Sermons by Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith

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December 3, 2017 – First Sunday of Advent

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT December 3, 2017 – First Sunday of Advent The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith   Matthew 1:1-17 (adapted) I obtained this interactive rendition of the genealogy of Jesus found in the Gospel according to Matthew several years ago. My understanding is that it was developed by the late […]

November 26, 2017 “Joy”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT November 26, 2017 “Joy” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Deuteronomy 8:7-18 7For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with flowing streams, with springs and underground waters welling up in valleys and hills, 8a land of wheat and barley, of vines […]

November 19, 2017 “Who Am I”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT November 19, 2017 “Who am I?” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Ezekiel 34:11-16 (NRSV) 11For thus says the Lord God: I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out. 12As shepherds seek out their flocks when they are among their scattered sheep, so I […]

November 12, 2017 “What Do You Expect?”

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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, […]