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Hearing God Speak – 6/14/15

Note: Audio is partial Hearing God Speak (Holy Spirit #4) June 14, 2014 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian Church, Columbiana Text: Samuel 3:1-10 My own call to ministry happened like this: It was Spring of my first year at the College of Wooster. My roommate was a looser, early

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Hearing Wisdom – 6/07/15

Hearing Wisdom (Holy Spirit #3) June 7, 2015 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian Church, Columbiana Text: Proverbs 1:20-33 I’ve spent this week intentionally ignoring all news regarding Caitlyn Jenner; in part because she’s essentially a Kardashian and I’ve long committed myself to ignoring all things Kardashian, but also because

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Yellow Submarine – 5/31/15

Yellow Submarine (Holy Spirit #2) May 31, 2015 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian Church, Columbiana Text: Romans 8:1-17 Last week we were at Pentecost. Disciples huddled in a locked room. Rushing wind. Tongues of fire. Transformed apostles spilling out into the streets as if they were drunk, talking in

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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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