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The Contrast Society
02/10/2013

From Apathy to Enthusiasm

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church February 10, 2013 “The Contrast Society: From Apathy to Enthusiasm” Titus 3:7-9, 14-15 ‘We may have found a cure for most evils; but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all, the apathy of human beings.” Helen Keller The world of Paul and Titus was going through […]

02/03/2013

Contrast Society: From Conformity to Courage

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Feb. 3, 2013 “Contrast Society: From Conformity to Courage” Romans 8:29-30 I would love to show you a 30 second video clip of the cowardly lion in “The Wizard of Oz” this morning as we talk about courage. Perhaps you can imagine it with me. Actor Bert Lahr dressed as […]

01/27/2013

The Contrast Society: From Anger to Peace

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Jan. 27, 2013 “The Contrast Society: From Anger to Peace” Romans 12:1-3 When asked what the opposite of “peace” is… many respond with “war”. This isn’t wrong, of course, but I am going to speak today of another opposite of peace… and that is anger. Let’s think on anger for […]

01/20/2013

Contrast Society: From Woundedness to Joy

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church January 20, 2013 “Contrast Society: From Woundedness to Joy” Luke 5:17-26 If I am perfectly honest, I would have to say that our Biblical text this morning is not among my favorites. Actually, it doesn’t make the top 75%. Usually I like stories about Jesus healing a person. However, in […]

01/13/2013

The Contrast Society: From Fear to Love

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Jan. 13, 2013 “The Contrast Society: From Fear to Love” Philippians 2:1-4, 12-18 Is it possible to be scared to death? During the January 17, 1994 Los Angeles earthquake, more than one hundred Californians literally died of fright, according to Robert Kloner, a cardiologist at the Good Samaritan Hospital in […]

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