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What Are You Doing Here? by Bob Thompson

October 24th, 2016

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It is God’s prerogative to put his servants in the hard place. 1 Kings 19:9b-18 A great question If there were a reason I wanted to preach on the life of Elijah this fall, it’s probably this passage – one of my favorites in the Old Testament. One of the reasons is the great question […]

What’s Next? by Bob Thompson

October 10th, 2016

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You can’t change what brought on the depression. You can choose what’s next. 1 Kings 19:1-9a   Marathoner to immobilized I was not expecting this. This story shocks me every time. If you weren’t here last week and you’re not familiar with the story of Elijah, let’s start there. Elijah is involved in a generational […]

Wanna Go Up? by Bob Thompson

October 3rd, 2016

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Great spiritual moments are not about repeating but remembering. 1 Kings 18:16-46   Supersized land Having twice visited Mount Carmel in Israel, it might be a little easier for me to visualize the scene in 1 Kings 18 than it is for most of you. Carmel is actually a 30-mile long, 5-mile wide mountain range […]

Whose Servant? by Bob Thompson

September 25th, 2016

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“How long will you waiver between two opinions?”  (1 Kings 18:21)  1 Kings 18:1-15 The gospel and the situation You may have seen in the bulletin last Sunday that I participated in a panel discussion Monday on “civil discourse.” In my brief presentation I said that in a difficult situation believers need to respond with […]

Who? by Bob Thompson

September 18th, 2016

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Yahweh, my God, let him live!  1 Kings 17:7-24   Who or whom? If I didn’t think it sounded odd as a one-word sermon title, I would have titled today’s sermon “Whom?” It would be more grammatically correct. The question of the day is this:  “Whom is this passage about?” As I read commentaries and […]