Sermons by Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith

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November 12, 2017 “What Do You Expect?”

First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT November 12, 2017 “What Do You Expect?” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Matthew 25:1-13 “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3When the foolish took […]

October 29, 2017 “Be the Church for Which you Long”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT October 29, 2017 500th Anniversary of the Reformation of the Church “Be the Church for Which you Long” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith   Jeremiah 31:31-34 31The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and […]

October 22, 2017 “Passing Goodness”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT October 22, 2017 “Passing Goodness” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith 1 Thessalonians 1:1-9 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace. 2We always give thanks to God for all of you […]

October 15, 2017 “Wait For It”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT October 15, 2017 “Wait For It” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Exodus 32:1-14 (NRSV) The sacred reading for today takes us back to the early days of our ancestors in faith, the Hebrews. God, through Moses, had liberated them from slavery under the Egyptian Pharaoh and led […]

October 8, 2017 “Basics”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT October 8, 2017 “Basics The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 (NRSV) The reading for today takes us back to the beginning—the beginning of the days of Israel as they were being created as a people. God had brought them forth from slavery and to […]

September 17, 2017 “Holy Math”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT September 17, 2017 “Holy Math” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Matthew 18:21-33                                                 21Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” 22Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, […]

September 3, 2017 “Written on the Heart”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT September 3, 2017 “Written on the Heart” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Jeremiah 31:31-34 The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant that […]

August 20, 2017 “Sanctuary Moments”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT August 20, 2017 Sanctuary Moments The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Jonah 3:1-5, 10-4:11 3:1 The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, 2“Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” 3So Jonah set […]

August 6, 2017 “What is to Prevent Us?”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT August 6, 2017 “What is to Prevent Us?” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Acts 8:26-40 (NRSV) 26Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Get up and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (This is a wilderness road.) […]