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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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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Creating a Touchstone – 9/17/17

Walking with Moses The Red Sea: Creating a Touchstone September 17, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Exodus 13:20 – 31  From Sunday school lessons to Hollywood blockbusters the story’s been etched into our imagination. The Israelites, now escaped slaves, are running from Egypt to freedom. The

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The Plagues – 9/10/17

Walking with Moses The Plagues September 10, 2017 As I was prepping for preaching I read the entire story of Moses and the Ten Plagues for the first time in ages.   At some point I realized that the story – its language and flow, the refrains and the pacing –

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God Listens – 9/03/17

Walking with Moses God Listens September 3, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Exodus 3:1-12 “I have observed the misery of my people who are in Egypt; I have heard their cry…” These words, passed from generation to generation around ancient desert campfires have become so imbedded

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Pharaoh’s Fear – 8/27/17

Walking with Moses Pharaoh’s Fear August 25, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Exodus 1:8 – 22 Pharaoh is afraid. Very afraid. Pharaoh in this story is likely Ramses II. Years ago, when Pharaoh’s grandfather – Ramses the Great ruled Egypt, an army officer and member of

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