Memorial Day 2018 – 05/27/18

Memorial Day Weekend 2018 May 27, 2018 Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: John 3:16 What does it mean to believe in something so fiercely you’re willing to die for it?  What does it mean to believe so deeply in Jesus Christ you’re no longer afraid of death? In January of 1776,

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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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Understanding the Abyss – 10/08/17

Walking with Moses Understanding the Abyss October 8, 2017 First Presbyterian, Columbiana – Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: Exodus 19 – 33 I always find meditating on the commandments to be a little painful. The deeper I go, the harder I examine my life against the commandments, the more sinful I

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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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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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Brother’s Keeper – 06/19/16

Brother’s Keeper June 19, 2016 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Genesis 4:1-9; Matthew 1:18-23 It may come as a surprise to you that a favorite topic of the Columbiana Ministerial Association is how the churches might respond when a mass shooting happens in Columbiana. When it happens.

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Camels & Needles – 10/04/15

Of Camels and Needles October 4, 2015 First Presbyterian, Columbiana – Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: Mark 10:17-31   Imagine for a moment that you’re at home, hunkered down to escape the violence that has engulfed your town. Finally, the fighting stops. You hear a knock at the door. Its your

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Sailing Ship

A Spirit of Love – 6/21/15

A Spirit of Love (Holy Spirit #5) June 21, 2015 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian Church, Columbiana Text: 1 John 4 For those of you who came here today hoping for some warm fuzzy sermon on fatherhood or even a manifesto on the demise of fatherhood in our country,

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