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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 […]

The True Treasure of the Church by Bob Thompson

October 29th, 2017

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“The true treasure of the church is the most holy gospel of grace.”  (Martin Luther) Ephesians 2:1-10   A terrorized life The story I’m about to tell is true. Some of you know it well; to others most of it will be new. It’s one of the most important stories for Christians outside the Bible. […]

In Christ Alone by Bob Thompson

October 22nd, 2017

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Satan doesn’t mind if you believe, as long as you’re not stuck on Christ Alone. Colossians 1:15-20   Christ-plus This month, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, we are naming the five “solas” that summarize Reformation thinking. Sola means “alone.” We have looked at Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone) and Soli Deo Gloria […]