Sermon Archives

05/19/2019

“God of the 2nd Chance: Paul”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church May 19, 2019 “God of the 2nd Chance: Paul” Acts 26: 12-18 Let’s face it – we all have a little voice inside our heads that occasionally tells us that we have blown it. It whispers in our ears words like: “You can’t…” “You aren’t up to it…” “It won’t […]

05/12/2019

“God of the 2nd Chance: Abraham”

“God of the 2nd Chance: Abraham” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, May 12, 2019 Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson Traditional Word The angel of the Lord called to Abraham from heaven a second time16 and said, “I swear by myself, declares the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your […]

05/05/2019

“God of the 2nd Chance: Noah”

“God of the 2nd Chance: Noah” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, May 5, 2019 Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson Traditional Word “And God said to Noah and to his sons with him, ‘And I, I am about to establish My covenant with you and with your seed after you, and with every living creature […]

04/28/2019

“God of the 2nd Chance: Adam, Eve & Seth”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church April 28, 2019 “God of the 2nd Chance: Adam, Eve & Seth” Genesis 4: 25-26 Are any of you HGTV addicts? You know the shows – Love It or List It, Fixer Upper, House Hunters, Rehab Addict, Flip or Flop – they are all shows about houses that need some […]

04/21/2019

“Reclaiming the Symbols of New Life”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church April 21, 2019 “Reclaiming the Symbols of New Life” Luke 24: 1-12 It has been a very long winter. It has been an even longer Lenten season. Lent is a time for the church to wait. Through cold February and March Sundays, sloshing through the cold we have come to […]

04/14/2019

“Reclaiming the Symbols of Lent: Palms”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church April 14, 2019 “Reclaiming the Symbols of Lent: Palms” Mark 11:1-11 When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you will […]

04/07/2019

“Reclaiming the Symbols of Lent: Garden of Gethsemane”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church April 7, 2019 “Reclaiming the Symbols of Lent: Garden of Gethsemane” Mark 14:32-42 I was watching a cooking segment on the Today Show a few weeks ago and a Middle Eastern cook was showing how important olive oil was. She made hummus and used olive oil in the recipe, but […]

03/31/2019

“Reclaiming the Symbols of Lent: The Passover Meal”

“Reclaiming the Symbols of Lent: The Passover Meal” A sermon for University Congregational Church March 31, 2019 Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson Traditional Word The Festival of Unleavened Bread 3 Moses said to the people, “Remember this day on which you came out of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, because the Lord brought you […]

03/17/2019

“Reclaiming the Symbols of Lent: The Purple Robe”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church March 17, 2019 “Reclaiming the Symbols of Lent: Purple Robe” Mark 15:16-20 I’d like to invite you to take a moment and immerse yourself in the color purple. Close your eyes if you’d like and imagine a field of purple flowers. Take a deep breath and inhale their fragrance. Take […]

03/10/2019

“Reclaiming the Symbols of Lent: Ashes”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church March 10, 2019 “Reclaiming the Symbols of Lent: Ashes” Isaiah 58: 5-6 Today is the first Sunday in Lent, and the beginning of a new sermon series on “Reclaiming the Symbols of Lent”. We will be looking at the various symbols – ashes, the purple robe, crown of thorns, the […]

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