Sermons by Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith

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July 1, 2018 “With Cracks and Chips and Holes”

First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT July 1, 2018 “With Cracks and Chips and Holes” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith 2 Corinthians 4:5-11 (NRSV) 5For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. 6For it is the God who said, “Let light […]

June 10, 2018 “Sacred Spaces”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT June 10, 2018 “Sacred Spaces” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Genesis 32:22-31 (NRSV) 22The same night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23He took them and sent them across the stream, […]

Mary 13, 2018 “Testing”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT May 13, 2018 “Testing” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Luke 10:25-37 (NRSV) 25A lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” 27He answered, […]

April 15, 2018 “Flesh and Bones….. And Spirit”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT April 15, 2018 “Flesh and Bones…. And Spirit” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith   Luke 24:36b-48 36While the disciples were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 37They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing […]

April 8, 2018 “Proceed With Caution… But Proceed”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT April 8, 2018 – Second Sunday After Easter “Proceed With Caution…. But Proceed” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith John 20:19-31 (NRSV) 19When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked […]

March 25 “Bring It On”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT March 25, 2018 – Palm Sunday “Bring It On” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith  Mark 11:1-10 (NRSV) 1When Jesus and his followers approached Jerusalem, they came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives. Jesus gave two disciples a task, saying to them, “Go into the […]

“Relationship” March 4, 2018

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT March 4, 2018 “Relationship” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Exodus 20:2-17 (NRSV) 2I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; 3you shall have no other gods before me. 4You shall not make for yourself […]

February 25, 2018 “Named”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT February 25, 2018 “Named” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 (NRSV) When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. 2And I will make my covenant between me and […]