Showing posts from October, 2023

Sunday, October 22nd: "Grumbling or Gratitude"

Watch the Sermon here First United Presbyterian Church “Grumbling or Gratitude” Rev. Amy Morgan October 22, 2023 Philippians 4:1, 4-9, 11b-13 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 As for the things that you have learned and received and heard and noticed in me, do them, and the God of

Sunday, October 8th: "Empty Glory and Full Joy"

Watch the Sermon here First United Presbyterian Church “Empty Glory and Full Joy” Rev. Amy Morgan October 8, 2023 Philippians 2:1-11 If, then, there is any comfort in Christ, any consolation from love, any partnership in the Spirit, any tender affection 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 empty 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[a] in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he existed in the form of God,     did not regard equality with God     as something to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself,     taking the form of a slave,     assuming human likeness. And being found in appearance as a human, 8     he humbled himself     and became obedient to the point of death—     even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God exalted him even more

Sunday, October 1st: "World Communion Sunday"

Watch the sermon here First United Presbyterian Church “World Communion Sunday” Rev. Amy Morgan October 1, 2023 Matthew 21:23-32 23 When Jesus entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, "By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?"   24 Jesus said to them, "I will also ask you one question; if you tell me the answer, then I will also tell you by what authority I do these things.   25 Did the baptism of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin?" And they argued with one another, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will say to us, 'Why then did you not believe him?'   26 But if we say, 'Of human origin,' we are afraid of the crowd; for all regard John as a prophet."   27 So they answered Jesus, "We do not know." And he said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.   28 "What do