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The True Treasure of the Church by Bob Thompson

October 29th, 2017

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“The true treasure of the church is the most holy gospel of grace.”  (Martin Luther) Ephesians 2:1-10   A terrorized life The story I’m about to tell is true. Some of you know it well; to others most of it will be new. It’s one of the most important stories for Christians outside the Bible. […]

In Christ Alone by Bob Thompson

October 22nd, 2017

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Satan doesn’t mind if you believe, as long as you’re not stuck on Christ Alone. Colossians 1:15-20   Christ-plus This month, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, we are naming the five “solas” that summarize Reformation thinking. Sola means “alone.” We have looked at Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone) and Soli Deo Gloria […]

Soli Deo Gloria by Bob Thompson

October 16th, 2017

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Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31). 1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1   Some weeks it’s harder One of the challenges of preaching is that every week, ready or not, you have to present a message that you’ve got life and faith figured out. Some weeks it’s harder than others. […]

Why the Bible is Useful by Bob Thompson

October 9th, 2017

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“My conscience is captive to the Word of God.” (Martin Luther) 2 Timothy 3:10-17   Sola Scriptura Five hundred years ago this month, everything changed. An otherwise obscure and somewhat insecure monk challenged the status quo by posting 95 debate propositions on the door of the university chapel. At least that’s how the story has […]