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Every test is a chance to shine.

Matthew 4:1-11; Deuteronomy 6:13-16

 

My signature sin

Let me begin by commending a book to you that might be a fresh way for you to grow spiritually in 2017. It’s called The Road Back to You, by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile. We’ll be using this book in Corinth’s annual leadership retreat in a couple of weeks, and I’ve made 50 copies available today in the narthex and Rowe Welcome Center.

Here’s why I like the book: the authors called me lazy. Seriously? I’m a workaholic. How can I be lazy? Read more »

The unstoppable God loves to describe his incomparable Son. 

Micah 5:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12

 

Directions (Pastor Bob Thompson)

Here’s a news story I’m guessing you probably missed. Forget about the Russians interfering with our presidential election last year. It was his forecast by the stars. Praveen Mishra, an Indian astrologer, predicted back in the summer that Trump would beat Clinton, based on his lucky number 5, and his destiny and name number, both 4. Read more »

Corinth will have one combined worship service January 8 in the sanctuary.  If weather or road conditions make it difficult for you to join us, here is an outline for home worship similar to what we will use in our public worship service.

Songs of Praise – Sing along with these YouTube videos

Glory – Phil Wickham

Lord I Need You – Matt Maher Read more »

Jesus’ naughty and nice list is not based on those who came to church today.

 Genesis 1:1-2; John 1:1-5, 14

Christmas Day 2016

The beginnings of Christmas

Finish this statement:  “It wouldn’t seem like Christmas without….”  Obviously for those of you who are here, it wouldn’t be Christmas without church, especially if Christmas Day falls on Sunday.  Those who aren’t here this morning can have Christmas without church.  For them, something else makes Christmas more than being here.

All this raises the question of where Christmas as we know it came from.  What are the beginnings of Christmas?  Let’s take a walk backwards through time. Read more »

There is never a time that God is not with us.

Isaiah 7:10-17; Matthew 1:18-25

Christmas Eve 2016

The hunt for clues

How has this week been for your family?  Mike and Cathy May, who spent this week last year in the hospital battling cancer, returned this past Thursday to Levine Cancer Center to distribute Christmas trees for other families spending the holiday in the hospital.  Roger Young learned this week he had developed a potentially serious heart problem at 1ge 42, and had a pacemaker implanted Friday at Duke.  Wayne and Gigi Miller experienced the birth of their first grandchild on Wednesday, followed by the death of their 17-year-old nephew in an auto accident the next day.  At such times we tend to wonder where God is.

Other than our concern for those families and others, the Thompsons have had a delightful week, with all three of our grown children home since last Saturday. On Wednesday night our son Phil and his wife Carlie took us to Charlotte for dinner at the King’s Kitchen.  Before that, the six of us took a surprise adventure trip to Codescape. Read more »