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Good News for Ethiopians by bob

August 4th, 2014

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A dialogue sermon with Chris Van Allsburg. Acts 8:26-40 August 3, 2014 Bob At least two obvious connections between this text and our world rose in my mind this week.  The first is that Philip was told to head to the desert road that leads from Jerusalem to Gaza.  No one spot on the entire […]

Dying Well by bob

July 27th, 2014

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We die well when we live full of the Holy Spirit. Acts 7:51-8:1 July 27, 2014 Accusation and rage The verses we read from Acts 7 this morning are filled with emotion.  Having broken into the middle of a reading, we encounter an angry, accusatory man whose name we don’t yet know saying, “You stiff-necked […]

A Servant Heart by bob

July 21st, 2014

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We allow freeloaders, but until you get service, you don’t get Jesus. Acts 6:1-7 July 20, 2014 Pivotal moments For the past week, we have had a most enjoyable time with Linda’s Mom, my Mom, and our two grown daughters in Florida at a beautiful oceanside home.  There were too many experiences to share, from […]

Intimacy is based on trust, and trust demands truth. Acts 5:1-11 July 6, 2014 Modern difficulties I started this week asking myself, “What was I thinking when I chose to preach on the story of Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5?”  I could easily have skipped this story in a survey of Acts.   I. Howard […]

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 […]