Showing posts from September, 2022

September 25th: “I’m Not So Sure About…God and Government”

Watch the Sermon here First United Presbyterian Church “I’m Not So Sure About…God and Government” Rev. Amy Morgan September 25, 2022 Romans 13:1-7 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except from God, and those authorities that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists authority resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Do you wish to have no fear of the authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive its approval; 4 for it is God's servant for your good. But if you do what is wrong, you should be afraid, for the authority does not bear the sword in vain! It is the servant of God to execute wrath on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore one must be subject, not only because of wrath but also because of conscience. 6 For the same reason you also pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants, busy with this very thing. 7 Pay

September 18th: "I'm Not So Sure About...Homosexuality and Gender"

Watch the Sermon Here   First United Presbyterian Church “I’m Not So Sure About…Homosexuality and Gender” Rev. Amy Morgan September 18, 2022 Romans 1:20-2:3 Ever since the creation of the world his eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things he has made. So they are without excuse; 21 for though they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their senseless minds were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools; 23 and they exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling a mortal human being or birds or four-footed animals or reptiles. 24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the degrading of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.   26 For this reason God gave th

Sunday, September 11th: "I'm Not So Sure About...Just War"

  Watch the Sermon here         First United Presbyterian Church                                                               “I’m Not So Sure About…Just War” Rev. Amy Morgan September 11, 2022 Isaiah 2:2-4 In days to come    the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains,    and shall be raised above the hills; all the nations shall stream to it.    Many peoples shall come and say, ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,    to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways    and that we may walk in his paths.’ For out of Zion shall go forth instruction,    and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into ploughshares,    and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation,    neither shall they learn war any more. Joel 3:9-12 Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare war,    stir up the warrior

Sunday, September 4th: "I'm Not So Sure About - Climate Change

Photo by NASA on Unsplash First United Presbyterian Church “I’m Not So Sure About…Climate Change” Rev. Amy Morgan September 4, 2022 Isaiah 24:4-6, 19-20 The earth dries up and withers, the world languishes and withers; the heavens languish together with the earth.   5 The earth lies polluted under its inhabitants; for they have transgressed laws, violated the statutes, broken the everlasting covenant.   6 Therefore a curse devours the earth, and its inhabitants suffer for their guilt; therefore the inhabitants of the earth dwindled, and few people are left. The earth is utterly broken, the earth is torn asunder, the earth is violently shaken.   20 The earth staggers like a drunkard, it sways like a hut; its transgression lies heavy upon it, and it falls, and will not rise again. This is how the world began: A people in exile, searching for their identity, lagging in hope, longing for connection to their culture and religion, remembered a story that had been told for a long, long time.