Sermons by Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith

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May 12, 2019 “Our Name is ‘Live'”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT May 12, 2019 “Our Name is ‘Live’” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Acts 9:36-43 (CEB) 36In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas). Her life overflowed with good works and compassionate acts on behalf of those in need. 37About that time, […]

April 14, 2019 – Palm Sunday “Finding Jesus”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT April 14, 2019 – Palm Sunday “Finding Jesus” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith   Mark 11:1-11 On the other side of the city, near the Mount of Olives, Jesus had sent two of his disciples to go into the village and find tied there a colt that […]

April 7, 2019 “Nourish”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT April 7, 2019 “Nourish” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Matthew 4:1-4, 11 (NRSV) Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. 3The tempter came and said […]

March 31, 2019 “Dwell”

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  First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT March 31, 2019 “Dwell” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith John 1:35-39 (NRSV) 35The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, 36and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!” 37The two disciples heard him say […]

March 24, 2019 “Create”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT March 24, 2019 “Create” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Genesis 2:4b-7 (CEB) On the day the LORD God made earth and sky—5before any wild plants appeared on the earth, and before any field crops grew, because the LORD God hadn’t yet sent rain on the earth and […]

March 17, 2019 “Dis-Cover”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT March 17, 2019 “Dis-Cover” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Luke 8:42b-48 As [Jesus] went, the crowds pressed in on him. 43Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years; and though she had spent all she had on physicians, no one could […]

March 10, 2019 “Awakening”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT March 10, 2019 “Awakening” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Luke 4:1-13 (NRSV) Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during […]

March 3, 2019 “Unveiled”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT March 3, 2019 Transfiguration Sunday “Unveiled” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Exodus 34:29-35 29Moses came down from Mount Sinai. As he came down from the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant in his hand, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone […]

February 24, 2019 “It’s not Easy”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT February 24, 2019 “It’s Not Easy” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith   Luke 6:27-38 27“But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 29If anyone strikes you on […]

February 17, 2019 “Planted”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT February 17, 2019 “Planted” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Jeremiah 17:5-10 NRSV 5Thus says the Lord: Cursed are those who trust in mere mortals and make mere flesh their strength, whose hearts turn away from the Lord. 6They shall be like a shrub in the desert, and […]