Being Alert – 11/12/17

Being Alert November 12, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First United Presbyterian, EP Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-13 Eight years ago the Nelson household achieved a single minded focus rarely seen before or since. Everything from travel plans to home decorating to every single conversation revolved around THE BABY – this

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Waiting: Hope – 12/18/16

Waiting – Hope December 18, 2016 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana OH Text: Isaiah 7:10-17; Matthew 1:23 As we turn to scripture this morning we find ourselves at one of the most central, yet also most obscure, prophecies concerning Jesus.  Our scripture is Isaiah 7.  The prophecy: “Look,

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Waiting: Action – 12/11/16

Waiting – Action December 11, 2016 (Advent 3) Rev. Fritz Nelson, First Presbyterian Church Text: Luke 1:46-55; Isaiah 35; Matthew 11:2-11   I connected with Mary at the point of mercy.  “God’s mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.  How Mary must have craved God’s mercy

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Waiting: Faith – 12/04/16

Waiting: Faith December 4, 2016 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Isaiah 11:1-9, Matthew 3:1-12 Sometimes, when the nights are dark and the days are long, I’m not sure what, exactly, I’m waiting for.  On really down days, I’m not sure anything will make a difference.  On those

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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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