 9

[This is the prepared text for the sermonette/offertory given to the Portland United Church of God congregation on the Last Day of Unleavened Bread, April 22, 2022.] Good morning, brethren. We have enjoyed, I hope, a fine Days of Unleavened … Continue reading

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No Defense At All

In a previous post I discussed the possibility that the Tu Quoque argument could have limited worth in reducing the penalty for offenses in an atmosphere of widespread rulebreaking. We are used to viewing the Tu Quoque (“you too,” or … Continue reading

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The Bible On Baptism

[Note: This is the prepared text for a message given to The Dalles congregation on Sabbath, April 9, 2022.] I thought I would take a bit of a break from my series of sermons on the boundaries of the ten … Continue reading

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Writing The Quiet Part Out Loud

One of the split sermons we had at services yesterday was one that struck me as particularly interesting in its approach because it indicated something I have long tended to find as a worthwhile approach to research, and that is … Continue reading

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The Happiness Of Leah

[Note: The following is the prepared text for a split-sermon given to the Portland congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, March 19, 2022.] I hope you are all having a happy and blessed Sabbath day today. Do … Continue reading

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God, Who Has Also Sealed Us

[Note: This message is the prepared text for a message given to the Portland congregation of the United Church of God on Sabbath, March 5, 2022.] For those of you who saw the speaking schedule online, I am not Brandon … Continue reading

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Do Not Seal The Words Of The Prophecy

[Note: This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the Portland United Church of God congregation on Sabbath, February 19, 2022.] It is said that roughly a third of the Bible contains prophecy, and yet if one looks … Continue reading

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On Lumping And Splitting

When I was a young person and downloading music files from various sites on the interwebs, one of the irritations I had to deal with was the labeling of the music files. As one might imagine, I would look for … Continue reading

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Does The Church Have A Heart Problem?

Between 2005 and 2007 I lost three of my closest relatives on my father’s side of the family due to heart attack, thus moving from a relatively low risk to a high risk for being felled by such a problem … Continue reading

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