Charlottesville 2017 – 8/20/17

Charlottesville – 2017 August 20, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: 1 John 4:7-8 Germany – 1934: Adolph Hitler has declared himself head of the German church and replaced gospel truth with Nazi ideology. A small group of pastors and church leaders gather to draft a response.

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Sowing God’s Garden

Growing with God Sowing God’s Garden June 11, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Matthew 13:3-9 A group of kids and adults gather in the basement of a church to plant a garden.  Some of the seed falls on the floor where its ground underfoot and ultimately

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Enduring Injustice – 5/07/17

Enduring Injustice May 7, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: 1 Peter 2:16-25  In this post-Easter season, we’ve been working our way through Peter’s letter to the churches in what is now modern day Turkey. Today’s reading brings us into territory so difficult for contemporary readers to

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The Way of the Cross – 1/29/17

The Way of the Cross January 29, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian Church, Columbiana Text: 1 Corinthians 1:23-31 As I read our passage earlier this week, an old hymn started going through my head.  In the cross of Christ I glory Towering o’er the wrecks of time All

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The Hungry – 10/23/16

The Hungry October 23, 2016 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Mark 6:30-44; Luke 6:21a  Whenever I read Mark’s version of the Feeding of the 5,000 I’m struck anew at the starkness of Jesus’ command to his disciples: “You give them something to eat.” “You give them something

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Justice & Anger

All Request Summer Sermon Series Micah 6:8; Anger July 17, 2016 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Micah  This week’s all request summer sermon series starts with a scripture – Micah 6:8, a favorite of Kay Evans – and continues with an emotion – anger – submitted by

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