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The Face of Contentment by Bob Thompson

June 25th, 2018

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In all this I win, because Christ empowers me. Philippians 4:10-23   A friendship letter This morning we have heard “Paul in Chains,” listening to Paul’s letter to the Philippians as if Paul himself were speaking to us. Rev. Duffy Roberts, who portrayed Paul, has been a friend to Linda and me for about a […]

What To Do With Your Worry by Bob Thompson

June 18th, 2018

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Worry is being pulled apart.  God puts you back together when you pray. Philippians 4:2-9   What I know I know something about you that I’m getting ready to tell everyone, and it might feel a little uncomfortable to be exposed like this in a crowd. You had hoped to come to church and keep […]

One by Bob Thompson

June 11th, 2018

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What’s your “one”? Philippians 3:12-4:1   Singular passion The subject of my sermon introduction won’t surprise most of you. Linda and I have just returned from Hawaii. Hawaii’s a beautiful place and, from a distance anyway, a scary place right now when you see videos of the lava flow. There were many experiences of travel […]

Travel Joy by Bob Thompson

May 20th, 2018

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Confirmation Sunday Philippians 2:12-18 Joy Ahead Tomorrow morning Linda and I will leave home at about 6:00, and we won’t arrive at our son’s home in Hawai’i until about 18 hours later. That includes about 2 hours in cars, 12 hours in airplanes, and 4 hours in airports. It’s not my favorite way to spend […]

Gospel Brain by Bob Thompson

May 14th, 2018

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A church is totally immobilized if it loses its unity.  Philippians 2:1-11   Mommy brain It’s Mother’s Day, so moms, let’s talk about your brain. You may have heard the phrase “Mommy brain” or the recently coined word, “Momnesia,” both of which come across as negative, as in, “A sleep-deprived mom can’t think straight.” Recent […]