Sermons by Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith

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February 2, 2020 “Night Work”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT February 2, 2020 “Night Work” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith John 3:1-21 (NRSV) Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. 2He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from […]

January 26, 2020 “Extravagant Abundance”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT January 26, 2020 “Extravagant Abundance” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith John 2:1-11 (NRSV) On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3When the wine gave […]

January 19, 2020 “Dwell”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT January 19, 2020 “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 this, […]

January 5, 2020 “Obsessed”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT January 5, 2020 “Obsessed” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Isaiah 60:1-6 (NRSV) Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. 2For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, […]

December 29, 2019 “Plan B”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT December 29, 2019 “Plan B” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Matthew 2:13-23 (NRSV) Now after [the wise men] had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain […]

December 22, 2019 “Just in Time”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT December 22, 2019 “Just in Time” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Isaiah 40:28-31 NRSV Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. God does not faint or grow weary; God’s understanding is unsearchable. […]

November 3, 2019 “Be the Church: Enjoy This Life”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT November 3, 2019 Be the Church: Enjoy This Life The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Ecclesiastes 11:1-10 Send out your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will get it back. 2Divide your means seven ways, or even eight, for you do not know what disaster […]

October 27, 2019 “Be the Church: Fight for the Powerless”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT October 27, 2019 “Be the Church: Fight for the Powerless” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Luke 4:14-21 14Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. 15He began to teach in their synagogues […]