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I Don’t Want to be Stupid by Bob Thompson

May 15th, 2016

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Confirmation Sunday James 3:13-18   Visiting other churches Well, it looks like you made it! I forgot to tell you Wednesday night that the Board of Elders unanimously approved all of you for membership at Corinth Reformed Church. Of course. I’ve been doing Confirmation classes for 29 years, and you are my favorite Confirmation class! […]

Mother’s Day Warning by Bob Thompson

May 8th, 2016

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Words conduct power from either heaven or hell. James 3:1-12   Warnings for this day More often than not, I give my sermon a title on Thursday around midday to meet the bulletin deadline. Sometimes I have second thoughts, and wonder how what that sermon title conveys. Yesterday I Googled “Mother’s Day Warning,”, and here […]

Faith, or Works by bob

May 2nd, 2016

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True faith that saves you changes everything. James 2:14-26 May 1, 2016   Paul and James Are we saved by faith, or works?  Since the earliest years of our faith, some Christians have been asking if Paul and James contradict each other on that point. Often with similar challenges, my approach is to say, “If […]

Glancing and Gazing by Bob Thompson

April 17th, 2016

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God will start with you right where you are. James 1:19-27 What everybody knows While Linda and I were away the last couple of weeks (part work and part rest), y’all have let North Carolina get into a hot mess. It started back in February when Charlotte passed a law saying transgender people can use […]

What Will You Take Home? by Bob Thompson

March 28th, 2016

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Jesus knows your name, which means he knows your story. John 20:1-18 The girl and the boys I have two questions for you today as I begin the sermon. Why did you come?  What will you take home? I’ve been thinking about them all week. My friend Todd Byrd was at my house Friday, kind […]