Roo-akh/Pneuma/Spirit – 5/24/2015

Roo-akh/Pneuma/Spirit (Holy Spirit #1) May 24, 2015 (Pentecost) Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian Church, Columbiana Text: Acts 2:1-21 This morning I want to invite you to consider two of my favorite Biblical words. The first is roo-akh. We find it right at the beginning of the Bible, less then

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Jesus Prays for Us

First Presbyterian Church, Columbiana – Rev. Fritz Nelson May 17 2015 Text: Luke 24:44-53; John 14:13-14; Romans 8:34 My first instruction in prayer came from my Sunday school teachers at Apex Baptist Church. I still remember the main three: Sit still – feet on the floor, head bowed, hands clasped

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Hound of Heaven

First Presbyterian, Columbiana – Rev. Fritz Nelson May 10, 2015 (Mother’s Day) Text: Matthew 23:37-38 Three images have been rattling around my brain all week. Because my mother taught me to be a generous person, I thought I’d share. The first image comes from Matthew 23:37. Jesus is in the

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A Legacy Beyond our Walls

May 3, 2014 (150th Anniversary/Heritage Sunday) First Presbyterian Church, Columbiana – Rev. Fritz Nelson Text: Matthew 28:16-20 On the back of our building, facing the parking lot, a concrete stairway leads up to an emergency exit from the sanctuary.  Tucked in under that exit is another door.  Had you walked

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Easter 2015

First Presbyterian Church, Columbiana – Rev. Fritz Nelson April 5, 2015 Text: John 20:1-18; 1 Corinthians 15:54-56; 2 Corinthians 5:15 Easter changed everything. Let me repeat that again. For Jesus’ disciples, Easter changed everything. Before Easter they, like us, lived in a world of limits. After Easter anything was possible.

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