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Judges: A Reason to Give Thanks by bob

November 24th, 2013

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Every mess is a setup for redemption. Judges 21:25; Colossians 3:15-17 November 24, 2013 A Bible story I cannot tell When you have my job, every year at Thanksgiving (and every other holiday), you look for fresh ways to tell the same stories and make the same basic points.  I never want these “holy days” […]

I learned it from my Dad: respect people, but never compromise the gospel. Judges 17:1-13 November 17, 2013 Americism It’s always interesting to gather around one’s extended family for several days, as Linda and I did with the Thompsons for the days before and after my father’s death November 8.  For those of you who […]

Longings by bob

November 3rd, 2013

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If there are 1,000 ways for parents to blow it, there are 10,000 ways for God to heal. Judges 13:1-8 November 3, 2013 Why we are here From time to time I need to remind you (and myself) why we get together like this every Sunday morning.  It’s not because you don’t have any other […]

When It’s OK to Break a Promise by bob

October 27th, 2013

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Don’t ask God to change things without changing you. Judges 11:29-40 October 27, 2013 Another strange story Today we continue in our study of book of Judges.  The theme of this series is “Searching for Heroes When We Need a Savior.”  Judges is full of heroes, but all of them are badly flawed.  That was […]

The Parable of the Trees by bob

October 20th, 2013

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The long litany of flawed heroes in Judges reminds us God never gives up. Judges 9:8-15 October 20, 2013 The Setting We come this week to a story in Judges 9 that Pastor Paul described early this week as “bad people doing bad things with a bad result.”  So what’s it doing in the Bible?  […]