Welcome, Listen, Change – 9/9/18

Welcome, Listen, Change  September 9, 2018  Rev. Fritz Nelson    Text: James 1:17-27    First, a parable:    A sower went out to sow.  And, as he sowed, some seed fell up the path and the birds came and ate them up.  Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they

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Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus – 9/2/18

All Request Summer Hymn Sing  Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus  September 2, 2018    Text: Joshua 24:14-15; Matthew 25:31-46  Song: Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus by George Duffield, Jr.   When I was a kid I’d procrastinate practicing for my piano recitals by playing through a Baptist hymnal

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God’s Plan – 7/8/18

All Request Summer Hymn Sing God’s Plan July 8, 2018   Text: Jeremiah 29:11-14 Song: God’s Plan by Drake As we continue our All Request Summer Song Series I remind you of the rules. If the older generation gets to pick the songs meaningful to them in their youth, the

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Crossing Boundaries – 1/21/18

Crossing Boundaries January 21, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana; First United Presbyterian EP Text: Jonah, Mark 1:14-20 The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time … A second time because the first time Jonah had run off.  A second time because God has dragged

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Being Known – 1/14/18

Being Known January 14, 2018 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana & First United Presbyterian, EP Text: Psalm 139, John 1:43-51 Meditation verses: Where can I go from your Spirit?  Where can I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there; If I make my

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Bread of Life – 8/06/17

Growing with God Bread of Life August 6, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: John 6:35  A few weeks ago I discovered this incredibly sweet video by filmmaker and Youtube star Meir Kay. You may have seen it – apparently it was all over Facebook and the

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Vines and Branches; Roots and Soil

Vines and Branches, Roots and Soil July 30, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: John 15:1-7; Galatians 5:16-26 Soil, roots, vines, branches, fruit.  Orchardists have long understood that if you want good fruit, it starts with good soil and good roots.  My father, for whom growing fruit

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Consider the Lilies – 7/23/17

Growing with God Considering Lilies July 23, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Matthew 6:25-34 Daylilies form the backbone of the large flower garden by my driveway.  I’ve always loved daylilies.  As a kid I would pick the wild ones along the roadside for my mother.  As

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