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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Reflections on a Mustard Seed – 7/09/17

Growing with God Reflections on a Mustard Seed July 9, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Matthew 13:31-32 One of my favorite memories growing up was the annual Nelson family summer feast.  It usually happened in late July or early August.  In our household we anticipated this

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Living Water – 6/25/17

Growing God’s Garden Living Water June 24, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: John 7:37-38; Isaiah 35:1-7 Once again Jesus is making trouble in Jerusalem.  Its the Festival of Booths, Sukkoth, the great harvest festival.  Everyone has come into Jerusalem from the countryside.  They’ve constructed small booths

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