Sermons by Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith

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

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 […]

July 29, 2018 “The Size of Our Dreams”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT July 29, 2018 “The Size of Our Dreams” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Ephesians 3:16-21 (NRSV) 16I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, God may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, 17and that Christ may […]

July 15, 2018 “Courage”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT July 15, 2018 “Courage” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith   Matthew 15:21-28 21Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; […]

July 1, 2018 “With Cracks and Chips and Holes”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT July 1, 2018 “With Cracks and Chips and Holes” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith 2 Corinthians 4:5-11 (NRSV) 5For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’ sake. 6For it is the God who said, “Let light […]

June 10, 2018 “Sacred Spaces”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT June 10, 2018 “Sacred Spaces” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Genesis 32:22-31 (NRSV) 22The same night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23He took them and sent them across the stream, […]

Mary 13, 2018 “Testing”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT May 13, 2018 “Testing” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Luke 10:25-37 (NRSV) 25A lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” 27He answered, […]