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Rights and Freedoms by Bob Thompson

March 8th, 2015

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You have the right to demand your rights. You will never be free as long as you do. Matthew 17:24-27 Founded on rights In today’s “miracle story,” Jesus does something very odd, from an American point of view. He pays a tax he doesn’t have to pay. Now, be honest. If taxes were voluntary – I […]

God’s Work on Display by Bob Thompson

March 1st, 2015

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“Suffering can only have its ultimate meaning in relation to God.” (John Piper) John 9:1-12 March 1, 2015 Special people It would be too easy to read Jesus’ miracle healing the blind man in John 9 and run right past the first verse to questions about suffering or mud or the Pool of Siloam. Let’s […]

Shhh… Healing in Progress by Bob Thompson

February 22nd, 2015

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Learning to see clearly is a process. Mark 8:22-26 February 22, 2015 A miracle about seeing The first observation I make when I come to Jesus healing the blind man at Bethsaida in Mark 8 is that this story is unusual in many details. Often the basic facts and lessons of a particular miracle are […]

Why Did You Doubt? by Bob Thompson

February 15th, 2015

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Jesus trusted his Catcher. So can you. Matthew 14:22-33 February 15, 2015 Three kinds of convictions The miracle of Jesus walking on water is so well known that it has spawned a common phrase even among those who don’t read the Bible. If your coworker can “walk on water,” it means she can do the […]

Trust and Do by Bob Thompson

February 8th, 2015

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In the midst of adversity or confusion, can you bring a soft heart that trusts Jesus? Mark 6:30-44 February 8, 2015 Outrageous miracle In his book on Miracles, Eric Metaxas includes a chapter titled “The Miracle of the Universe.” I asked the smartest physicist I personally know, my son Phil (Ph.D. in physical oceanography), to […]