Sermons tagged with ‘Discipleship’

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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 […]

“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 […]

“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 […]