Sermons by Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith

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January 28, 2018 “Author-ity”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT January 28, 2018 “Author-ity” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Mark 1:21-28 (NRSV) 21They went to Capernaum; and when the Sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. 22They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. 23Just […]

January 21, 2018 “Yield”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT January 21, 2018 “Yield” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Mark 1:14-20 (NRSV) 14Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good […]

January 14, 2018 “Invitation”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT January 14, 2018 “Invitation” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (NRSV) Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. 2At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to […]

January 7, 2018 “Identity”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT January 7, 2018 “Identity” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Genesis 1:1-5 (NRSV) In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of […]

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 […]