Sermons tagged with ‘Discipleship’

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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; […]

February 4, 2018 “Rise up and….”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT February 4, 2018 “Rise up and….” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Mark 1:29-39 (NRSV) 29As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about […]

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 […]

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 […]

August 20, 2017 “Sanctuary Moments”

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT August 20, 2017 Sanctuary Moments The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Jonah 3:1-5, 10-4:11 3:1 The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, 2“Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” 3So Jonah set […]

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.) […]

“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 Resurrection Will do to You” May 14, 2014

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First Congregational United Church of Christ Great Falls, MT May 14, 2017 “This is What Resurrection Can Do For Your” The Rev. Lynne Spencer-Smith Acts 6:8-15, 7:54-60 (NRSV) 8Stephen, full of grace and power, did great wonders and signs among the people. 9Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as […]