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The Humble Church by bob

June 24th, 2012

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We are prisoners of the Lord who say to him, “Yes, sir!” Ephesians 4:1-16 June 24, 2012 (This sermon was preached at Morning Star First Baptist Church in Hickory, NC.) Be like Dave Friends, it is an honor to be standing in the pulpit where my good friend, Dave Roberts, preaches the Word every Sunday, […]

I Need by bob

June 24th, 2012

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This devotional, published in the Hickory Daily Record June 23, 2012, is part four of some early excerpts from a book I’m writing on humility.  Humility creates a set of grooves in my mind that results in simple phrases that express my thought process: “I don’t know,” “Help me understand,” and “Me, too.” This week’s […]

It’s not that Jesus can’t come in; he won’t come in unless you let him in.  Revelation 3:14-22 June 14, 2012 Self-reliance When I read Revelation 3:14-22, two connections come to mind from the world of arts and literature.  The first is a 1991 Bill Murray film, “What About Bob?” that I don’t think I […]

Me, Too by bob

June 17th, 2012

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This devotional is part three of some early excerpts from a book I’m writing on humility.  A humble mind thinks in simple phrases like “I don’t know” and “Help me understand.”  This week’s expression of humility is “Me, Too.”   We Americans love our freedom.  It’s one of our core values to believe what we […]

This is Burk Wyatt’s fine tribute to his mother-in-law, Ruth Swadley, well-written and shared with deep emotion at her funeral.                I got to know Ruth through her only beloved child, Bren, my girlfriend, my wife and the mother of our children.  When I first met Ruth, I was a little nervous to say the […]