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Piling on Grace by Bob Thompson

December 20th, 2015

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The Bible’s story is layered with delicious varieties of grace. John 1:16 The last best word It seems appropriate at a service like this to begin the meditation with some hook to connect with whatever might already be on your mind. But it’s not as easy as you might think to find the right one. […]

Flesh and Blood, Skin and Bones by Bob Thompson

December 14th, 2015

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It’s not possible to over-humanize Jesus unless you under-deify him. John 1:9-14 Only in Jesus The prologue to John’s Gospel separates the Christian faith from every other worldview. The most obvious distinction is with those who don’t believe in God at all. A second separation is made by John 1:1: “The Word was God.” For […]

A Witness to the Light by Bob Thompson

December 7th, 2015

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The American impulse is separation. The Gospel impulse is incarnation. John 1:1-9 Back from Hawaii As most of you know, our family just returned from about two weeks in Hawaii. I’ve been asked if we feel rested. The answer is “No!” Door to door from our hotel in Hawaii on Wednesday to our house in […]

The A and the W by Bob Thompson

November 22nd, 2015

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Kawaiaha’o Church – Honolulu, HI Revelation 1:4-8a Reluctant fundraiser Thank you, Kahu Curt, for the privilege of being in this pulpit once again. The first time you invited me, the pressure was on you. If my preaching was a disaster you’d have to explain to your church leaders why you turned over this sacred desk […]

Anger and Patience by Bob Thompson

November 15th, 2015

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“Be angry and do not sin” (Ephesians 4:26, ESV) Proverbs 14:29; 15:1; 15:18; 19:3; 19:11; 20:22; 25:15 Anger issues big and small Today let’s talk about your anger. I know you get mad. I know this because I’m your pastor. So don’t try to hide it. Big things and small things make us angry. Big […]