Showing posts from April, 2019

Looking for the Living Among the Dead

The First United Presbyterian Church “Looking for the Living Among the Dead” Rev. Amy Morgan April 21, 2019 Listen to audio Isaiah 65:17-25 17 For I am about to create new heavens and a new earth; the former things shall not be remembered or come to mind.   18 But be glad and rejoice forever in what I am creating; for I am about to create Jerusalem as a joy, and its people as a delight.   19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and delight in my people; no more shall the sound of weeping be heard in it, or the cry of distress.   20 No more shall there be in it an infant that lives but a few days, or an old person who does not live out a lifetime; for one who dies at a hundred years will be considered a youth, and one who falls short of a hundred will be considered accursed.   21 They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.   22 They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat; for like the da

There's a Parade in Town

The First United Presbyterian Church “There’s a Parade in Town” Rev. Amy Morgan April 14, 2019 Listen to audio Psalm 118:1-2; 19-29 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever!   2 Let Israel say, "His steadfast love endures forever." Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the LORD.   20 This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter through it.   21 I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation.   22 The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.   23 This is the LORD's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.   24 This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.   25 Save us, we beseech you, O LORD! O LORD, we beseech you, give us success!   26 Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD. We bless you from the house of the LORD.   27 The LORD is God, and he has giv

Shall Woman Preach?

The First United Presbyterian Church “Shall Woman Preach?” Rev. Amy Morgan April 7, 2019 Listen to audio 1 Corinthians 14:32-40 32 And the spirits of prophets are subject to the prophets,  33 for God is a God not of disorder but of peace. (As in all the churches of the saints,  34 women should be silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be subordinate, as the law also says.  35 If there is anything they desire to know, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.  36 Or did the word of God originate with you? Or are you the only ones it has reached?)  37 Anyone who claims to be a prophet, or to have spiritual powers, must acknowledge that what I am writing to you is a command of the Lord.  38 Anyone who does not recognize this is not to be recognized.  39 So, my friends, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues;  40 but all things should be done decently and in