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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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Waiting: Prayer – 11/27/16

Waiting – Prayer November 27, 2016 (Advent 1) Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Isaiah 2:1-5; Matthew 24:36-44  In the days to come… What days? Which days? I meditate on these advent prophecies and I get frustrated. Yes, I know we read them in the weeks before Christmas

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Sound of Silence – 06/12/16

Sound of Silence June 12, 2016 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: 1 Kings 19:9-18   Song: Sound of Silence I can’t read this passage without thinking of that song. I write sermons on Friday mornings down in my basement home office. My office is a calm, cozy,

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Ping Pong @ 2 AM – 5/01/16

Ping Pong @ 2 AM May 1, 2016 First Presbyterian Church – Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: John 14:23-29  Many nights, usually between 2:30 and 3:00 in the morning I find myself wide awake, staring at the darkened ceiling and listening to the dogs snore. In the age before electric lights

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On Prayer – 3/13/16

On Prayer March 13, 2016 First Presbyterian Church, Columbiana – Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: Psalm 27  If you hike high into the mountains of Tibet, you’ll find strings of prayer flags stretched across mountain passes, fluttering in visual vivid testimony to humanity’s desire to connect with our God. To be

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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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Moving Mountains – 9/27/15

Moving Mountains September 27, 2015 Rev. Fritz Nelson, First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: James 5:13-18  “Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. Then he prayed again, and the

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