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Judges: A Reason to Give Thanks by bob

November 24th, 2013

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Every mess is a setup for redemption. Judges 21:25; Colossians 3:15-17 November 24, 2013 A Bible story I cannot tell When you have my job, every year at Thanksgiving (and every other holiday), you look for fresh ways to tell the same stories and make the same basic points.  I never want these “holy days” […]

The Same Mindset by bob

November 19th, 2013

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For the Ordination of Lori Dawn Blocker and Joshua Alan Moore Jeremiah 29:4-11; Philippians 2:1-11 November 17, 2013 Only one sermon Lori, Josh, family members and friends, Rev. Rhyne and other members of the Western North Carolina Association, colleagues in ministry, and members of the body of Christ here at Corinth and around the world, […]

I learned it from my Dad: respect people, but never compromise the gospel. Judges 17:1-13 November 17, 2013 Americism It’s always interesting to gather around one’s extended family for several days, as Linda and I did with the Thompsons for the days before and after my father’s death November 8.  For those of you who […]

(This is a longer-than-usual blog post about one week in my life – the days immediately and following my Dad’s death.  It’s for me, so I don’t forget.  It’s for family who couldn’t be with us.  And it’s for anyone else who might be interested in what it’s like to be both pastor and son […]

Remembering G. Richard Thompson by bob

November 11th, 2013

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(This is an expanded post from earlier, and includes comments by two other brothers about my Dad, plus other relatives and those who knew Dad.  Feel free to add your own thoughts in a reply to this post.) (Click here for Dad’s obituary.)