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Truthing in Love by Bob Thompson

August 29th, 2016

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Nobody develops relationships close enough for ‘truthing in love’ while sitting in rows. Ephesians 4:11-16   Fumblerules I want to begin by explaining my sermon title. In seminary I took a writing course during which the professor introduced us to William Safire’s Fumblerules – self-contradictory, and therefore sometimes amusing – rules for writing and speaking. […]

Aubrey and Aaka, thank you for allowing Pastor Paul and me the joy of sharing this day with you.  I pray we will have the privilege of being part of your lives for a long time to come. The theme for my wedding meditation came to me last night during the rehearsal when we spoke […]

Shirley Logan’s Scrapbook by bob

August 23rd, 2016

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In Memory of Shirley Holsclaw Logan (June 5, 1927 – August 19, 1916) When Pastor Lori and I met with Shirley’s family yesterday to plan this service, Cindy pulled out some folders and envelopes and said something like, “You’re going to hate me.”  I don’t hate you, Cindy, but when I started digging through all […]

Holy Ground by Bob Thompson

August 21st, 2016

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We have to talk about sex or our talk about grace means nothing. 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 Why? When I say that today’s sermon is about sex, I wonder what your first reaction is. “Yay!”? “Oh, no!”? “Uh-oh!”? If your first reaction is that in a sex-saturated world you wish we didn’t have to drag this […]

Disqualified from Discipleship by Bob Thompson

August 14th, 2016

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Jesus wants you to love your family, but that’s not even close to his top concern. Luke 14:25-35   His top concern Bob: Sometimes the Bible seems to throw you a curve ball. In last week’s Scripture text, the Apostle Paul told husbands to love their wives (Ephesians 5:25-33). This Sunday, Jesus tells a crowd […]