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"Holding Together: Unity"

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Photo by  Barth Bailey  on  Unsplash   The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “Holding Together: Unity” Rev. Amy Morgan January 24, 2021 Philippians 2:1-18 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 ga

"Holding Together: Instacart Community"

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Photo by  Vika Aleksandrova  on  Unsplash The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “Holding Together: Instacart Community” Rev. Amy Morgan January 17, 2021 Romans 12:9-21 Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.   Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are. Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God; for it is

Tearing Heaven Apart

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  Photo by  Simon Maisch  on  Unsplash The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “Tearing Heaven Apart” Rev. Amy Morgan January 10, 2021 Mark 1:4-11 4 John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.   5 And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.   6 Now John was clothed with camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.   7 He proclaimed, "The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals.   8 I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."   9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.   10 And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending

Word Power

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The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “Word Power” Rev. Amy Morgan January 3rd,  2021                                                                         Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash John 1:1-18   1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  2 He was in the beginning with God.  3 All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being  4 in him was life, and the life was the light of all people.  5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.  7 He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him.  8 He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light.  9 The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him.  11 He came to what was his