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Power in the Blood by bob

September 27th, 2015

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Member Care circulates healing in the body of Christ. Colossians 3:12-17 September 27, 2015 What God prefers In all my years of preaching, there’s one line that I hear quoted back to me more than any other:   “God prefers imperfect intimacy to outward conformity.”  It was from a sermon I preached three years ago on […]

Shame Arrives at Corinth by Bob Thompson

September 23rd, 2015

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I had already planned to write a column for today’s newsletter, which I do about once a month. I had already planned to write about this week’s final sermon in the series, “Why We Do What We Do.” I had already planned to connect the sixth Core(inth) Value, “Member Care,” with the upcoming Family Life […]

Why Compassion Isn’t Optional by Bob Thompson

September 20th, 2015

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Your work and everything you do will be more meaningful if you share with those who are less fortunate. Deuteronomy 15:7-11 Shared suffering Not long ago Linda and I were watching one of those Hallmark movies men enjoy with their wives. A woman in the story was bemoaning the fact that she was ignored and […]

Sandy Davis – Her Cats and God’s Love by Bob Thompson

September 16th, 2015

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It’s probably a good thing Sandy Davis was in ICU when I made some disparaging comments about cats a couple of weeks ago in a Sunday sermon. I happen to be allergic to cats, and our cats are only affectionate toward me on their terms and timetable. So I said the only reason God created […]

A Perpetual Ambition by Bob Thompson

September 13th, 2015

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The church is always one generation away from extinction. Romans 15:14-22 One generation from extinction People have asked me recently if I’m losing weight. The answer is yes, but I’m losing weight that has been “lost and found.” I have a perpetual ambition never to return to the 255 pounds I weighed 15 years ago. […]