Showing posts from May, 2022

Sunday, May 29th, 2022: "They Didn't Die So We Could Kill Ourselves"

Watch the sermon here   First United Presbyterian Church “They Didn’t Die So We Could Kill Ourselves” Rev. Amy Morgan May 29, 2022 Acts 16:16-34 One day, as we were going to the place of prayer, we met a slave-girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners a great deal of money by fortune-telling.   17 While she followed Paul and us, she would cry out, "These men are slaves of the Most High God, who proclaim to you a way of salvation."   18 She kept doing this for many days. But Paul, very much annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, "I order you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her." And it came out that very hour.   19 But when her owners saw that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace before the authorities.   20 When they had brought them before the magistrates, they said, "These men are disturbing our city; they are Jews   21 and are advocating customs that are not lawful

Sunday, May 15th: "Acting is Easier"

Watch the sermon here The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “Acting is Easier” Rev. Amy Morgan May 15, 2022 Hebrews 2:14-18   Since, therefore, the children share flesh and blood, he himself likewise shared the same things, so that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil,   15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by the fear of death.   16 For it is clear that he did not come to help angels, but the descendants of Abraham.   17 Therefore he had to become like his brothers and sisters in every respect, so that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make a sacrifice of atonement for the sins of the people.   18 Because he himself was tested by what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested. Dustin Hoffman hadn’t slept for days. He was filming the moving “Marathon Man,” in which he portrayed a character named Thomas "Babe" Levy, a graduate student who b

Sunday, May 1st: "We're All Villains"

Watch the sermon here The First United Presbyterian Church of Loveland “We’re All Villains” Rev. Amy Morgan May 1, 2022 Acts 9:1-20 Meanwhile Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any who belonged to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.   3 Now as he was going along and approaching Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. 4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?"   5 He asked, "Who are you, Lord?" The reply came, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. 6 But get up and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do."   7 The men who were traveling with him stood speechless because they heard the voice but saw no one. 8 Saul got up from the ground, and though his eyes were open, he could see nothing; so they led hi