Sermons by “Bob Mooty”

January 13, 2019 – Luke 3.15-17,21-22

TCC 1/13/19 – both services                                                                                                   Luke 3.15-17, 21-22             There’s baptism.  The monks in Trappist monasteries worship seven times a day.  Every day, with a slight change of schedule on Sundays.  Over the times I’ve visited Mepkin Abbey, the monastery in South Carolina, I’ve come away with two favorite services.  To be fair, I’ve never […]

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January 6-2019 Matthew 2.1-12

Today is the start of the season of Epiphany. See, you’re asleep already, aren’t you? Epiphany? Not many people get excited about Epiphany. Epiphany is the season between Christmas and Lent, both of which are much more well known because both have all kinds of special observances associated with them. Well, the Christmas season, the […]

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December 23, 2018 Romans 5.1-5 & Matthew 2.1-12

           A while back when I was out walking our dog I encountered a man wearing a backpack trudging up and down our street.  I thought it was odd.  There are a couple of patches of woods on the street, places where onemight be able to pitch a tent and spend a night or […]

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December 16, 2018 Luke 2.8-20

            Yes, we’re jumping the gun a little bit this year.  Typically we don’t hear the story of the shepherds going to see the baby Jesus until the Sunday before Christmas or even Christmas eve.  This year we’re getting a head start.             As you know, we’re using the worship program called Calm and Bright […]

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December 2, 2018 Isaiah 2.1-4 & 9.2,6-7

            In case you haven’t driven on Interstate 64 between Richmond and Newport News lately, if you don’t absolutely have to, don’t.  It’s nuts.  For two reasons.  First, there’s almost always a lot of traffic.  Sometimes it’s too much traffic.  Especially when you get near the Fort Eustis exit at shift change time.  The second reason is that – […]

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November 18, 2018- Mark 13.1-8

  You have no doubt noticed that various places have put up Christmas decorations.  Christmas stuff is for sale.  I understand that for some retailers this is their make or break season.  I just wish they could wait until at least a little closer to Christmas to start the season. It feels like it’s time […]

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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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