The Plagues – 9/10/17

Walking with Moses The Plagues September 10, 2017 As I was prepping for preaching I read the entire story of Moses and the Ten Plagues for the first time in ages.   At some point I realized that the story – its language and flow, the refrains and the pacing –

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God Listens – 9/03/17

Walking with Moses God Listens September 3, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Exodus 3:1-12 “I have observed the misery of my people who are in Egypt; I have heard their cry…” These words, passed from generation to generation around ancient desert campfires have become so imbedded

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Pharaoh’s Fear – 8/27/17

Walking with Moses Pharaoh’s Fear August 25, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Exodus 1:8 – 22 Pharaoh is afraid. Very afraid. Pharaoh in this story is likely Ramses II. Years ago, when Pharaoh’s grandfather – Ramses the Great ruled Egypt, an army officer and member of

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Charlottesville 2017 – 8/20/17

Charlottesville – 2017 August 20, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: 1 John 4:7-8 Germany – 1934: Adolph Hitler has declared himself head of the German church and replaced gospel truth with Nazi ideology. A small group of pastors and church leaders gather to draft a response.

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Bread of Life – 8/06/17

Growing with God Bread of Life August 6, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: John 6:35  A few weeks ago I discovered this incredibly sweet video by filmmaker and Youtube star Meir Kay. You may have seen it – apparently it was all over Facebook and the

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Vines and Branches; Roots and Soil

Vines and Branches, Roots and Soil July 30, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: John 15:1-7; Galatians 5:16-26 Soil, roots, vines, branches, fruit.  Orchardists have long understood that if you want good fruit, it starts with good soil and good roots.  My father, for whom growing fruit

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Consider the Lilies – 7/23/17

Growing with God Considering Lilies July 23, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Matthew 6:25-34 Daylilies form the backbone of the large flower garden by my driveway.  I’ve always loved daylilies.  As a kid I would pick the wild ones along the roadside for my mother.  As

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