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Uprooted

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First United Presbyterian Church “Uprooted” Rev. Amy Morgan July 29, 2018
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2 Samuel 11:1-15 In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent Joab with his officers and all Israel with him; they ravaged the Ammonites, and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem.  2 It happened, late one afternoon, when David rose from his couch and was walking about on the roof of the king's house, that he saw from the roof a woman bathing; the woman was very beautiful.  3 David sent someone to inquire about the woman. It was reported, "This is Bathsheba daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite."  4 So David sent messengers to get her, and she came to him, and he lay with her. (Now she was purifying herself after her period.) Then she returned to her house.  5 The woman conceived; and she sent and told David, "I am pregnant."  6 So David sent word to Joab, "Send me Uriah the Hittite." And Joab sent Uriah to David. 7 When…

Joy, Wonder, and Praise

First United Presbyterian Church “Joy, Wonder, and Praise” Rev. Amy Morgan July 22, 2018

Genesis 1:24-25 24 And God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind." And it was so.  25 God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground of every kind. And God saw that it was good.
Psalm 104:1-5; 10-33 Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great. You are clothed with honor and majesty,  2 wrapped in light as with a garment. You stretch out the heavens like a tent,  3 you set the beams of your chambers on the waters, you make the clouds your chariot, you ride on the wings of the wind,  4 you make the winds your messengers, fire and flame your ministers.  5 You set the earth on its foundations, so that it shall never be shaken.   10 You make springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow between the hills,  11 givi…

The Dance of Power

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First United Presbyterian Church “Dancing With Power” Rev. Amy Morgan July 15, 2018
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2 Samuel 6:1-5; 12b-19 David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.  2 David and all the people with him set out and went from Baale-judah, to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the LORD of hosts who is enthroned on the cherubim.  3 They carried the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were driving the new cart  4 with the ark of God; and Ahio went in front of the ark.  5 David and all the house of Israel were dancing before the LORD with all their might, with songs and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals.  David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom to the city of David with rejoicing;  13 and when those who bore the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling.  14 David danced …