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Why We’re Here It helps to remember why we’re here. We’re here today not so much to grieve a death, although we are certainly doing that. We’re here to celebrate life – the rather remarkable 48 years Doug Leatherman lived on this planet, and the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ. I remember 18 […]

How to Love a Sinner by Bob Thompson

August 20th, 2017

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One of the most common ways we hide from God is focusing on the sins of others.  Genesis 3:1-15   Two approaches There are two legitimate ways to approach Genesis 3 – theologically and exegetically. To approach this passage theologically means to take Genesis seriously as a book of beginnings and look for what begins […]

Jordy and Emily, thank you!  Thank you for letting me be a part of your lives and of this special day.  A year ago I hardly knew you; now it feels like you’re friends. What shall I say to you on your wedding day?  The story of Jordy and Emily sounds like it could be […]

Side by Side, Face to Face by Bob Thompson

August 14th, 2017

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Adam needs an ally who is his opposite. Genesis 2:18-25   You talkin’ to me? My wife Linda and I enjoy movies, but try to be discerning about films we rent or see in the theater. (There’s not much these days in the theater.) Thus the movie I’m about to quote is one we never […]

Where to Start by Bob Thompson

August 6th, 2017

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You are so used to being human that you forget to marvel at it.  Genesis 1:1-31   Screwtape, Revelation, and Genesis My teaching this summer has included three connected areas. Last week’s sermon completed Revelation, the last book in the Bible. Today we start Genesis, the first book. In Sunday School, I’ve been teaching C. […]