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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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Whose Side Are You On?

Sermon for Sabbath, February 25, 2017 At Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists Joshua was God’s man. No doubt about it. Moses, the famous leader of the Hebrew people, the invincible leader who had led them out of slavery in … More

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Pedestrian Visions, Direct Encounters with God-2

Sermon manuscript for Green Lake Church Sabbath, February 18, 2017 Texts: Genesis 18, Hebrews 12:28 – 13:3, Matthew 25 I grew up in Memphis. Winter there is a little like winters here in Seattle. Most of the time it’s above … More

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Ocean of Divine Favor

Column for the February, 2017, Green Lake Church Gazette It was another morning waiting for dawn. The sky was murky. Occasionally the crescent moon found a thin spot in the clouds. The brightening in the east was hesitant, timid. Still, … More

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Great

Psalm 113 (all) Luke 22:19-20; 24-27 Thursday afternoon, I headed east from Enumclaw on Hwy 410. The sky was gray and dark and wet. On both sides of the highway industrial forests spread out in various stages of their life … More

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Holy Courage

Sermon manuscript (revised) for Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists For Sabbath, January 24, 2017 It was the end of March, spring time in Memphis, 1968. The azaleas were approaching their peak bloom. The days were gloriously warm and bright. … More

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After Christmas

Sermon manuscript for Sabbath, December 31, 2017 OT: Isaiah 40:1-5 NT:  Luke 2:25-38 There was an old priest in Jerusalem named Simeon. He was just and devout, a genuinely good man and intensely spiritual. His whole life he had lived … More

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