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From Successful to Significant

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The First United Presbyterian Church “Successful to Significant” Rev. Amy Morgan Feb. 10, 2019
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Isaiah 6:1-8 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple.  2 Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew.  3 And one called to another and said: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory."  4 The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke.  5 And I said: "Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!"  6 Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs.  7 The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: "Now that this has t…

No Good Reason

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The First United Presbyterian Church “No Good Reason” Rev. Amy Morgan Feb. 3, 2019
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Jeremiah 1:4-10 Now the word of the LORD came to me saying,  5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations."  6 Then I said, "Ah, Lord GOD! Truly I do not know how to speak, for I am only a boy."  7 But the LORD said to me, "Do not say, 'I am only a boy'; for you shall go to all to whom I send you, and you shall speak whatever I command you.  8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, says the LORD."  9 Then the LORD put out his hand and touched my mouth; and the LORD said to me, "Now I have put my words in your mouth.  10 See, today I appoint you over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to pull down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant."


Luke 4:21-30 Then [Jesus] began to say to [those gathered in the synagogue], "Today thi…