Sermons by “Bob Mooty”

August 27,2017 – Romans 12.1-8

    I miss Garrison Keillor.  He was the host of the radio show Prairie Home Companion for many years.  My favorite part of the show was his stories of his fictional home town, Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, out on the edge of the prairie.  Lots of Lutherans live in Minnesota, and he used to say that […]

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August 20, 2017 – Genesis 45.1-15

    In less than three weeks Timberlake Christian Church will be forty-nine years old.  By some standards, forty-nine years is not a long time for a place of worship to exist.  Canterbury Cathedral in England traces its history back fourteen hundred years.  Some Greek and Roman temples have been around for well over two thousand […]

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August 13, 2017 – Matthew 14.22-33

I do love the woods. For me there’s something about being in the woods that is good for my soul. My favorite type of woods is where there isn’t much undergrowth, such that you can see for a long way through the trees. To me one of the great benefits of living in Evington is […]

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August 6, 2017- Genesis 32.22-31

I just finished reading a book titled Eats, Shoots and Leaves. It’s about punctuation. Eats, Shoots and Leaves could be about a basketball player who’s just had lunch. Or a hunter maybe. But take out the comma and it might be about a panda bear. It depends on the punctuation, on whether or not there’s […]

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July 9, 2017- Romans 8.1-11

“The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America. When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and […]

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July 2, 2017- Matthew 10.40-42

    My father was a Disciples of Christ minister, and after he retired he did some interim work in a couple of churches and occasionally did fill-in preaching here and there in eastern North Carolina.  My mother tells the story of accompanying him one Sunday to a church where he was preaching just that one […]

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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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