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Speaking Truth

Sermon manuscript for Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists for Sabbath, August 5, 2017 Texts:  Malachi 3:5-10, Matthew 5:33-37. Tell the truth. That’s what we do, right? We do what we promise. We acknowledge when we have made a mistake. … More

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Manage Your Eyes, Not Their Lives

Sermon for Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists for July 29, 2017 Texts: Isaiah 58:1-8, Matthew 5:27-30 So let’s jump right into it. If a man can’t keep his peeping eyes out of women’s dressing rooms, he should have himself … More

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Better Than Getting Even

Sermon manuscript for Green Lake Church for Sabbath July 22, 2017 I saw a picture on Facebook this week of Andrew Gagiu playing in a string quartet in a coffee house called Muddy Waters. The caption he wrote for the … More

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Sweet Dreams

Sermon manuscript for Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists for Sabbath, July 15, 2017  Texts: Jeremiah 31:15-26; Luke 15:1-6.  Maurice was worried about his youngest son. His oldest son, in his early thirties, had a major position with Sprint. He … More

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Favored Nation

Sermon manuscript for Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists for 7/1/17 Texts: 2 Samuel 7:8-16. Acts 22:22-29 Thursday morning I was bicycling past the Shilshole marina. I couldn’t keep going. The collection of sailboats, masts rising into the blue sky, … More

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Good People, Smart People

Sermon manuscript (preliminary) for Sabbath, June 17, 2017, at Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists Texts: 1 Kings 4:29-34, Mark 6:34-38 A few weeks ago I was sitting in a Sabbath School class in St. George, Utah. The text under … More

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Notables in the Kingdom of Heaven

Sermon manuscript for Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists for Sabbath, June 10, 2017. Texts: Genesis 12:1-9. Revelation 7:1-9 One of my favorite pictures from my vacation features Oliver and Violet Morrow. In the photo you can’t see their faces. … More

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Do You See This Woman?

Sermon manuscript for Saint George, Utah, Adventist Church Sabbath, May 27, 2017 Texts: Luke 7. The woman who anointed Jesus. Luke 19. And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him,[fn] and said to him, “Zacchaeus, … More

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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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