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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On Suffering – 10/14/18

On Suffering  October 14, 2018  Rev. Fritz Nelson    Text: Job 1:1, 2:1-10    Saturday morning over coffee, Rev. Nosheen Khan, who is visiting Eastminster Presbytery from Pakistan, told this story about a member of the Christian community in Gujranwala, the Pakistani city she calls home and where she works

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From Disorder to Order – 10/7/18

From Disorder to Order  October 7, 2018  Rev. Fritz Nelson    Text: James 5:13-20; 3:16-17    I know we just read the end of James, but I’m still stuck in the middle – back in chapter 3 to be exact, chapter 3 verse 16 to be even more precise:   

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The Sin of Entitlement – 9/30/18

The Sin of Entitlement  September 30, 2018  Rev. Fritz Nelson    Text: James 3:13 – 4:8, John 8:1-11; Genesis 3    Purity, peaceability, gentleness, a willingness to yield, merciful, the bearing of good fruits.      Words, concepts, phrases all seemingly in short supply this last week – these last months

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A Gentle Tongue – 9/23/18

A Gentle Tongue  September 23, 2018  Rev. Fritz Nelson    Text: James 3:1-12; John 4:7-42; Proverbs 15:1-4    First some advice.  Then a story.    The advice comes the book of Proverbs:  A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger  The tongue of the wise

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Faith without Works – 9/16/18

Faith without Works  September 16, 2018  Rev. Fritz Nelson    Text: James 2:1-17; Ephesians 2:8-10; Matthew 18:23-35    Judging from the stories on Nor Always Right, a web site where waitresses can post stories about rude or abusive customers, Sunday lunch is one of the worst shifts to work in

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Welcome, Listen, Change – 9/9/18

Welcome, Listen, Change  September 9, 2018  Rev. Fritz Nelson    Text: James 1:17-27    First, a parable:    A sower went out to sow.  And, as he sowed, some seed fell up the path and the birds came and ate them up.  Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they

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Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus – 9/2/18

All Request Summer Hymn Sing  Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus  September 2, 2018    Text: Joshua 24:14-15; Matthew 25:31-46  Song: Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus by George Duffield, Jr.   When I was a kid I’d procrastinate practicing for my piano recitals by playing through a Baptist hymnal

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Go My Children – 8/26/18

All Request Summer Hymn Sing Go My Children August 26, 2018 Text: Numbers 5:22-27; 2 Corinthians 13:13; Romans 8, Galatians 4-5 Song: Go My Children With My Blessing by Jaroslav J. Vajda  This morning we return to our series on songs with a look at Go My Children, the song

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Pass Me Not – 8/5/18

All Request Summer Hymn Sing Pass Me Not August 5, 2018   Text: Luke 18:35-19:10 Song: Pass Me Not by Fanny Crosby As we dive back into our series focused upon music we find ourselves with a hymn by Fanny Crosby, one of America’s greatest hymn writers.  Born in 1820

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