Radiant Beams – 1/6/19 (Epihany)

Radiant Beams January 6, 2019 (Epiphany) Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12 Three kings, in regal robes, crowns on their heads, surrounded by retainers, riding across the desert on noble camels, summoned to a humble stable by a strangely radiant star. There, kneeling in the straw, they join

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Christmas Eve – 12/24/2018

Christmas Eve 2018 First Presbyterian Church, Columbiana Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: Jeremiah 33:14-16; Isaiah 9:2-7 The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will

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A Different Mary – 12/23/18 (Advent 4)

Advent 4 A Different Mary December 23, 2018 Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: Luke 1:47-55 All Advent we’ve been dwelling on this one passage of scripture – Mary’s Magnificat. When you dwell that intently on a passage, you begin to notice things – little things – you otherwise would have missed.

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Covenant of Gratitude – 11/25/18

Covenant of Gratitude November 25, 2018 Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: Psalm 118:1, Colossians 3:12-17 Its 1620. The Pilgrims – they called themselves Separatists – wait on the Mayflower for permission to go ashore and start their new settlement. Realizing the need for 100% commitment and unity before embarking on the

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Rebirth – 11/18/18

Rebirth November 18, 2018 Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: Job 38-42:6 At some point the darkness lifts.  It always does.  The night turns to dawn which turns into a glorious sunrise.  Endless days of Ohio Valley clouds break and glorious sun shines through.  The winter snow melts and daffodils punctuate the

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Sitting Shiva – 10/28/18

Sitting Shiva  October 28, 2018  Rev. Fritz Nelson    Text: Job 23    The Psalmist writes:  Where can I go from your Spirit?  Where can I flee from your presence?  If I ascend to heaven, you are there;  If I make my bed in the depths, you are there;  If

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