Sitting Shiva – 10/28/18

Sitting Shiva  October 28, 2018  Rev. Fritz Nelson    Text: Job 23    The Psalmist writes:  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 bed in the depths, you are there;  If

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From Disorder to Order – 10/7/18

From Disorder to Order  October 7, 2018  Rev. Fritz Nelson    Text: James 5:13-20; 3:16-17    I know we just read the end of James, but I’m still stuck in the middle – back in chapter 3 to be exact, chapter 3 verse 16 to be even more precise:   

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Go My Children – 8/26/18

All Request Summer Hymn Sing Go My Children August 26, 2018 Text: Numbers 5:22-27; 2 Corinthians 13:13; Romans 8, Galatians 4-5 Song: Go My Children With My Blessing by Jaroslav J. Vajda  This morning we return to our series on songs with a look at Go My Children, the song

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Eternal Father Strong to Save – 6/17/18

All Request Summer Hymn Sing Eternal Father Strong to Save June 17, 2018 Text: Psalm 107 Song: Eternal Father Strong to Save This morning we continue our summer focus on music with a request from Jim Kissell who requested Eternal Father Strong To Save – better known to some as

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Pray – 05/05/18

World As It Should Be Pray May 6, 2018 Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: Matthew 6:9-13 “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” God’s kingdom: the place where all have their daily bread the place where sins are forgiven, where the forgiven in turn

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Easter 2018 – 04/01/18

Easter 2018 April 1, 2018 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana & First United Presbyterian, EP Text: Psalm 22 The Marys walk to the tomb in darkness.  Physical darkness, as the shadows were still deep; spiritual darkness as their hearts remain heavy, lost, alone – still reeling from a

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Morning by Morning – 10/01/17

Walking with Moses Morning by Morning October 1, 2017 First Presbyterian, Columbiana – Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: Exodus 16 Morning by morning they gathered the manna. Morning by morning. Reminds me of the line from that old hymn: Morning by morning new mercies I see  Morning by morning. A friend

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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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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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