Sermons by “Bob Mooty”

October 29, 2017 – Matthew 22.34-46

    I thought I’d let you know, in case you haven’t noticed, that we live in a complicated world.  There are issues we face today which were not imagined in ancient times.  Abortion is an example.  Abortion would have been far too dangerous to the mother, so at times the killing of infants was practiced.  […]

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October 15, 2017- Matthew 22.15-22

    I know that talking about money in church makes some people uncomfortable.  Sometimes we think our faith is supposed to be about spiritual things, while items like money seem to fit in a different category.  The problem with that way of thinking is that Jesus doesn’t agree.  He talks a lot about financial issues.  […]

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October 8, 2017 – Philippians 3.4b-14

    Some of you have met John Steely.  John is the man who did the amazing carvings in our gathering area.  If you haven’t taken some time to look at those lately, I invite you to do so.  They are companion pieces to the stained glass windows in the steeple, with each pair of windows/carvings […]

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October 1, 2017- Philippians 2.1-13

    I would imagine that people in the first century in what is now Greece were fundamentally like us.  They had to tend to their children, they had to decide what to do for dinner – whether to have Italian or Mexican – they would shop for a new car.  All the usual.  Seriously, I […]

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September 24, 2017- Matthew 20.1-16

Bob: So Jesus tells this parable… Ann: He tells a lot of parables.  Give me a clue about which one. Bob: Yes.  Sorry.  It’s this strange one about the guy who has a vineyard and keeps hiring workers during the day, but then he pays all of them the same! Ann: Oh…that one.  It is […]

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September 17,2017 – Exodus 14.19-31

     “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me” is just wrong, isn’t it?  Words can hurt.  Words have power.  When we say, “I love you,” we need to mean it.  Some words should not be tossed about casually.  “I promise” are two of those words.  They should always be […]

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September 10, 2017 – Romans 13.8-14

God…Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy…Honor your father and your mother” and the rest are important.  If we take them seriously and work to keep them we will strengthen and deepen our relationship with God and we will be on track to have healthy relationships with our families, our neighbors, and others.     […]

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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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