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Why God Has No Favorites by bob

August 17th, 2014

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Maybe we can learn a little something from God. Acts 10:34-48 August 17, 2014 A world of prejudice There has been no shortage of opportunities for me this year to confront the devastating impact of unchecked racial and religious prejudice.  Most if not all of you have shared these opportunities either directly or vicariously. Last […]

Homecoming at Crooked Run Baptist Church – Winnsboro, SC Acts 9:1-19 August 10, 2014 On the way It is hard for me to believe it’s been more than 35 years since Linda and I worshiped with you at Crooked Run Baptist Church.  Let me tell you how we got here. When I arrived at Columbia […]

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 […]