Sermons by “Bob Mooty”

April 28, 2019 – John 20.19-31

I Googled “fact check” the other day and discovered that there are a bunch of websites, institutions, and organizations which are in the habit of keeping track of what politicians say and judging the accuracy thereof.  One of them has a “truth-o-meter” which ranges from true to mostly true to mostly false to pants on […]

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April 21, 2019 – John 20.1-18

Mindful that this is the last time I get to preach to you on Easter Sunday, I feel like I should leave no stone unturned, no question unanswered. But as I did some reading about the gospel of John’s version of that first Easter, I realized that if I wanted to tie up every loose […]

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April 7, 2019- John 12.1-8

Years ago our North Carolina gang gathered for an evening of festivities.  I don’t remember if it was any particular occasion or just a get together.  It was a pot luck sort of thing, with everybody bringing whatever.  As an appetizer, one of our crowd, who leans heavily toward the health food side of things, […]

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March 31, 2019 – Joshua 5.9-12

This one last time my planned sermon topic has been traded in for consideration of our congregational identity.  In this case the topic for today, as you see on the insert, is our motivating vision.  As you also see in the bulletin, the scripture I had planned to use for this sermon is Joshua five, […]

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March 24, 2019 – Psalm 63.1-8

I was surprised.  I went to the websites of several churches, looking for their mission statements.  First of all, some of those folks need some work on their websites, because, yikes, they are not very…helpful.  Second, if some of those churches have mission statements, they haven’t put them on their websites.  Not that I could […]

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March 10, 2019- Luke 4.1-13

Bob: Well, it’s Lent. Ann: Yes it is. B: So I suppose we should talk about something Lenten today. A: I suppose so.  What did you have in mind? B: Well, it being the first Sunday in Lent, there’s the story of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness. A: It always shows up on the first […]

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March 3, 2019- Luke 9.28-36

I have to confess that I don’t get all that excited about the season of Lent.  It’s such a contrast to Advent.  For Advent we have all the decorations, all the upbeat, special services, music, and events to look forward to.  Sure, in Lent we have Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Holy […]

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February 24, 2019- Genesis 45.3-22

Exciting things be happening around here. In the sanctuary we have not one but two projectors newly installed. We have the obvious one hanging from the ceiling near the front, but we also have one mounted on the back wall, which will allow those of us looking in that direction to see what’s on the […]

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February 17, 2019- 1 Corinthians 15.12-20

Let’s start with Luke. Luke says on the Sunday after Jesus was crucified on Friday “Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women” went to the tomb. Matthew says, “as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to the tomb.” Mark reports, “When […]

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February 10, 2019 – Luke 5.1-11

            Rick won the award.  We were a motley crew last spring in West Virginia, working to repair a house that had been severely flooded.  Even the upper levels of it had received a couple of feet of water.  So it had been stripped back to the studs in most places, and needed new flooring, wiring, sheetrock, […]

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