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Travel Joy by Bob Thompson

May 20th, 2018

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Confirmation Sunday Philippians 2:12-18 Joy Ahead Tomorrow morning Linda and I will leave home at about 6:00, and we won’t arrive at our son’s home in Hawai’i until about 18 hours later. That includes about 2 hours in cars, 12 hours in airplanes, and 4 hours in airports. It’s not my favorite way to spend […]

Gospel Brain by Bob Thompson

May 14th, 2018

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A church is totally immobilized if it loses its unity.  Philippians 2:1-11   Mommy brain It’s Mother’s Day, so moms, let’s talk about your brain. You may have heard the phrase “Mommy brain” or the recently coined word, “Momnesia,” both of which come across as negative, as in, “A sleep-deprived mom can’t think straight.” Recent […]

Noblesse Oblige by Bob Thompson

May 7th, 2018

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There is no greater example of undeserved privilege than that of a Christian. Philippians 1:27-30   Citizenship “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.” What does it mean to you that you are a citizen of the United States? The website of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says, “Citizenship […]

Living vs. Death by Bob Thompson

April 30th, 2018

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Pastors Paul Cummings and Bob Thompson Philippians 18b-26   Bob The Scripture passage before us today offers a series of contrasts between living and death. Pastor Paul and I decided on Thursday of this week that we would share the sermon time by splitting those two topics. But who should take which one? 

Through Gospel Lenses by Bob Thompson

April 23rd, 2018

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The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the best remedy for envy.  Philippians 1:12-18a   A very old problem Envy is a very old problem. Envy enters the Bible’s story with Eve’s first sin in the Garden of Eden. Cain killed his brother out of envy. Proverbs 14:30 says “Envy rots the bones.” Aristotle (384-322 BC) […]