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Pastor’s BLOG

Be Strong and Courageous

Strong and Courageous Sermon for Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists  March 14, 2020 Texts: Psalm 46:1-7, Joshua 1:1-7, Matthew 14:22-27 Hymn: O God Our Help in Ages Past.  God is our refuge and strength,  always ready to help in times … Continue reading

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Holy Defiance

Sermon for Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists February 8, 2020 Text: Daniel 6 Sometimes the right answer is, “No. I won’t do it.” When I first started out as a minister, the Adventist Church conducted an annual fund-raising drive … Continue reading

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Baby Jesus, Baby God

Sermon for Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists For December 21, 2019 Baby Jesus, Baby God. That’s the way I learned it in Kindergarten in Sabbath School. And in Primary. We learned the story of Baby Jesus. I liked the … Continue reading

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That Is More Than Enough, Thank You

Sermon for Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists November 30, 2019 A slightly different version was published online by Adventist Today on November 28. My heart is filled with joy.  I burst out in songs of thanksgiving. Psalm 28:7 The … Continue reading

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Lamentation

Sermon for Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists October 19, 2019 I went to bed early last Friday night. Because I had a bad cold and a cough I slept in the spare bedroom. About 1:30am Sabbath, I was awakened … Continue reading

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Rich People and Jesus

Sermon for Green Lake Church, Sabbath, June 15, 2019 The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 4:  Jesus left Judea and returned to Galilee.  This fulfilled the word of the prophet Isaiah:  In Galilee where so many Gentiles live,  the people who … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Kingdom

Green Lake Church, June 8 Texts: Proverbs 3:13-17 Matthew 13:10-17 [Pro 3:13-17 NLT] 13 Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding. 14 For wisdom is more profitable than silver, and her wages are better than … Continue reading

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Wrench Ministers

Sermon for Green Lake Church, June 1, 2019. Texts Exodus 23:1-9 Matthew 6:1-8 On the second day of our trip to the desert the air conditioning quit working. Karin said, “We cannot do this trip without air conditioning!” It was … Continue reading

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Hope and Meaning Beyond Suicide

Originally published July, 2003 in memory of Cindy. Republished Sabbath, 2/23/2019 in memory of Naomi Prasad. I attended the memorial service on Sunday afternoon for Cindy. The church was packed. Cindy’s husband had written a eulogy which was read by … Continue reading

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Ordinary Path to Glory

Sermon for Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists for December 22, 2018 Texts: Exodus 2:5-10, Luke 2:1-7 Years ago, before smartphones, we were headed over Blewitt Pass. We had four horses in a 25-year old horse trailer. Our tow vehicle … Continue reading

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