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Stunning Reversals by Bob Thompson

November 27th, 2017

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Joseph named his son “Forget.” I wish he had called him “Remember.” Genesis 41:41-57 Thanksgiving to Advent It happened again this week. Another public figure plummeted from popularity to what will likely be shame and obscurity for the rest of his life. Born in Henderson, NC, Charlie Rose’s biography on the Internet still describes him […]

This Too Belongs to God by Bob Thompson

November 19th, 2017

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The worst pain fell on the best person and resulted in the greatest good.  Genesis 40:1-8   The Star Have you seen the trailers and promos for the new Christmas movie, “The Star”? Linda and I saw the movie on our date night this week. Maybe you’re wondering whether it’s worth your time, and whether […]

Jacob’s Messy Family by Bob Thompson

November 12th, 2017

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Joseph’s story is ultimately not about Joseph. Neither is yours about you. Genesis 37:3-8   Surprises Preaching on a familiar story in the Bible presents a unique challenge. That’s one reason that Christmas and Easter are challenging. How many new insights can one gain into the stable or the empty tomb? (A lot, I’ve found […]

Wrestling by bob

November 5th, 2017

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God’s expecting you to fight back in the strength he gives you.  Genesis 32:22-32 November 5, 2017 Really sorry and really afraid After a short break to ponder the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, we return to our studies in Genesis, specifically to the second of two sermons on Jacob.  Here’s a little fact […]