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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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Mysteries Of The Bible: What Will Church Look Like In The Millennium?

One of my blog’s occasional readers and a friend of mine from a neighboring congregation I sometimes visit to speak at asked me about a particular topic that the Bible does not speak much about in detail, and that is … 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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That They May Be One As We Are One: Part Three

Having discussed who was forbidden to be worshiped in the Book of Revelation, let us turn our attention to the opposite situation, those who are worshiped properly in the Book of Revelation. As we might expect, this worship is limited … Continue reading

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That They May Be One As We Are: Part Two

In our exploration of how the relationship between God and man helps to illuminate concerns about larger issues, including questions about the nature of unity and diversity in God and the church, both of which are rightly considered to be … Continue reading

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That They May Be One As We Are: Part One

As I was reading a book about a particular subject that has long been viewed as a demarcation between those who are orthodox and those who are heretics, I was struck by the way that many of the problems and … 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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A Law That Everybody Breaks

[Note: This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the United Church of God congregation in Portland on Sabbath, October 23, 2021.] Today, I am going to talk about a law in the Bible that everyone breaks. In … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Mystery Of Israel And The Middle East  

The Mystery Of Israel And The Middle East: A Prophetic Gaze Into The Future, by James W. Goll [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Chosen Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are … Continue reading

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Witness

One of the stranger aspects of witness in the Bible is that the task tends to go two ways. It is by no means surprising to those of us who grew up in legal systems that have been influenced by … Continue reading

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