Tag Archives: divine providence

And We Know That All Things Work Together

[Note: This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the Portland UCG congregation on Sabbath, January 30, 2021.] Do we believe that the promises of the Bible apply to us? To be sure, there are promises in the … Continue reading

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The Macedonian Call

[Note: The below is the prepared text of a sermonette given to the Portland UCG congregation on October 24, 2020.] We have just returned from a Feast of Tabernacles that is different from any one in recent memory. Most of … Continue reading

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On The Divine Providence Of Plague

In 2020, it seems appropriate that we should reflect upon the divine providence of plague as it relates to the fate of people and nations. As might be imagined, these are matters that cut multiple ways, and sometimes plague is … Continue reading

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On Earth As It Is In Heaven

One of the aspects of divine reproduction in mankind that is of importance is the way that God has sought to create things on earth the way that they are in heaven. This particular area of the Bible has a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Phillis Wheatley: Biography Of A Genius In Bondage

Phillis Wheatley: Biography Of A Genius In Bondage, by Vincent Carretta This book touts itself as the only full-length biography of Phillis Wheatley, noted and celebrated (as well as frequently criticized) American colonial poetess. That may have been true at … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Small Step

One Small Step:  The Life-Changing Adventure Of Following God’s Nudges, by Matthew Barnett [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Chosen Books in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book is … Continue reading

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Ruth And The Subtlety Of Divine Providence

I once write an extremely long essay that covered divine providence in the book of Ruth and only managed to get halfway through the book, and I have lacked the sustained time to complete the project so far.  Suffice it … Continue reading

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Book Review: 3 Words That Will Change Your Life

3 Words That Will Change Your Life:  The Secret To Experiencing The Joy Of God’s Presence, by Mike Novotny [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] If someone told … Continue reading

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Fear And Loathing

This past Sabbath we had a sermon on fear and faith from one of our congregation’s retired pastors (who seemed to take umbrage with the fact that I introduced him as a retired pastor before his message and felt it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Gift Of Adversity

The Gift Of Adversity:  The Unexpected Benefits Of Life’s Difficulties, Setbacks, And Imperfections, by Norman E. Rosenthal, MD If you are looking for how adversity can be a gift for yourself, dear reader, this book is likely to be of … Continue reading

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