Sermons tagged with ‘Church’

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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 […]

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.) […]

July 16, 2017 “Overflow”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT July 16, 2017 “Overflow” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Luke 1:26-52 (NRSV) 26In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The […]

“What’s Next” May 28, 2017

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT May 28, 2017 “What’s Next” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith The scripture text and sermon can be read through the following link. Because several images were used throughout the sermon, it is presented as a .pdf file. 28May2017Sermon  

“We’re On Jesus’ Prayer List” May 21, 2017

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT May 21, 2017 “We’re on Jesus’ Prayer List” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith John 17:1-11 (NRSV) After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, 2since you have […]

“This is What Christianity Looks Like” May 7, 2017

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT May 7, 2017 “This is What Christianity Looks Like” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Acts 2:42-47 (NRSV) 42They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by […]

“Re-Formed and Re-Forming” October 30, 2016

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT October 30, 2016 – Reformation Sunday “Re-formed and Re-forming” Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith At the beginning of the service, those in attendance were given a small piece of paper and encouraged to respond to the following: What one thing do you want to see re-formed in the […]