Showing posts from May, 2018

I Don't Believe That

First United Presbyterian Church “I Don’t Believe That” Rev. Amy Morgan May 27, 2018 Listen to audio Psalm 41 Happy are those who consider the poor; the LORD delivers them in the day of trouble.  2 The LORD protects them and keeps them alive; they are called happy in the land. You do not give them up to the will of their enemies.  3 The LORD sustains them on their sickbed; in their illness you heal all their infirmities.  4 As for me, I said, "O LORD, be gracious to me; heal me, for I have sinned against you."  5 My enemies wonder in malice when I will die, and my name perish.  6 And when they come to see me, they utter empty words, while their hearts gather mischief; when they go out, they tell it abroad.  7 All who hate me whisper together about me; they imagine the worst for me.  8 They think that a deadly thing has fastened on me, that I will not rise again from where I lie.  9 Even my bosom friend in whom I trusted, who ate of my bread,

Embarrassing Testimony

First United Presbyterian Church “Embarrassing Testimony” Rev. Amy Morgan May 13, 2018 Listen to audio 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 h

Desperate for a Win

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