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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 Surprising Story of Jacob by bob

October 1st, 2017

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“If God could use Jacob, he can use anybody!”  (E. V. Hill)  Genesis 28:10-22 October 1, 2017 Alone, anxious, and afraid What happens when life turns out exactly like you dreamed, and it’s somewhere between disappointing and terrifying? That’s what happened to a man named Jacob and his mother Rebekah.  The two of them conspired […]

All the Way by Bob Thompson

September 25th, 2017

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We are not wise enough to choose on our own. Genesis 24:1-14   God guides When Linda and I traveled in Europe a decade ago, among our favorite places was Zurich, the home of Ulrich Zwingli, one of the “big three” sixteenth century Protestant reformers. Singing “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” in Grossmunster (Zwingli’s […]