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"Restoring Relationships: God, Creation and Humanity"

Watch the sermon here The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “Restoring Relationships: God, Creation, and Humanity” Rev. Amy Morgan October 31, 2021 2 Corinthians 5:17-20 So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!   18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation;   19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us.   20 So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. John 12:23-26 Jesus answered them, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.   24 Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.   25 Those who love their life l

"Restoring Relationships: Remembering Our Humanity"

  Watch Sermon Here The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “Restoring Relationships: Remembering Our Humanity” Rev. Amy Morgan October 24, 2021 Ephesians 2:11-22 11 So then, remember that at one time you Gentiles by birth, called ‘the uncircumcision’ by those who are called ‘the circumcision’—a physical circumcision made in the flesh by human hands— 12remember that you were at that time without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. 15He has abolished the law with its commandments and ordinances, so that he might create in himself one new humanity in place of the two, thus making peace, 16and might reconcile both groups to God in one bod

"Restoring Relationships"

Watch the sermon here   The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “Restoring Relationships:” Rev. Amy Morgan October 17, 2021 Genesis 1:26-31 Then God said, "Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth."   27 So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.   28 God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth."   29 God said, "See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.   30 And to every

"Restoring Relationships: Loving Broken Things"

                                    Watch the sermon live   The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “Restoring Relationships: Loving Broken Things” Rev. Amy Morgan October 10, 2021 Romans 5:1-11 Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,   2 through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God.   3 And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,   4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,   5 and hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.   6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.   7 Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person-- though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die.   8 But God proves his love for us in that whil