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  • William Hooper

    Contributing sermons since Jul 7, 2007
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First Baptist Church
Bolivar, Missouri 65613
417 326-2431

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  • Hope In Times Of Despair

    Contributed on Feb 26, 2017
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    When there seems to be no possibility of anything good happening in life, you can find hope in

    Hope in Times of Despair Lamentations 3:1-6, 16-25 INTRODUCTI0N The year is 586 BCE. The nation Israel had already been taken into captivity. Now, the city of Jerusalem was under siege by the Babylonians. Soon, the walls of the city would be destroyed. The Babylonian army would plunder all ...read more

  • Taking Jesus At His Word

    Contributed on Feb 25, 2015
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    This is the second of a series of messages on the signs in the Gospel of John.

    Take Jesus at His Word John 4:42-54 "Jesus replied, "You may go. Your son will live." The man took Jesus at his word and departed... So he and all his household believed" (John 4:50, 53, NIV). John’s purpose for writing his gospel is found toward the end of the book in verses 30-31: ...read more

  • Hope In Times Of Despair

    Contributed on Feb 16, 2015
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    How can we find hope when we despair of being rid of depression or guilt or besetting sin? How to find hope in Jesus.

    Hope in Times of Despair Lamentations 3:1-6, 16-25 INTRODUCTI0N The year is 586 BCE. The nation Israel had already been taken into captivity. Now, the city of Jerusalem was under siege by the Babylonians. Soon, the walls of the city would be destroyed. The Babylonian army would plunder all ...read more

  • I Value You For Who You Are

    Contributed on Jun 1, 2013
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    Discovering what we mean when we give others affirmative words.

    “I Value You for Who You Are” Genesis 1:26-27 Psalm 8 Introduction We make value judgments every day about all sorts of things. We choose one product over another product. We choose one TV news program over another. We think carefully before investing a huge amount of money in ...read more

  • Can I Forgive?

    Contributed on Jul 7, 2007
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    When I have been wronged, what response should I give?

    CAN I FORGIVE? Psalm 32:1-6 Matthew 18:21-35 William L. Hooper, PhD Minster to Senior Adults First Baptist Church, Bolivar, MO April 23, 2006 When I have been wronged, what response should I give? This is a universal question for all people. In our own time we have seen this question ...read more

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  • Third, We Need To Forgive Ourselves. In The ...

    Contributed on Jul 7, 2007
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    Third, we need to forgive ourselves. In the award winning film called “The Mission,” Robert DeNiro plays a mercenary who has taken asylum in the local church after killing his brother in a fit of jealous rage. He eventually leaves the church and heads to a mission post located above the waterfalls ...read more

  • In His Book "What's So Amazing About Grace," ...

    Contributed on Jul 7, 2007
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    In his book "What’s so Amazing About Grace," Philip Yancey tells a story about a man and wife who one night had an argument about how supper was cooked. It was so heated that night they slept in separate rooms. Neither has approached the other to say “I’m sorry” or to offer forgiveness, and they ...read more

  • I Read About A Prisoner In Florida Some Years ...

    Contributed on Jul 7, 2007
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    . I read about a prisoner in Florida some years ago that was pardoned by the governor. The man refused to be released from his sentence. The case went to court and the judge decided that unless the man accepted the dismissal of his sentence he would have to serve the entire sentence. Unless we ...read more