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The Gospel According to Eric Loytty by bob

September 30th, 2012

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One of the more challenging tasks in my ministry is to preach the funeral for a person I did not know well.  Most people in this room knew Eric Loytty better than I did.  You might find it odd that I did not know him well, since I have been his pastor for 20 years.  […]

In the Potter’s Hand by bob

September 30th, 2012

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Seeing ourselves on the potter’s wheel is about elevating our view of the Potter. Jeremiah 18:1-12 September 30, 2012 Cheap stuff The metaphor of pottery is common in the Bible, because the use of clay pottery was common throughout the 2000 years it took to live and write the Bible’s stories. Clay pots were used […]

Let’s Speak Hebrew by bob

September 23rd, 2012

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What matters is not whether you boast, but what you boast about. Jeremiah 9:23-24 September 23, 2012 An equal and opposite danger It was the early 1980s.  Linda and I were living in Reidsville, NC, and working in our first church.  Our little 4-room house was about a mile from the church, and I would […]

Search for Truth by bob

September 16th, 2012

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God is looking for truth tellers and truth seekers. Jeremiah 5:1-9 September 16, 2012 On lying and liars I have spent a good part of my week thinking about lying and liars – reading, talking, reflecting.  I have come to the conclusion that everyone’s a liar, with two exceptions – you and me.  And I […]

Set Apart and Appointed by bob

September 9th, 2012

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Demolition is never the end of the story. Jeremiah 1:4-10 September 9, 2012 No teddy bear One of my goals as a preacher is to share with you my love for the Bible.  I don’t worship this book or look to it for some kind of superstitious value.  I do believe it is God’s Word, […]