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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