Sermons by Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith

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June 30, 2019 “Tales from the Journey”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT June 30, 2019 “Tales From the Journey” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Luke 9:51-62 (NRSV 51When the days drew near for Jesus to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a […]

June 16, 2019 “Oriented for Praise”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT June 16, 2019 “Oriented For Praise” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith   Psalm 19 (CEB) Heaven is declaring God’s glory; the sky is proclaiming God’s handiwork. 2 One day gushes the news to the next, and one night informs another what needs to be known. 3 Of course, there’s […]

June 2, 2019 “Be Careful What You Ask For”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT June 2, 2019 “Be Careful What you Ask For” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Jeremiah 18:1-6 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 2“Come, go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.” 3So I went down to the […]

May 12, 2019 “Our Name is ‘Live'”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT May 12, 2019 “Our Name is ‘Live’” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Acts 9:36-43 (CEB) 36In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas). Her life overflowed with good works and compassionate acts on behalf of those in need. 37About that time, […]

April 14, 2019 – Palm Sunday “Finding Jesus”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT April 14, 2019 – Palm Sunday “Finding Jesus” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith   Mark 11:1-11 On the other side of the city, near the Mount of Olives, Jesus had sent two of his disciples to go into the village and find tied there a colt that […]

April 7, 2019 “Nourish”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT April 7, 2019 “Nourish” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Matthew 4:1-4, 11 (NRSV) Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. 3The tempter came and said […]

March 31, 2019 “Dwell”

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  First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT March 31, 2019 “Dwell” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith John 1:35-39 (NRSV) 35The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, 36and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!” 37The two disciples heard him say […]

March 24, 2019 “Create”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT March 24, 2019 “Create” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Genesis 2:4b-7 (CEB) On the day the LORD God made earth and sky—5before any wild plants appeared on the earth, and before any field crops grew, because the LORD God hadn’t yet sent rain on the earth and […]

March 17, 2019 “Dis-Cover”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT March 17, 2019 “Dis-Cover” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Luke 8:42b-48 As [Jesus] went, the crowds pressed in on him. 43Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years; and though she had spent all she had on physicians, no one could […]

March 10, 2019 “Awakening”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT March 10, 2019 “Awakening” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Luke 4:1-13 (NRSV) Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during […]