Sermons by Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith

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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 […]

September 30, 2018 “Authentic Gratitude”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT September 30, 2018 “Authentic Gratitude” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Luke 1:45-55 (NRSV) 46And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations […]

September 23, 2018 “Trust in the Abundance”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT September 23, 2018 “Trust in the Abundance” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Exodus 16:13-30 (NRSV) 13In the evening quails came up and covered the camp; and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. 14When the layer of dew lifted, there on the […]

September 16, 2018 “Before You Go On Your Way”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT September 16, 2018 “Before You Go On Your Way” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith  Luke 17:11-19 NRSV 11On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, 13they called out, […]

September 9, 2018 “From the Four Corners”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT September 9, 2018 “From the Four Corners” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Revelation 7:1-4, 9-12 (NRSV) (After this) I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth so that no wind could blow on earth or […]

September 2, 2018 “The Church’s Hot and Steamy Treat”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT September 2, 2018 “The Church’s Hot and Steamy Treat” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Song of Songs 2:8-13 (NRSV) 8The voice of my beloved! Look, he comes, leaping upon the mountains, bounding over the hills. 9My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Look, there […]