Sermons by “Bob Mooty”

November 11, 2018- Ruth 3.1-5, 4.13-17

  Just a couple of stories for you today. For some reason I get the Bethany College magazine.  Bethany is one of our Disciples of Christ schools, located in Bethany, West Virginia.  It has the distinction of having been founded by Alexander Campbell, one of the founders of our denomination.  Also of note is that […]

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November 4, 2018 Mark 12.28-34

It’s in the preacher’s contract that you have to preach on love God and love your neighbor at least once a year.  Ok, there is no “preacher’s contract”, but if there was it should say that you have to preach on love God and love your neighbor at least once a year.  It is, after […]

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October 21, 2018- Job 38.1-7

“A theory of everything (TOE), final theory, ultimate theory, or master theory is a hypothetical single, all-encompassing, coherent theoretical framework of physics that fully explains and links together all physical aspects of the universe.  Finding a TOE is one of the major unsolved problems in physics. Over the past few centuries, two theoretical frameworks have […]

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October 7, 2018- Job 1.1,2.1-10

Years ago I preached a sermon where I talked about a couple who seemed to have led a charmed life.  They enjoyed good health, she was a stay at home mom/wife, his career was going well, they enjoyed traveling, all seemed well.  Then their younger son got divorced.  I used this as an illustration of […]

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September 30, 2018 – Mark 9.38-41

Hannah Truxell, Kent and Cathy’s oldest daughter, is an attorney.  But she doesn’t do criminal defense in public courts.  She doesn’t handle injury cases, like the folks we see advertize on tv.  She doesn’t do wills and estates, she doesn’t handle divorces.  She’s not even employed by a large corporation or business to handle their […]

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September 23, 2018 – Mark 9.30-37

Our little family was out to eat recently, and our waiter got into a conversation with the people at the table behind us.  It obviously wasn’t a private, highly personal conversation, so we felt free to eavesdrop.  We learned that our waiter, a young man, was a combat wounded Army veteran who had been hit […]

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September 16, 2018- Mark 8.27-38

  I changed what I was planning to preach about today.  This past week I was so excited about our anniversary weekend I wanted to do a follow up message.  For a couple of reasons.  First, during last Sunday’s worship service, very early in Coretha’s sermon, her microphone went out, such that some people weren’t […]

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September 2, 2018 – Mark 7.1-8, 14-15, 21-23

As you can tell by the number of times I mention monks in sermons, I’m fascinated by them.  The ones at the monastery I’ve visited in South Carolina are part of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, also known as Trappists.  That “Strict Observance” catches your ear, doesn’t it?  It means they worship […]

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August 26, 2018 – Ephesians 6.10-20

Let’s start with salaries.  The average salary for a public school teacher in the United States is around $59,000 a year.  Law enforcement officers are right there, with an average of $61,000.  Firefighters are at only $43,000.  The average salary of an NFL player is $1.9 million.  The minimum NFL salary is $480,000.  But NFL […]

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August 19, 2018 – 1 Kings 3.3-14

One of Helen Beth’s nephews from Maine spent a week with us recently, and somewhere along the line we got to talking about books.  It may have been while we were talking about hiking, because he told me I must read Lost On a Mountain in Maine, about a boy, Donn Fendler, who gets – […]

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