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The Big Picture by Bob Thompson

June 25th, 2017

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The devil wants us to forget he has already lost the war. Revelation 12:7-17   Metanarrative Does this narrative sound familiar? You are a hobbit with a destiny to destroy Sauron’s ring of power in Mount Doom, ushering in a new age of peace in Middle Earth. If you are Frodo, that “big picture” not […]

Thy Kingdom Come by Bob Thompson

June 18th, 2017

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His kingdom will come because we prayed.  Revelation 8:1-12   The kingdom of God The title of the sermon today, “Thy Kingdom Come,” is obviously borrowed from the Lord’s Prayer, and at the end of the sermon we’re going to pray the Lord’s Prayer in an unusual form. What do we mean by the “kingdom […]

Amen!!!!! by Bob Thompson

June 11th, 2017

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Won’t it be deeply satisfying to join in the great multitude of perfection and success? Revelation 7:9-17   The whole &%$! point Today’s passage in Revelation got me so excited in Bible study this past week that I cussed. I never cuss, and later emailed the group to apologize for my language. What got me […]

How Long? by Bob Thompson

June 4th, 2017

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Patience while waiting also teaches me wisdom when doing.  Revelation 6:1-11   Introvert Island It’s good to be back from what I like to call affectionately “Introvert Island,” aka Bald Head Island (BHI). It’s a place that feels very much cut off from the world, especially on the eastern end of the island. Bald Head […]