Sermon Archives

08/06/2017

“Re-Imagine the World: Shrewd Manager Parable”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Aug. 6, 2017 “Re-Imagine the World: Shrewd Manager Parable” Luke 16:1-9 Today we are talking about one of the most difficult parables of Jesus. It comes right after 3 nicer and easier to understand parables: • The lost sheep (who doesn’t love that pastoral scene where the shepherd goes off […]

07/30/2017

“Re-Imagine the World: Prodigals Parable”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church June 30, 2017 “Re-Imagine the World: Prodigals Parable” Luke 15:11-32 How many of you are the youngest in your birth order? How many in the middle? How many oldest or only children? There is something for everyone in our parable for today. It is the story of the prodigals. Often […]

07/23/2017

“Re-Imagine the World: Samaritan Parable”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church July 23, 2018 “Re-Imagine the World: Samaritan Parable” Luke 10:30-35 What’s your favorite hero story? It might be from a fairy tale, a movie, a comic strip, or real life. Typically, a hero is one who unselfishly helps others. Two of the most important tales in the western tradition are […]

07/16/2017

“Re-Imagine the World: The Parable of the Hidden Treasure”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church July 16, 2017 “Re-Imagine the World: Hidden Treasure Parable” Matt. 13:44 In November of 1992, a farmer near Suffolk, England, lost a hammer. He felt he had lost it somewhere in the fields of his farm; so after an unsuccessful search, he asked a friend who owned a metal detector […]

07/09/2017

“Re-Imagine the World: The Parable of the Empty Jar”

“Re-Imagine the World: The Parable of the Empty Jar” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, July 9, 2017 By Rev. Paul E. Ellis Jackson Traditional Word Jesus said: The kingdom of the [Father] is like a woman; carrying a jar full of meal and walking a long way. The handle on the jar broke; […]

07/02/2017

A July 4th Celebration

Irregular service–please contact the office for details.

06/18/2017

“Re-Imagining the World: The Parable of the Lost Sheep”

“Re-Imagine the World: The Parable of the Lost Sheep” A Sermon for University Congregational Church By Rev. Paul E. Ellis Jackson Sunday, June 18, 2017 Traditional Word Luke 15:1-7 The Parable of the Lost Sheep 15 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. 2 But the Pharisees and the […]

06/11/2017

“Re-Imagine the World: The Parables & Jesus”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church June 11, 2017 “Re-Imagine the World: The Parables & Jesus” Matt. 11:1-6, 11-15 Once upon a time, two brothers who lived on adjoining farms fell into conflict. It was the first serious rift in 40 years of farming side by side, sharing machinery, and trading labor and goods as needed […]

06/04/2017

“Water, River, Spirit, Grace”

Text coming soon.

05/28/2017

Journey to the Table: Sharing

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church May 28, 2017 “Journey to the Table – Sharing” I Cor. 11:20-30 When you come together, it is not really to eat the Lord’s Supper. For when the time comes to eat, each of you goes ahead with your own supper, and one goes hungry and another becomes drunk. What! […]

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