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Preparing For The Great White Throne Judgment

[Note: ┬áThe following is the prepared text for the sermonette given on the morning of the services for the Last Great Day/Eighth Day at the United Church of God Feast of Tabernacles in Estonia on October 24, 2016.] It is … Continue reading

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You Shall Leave Them For The Poor And For The Stranger

When we think of offerings and charity for others, we think mainly of money or food or items to give to those who are without. But the Bible itself does not only include this aspect of giving but also a … Continue reading

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Living Sacrifices

What sort of sacrifices were required on this day in ancient Israel, and what kind of sacrifices are required of us today? If we read the Hebrew scriptures we will find many accounts of sacrifices, where bulls and rams and … Continue reading

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Hezekiah’s Royal Offering

Today we begin the Days of Unleavened Bread. As we begin to celebrate this day I would like to talk a little bit about one of the most special Passovers in the entire Bible, one which took place during the … Continue reading

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On The Eighth Day You Shall Have A Sacred Assembly

The Hebrew Scriptures do not say a lot about today, the eighth day, the last annual Holy Day of the year. However, what they do so about it, and its relationship to the Feast of Tabernacles that we have just … Continue reading

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And You Shall Rejoice In Your Feast

Today we are gathered here to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles as God has commanded. This feast is one of the most happy and joyful of the Feasts of God, both for how we are commanded to celebrate it as … Continue reading

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The Sacrifices Of God Are A Broken Spirit, A Broken And A Contrite Heart

As we prepare to give an offering today for the Day of Atonement, I would like to reflect a little bit on an offering we give that we may not always be aware of. This offering we can give any … Continue reading

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Whoever Is Of A Willing Heart

Most people, when they give offertory messages, like to go to the same few places in the Bible over and over again. Rather than giving you reasons why you should give an offering this time, I thought it preferable to … Continue reading

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Three Times A Year

Today is the Feast of Pentecost, the third of the seven commanded assemblies of God, and the second of the three harvest seasons. Today, before we give the offering, I would like to give a short message to explain the … Continue reading

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