Sermons by “Bob Mooty”

June 25, 2017- Genesis 21.8-21

Last week I loaded you up with the gospel as “the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith,” and so on from Romans. I probably should have noted that Romans is largely where Martin Luther realized that the church needed to get back to emphasizing that we are saved by God’s grace […]

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June 18,2017 – Romans 5.1-8

    Dr. Abernathy was one of my philosophy professors in college.  He liked to teach by the Socratic method, posing a question and then making you work at an answer.  I remember one such occasion in class when a student gave an answer to a question.  Dr. Abernathy responded, “I know the definition of every […]

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June 4, 2017 – Acts 2.1-13

Next Sunday one of the lectionary readings is the first creation story. Recall that there are two creations stories at the beginning of the Bible. The first one is the one which says God did this on day one and this on day two and so on. The second one is the Adam and Eve […]

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May 28, 2017 – Acts 1.6-14

When we got to Charleston on our mission trip two weeks ago, we were given the name and address of the person whose house we would be repairing. It’s actually a little unusual that we would be given a name. Normally it’s just the address, because it’s rare that anyone is living in the house. […]

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May 7, 2017 – John 10.1-10

The disclaimer to my opening story is that it is about a fence, when the gospel reading mentions a gate. But I couldn’t think of a story about a gate, specifically, so I had to settle for fence. Close enough, I hope you’ll agree. My previous job prior to coming to Timberlake was pastor/developer for […]

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April 30, 2017 – Luke 24.13-16, 28-35

Long ago the CYF and I were headed up 29 from Danville. I think we had been to Emerald Point water park in Greensboro that day. Somewhere along the way, maybe around Gretna, a car pulled onto the highway just ahead of us. We went around a curve or two, and it was gone! It […]

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April 23, 2017 – John 20.19-31

I recently did a little reading about the Higgs boson. I’m sure you want to know why. Partly, it’s because I had heard of this thing, and I had heard it called the “God particle,” so that description piqued my interest. After my not so extensive research and reading, I think I sort of kind […]

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Palm Sunday – April 9, 2017 – Matthew 21.1-11

Today is an odd day. It is called Palm slash Passion Sunday, because somehow it is supposed to cover both Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and the events leading up to his crucifixion and resurrection. The problem is the church calendar tries to follow the biblical story, which says the triumphal entry took place a […]

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March 26, 2017 – Psalm 23

Last weekend Helen Beth and I were at Emerald Isle with our gang of North Carolina friends. It’s an interesting and diverse group. There are a couple of other preachers, a guy who made a bunch of money selling medical billing systems, a guy who works for that company, a social worker, someone who was […]

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