February 21, 2021 Year B

Lent 1: February 21, 2021 – The Reverend Jenny Shultz-Thomas  First Plymouth Congregational Church UCC Denver · First Sunday Of Lent Year B February 21, 2021 Sermon -Rev. Jenny Shultz – Thomas, Senior Minister  

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Have You Heard…

February 23, 2020 I The Reverend Jenny Shultz-Thomas Matthew 5:38-48 In Matthew’s version of the Sermon on the Mount, in these final antitheses, Jesus says, “You have heard…an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, but I say, Do not resist evil. You have heard, love your...

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Be Salt. Be Light.

February 9, 2020 I The Reverend Jenny Shultz-Thomas Matthew 5:13-20 In this post-Epiphany season, we are invited to re-imagine the presence of God’s love at work in the World, a reset of sorts. A Messiah has been born, shaking up the status-quo, providing an alternative to the way things have...

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Fishing with Kindness

January 26, 2020 I The Reverend Jenny Shultz-Thomas Scripture: Matthew 4:12-23 This morning, we heard a very traditional story from Matthew’s gospel, formulaic, almost as the author is continuing to credential Jesus as the chosen one. From the time of his baptism when God blessed him, then trial by fire...

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Messiahs, Magi and Herods

January 5, 2020 I The Reverend Dr. Eric C. Smith Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12 There is a belief in certain parts of Judaism, in Hasidic Judaism especially, there is a belief that a messiah is born into every generation. In every generation there is a messiah born, but that person only...

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December 1, 2019: Rev. Jenny Shultz-Thomas – Hope Can’t Wait (pdf) November 17, 2019: Rev. Jenny Shultz-Thomas – Throwing Stones (pdf) November 10, 2019: Rev. Dr. Eric C. Smith – Redemption (pdf) September 29, 2019: Rev. Dr. Eric C. Smith – Chasms (pdf) September 22, 2019: Rev. Jenny Shultz-Thomas – My joy is gone, grief is upon me, my...

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Throwing Stones

November 17, 2019 | The Reverend Jenny Shultz-Thomas The Jewish Temple in which Jesus has been teaching and where, in this morning’s text, Luke’s gospel has Jesus teaching outside in the courtyard (which could hold up to 400,000 people)1 was rebuilt and renovated by Herod the Great (aka the tyrant)...

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Hope Can’t Wait

December 1, 2019 Advent I The Reverend Jenny Shultz-Thomas Scripture: Isaiah 2:1-5 As Christmas carols fill the airwaves, as tinsel-adorned trees illuminate the night sky, we are giddy with the thought that love and magic, and the mystery that accompanies the twinkling lights can bring us what we truly desire:...

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2018 Sermons

December 23, 2018: Rev. Dr. Eric C. Smith – Running From Home December 16, 2018: Rev. George Anastos – Round Pegs and Square Holes December 9, 2018: Rev. George Anastos – Lost at Home December 2, 2018: Rev. George Anastos – Beginning with the End in Mind November 18, 2018: Rev. George Anastos – The...

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2017 Sermons

December 31, 2017 – Rev. Dr. Eric C. Smith – Good News in a Time of Tyrants December 24, 2017 – Rev. George Anastos – From Atheism to the Manger December 17, 2017 – Rev. George Anastos – The Unity That Divides Us November 23, 2017 – Rev. George Anastos – Thanksgiving Sermon November...

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2015 Sermons

December 20, 2015 – Rev. Dr. Eric C. Smith – Already / Not Yet December 13, 2015 – Rev. George Anastos – Laying the Groundwork – Fruits Worthy of Repentance December 6, 2015 – Rev. George Anastos – Facing Death – Facing Life November 22, 2015 – Rev. George Anastos – The Known...

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