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A Tale of Two Churches

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The First United Presbyterian Church “A Tale of Two Churches” Rev. Amy Morgan November 11, 2018
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Psalm 127 Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD guards the city, the guard keeps watch in vain.  2 It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives sleep to his beloved.  3 Sons are indeed a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.  4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the sons of one's youth.  5 Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them. He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
Mark 12:38-44 38 As he taught, he said, "Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces,  39 and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets!  40 They devour widows' houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the grea…

The Persistent If

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The First United Presbyterian Church “The Persistent If” Rev. Amy Morgan November 4, 2018
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Revelation 21:1-7 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.  2 And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.  3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them;  4 he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away."  5 And the one who was seated on the throne said, "See, I am making all things new." Also he said, "Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true."  6 Then he said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I wil…

The Heart of Christ in the Heart of Loveland: The Heart That Longs to Do More

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The First United Presbyterian Church “The Heart of Christ in the Heart of Loveland: The Heart of Longing” Rev. Amy Morgan October 28, 2018
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1 Corinthians 13:8-13 8 Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end.  9 For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part;  10 but when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end.  11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways.  12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.  13 And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
Psalm 84 How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts!  2 My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living …

The Heart of Christ in the Heart of Loveland: The Heart That Shares Love

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The First United Presbyterian Church “The Heart of Christ in the Heart of Loveland: The Heart that Shares Love” Rev. Amy Morgan October 21, 2018
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1 Corinthians 13:1-7 If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.  2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.  3 If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.  4 Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant  5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;  6 it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.  7 It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Matthew 22:34-40 34 When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together,  35 and one…