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The Lord’s Great Love by bob

November 25th, 2012

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The Father lovingly imprints his word on our brain so that when we need those messages the most, we can recall them. Lamentations 3:19-33 November 25, 2012 Ordinary life, extraordinary song Thomas Obediah Chisholm wrote about 1200 poems and hymns, actually, but as far as I know I have only heard of three: O To […]

Secrets by bob

November 18th, 2012

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Some secrets need to be told to keep others from feeling alone in their struggles. Jeremiah 45:1-5 November 21, 2012 Jeremiah’s secretary The man identified as “Baruch” in Jeremiah 45 is often called Jeremiah’s secretary.  I was wondering out loud in a Bible study group this week whether that’s an accurate description, since the book […]

Orphans and Widows by bob

November 4th, 2012

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Why should we care for the vulnerable?  Precisely because there is no return. Jeremiah 49:7-11 November 4, 2012 Loose conversation On Wednesday of this past week I received an e-mail from my brother Jim titled, “Unimportant email, bordering on junk: An important accomplishment of the (larger) Thompson clan.”  Jim had discovered the United States currently […]

On Waiting by bob

October 28th, 2012

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Waiting is better for us than having. Jeremiah 33:1-9 October 28, 2012 Where from here? Something about last week’s sermon touched those who heard it in ways I am still trying to understand.  After the service and through the week people kept saying things like, “the best sermon I’ve ever heard” or “one of your […]

The New Covenant by bob

October 21st, 2012

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God prefers imperfect intimacy to outward conformity. Jeremiah 31:31-34 October 21, 2012 Disappearing word Today’s sermon text is  about “covenant,” an important word in the Bible and in Christian history.  My dilemma is that “covenant” is not a common word today.  Google has a great program called “Ngram” which enables you to search a particular […]