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I knew before I went this year’s Southern Conference Annual Meeting would be interesting at least, and, to borrow a phrase used by a colleague in another context at the conference, potentially a “train wreck.” Held about a mile from where I was born (at the since-razed Portsmouth General Hospital), I felt I was going […]

Why? by bob

June 23rd, 2014

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If God were to give us what we ask or want, it might be the worst of all outcomes. Acts 3:1-10 June 22, 2014 Persistent questions As is increasingly the case, my sermon today was shaped by my Thursday morning men’s Bible study group.  One of them even suggested the title: Why? It’s a great […]

The Honeymoon of the Church by bob

June 15th, 2014

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The health of our church is proportionate to our commitment to being together. Acts 2:42-47 June 16, 2014 The best or the worst? Someone has observed that most church sermons on Mother’s Day sound like, “Moms, you’re the best!  We love you and appreciate you, and we don’t tell you enough.”  By contrast, most Father’s […]

What Shall We Do? by bob

June 8th, 2014

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Today’s student wants to know, “If Jesus is real, why does it matter?” Acts 2:14-41 June 8, 2014 Why Kevin Bob: Let me start by explaining why I’m not standing here alone for the sermon, and who this is beside me.  As I mentioned earlier in the service, we had planned to have Kevin and […]

Promise Kept by bob

June 1st, 2014

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Pentecost keeps God’s promise that we would know and be known by him. Acts 2:1-14 June 1, 2014 No Sidebar I was tempted to begin this sermon by making the following provocative statement:  The coming of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2 is more important to the Christian message than the birth, death, and resurrection […]