Gifted with Story – 9/24/17 (Rally Day)

Gifted with Story September 23, 2017 (Rally Day) First Presbyterian, Columbiana – Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: Deuteronomy 6:4-9 Out of his divine grace and mercy, our God has gifted us with story. If our building burned down. If our congregational leadership became embroiled in scandal. If our broader society stopped

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Risen Lord by Jyoti Sahi

Easter 2017 – 4/16/17

Easter 2017 April 16, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson, First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Ephesians 5:14; Matthew 12:38-42; Jonah; Colossians 3:1-17 What images of resurrection do you see in the painting by Jyoti Sahi.  Jyoti Sahi is a contemporary artist but he draws upon some of the most ancient themes in Christian

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Intentional Choices – 02/12/17

Intentional Choices February 12, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Our scripture lesson today comes from Deuteronomy 30:15-20.  As we dive into this powerful passage, we find ourselves at the end of a long speech given by Moses to the Israelites in the days before

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Fishing for People – 1/22/17

Fishing for People January 22, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Matthew 4:12-22 Back when I used to work with the homeless, the first thing we did when the homeless came in off the streets was let them sleep for three days.  Then, on the fourth day,

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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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Forbearance – 2/07/16

Forbearance February 7, 2015 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Luke 9:28 – 43 Jesus comes down from the mountain and immediately must confront a customer service issue. The scene, in which a father complains that Jesus’ disciples are unable to heal his extremely sick son, reminds us

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