Sermons by Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith

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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 […]

October 28, 2018 “Giving Thanks in Times of Failure”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT October 28, 2018 “Giving Thanks in Times of Failure” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Matthew 14:22-33 (NRSV) 22Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23And after he had dismissed the crowds, he […]

November 25, 2018 “The End… and The Beginning”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT November 25, 2018 “The End…. And the Beginning” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith John 18:33-37(NRSV) 33Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you […]

November 18, 2018 “What’s Next?”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT November 18, 2018 “What’s Next” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith   Matthew 6:25-34 25“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and […]

November 11, 2018 “Even in the Midst of Tears”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT November 11, 2018 “Even in the Midst of Tears” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9 But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torment will ever touch them. In the eyes of the foolish they seemed to have […]

October 21, 2018 “What’s Your Story?”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT October 21, 2018 “What’s Your Story” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith  Isaiah 65:17-25 17For I am about to create new heavens and a new earth; the former things shall not be remembered or come to mind. 18But be glad and rejoice forever in what I am creating; […]

October 14, 2018 “Sin is…”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT October 14, 2018 “Sin is…” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Genesis 3:1-13 (NRSV) Now the serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God say, ‘You shall not eat from any tree in the […]