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Remez: Knowing The Text So We Can Play

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette given to the United Church of God congregation in Portland, Oregon on April 7, 2018.] On July 14, 2012, Mr. Scott Ashley gave the first of at least three sermons that … Continue reading

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You Shall Not Eat: An Examination Of The Biblical Food Laws

Some of the least often understood and obeyed laws of the Bible relate to the Bible’s requirements on food. Not only does the Bible limit what kind of meats one can eat, but also other circumstances including how the food … Continue reading

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The Bible On Birthdays

Today is my thirtieth birthday. I was born in the town of McKeesport, Pennsylvania at around 2:30 in the morning on July 16th, 1981. It is customary and polite for those of us in the West to wish our friends … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Lions

Let me begin by telling you all a story. There was once a council of animals, where rabbits and deer, forest animals of all kinds, rubbed elbows with lions and tigers, and the animals demanded equality, that all animals be … Continue reading

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The Price of Equality And Honor

In this day and age two qualities are particularly valued by people all over the world: equality and honor. All around the world we see oppressed peoples rising up against the dictators that have ruled over them harshly for decades. … Continue reading

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Before You Were Born, I Knew You

We have just finished the Feast of Weeks, or Pentecost, where we have celebrated the gift of God’s law and God’s Holy Spirit. We have also celebrated our own identity as the firstfruits, the first crop of God’s planting efforts … Continue reading

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To You And To Your Children

Tonight at sunset the commanded assembly of Pentecost, or the Feast of Weeks, begins. Today I would like to discuss the way in which blessings and curses travel through families. It has long been an interest of mine the way … Continue reading

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Counting The Days

[Note:  This sermonette was given on the afternoon service of the Last Day of Unleavened Bread in Tampa, Florida on April 25, 2011.] Introduction In only a few hours the Days of Unleavened Bread for 2011 will be over and … Continue reading

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Psalm 133: How Good And How Pleasant

[Note:  This sermonette was given with a different intro condensed from a recent post [1] in Tampa on April 9, 2011 and was originally given as written in West Palm Beach on February 5, 2011.] Introduction In Jesus’ prayer in … Continue reading

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Double Booking: A Sabbath Tale

Today was a very busy day, even by the occasionally hectic standards of my usual Sabbaths.   I would like to take this post as an opportunity to provide an example of just how intriguing and interconnected a day like today … Continue reading

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