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Holy Ground by Bob Thompson

August 21st, 2016

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We have to talk about sex or our talk about grace means nothing. 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 Why? When I say that today’s sermon is about sex, I wonder what your first reaction is. “Yay!”? “Oh, no!”? “Uh-oh!”? If your first reaction is that in a sex-saturated world you wish we didn’t have to drag this […]

Disqualified from Discipleship by Bob Thompson

August 14th, 2016

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Jesus wants you to love your family, but that’s not even close to his top concern. Luke 14:25-35   His top concern Bob: Sometimes the Bible seems to throw you a curve ball. In last week’s Scripture text, the Apostle Paul told husbands to love their wives (Ephesians 5:25-33). This Sunday, Jesus tells a crowd […]

For This Reason by Bob Thompson

August 8th, 2016

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Marriage is not designed to make you happy; it’s designed to make you humble. Genesis 2:18-25; Mark 10:1-12; Ephesians 5:21-33   The jackpot As I prepared this week for a sermon on marriage, the quote of the week came from one of my Bible study guys, who said to me, “If every guy were married […]

Is my view of God big enough to let him be the Judge? Matthew 7:1-5; 1 Corinthians 5:1-5   Why this is tough Bob: Jesus said clearly, “Do not judge or you will be judged.” And all God’s people said…. No, God’s people don’t usually say, “Amen.” They say, “But….” In his book, Why We […]

Arguing with Paul by Bob Thompson

July 25th, 2016

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“Pray for a happy life.”  (St. Augustine)  1 Corinthians 7:25-40 Questions When we first brainstormed the topics for this summer’s sermons, we included a sermon on marriage. Then it dawned on me that even though we haven’t preached on marriage in some time, I’m not sure I have ever preached on being unmarried. That’s sad. […]