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God’s Crew

Sermon manuscript for Green Lake Church for Sabbath, May 13, 2017 Daniel 1:1-4 Mark 9:17-27 Thursday morning I was sitting on the dock across the street. It was raining so I was holding an umbrella. A duck paddled past, then … More

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Allies of God

Sermon manuscript for Sabbath, May 6, 2017, for Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists Texts: Exodus 18:12-24, Matthew 21:1-5. The descendants of Jacob moved from Palestine to Egypt to escape the ravages of a severe drought and famine. It was … More

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Not One in Twenty

The false myth of the good old days of Adventism. (This is a re-posting of something I wrote previously.) Sometimes I hear people pine for the good old days when the Adventist church was characterized by a wonderful zeal and … More

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Secret Siblings

Sermon manuscript for Sabbath, April 29, 2017, for Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists Genesis 16:1-11, Matthew 2:1-11. Synopsis: The Bible reports that Abraham, the “father of the faithful,” had two sons, Ishmael and Isaac. Ishmael quickly recedes into the … More

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Juvenile Heroes

Sermon for Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists For Sabbath, April 22, 1017 Texts: 2 Kings 5 and Matthew 14, Mark 6, John 6, and Matthew 18 Two stories. Two of my favorite stories. The girl was a maid-in-waiting for … More

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He Is Risen

First draft of sermon for Sabbath, April 15, 2017 at Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists Texts: Isaiah 25:1-9; Luke 24 When I walked outside on Thursday morning, there was color in the sky, a bit of blue decorated with … More

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Law and Love, Text and Mercy

Sermon manuscript for Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists for April 1, 2017 Texts: Deuteronomy 15:7-11, Luke 18:18-22 Synopsis: Thursday, I listened to a speech by an old lawyer to a group of lawyers. He began by reminding them of … More

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Damn My Son

Damn My Son This story is fiction And it is true. Chapter One Tomorrow, I will damn my son. It will be the worst moment of my life. Even worse than last Thursday. That’s when we got the phone call. … More

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What To Do With Real People

Sermon for March 11, 2017 at Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists Preliminary manuscript, subject to revision. Texts: Acts 15:4-10 Deuteronomy 13:6-10 2 Kings 5:15-19 In Acts 15 we read about a huge debate in the early Christian church. Did … More

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Have You Noticed Ahab’s Repentance?

Sermon manuscript for Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists For March 4, 2017 Leave comments on our Facebook page. Wednesday morning, I was visiting with someone here in the neighborhood. Our conversation came around to the people of this congregation. … More

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