Sermons by Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith

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March 17, 2019 “Dis-Cover”

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 […]

March 3, 2019 “Unveiled”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT March 3, 2019 Transfiguration Sunday “Unveiled” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Exodus 34:29-35 29Moses came down from Mount Sinai. As he came down from the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant in his hand, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone […]

February 24, 2019 “It’s not Easy”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT February 24, 2019 “It’s Not Easy” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith   Luke 6:27-38 27“But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 29If anyone strikes you on […]

February 17, 2019 “Planted”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT February 17, 2019 “Planted” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Jeremiah 17:5-10 NRSV 5Thus says the Lord: Cursed are those who trust in mere mortals and make mere flesh their strength, whose hearts turn away from the Lord. 6They shall be like a shrub in the desert, and […]

January 27, 2019 “Purpose”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT January 27, 2019 “Purpose” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Luke 4:14-21 (NRSV) 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 and was praised by everyone. […]

January 13, 2019 “What Happens in Opened Spaces”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT January 13, 2019 “What Happens in Opened Spaces” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Isaiah 43:1-7(NRSV) But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, […]

January 6, 2019 “Let Christmas Begin”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT January 6, 2019 “Let Christmas Begin” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Matthew 2:1-12 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the […]

December 23, 2018 “Threshold”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT December 23, 2018 “Threshold” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Luke 1:39-55 (NRSV) 39In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, 40where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child […]