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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Out of the Comfort Zone – 6/04/17

Out of the Comfort Zone June 4, 2017 (Pentecost) Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Acts 2:1-36 The great preacher Billy Graham told a story about being sent to visit various backwoods and small town churches when he was in Bible College. In preparation for these visits a

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Stained Glass Embrace

Resurrection Hope – 4/23/17

  Resurrection Hope April 23, 2016 Rev. Fritz Nelson, First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: 1 Peter 1:3-9 When was the last time you rejoiced at your salvation?  When was the last time you woke up and said, “God loves me, God died for me, God rose for me, God rebirthed me,

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Poor in Spirit – 10/09/16

Poor in Spirit October 9, 2016 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Luke 19:1-10; Matthew 5:3   Luke gives us few details about Zacchaeus. We know he’s short. He’s also rich, a chief tax collector and so desperate to see Jesus that he climbs a tree. That tree

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Modern Families – 7/17/16

All Request Summer Sermon Series Modern Families/Holy Spirit Baptism July 10, 2016 Rev. Fritz Nelson, First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Matthew 12:46-50; Acts 10:1-48; 1 Corinthians 7:1-9; Ephesians 5:21-33  My dad butt dialed me the other day. In the ensuing conversation I learned he was planning an evening walk on the

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Poured Out for Blessings – 5/15/16 (Pentecost)

Poured out for Blessings May 15, 2016 (Pentecost) Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian Church, Columbiana Text: Acts 2:1-21 When we lived in New York there was a wonderful little toddler playground not far from our house. As Eric played, I would sit on a bench and watch the kids.

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State of the Church 2016 – 2/14/16

State of the Church – 2016 February 14, 2016 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Acts 15:36 – 16:15  As we enter 2016 I am pleased to report that the state of First Presbyterian Church in Columbiana is faithful. We were faithful as we provided amazing support to

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Sailing Ship

Holy Spirit Case Study – 6/28/15

Case Study: Women as Leaders of God’s People (Holy Spirit #6) June 28, 2015 First Presbyterian, Columbiana – Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: Exodus 15:20-21; Numbers 12:1-10  For the last few weeks we’ve been talking about the joy and the challenges of living a life of the Spirit, of letting God’s

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Sailing Ship

A Spirit of Love – 6/21/15

A Spirit of Love (Holy Spirit #5) June 21, 2015 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian Church, Columbiana Text: 1 John 4 For those of you who came here today hoping for some warm fuzzy sermon on fatherhood or even a manifesto on the demise of fatherhood in our country,

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