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Thy Kingdom Come by Bob Thompson

June 18th, 2017

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His kingdom will come because we prayed.  Revelation 8:1-12   The kingdom of God The title of the sermon today, “Thy Kingdom Come,” is obviously borrowed from the Lord’s Prayer, and at the end of the sermon we’re going to pray the Lord’s Prayer in an unusual form. What do we mean by the “kingdom […]

Amen!!!!! by Bob Thompson

June 11th, 2017

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Won’t it be deeply satisfying to join in the great multitude of perfection and success? Revelation 7:9-17   The whole &%$! point Today’s passage in Revelation got me so excited in Bible study this past week that I cussed. I never cuss, and later emailed the group to apologize for my language. What got me […]

How Long? by Bob Thompson

June 4th, 2017

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Patience while waiting also teaches me wisdom when doing.  Revelation 6:1-11   Introvert Island It’s good to be back from what I like to call affectionately “Introvert Island,” aka Bald Head Island (BHI). It’s a place that feels very much cut off from the world, especially on the eastern end of the island. Bald Head […]

The self-reliance we strive for might be the worst thing that ever happened to us.  Revelation 3:14-22 May 21, 2017 The sermon I need to hear Sometimes the sermon I plan to preach is the sermon I need to hear.  The past few months at Corinth have presented one set of “over and above” challenges […]

A Message to the Suffering by Bob Thompson

May 15th, 2017

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Churches that don’t love cannot shine light into the darkness. Revelation 2:1-7   A city of firsts The city of Ephesus may not mean much to you, but it would if you lived in the first century. Ephesus was a leading city, a crossroads for commerce and culture. Unlike many other ancient cities (Rome and […]