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Meditation It will not surprise anyone who knew her that almost 25 years ago, early in my pastorate, when we gave members an opportunity to write out their desires for their funeral so we could keep them on file, within a short time Shirley had submitted a detailed form for herself, her brother, and her […]

Soli Deo Gloria by Bob Thompson

October 16th, 2017

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Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31). 1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1   Some weeks it’s harder One of the challenges of preaching is that every week, ready or not, you have to present a message that you’ve got life and faith figured out. Some weeks it’s harder than others. […]

Why the Bible is Useful by Bob Thompson

October 9th, 2017

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“My conscience is captive to the Word of God.” (Martin Luther) 2 Timothy 3:10-17   Sola Scriptura Five hundred years ago this month, everything changed. An otherwise obscure and somewhat insecure monk challenged the status quo by posting 95 debate propositions on the door of the university chapel. At least that’s how the story has […]

Meditation – Pastor Bob Thompson Over 40 years in church ministry, I can count on one hand the number of pastoral care visits I’ve made outside the Atlantic states.  Someone has to be pretty special for me to find a way to connect across hundreds of miles.  Marilyn Woodall was pretty special. The story begins […]

The Surprising Story of Jacob by bob

October 1st, 2017

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“If God could use Jacob, he can use anybody!”  (E. V. Hill)  Genesis 28:10-22 October 1, 2017 Alone, anxious, and afraid What happens when life turns out exactly like you dreamed, and it’s somewhere between disappointing and terrifying? That’s what happened to a man named Jacob and his mother Rebekah.  The two of them conspired […]