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Life as Mist by Bob Thompson

May 29th, 2016

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Do you treat every day as “mine” or “Thine”? James 4:13-17 Why I shouldn’t be a pastor At the end of chapter 4 James touches on a topic I don’t know much about – business. The closest I ever came to a course in business or sales was the bookkeeping elective in high school. Many […]

A Quiet Yes to God by Bob Thompson

May 23rd, 2016

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When I envy what God has not provided, that’s spiritual adultery. James 4:1-12   Annoyed The end of this week found me wrestling with some minor frustrations. Since I was planning to attend the Corinth men’s retreat in Asheville Friday night and Saturday, I worked on the sermon manuscript all day Thursday and got it […]

I Don’t Want to be Stupid by Bob Thompson

May 15th, 2016

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Confirmation Sunday James 3:13-18   Visiting other churches Well, it looks like you made it! I forgot to tell you Wednesday night that the Board of Elders unanimously approved all of you for membership at Corinth Reformed Church. Of course. I’ve been doing Confirmation classes for 29 years, and you are my favorite Confirmation class! […]

Mother’s Day Warning by Bob Thompson

May 8th, 2016

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Words conduct power from either heaven or hell. James 3:1-12   Warnings for this day More often than not, I give my sermon a title on Thursday around midday to meet the bulletin deadline. Sometimes I have second thoughts, and wonder how what that sermon title conveys. Yesterday I Googled “Mother’s Day Warning,”, and here […]

Faith, or Works by bob

May 2nd, 2016

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True faith that saves you changes everything. James 2:14-26 May 1, 2016   Paul and James Are we saved by faith, or works?  Since the earliest years of our faith, some Christians have been asking if Paul and James contradict each other on that point. Often with similar challenges, my approach is to say, “If […]