Sermons tagged with ‘Baptism’

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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 […]

August 6, 2017 “What is to Prevent Us?”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT August 6, 2017 “What is to Prevent Us?” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Acts 8:26-40 (NRSV) 26Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Get up and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (This is a wilderness road.) […]

“Never too Young – Never too Old”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT January 29, 2017 “Never too Young – Never too Old” Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Matthew 5:1-15 (NRSV) When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 3“Blessed […]

“Coin Discipleship”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT January 22, 2017 “Coin Discipleship” (No, this is not a stewardship sermon) Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Matthew 5:38-48 (NRSV) 38“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. […]

“Diving In: New Life in Christ”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT January 15, 2017 “Diving In: New Life in Christ” Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith John 1:35-42 (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 […]

“Baptism: Problems and Promises”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT January 8, 2017 “Baptism: Problems and Promises” Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Matthew 3:13 – 17 (NRSV) Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come […]