Sermon Archives

12/08/2020

BE-ing Attitudes

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Nov. 8, 2020 BE-ing Attitudes Matt. 5: 1-12 What a week! So much has been up in the air. Our hotly contested Presidential election and a few local elections and COVID numbers are higher than ever. I picked one sermon topic and then another. I thought I had settled on […]

11/15/2020

“Abundant Grace”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Nov. 15, 2020 “Abundant Grace” Luke 13:10-17 Romans 5:15-21 Sooner or later we all face the frightening thought that we are stuck with ourselves. Maybe at one time, in more heady days of our youth, we thought we might grow up to be this or that. We entertained the idea […]

11/01/2020

Tomorrow

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Nov. 1, 2020 Tomorrow John 11:32 Last night, we changed our clocks, gaining an extra hour of sleep. Daylight savings is funny, isn’t it? No matter how we explain it, one could say humans are trying to manipulate time – that which is ultimately uncontrollable. And this whole process of […]

10/11/2020

Be the Bridge: Confession

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Oct. 11, 2020 Be the Bridge: Confession James 5:16 “A boy like that who’d kill your brother. Forget that boy and find another. One of your own kind. Stick to your own kind. A boy like that wants one thing only. And when he’s done he’ll leave you lonely. He’ll […]

10/04/2020

“Be the Bridge: Removing Roadblocks to Reconciliation”

“Be the Bridge: Removing Roadblocks to Reconciliation” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, October 4, 2020 Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson TRADITIONAL WORD 21 Even if you draw your sword against a friend, do not despair, for there is a way back. 22 If you open your mouth against your friend, do not worry, for […]

09/27/2020

“Be the Bridge: An Invitation to Empathize)

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Sept. 27, 2020 Be the Bridge: An Invitation to Empathize Psalm 51 A very promising young man, 18 or 19 years old, a student at WSU, active in athletics, with an academic scholarship, was dating his high school sweetheart. She was still in high school in Wichita. They had been […]

09/20/2020

“Be the Bridge: The Power of Truth”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Sept. 20, 2020 Be the Bridge: The Power of Truth Galatians 3:25-28 & John 8: 31-32 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died this week, directed the influential Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union during the 1970s. In this position, she led the fight against gender discrimination and successfully […]

09/13/2020

“Be the Bridge: A Posture of Humility”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Sept. 13, 2020 Be the Bridge: A Posture of Humility John 17 excerpts I want to start this morning by telling you a story. Once there was a preacher who was trying to plan a fall sermon series during a pandemic. She and her loyal Associate Minister had spent the […]

09/06/2020

“The Work of the Spirit”

“The Work of the Spirit” A Sermon for University Congregational Church Sunday, September 6, 2020 Rev. Paul Ellis Jackson Traditional Word In the beginning when God created[a] the heavens and the earth, 2 the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God[b] swept over the […]

08/29/2020

“Reigniting! A Sense of Adventure”

Robin McGonigle University Congregational Church Aug. 23, 2020 Reigniting! A Sense of Adventure Psalm 91 excerpts Is there anyone listening or watching this morning who wants to live a boring life? An uninspired life? Is your goal to live meaninglessly? I seriously doubt it. Jesus said, according to John 10:10, “I come that you might […]

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