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Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Mar. 19, 2017 “Journey to Jordan: Early Christian Baptism” Acts 8:35-38 “Why is that thing out here? And full of water?” “Its right in the way of where we welcome people and hand out the bulletins!” “Prayer pebbles?” Hurmph. “The water is dripping on the rug. Goodness. Everything is wet!” […]
Sermon Title: “Journey to the Jordan: Early Christian Baptism” We welcome all of our visitors today and invite you to the Fellowship Hall for beverages and cookies after the service. Please follow the congregation to the left out of the sanctuary. TODAY THE FLOWERS ON THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY are given by N. J. and […]
Journey to the Jordan: Early Jewish Baptism A sermon for University Congregational Church, Wichita, Kansas Sunday, March 12, 2017 Traditional Word Psalm 26:6-8 NRSV 6 I wash my hands in innocence, and go around your altar, O Lord, 7 singing aloud a song of thanksgiving, and telling all your wondrous deeds. 8 O Lord, I […]
Journey to the Jordan: Context Matters—1st Century Palestine A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, March 5, 2017 Traditional Word 2 Chronicles 36:22-23 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus […]
Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Feb. 26, 2017 “Making Space – Progressive Christian Convictions: The Journey of Faith” James 1:2-4 Finding your spiritual journey is the pathway to discovering your life and your spirit. It is the doorway to knowing God. We are observers and participants in the changing of thoughts and ideas about life, […]
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Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Feb. 12, 2017 Making Space – Progressive Christian Convictions: Loving Like God Deut. 6:4-9; Matt. 22:36-38 In the early 3rd century CE, the emperor Claudias made a law that prohibited the marriage of young people. This was based on his hypothesis that unmarried soldiers fought better than married soldiers because […]
Paul E. Ellis Jackson University Congregational Church February 5, 2017 “Making Space – Progressive Christian Convictions: Post-Colonial Mission Work” Amos 5:11-12 11 Therefore, because you trample on the poor, and take taxes from him of wheat: You have built houses of cut stone, but you will not dwell in them. You have planted pleasant vineyards, […]
Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Jan. 29, 2017 “Making Space – Progressive Christian Convictions: Sometimes the Bible is Wrong” Eph. 6:5-8 Deut. 22:28-29 Peter Gomes, the late Preacher to Harvard University observed “intelligent people seem to know less and less about the Bible and religious people revere it and will defend it to the death […]
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