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Walk Humbly by Bob Thompson

August 27th, 2018

No Responses

What we can never do about injustice is nothing. Job 31:13-28; 1 Timothy 6:17-19   The most dangerous threat? Today is the fourth and final sermon on “Gospel Justice,” which has provoked a good bit of thought, conversation, and feedback. Next week we’ll include in the bulletin the ideas for action on “gospel justice” that […]

If you had sat down recently for a brief conversation with Valeriya Khudyakova and then followed by talking with me, your first thought might be that she and I are very different.  Valeriya, you would notice, is a small, thin, female from Russia who speaks mostly Russian but works hard at her grasp of English.  […]

Love Mercy by bob

August 19th, 2018

No Responses

Is my mercy about me, or is it about them? Jeremiah 9:23-24 August 19, 2018 Toxic Charity Today is the third in a series of four messages based on Micah 6:8, “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.  And what does the Lord require of you, but to act justly, to love mercy, […]

Act Justly by Bob Thompson

August 13th, 2018

No Responses

Justice says we are all deserving; Gospel Justice insists we are all undeserving. Zechariah 7:9-10; James 1:26-2:13   Not them but me I’m a little reluctant to begin a sermon this way, but I guess not too much so or I wouldn’t do it. Tell me about your “But.” I began my sermon last week […]

Erin and Ryan, I didn’t know either one of you when we sat down for the first time to begin your premarital counseling.  Now, a year later, there’s a very special bond with you, and I love standing in front of you on this day. I’ve told you more than once, and told others about […]