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Street Wisdom: Master Worker Not Miracle Worker

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The First United Presbyterian Church “Street Wisdom: Master Worker, Not Miracle Worker” Rev. Amy Morgan September 2, 2018
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Proverbs 8:1-31 Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice?  2 On the heights, beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand;  3 beside the gates in front of the town, at the entrance of the portals she cries out:  4 "To you, O people, I call, and my cry is to all that live.  5 O simple ones, learn prudence; acquire intelligence, you who lack it.  6 Hear, for I will speak noble things, and from my lips will come what is right;  7 for my mouth will utter truth; wickedness is an abomination to my lips.  8 All the words of my mouth are righteous; there is nothing twisted or crooked in them.  9 They are all straight to one who understands and right to those who find knowledge.  10 Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold;  11 for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compa…

Cannibals and Vampires

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The First United Presbyterian Church “Cannibals and Vampires” Rev. Amy Morgan August 26, 2018
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Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 Then Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and summoned the elders, the heads, the judges, and the officers of Israel; and they presented themselves before God.  2 And Joshua said to all the people, "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: 14 "Now therefore revere the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness; put away the gods that your ancestors served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD.  15 Now if you are unwilling to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served in the region beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."  16 Then the people answered, "Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD to serve other gods;  17 for it is the LORD our God who brought us and ou…

Promises in the Flesh

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The First United Presbyterian Church “Promises in the Flesh” Rev. Amy Morgan August 19, 2018
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Genesis 17:1-14 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said to him, "I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless.  2 And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous."  3 Then Abram fell on his face; and God said to him,  4 "As for me, this is my covenant with you: You shall be the ancestor of a multitude of nations.  5 No longer shall your name be Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you the ancestor of a multitude of nations.  6 I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you.  7 I will establish my covenant between me and you, and your offspring after you throughout their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you.  8 And I will give to you, and to your offspring after you, the lan…