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Embarrassing Testimony

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First United Presbyterian Church “Embarrassing Testimony” Rev. Amy Morgan May 13, 2018
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Psalm 1 Happy are they who know good and do good. Their love for the good feeds them continually. They are like trees planted near the river, whose roots go deep and wide. They thrive, bear fruit in season, and weather drought without wilting. Those who are not so grounded will blow around like dry leaves in the wind. Root yourself in Good, and live. -Translated by Christine Robinson
1 John 5:9-13 The Message (MSG) 9-10 If we take human testimony at face value, how much more should we be reassured when God gives testimony as he does here, testifying concerning his Son. Whoever believes in the Son of God inwardly confirms God’s testimony. Whoever refuses to believe in effect calls God a liar, refusing to believe God’s own testimony regarding his Son. 11-12 This is the testimony in essence: God gave us eternal life; the life is in his Son. So, whoever has the Son, has life; whoever rejects the Son, reje…

Desperate for a Win

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First United Presbyterian Church “Desperate for a Win” Rev. Amy Morgan May 6, 2018
Listen to audio Psalm 98 O sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things. His right hand and his holy arm have gotten him victory.  2 The LORD has made known his victory; he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations.  3 He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.  4 Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises. 5 Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody.  6 With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the LORD. 7 Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who live in it.  8 Let the floods clap their hands; let the hills sing together for joy  9 at the presence of the LORD, for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and th…

God is Love

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First United Presbyterian Church “God is Love” Rev. Amy Morgan April 29, 2018
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Psalm 22:25-31 25 From you comes my praise in the great congregation; my vows I will pay before those who fear him.  26 The poor shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the LORD. May your hearts live forever!  27 All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD; and all the families of the nations shall worship before him.  28 For dominion belongs to the LORD, and he rules over the nations.  29 To him, indeed, shall all who sleep in the earth bow down; before him shall bow all who go down to the dust, and I shall live for him.  30 Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord,  31 and proclaim his deliverance to a people yet unborn, saying that he has done it.


1 John 4:7-21 7 Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.  8 Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.  9 God…

The Meeting

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First United Presbyterian Church “The Meeting” Rev. Amy Morgan April 22, 2018
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Psalm 23 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.  2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters;  3 he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name's sake.  4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff-- they comfort me.  5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.  6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD my whole life long.
1 John 3:16-24 We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us-- and we ought to lay down our lives for one another.  17 How does God's love abide in anyone who has the world's goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?  18 Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.  19…