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"I've Been Meaning to Ask: Where are You From"

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  The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “I’ve Been Meaning to Ask: Where are You From?” Rev. Amy Morgan June 13, 2021 Genesis 2:4b-9, 15 In the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,   5 when no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up-- for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no one to till the ground;   6 but a stream would rise from the earth, and water the whole face of the ground--   7 then the LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being.   8 And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed.   9 Out of the ground the LORD God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. 15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the ga

No Going Back

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Photo by Rich Dahlgren on Unsplash   The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “No Going Back” Rev. Amy Morgan May 23, 2021 Ezekiel 37:1-14 The hand of the LORD came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones.   2 He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry.   3 He said to me, "Mortal, can these bones live?" I answered, "O Lord GOD, you know."   4 Then he said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. 5 Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. 6 I will lay sinews on you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am the LORD."   7 So I prophesied as I had been commanded; and as I prophesied, suddenly there was a noise, a rattling, and the

"A New Body: Rejoicing"

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  Photo by Gary Meulemans on Unsplash The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “A New Body: Rejoicing” Rev. Amy Morgan May 16, 2021 Acts 8:25-40 Now after Peter and John had testified and spoken the word of the Lord, they returned to Jerusalem, proclaiming the good news to many villages of the Samaritans.   26 Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Get up and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." (This is a wilderness road.)   27 So he got up and went. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of her entire treasury. He had come to Jerusalem to worship 28 and was returning home; seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah.   29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, "Go over to this chariot and join it."   30 So Philip ran up to it and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, "Do you understand what you are reading?"   31 He replied, &qu

"A New Body: From One Generation to the Next"

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Photo by Melinda Gimpel on Unsplash The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “A New Body: From One Generation to the Next” Rev. Amy Morgan May 2, 2021 John 15:9-17 9 As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. 11 I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. 12 "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. 16 You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that w

"A New Body: Abundance"

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Enrique Guzmán Egas on Unsplash   The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “A New Body:” Rev. Amy Morgan April 25, 2021 John 21:1-17 After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way.   2 Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples.   3 Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We will go with you." They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.   4 Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.   5 Jesus said to them, "Children, you have no fish, have you?" They answered him, "No."   6 He said to them, "Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you will find some." So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in because there were so many