Showing posts from October, 2019

Love Letters: Genuine Love

The First United Presbyterian Church “Love Letters: Genuine Love” Rev. Amy Morgan October 20, 2019 Listen to audio Luke 6:27-38 27 "But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,   28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.   29 If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt.   30 Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again.   31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.   32 "If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.   33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.   34 If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again.   35 But love your enemies,

Love Letters: Faithful

The First United Presbyterian Church “Love Letters: Faithful” Rev. Amy Morgan October 13, 2019 Listen to audio Luke 17:11-19 11 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee.   12 As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance,   13 they called out, saying, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!"   14 When he saw them, he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." And as they went, they were made clean.   15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice.   16 He prostrated himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan.   17 Then Jesus asked, "Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they?   18 Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?"   19 Then he said to him, "Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.&quo

"Dear Jesus"

The First United Presbyterian Church “Dear Jesus” Rev. Amy Morgan October 6, 2019 Listen to audio Philippians 2:1-11 If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy,   2 make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.   3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves.   4 Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.   5 Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,   6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited,   7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form,   8 he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death-- even death on a cross.   9 Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave