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Let’s End This by Bob Thompson

September 17th, 2017

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Every temptation is an opportunity to pass a test.  Genesis 22:1-18   Beautiful and horrible Genesis 22 is both beautiful and horrible. For many, this is a narrative that points in the direction of total commitment to God – reverence, worship, obedience. For others, however, it is a repulsive story that creates a barrier to […]

I Believe, But… by Bob Thompson

September 10th, 2017

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Abram believed only because what God said was what GOD said.  Genesis 15:1-18   The first believer What firsts do you remember? Your first teacher? Your first car? Your first kiss? The first time you held your baby? The first time you dropped that baby off at college? Firsts are memorable, and Genesis is a […]

The God Who Calls by Bob Thompson

September 3rd, 2017

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God’s call is not about what you do. It’s about whose you are. Genesis 12:1-9   The story of God You’ve heard me say this often but probably not often enough: when we read the story of Noah or Abraham or David or Paul, it’s not about them. It’s about God. In Genesis, the book […]

The First Covenant by Bob Thompson

August 27th, 2017

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Never again will a storm be the end of a story. Genesis 9:8-17   The Historical Point of View Today we turn in our studies of Genesis to chapters 6-9. It is also the Sunday on which I am concluding a Sunday School class on C. S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters. Screwtape is a senior […]

How to Love a Sinner by Bob Thompson

August 20th, 2017

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One of the most common ways we hide from God is focusing on the sins of others.  Genesis 3:1-15   Two approaches There are two legitimate ways to approach Genesis 3 – theologically and exegetically. To approach this passage theologically means to take Genesis seriously as a book of beginnings and look for what begins […]