Sermon Archives

Rev. Paul E. Ellis Jackson
11/11/2018

“Mind, Body, Spirit, Voice: Sacred Vulnerability”

Mind, Body, Spirit, Voice: Sacred Vulnerability A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, November 11, 2018 Rev. Paul E. Ellis Jackson Traditional Word For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, 5 so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we […]

09/23/2018

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor–part 3”

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor” part 3 A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, September 23, 2018 Rev. Paul E. Ellis Jackson Traditional Word 30 you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is […]

09/02/2018

“Enneagram: Peacemaker”

“The Enneagram: Peacemaker: A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, September 2, 2018 Rev. Paul E. Ellis Jackson Traditional Word “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9 Contemporary Word “It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in […]

08/19/2018

“Enneagram: Enthusiast”

Enneagram: Enthusiast A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, August 19, 2018 Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson Contemporary Word “Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty […]

07/29/2018

“Enneagram: Individualist”

Enneagram: Individualist A sermon for University Congregational Church, Wichita, Kansas Sunday, July 29, 2018 Rev. Paul E. Ellis Jackson Traditional Word Psalm 8 A Psalm of David. 1 O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. 2 Out of the mouths of […]

05/13/2018

“The Prayer Wheel–Your Kingdom Come”

The Prayer Wheel: Your Kingdom Come A sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, May 13, 2018 Rev. Paul E. Ellis Jackson Traditional Word Mark 1:14-15 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news[i] of God,[j] 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come […]

04/22/2018

“A God of Justice or a God of Mercy: Building on the Foundation”

“A God of Justice or a God of Mercy: Building on the Foundation” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, April 15, 2018 Rev. Paul E. Ellis Jackson Traditional Word 9 As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, “Follow me.” And […]

04/15/2018

“A God of Justice or a God of Mercy: The Search for a Foundation”

“A God of Justice or a God of Mercy: The Search for a Foundation” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, April 15, 2018 Rev. Paul E. Ellis Jackson Traditional Word 6 The Lord passed before him, and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast […]

02/25/2018

“Lent Through the Ages: The Cotton Patch Gospel”

LENT THROUGH THE AGES: THE COTTON PATCH GOSPEL When I was a young man growing up in Derby, America, each Lenten season the local churches would band together and present what was called the “Derby Passion Scenario”. Each of the participating churches would produce one of the scenes from the last week of Christ’s life. […]

12/03/2017

“Advent through the Ages: Hope”

Advent through the Ages: Hope Justo Gonzalez, the brilliant church historian, wrote in his “Story of Christianity” that “The early Christians did not believe that the time and place of the birth of Jesus had been left to chance. On the contrary, they saw the hand of God preparing the advent of Jesus in all […]

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