Sermons by “Bob Mooty”

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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March 12, 2017 – John 3.1-17

“Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.’” Simple, straightforward. Instructions, then promises. […]

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March 5, 2017 – Romans 5.12-19

It seems to be inbred in we human beings that we want to understand things. We want to know how things work, how things came to be the way the are, why things work as they do. Those who study this tendency note that every culture has its stories, tales which tell about the origin […]

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