Sermon Archives

Rev. Paul E. Ellis Jackson
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 […]

11/19/2017

“Thanksgiving through the Ages”

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Nov. 19, 2017 University Congregational Church Robin McGonigle & Paul Ellis Jackson “THANKSGIVING THROUGH THE AGES” Opening Thoughts…. Robin This morning, Paul and I will be sharing “Thanksgiving Through the Ages” with you! We will include some older documents, including a story of the first Thanksgiving, proclamations from William Bradford and George Washington, ideas for […]

09/03/2017

“What Do We Do with God?”

“What Do We Do with God?” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, September 3, 2017 Rev. Paul E. Ellis Jackson Create; Sustain; Reclaim and Re-create Traditional Word “People were not intended to live alone but as members of society. We are a unit in the body of humanity, and that fact creates many duties […]

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; […]

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 […]

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