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The Foundation and the Cornerstone by Bob Thompson

August 30th, 2015

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We have a Cornerstone that can’t be bested, and a foundation that can’t be moved. Ephesians 2:19-22 Invisible and essential (Bob) China’s tallest skyscraper will open soon in Shanghai. “Central Tower” is a vertical city, a little over 2000 feet tall, including parking, retail shops, residential spaces, entertainment, offices, hotel, and restaurants. Because the tower […]

In talking with Cindy on Thursday, it seemed obvious fairly quickly that the best way to celebrate the life of Jane Abernethy would be to connect this service to that of her late husband.  The order of service in your bulletin is exactly the same, except that with Hank we closed with another hymn.  We […]

A Thing Called Discipleship by Bob Thompson

August 23rd, 2015

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Discipleship is looking for what I’m overlooking in my relationship to God. Matthew 28:18-20 Two Challenges I love the Pickles comic strip. Maybe that’s because my Dad loved it, or maybe because I’m getting more like Earl every day. Last Sunday Opal said, “Tsk, tsk. You can’t go to church like that… You have mustard […]

I won’t pretend that preparing to preach Scott Horowitz’ service was an easy task.  Not only did I not know him (we only met briefly when his brother died in 2009), his closest family members had had little contact with him for many years. Neither Ann nor Tracey lack memories of Scott, however.  Many of […]

The Sins of Them by Bob Thompson

August 10th, 2015

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Pulpit Exchange with Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Romans 1:18-32 An answer to Jesus’ prayer Sisters and brothers in Christ, I greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is the reason we live. He is the reason we hope. He is the reason we gather for worship. Honoring Jesus is […]