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The Power of Your Story by Bob Thompson

July 12th, 2015

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The power of your story lies in the hashtags. Acts 22:1-22 #firstworldproblems What hashtags would you place on the Apostle Paul’s story? Some of you need a brief introduction to hashtags. They are themes on social media posts, like Twitter. When you want to connect various posts or search for others commenting on the same […]

Who Has My Back? by Bob Thompson

July 5th, 2015

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What’s the worst that can happen to me? What then? Acts 21:27-36 Landmark ruling This is at least an interesting, and for some an unsettling, weekend to celebrate America. Nine days ago the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) gave same gender couples equal access to the legal right to marry, a decision that […]

Did You Receive the Holy Spirit? by Bob Thompson

June 22nd, 2015

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Baptism is about what the Father does when he brings you “in” to his family. Acts 19:1-7 Weird Babel of Tongues How would you answer the question the Apostle Paul asks in Acts 19:2? If he looked at you and said, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” what would you say? I […]

Diversity in Unity by Bob Thompson

June 19th, 2015

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When you use Romans 1 to clobber someone else, you get clobbered by Romans 2. Romans 1:28-32 June 19, 2015 – Southern Conference, United Church of Christ Conservative, white, Reformed, and old Aren’t you glad you get to listen to preachers on a hot Friday afternoon in Greensboro? I think I’d rather be eating ice […]

Who is at the Center? by Bob Thompson

June 14th, 2015

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Humility is honest about the ego but chooses a servant mentality. Acts 18:18-28 Flourishing with differences Last Sunday after church, Linda and I were sitting with a few folks from Corinth at the baptism lunch for the Hucks babies. Jeffrey White made a comment about Corinth that stayed with me all week. Later I asked […]