Risen Lord by Jyoti Sahi

Easter 2017 – 4/16/17

Easter 2017 April 16, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson, First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Ephesians 5:14; Matthew 12:38-42; Jonah; Colossians 3:1-17 What images of resurrection do you see in the painting by Jyoti Sahi.  Jyoti Sahi is a contemporary artist but he draws upon some of the most ancient themes in Christian

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Congregational Values: Walking in Faith – 3/26/17

Congregational Values Value #5: Walking in Faith March 26, 2016 (Lent 4) Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: 2 Samuel 12:1-7, 13-14 For our scripture reading this morning we turn to the words told to King David by the prophet Nathan after David had lain with Bathsheba. David

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Congregational Values: Radical Welcome – 3/12/17

Congregational Values Value #1: Radical Welcome March 12, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Ruth Our scripture reading this morning comes from the story of Ruth.  Often we view this story through the lens of family loyalty – Ruth as the loyal daughter-in-law to Naomi; Boaz as

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Congregational Values: Welcoming Children – 3/5/17

Congregational Values Value #2: Welcoming Children March 5, 2016 (Lent 1) Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Matthew 18:1-5; 19:13-15 What did it feel like to be that child welcomed into Jesus’ presence?  Was it a moment of excitement, of joy, of awe?  Were you afraid?  Scared to

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Communion: The Central Mystery – 2/26/17

The Central Mystery February 26, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Matthew 17:1-8   Those among you with extreme type “A” personalities might, at this point, be a little confused.  We just read and meditated upon the core communion passage, yet we are not

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State of the Church – 02/19/17

State of the Church 2017 February 19, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Colossians 3:1-17 As First Presbyterian enters its 152nd year of ministry in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I can say with confidence that we remain faithful.  Week in and week

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Intentional Choices – 02/12/17

Intentional Choices February 12, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Our scripture lesson today comes from Deuteronomy 30:15-20.  As we dive into this powerful passage, we find ourselves at the end of a long speech given by Moses to the Israelites in the days before

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Being Church Together – 2/05/17

Being Church Together February 5, 2017 Rev. Fritz Nelson – First Presbyterian, Columbiana Text: Isaiah 58 The other day I was talking to a friend about church.  She was sharing with me some of the things her church – not one here in town – has started doing in worship

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