Holy Relationships – 11/19/17

Holy Relationships November 19, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presby, Columbiana & First United Presby, EP Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 Where did your mind and spirit go as we read this passage? In the time of silence that followed? Know that wherever you are – whether its in a

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Creating a Touchstone – 9/17/17

Walking with Moses The Red Sea: Creating a Touchstone September 17, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Exodus 13:20 – 31  From Sunday school lessons to Hollywood blockbusters the story’s been etched into our imagination. The Israelites, now escaped slaves, are running from Egypt to freedom. The

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The Plagues – 9/10/17

Walking with Moses The Plagues September 10, 2017 As I was prepping for preaching I read the entire story of Moses and the Ten Plagues for the first time in ages.   At some point I realized that the story – its language and flow, the refrains and the pacing –

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God Listens – 9/03/17

Walking with Moses God Listens September 3, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Exodus 3:1-12 “I have observed the misery of my people who are in Egypt; I have heard their cry…” These words, passed from generation to generation around ancient desert campfires have become so imbedded

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Pharaoh’s Fear – 8/27/17

Walking with Moses Pharaoh’s Fear August 25, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Exodus 1:8 – 22 Pharaoh is afraid. Very afraid. Pharaoh in this story is likely Ramses II. Years ago, when Pharaoh’s grandfather – Ramses the Great ruled Egypt, an army officer and member of

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Congregational Values: Walking in Faith – 3/26/17

Congregational Values Value #5: Walking in Faith March 26, 2016 (Lent 4) Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: 2 Samuel 12:1-7, 13-14 For our scripture reading this morning we turn to the words told to King David by the prophet Nathan after David had lain with Bathsheba. David

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Congregational Values: Radical Welcome – 3/12/17

Congregational Values Value #1: Radical Welcome March 12, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Ruth Our scripture reading this morning comes from the story of Ruth.  Often we view this story through the lens of family loyalty – Ruth as the loyal daughter-in-law to Naomi; Boaz as

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