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Deep Dive

Up north on a Minnesota lake one hears the emblematic, and hauntingly beautiful, calls of the Loon. Unlike ducks and other waterfowl that have hollow bones for buoyancy, the amazing Loon has solid bones that allow it to take incredibly deep dives into the water to catch fish. 

A Water to Wine Kind of Faith

God is love. What kind of love? A radical, dangerous kind of love that looks like Jesus. It is the kind of love that intoxicated generations of followers. What is your sense of Jesus? Can you still taste the new wine of such subversive love or is it watered down by religious tribalism, baptized imperialism, and spiritual consumerism? 


Life's Too Short to Spend Time Being Mean

Have you ever thought about the words we recite to parents as they bring their child before the church to be baptized?  In Luke 2 we have a small glimpse a Jesus as a child and this short passage is packed with lessons for all of us.  Let's explore what it means to be a community of faith promising to support, love and teach the children and youth in our church.  


A Community's Promise

Have you ever thought about the words we recite to parents as they bring their child before the church to be baptized?  In Luke 2 we have a small glimpse a Jesus as a child and this short passage is packed with lessons for all of us.  Let's explore what it means to be a community of faith promising to support, love and teach the children and youth in our church.  


Another Way of Life

Weaving throughout the 2nd Letter to the Corinthians is a description of a manner of living that is deeply calm and self-aware. Too often we self-defend, compare ourselves to one another and try to cover our weaknesses with a show of strength. Paul offers another way of life that is less frantic and full of self-promotion but finds its strength in a peaceful vulnerability.


God is About to do a New Thing

Twice, God made a way for the Israelites to escape bondage and move into freedom. Over and over again God works in our lives to reveal new things, new challenges, new ways of life. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Barb Smisek preaches her farewell sermon looking to the wisdom of Isaiah 43:18-19 as a sturdy foundation for the course of one's life.   


Part 2:
Peace.Love.Inclusion.Justice.Joy

First-Plymouth is the first church in Lincoln. Actually, we existed before it was even called 'Lincoln." In 1866 in a town then called "Lancaster" a church was launched and a spiritual journey towards the key principles of PEACE.LOVE.JUSTICE.JOY was initiated. 

 

In a two part sermon series Dr. Jim Keck will explore how three thinkers - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Horace Bushnell and Sojourner Truth - who were current at the time became part of our spiritual/intellectual DNA at FP.


Part 1:
Peace.Love.Inclusion.Justice.Joy

First-Plymouth is the first church in Lincoln. Actually, we existed before it was even called 'Lincoln." In 1866 in a town then called "Lancaster" a church was launched and a spiritual journey towards the key principles of PEACE.LOVE.JUSTICE.JOY was initiated. 

In a two part sermon series Dr. Jim Keck will explore how three thinkers - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Horace Bushnell and Sojourner Truth - who were current at the time became part of our spiritual/intellectual DNA at FP.