Sermons by Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith

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September 29, 2019 “Be the Church: Forgive Often”

First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT September 29, 2019 “Be the Church: Forgive Often” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Matthew 5:23-24 (NRSV) 23So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24leave your gift there before the altar and go; […]

September 22, 2019 “Living Into the Sixth Day”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT September 22, 2019 “Living Into the Sixth Day” Part 1 of a series on “Be The Church: Protect the Environment” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Genesis 1:26-31 (NRSV) 26Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion […]

September 15, 2019 “Being Church”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT September 15, 2019 “Being Church” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Scripture Matthew 25:32-40 (NRSV) 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, 33 and he will put the sheep at his […]

September 1, 2019 “Hospitality: It’s a God Thing”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT September 1, 2019 “Hospitality: It’s a God Thing” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Proverbs 25:6-7 (NRSV) 6 Do not put yourself forward in the king’s presence or stand in the place of the great; 7 for it is better to be told, “Come up here,” than to […]

August 25, 2019 “What’s Up With ‘Sabbath?'”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT August 25, 2019 “What’s Up With ‘Sabbath’?” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Luke 13:10-17 (NRSV) 10Now Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent […]

July 28, 2019 “What’s in a Name?”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT July 28, 2019 “What’s in a Name?” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Hosea 1:2-10 (NIV) 2 When the Lord began to speak through Hosea, the Lord said to him, “Go, marry a promiscuous woman and have children with her, for like an adulterous wife this land is guilty […]

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 […]