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Enjoying Jesus by Bob Thompson

March 19th, 2017

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Psalm 110:1 is the Old Testament verse the New Testament loves the most.  Psalm 110:1-7; Mark 12:35-37   Comfort verses I remember telling this congregation early in my ministry, “Please don’t say you ‘enjoyed’ the sermon. I don’t preach for entertainment.” Today’s text rebukes that perspective. The crowd that heard Jesus in the temple courts […]

The Lesson of a Withered Tree by Bob Thompson

March 16th, 2017

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The desire for instant gratification may destroy you on the inside. Matthew 21:18-22; Jeremiah 7:20-29   An Acted Parable This morning I want to introduce Dr. Merritt Seshul, an otolaryngologist (I just like throwing 7-syllable words into the sermon) at Carolina Ear, Nose, and Throat. He’s been working on my vocal issues with me over […]

Love’s Lasting Appeal by Bob Thompson

March 6th, 2017

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Jesus chose broken bread, not palm fronds, as the enduring reminder of who he is and how he works.  Zechariah 9:9-13; John 12:12-16   Brother Joseph This past Thursday and Friday I attended a forum sponsored by Christian Churches Together (CCT) in Newark, New Jersey on the plight of persecuted Christians. The gathering was remarkable […]

No Untouchable Parts by bob

February 26th, 2017

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What does it mean to love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength? Mark 12:28-34; Deuteronomy 6:1-9 February 26, 2017 The Lord’s Account Today I would like to share two of the many personal stories I’ve been privileged to hear in the last few weeks about the Corinth Legacy Capital Campaign.  The first […]

What Am I Not Hearing? by Bob Thompson

February 20th, 2017

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Is it possible I have not heard God’s Word because my money has deluded me?  Isaiah 6:1-10; Matthew 13:1-23   Hearing check Matthew 13 is a passage about hearing, literally and figuratively. A substantial crowd emerges from the Galilean towns, walking through fields to the shore of the lake where they found Jesus. Without an […]