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Christmas Love by bob

December 26th, 2017

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Christmas Eve 2017 Genesis 50:15-21; Luke 2:1-20; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 December 21, 2017 Reconciliation in Whoville A TV special the other night on the top 12 Christmas movies of all time piqued my curiosity.  I compared several web sites for the consensus opinion of the best ever. Those who know me well won’t be surprised […]

Joy, Joy, Joy! by Bob Thompson

December 17th, 2017

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Only Jesus brings unshakable joy. Genesis 46:28-30   Echo Carol Our theme today is joy. As of today, I’m an expert on joy, since our first grandchild was born yesterday – a little boy, Arlo Hunter Thompson, born to our son Phil and his wife Carlie in Honolulu. There’s nothing like the birth of a […]

A Dream of Peace by Bob Thompson

December 10th, 2017

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Rather than God using me to change this, he wants to use this to change me. Ephesians 2:14-18; Genesis 45:1-15   An impossible dream Today’s Advent theme is peace. How that’s whole peace thing working out for you? The Bible tells us to “pray for peace of Jerusalem” (Psalm 122:6). It’s not been a good […]

Everything is Against Me by Bob Thompson

December 4th, 2017

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Be sure your sin will find you out – that’s a word of hope. Genesis 42; Titus 2:11-14   Your sin will find you out This morning’s sermon is about hope, but it won’t seem like it at first. I want to start with the New York Times article in which one reporter referred to […]

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 […]