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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 […]

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 […]