Jesus Cleansing the Temple by Carl Dixon

Jesus in the Temple – 2/18/18

Lent 2018: Jesus’ Last Week Jesus in the Temple February 18, 2018 (Lent 1) Text: Matthew 21:12-17 Jesus leads his followers on a triumphal march into Jerusalem and seizes the temple. Now the temple wasn’t just a building – it was a complex, a campus, 40 walled acres, the most

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State of the Church 2018 – 2/11/18

State of the Church 2018 February 11, 2018 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Hebrews 12:1-2 As First Presbyterian Church, Columbiana enters its 153rd year of ministry in the name of Jesus Christ we remain faithful to the gospel on which we were founded. We also find ourselves

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Some Thoughts on Prophets – 1/28/18

Some Thoughts on Prophets January 28, 2018 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana & First United Presbyterian, EP Text: Deuteronomy 18:15-20 After church last Sunday, sometime between celebrating the Patriot’s victory and mourning the Viking’s defeat, Eric asked me “What’s a prophet?” In church we’d been talking about Jonah

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Crossing Boundaries – 1/21/18

Crossing Boundaries January 21, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana; First United Presbyterian EP Text: Jonah, Mark 1:14-20 The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time … A second time because the first time Jonah had run off.  A second time because God has dragged

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Being Known – 1/14/18

Being Known January 14, 2018 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana & First United Presbyterian, EP Text: Psalm 139, John 1:43-51 Meditation verses: 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

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Rise Up and Follow — 01/07/18

Rise Up and Follow January 7, 2017 (Epiphany) Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana; First United Presby, EP Text: Matthew 2:1-12 Why did the Wise Men leave home?  What compels us to rise up, to leave our comfort zone, the security of routine, the sameness of the everyday, to

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Christmas Eve 2017 – 12/24/17

Christmas Eve 2017 December 24, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First United Presbyterian, East Palestine Text: Isaiah 9:1-7 An old carol goes something like this: Bring  a torch, Jeanette, Isabella Bring a torch, come swiftly and run Christ is born tell the folk of the village He is asleep, he’s

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Mary and the Upside Down World – 12/17/18

Mary and the Upside Down World December 17, 2017 (Advent 3) Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana & First United Presbyterian EP Text: Luke 1:26-56 The angel Gabriel comes to visit.  Mary says, “yes.” Yes to being the scandal, the talk of the town, that girl.  (Why do you

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Ferocious Love – 12/10/17

Ferocious Love December 10, 2017 (Advent 2) Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Mark 1:1-8 This morning, instead of a traditional sermon, I want to share a little of Brenda Hamilton’s story.  She was one of the speakers at THE HUB workshop Thursday night. Of Brenda’s four children,

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Rejoice Always – 11/26/17 (Thanksgiving)

Rejoice Always November 26, 2017 (Thanksgiving) Rev. Fritz Nelson – Presbyterian Churches of Columbiana and East Palestine Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22 “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstance; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit.” Paul began

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