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Aiming for Greatness by bob

March 10th, 2014

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Lent is a time to think differently about greatness. Matthew 20:20-28 March 9, 2014 The power of conversionary missions The cover story of the January issue of Christianity Today magazine included a fascinating article by a man named Robert Woodberry.  Woodberry earned his Ph.D. in sociology at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.  [...]

The Rock Church by bob

March 2nd, 2014

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We are all unlikely converts God can use to change the world. Matthew 16:13-20 March 2, 2014 Midterm exam If you don’t know the name Nabeel Qureshi yet, you probably will at some point.  You’re more likely to know his name already if you know names like Josh McDowell, Lee Strobel, and Ravi Zacharias.  These [...]

Compassion by bob

February 23rd, 2014

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Compassion happens where their story trumps your story. Matthew 15:29-39 February 23, 2014 Other suns About 15-20 people from Corinth and 15-20 from Morning Star First Baptist Church have been reading and discussing a book, The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson, for several months, culminating with the author’s lecture at Lenoir Rhyne University [...]

What To Do About Weeds by bob

February 16th, 2014

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The goal is not to eliminate the weeds; it’s to harvest the wheat. Matthew 13:26-30, 36-43 February 16, 2014 Which one doesn’t matter? I had two experiences this week that made this sermon come together, one on Wednesday, and the other on Friday.  I’ll save the Friday experience for the end. The Wednesday experience happened [...]

What I Fear and What I Don’t by bob

February 9th, 2014

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What’s keeping you from the conversation? Matthew 10:26-31 February 9, 2014 Lost souls I had a conversation with someone last week who is very successful.  He had a problem he wanted to discuss with me, but during the course of the conversation I asked him, “What’s at the core of who you are?”  His honesty [...]